Gears 5 on Steam Will Be Compatible With Windows 7

The recent news came as a big surprise from the developers of Gears 5. The game on Steam will be available entirely on Windows 7. Why did the developers take this decision and how the game experience will be in the future?

After all these years, and Windows 7 is still on everybody top lists. With the Steam system requirements confirmed and published, Gears 5 developers took an unexpected step for the future of the game.

Gears 5 on Steam Will Be Compatible With Windows 7

Considering Windows 10 more challenging and odd, it could be a reason for the company’s decision to bring Gears 5 to Windows 7 64 bit. Also, recent surveys highly show how people still prefer to run their games or programs on Windows 7, being one of the most stable versions. It offered as well, one of the best experiences so far.

Developers assure us, too, that all the users will be able 100 % to play Gears 5 on Windows 7. They also came with further explanations for their choice. Windows 10 seemed a strong requirement for the game to run, while on Windows 7, they didn’t encounter any issue, especially on the 64-bit version.

What is more interesting is that the Steam version of Gears 5 will also be ready to support the Steam swapping cards, controllers (only partial), cross-system multiplayer, many achievements and much more. And yes, you will need an Xbox account with all the settings done for a profile, to get on Stream.

Gears 5 System Requirements

Let’s see which are the requirements we will need for a better experience.

Minimum requirements:

  • 8 GB RAM;
  • 80 GB available space;
  • Windows 7 64-bit;
  • AMD FX-6000 or Intel i3 Skylake;
  • AMD Radeon R9 280 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760;
  • Broadband Internet connectivity;
  • DirectX v.12;
  • DirectX compatible with the sound card.

Recommended requirements:

  • 8 GB RAM;
  • 80 GB available space;
  • Windows 10 64-bit;
  • AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel i5 Skylake;
  • AMD Radeon RX 570 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970;
  • Broadband Internet connectivity;
  • DirectX v.12;
  • DirectX compatible for the sound card.
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