Gears of War 4 Release Date Announced – Will We See the Return Of Marcus?

The next chapter of the awesomely chunky Gears of War is coming this year.  This week Entertainment Weekly exclusively released the launch dates and the cover art. Gears of War 4 will launch globally Oct. 11 on Xbox One.

Gears of War 4 will feature split-screen co-op on ALL modes of the game, which is great news as this was missing from Microsoft’s big launch of 2015, Halo 5 Guardians.

Set 25 years after the conclusion of the trilogy, Gears 4 features three new characters (JD Fenix, Kait Diaz, and Del Walker) and shows some new weapons, new enemies, and if you look closely, a statuesque cameo by a familiar face from the franchise – let’s hope we see MUCH more of the great Marcus Fenix.

In this week’s news section the Sparks discuss the recent Phil Spencer interview with Game Informer where Phil, in a somewhat surprise move plays down the rumours of the Xbox evolution.  


But with rumours of a PS4K growing, via a NeoGaf article the Sparks get into a deep discussion around the changes to the console cycle, will future generations adopt the ‘Apple’ approach or should we stay locked to the same hardware.  If you have thoughts, comments on this topic please email us at  

Also in the news this week Sony have release PlayStation software update 3.5 which brings friend online notification, user scheduled events and the remote play via PC or Mac.  Listen in as Antony puts remote play through it’s paces.

You can download the the Remote Play app to your PC or Mac here

Live from the VR News Desk this week Darren and Antony geek out of the OSSIC X Kickstarter, OSSIC X are the world’s first 3D audio headphone that include head-tracking technology, the possibilities with VR, HTC Vive in particular are incredible.

If you want more information on some of the items in this weeks Podcast here are some handy links:

If you would like to give us a rating or a review on iTunes then we have this handy link for you, click here to jump to iTunes review for the Lost Spark Podcast!

Gears of War 4 Cover Art Reveal

OSSIC X: The First 3D Audio Headphones

God of War 4 Screenshots (via NeoGaf)

Game Informer’s Interview with Phil Spencer

Garry Newman’s Twitter Reaction to Vive Reviews

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