Gears of War 4 is under the final stages of development by The Coalition studios. Initially the game was confirmed as Xbox One exclusive, while later during the E3 expo 2016, Microsoft officially announced the game for Windows 10 PCs, supported with Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere and cross-buy.
During recent past months, Microsoft and The Coalition studio has been revealing some of the details regarding improvements and, the upgrades in Gears of War 4, and some details related to the story mode and Horde 3.0 mode as well. During Gamescom 2016 last month, the studio unveiled first ever 4K gameplay footage of the game and we also saw the graphics option of the game revealed from sources during the Gamescom 2016.
Recently, Directory of Community of Coalition on NeoGAF forums announced that Gears of War 4 will not support HDR on the Windows 10 platform as according to them, graphics cards have recently been supported with the HDR functionality while many monitors don’t support it at the moment. Here’s what he said;
Gears 4 has HDR on Xbox One S. It does not support it on PC. PC just started incorporating HDR support on cards recently and many monitors don’t have the functionality.
The PC version does support full 4K, Ultrawide, etc.
It is true that many monitors do not have HDR support with them the forthcoming displays will be enabled with the HDR support for better gaming experience. Gears of War 4 supports HDR with the new Xbox One S, while later, the developer indicated the possibility of the feature being added in the game after some time depending on the demand from gamers. According to Coalition-PezRadar,
I agree some PC users connect into HDR tvs but as of now we do not have support for it. We may incorporate it in a later update though if demand grows.
The game is scheduled for release on October 11th for PC and Xbox One. It was announced that the horde mode 3.0 will be available for try out during PAX West which held earlier this month in Seattle, Washington. Stay tuned for more updates!