Gears of War 4 represents Microsoft’s biggest push yet in its Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which is designed to bring the Xbox world closer to PC gaming on Windows. People who are interested in both can get a free downloadable Windows 10 copy of Gears 4 with purchases of certain Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics cards, Nvidia announced today.
The deal applies to select versions of the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, two of Nvidia’s latest cards, as well as certain desktop and laptop computers that include one of those GPUs. (Microsoft recommends a GTX 1060 — the cheapest and least powerful card in Nvidia’s 1000 series — for Gears 4, but that GPU isn’t part of the deal.) Gears 4 supports 4K resolution on PC, but requires a GTX 1080 to run at that resolution with maxed-out settings.
You can head to the GeForce website and select your country to find physical and online retailers that are offering the promotion, which runs from today through Oct. 30. Since Gears 4 is an Xbox Play Anywhere game, buyers of the PC version will get a downloadable Xbox One copy at no additional cost (and vice versa). In addition to Xbox Play Anywhere, Gears 4 supports cross-play across all co-op modes, which will allow people on both Windows 10 and Xbox One to play together.
Gears of War 4 launches Oct. 11. For more on Gears 4’s PC version, check out our impressions from 14 hours with a pre-release version of the game.
Correction: Gears of War 4 supports cross-play in all modes except competitive multiplayer. We’ve edited the article to reflect this.