Here is your first look at Gears of War 2, 3 & Judgement running on the PC via Xbox 360 emulator, Xenia

The team behind the best emulator for Xbox 360, Xenia, has released a new version that can finally run the classic Gears of War games. Leafnation has shared three videos from a DirectX 12 hack build that shows Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War Judgement running on the PC. And since Microsoft does not plan to bring these games on our platform, this may be the only way via which we can play and experience them.

Now obviously these classic Gears of War games are not running perfectly on Xenia. There are numerous graphical glitches and artifacts, and performance could have been better. Still, this is the first time the emulator can go in-game and run them.

It will obviously take time until Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War Judgement are playable. Still, it’s really great witnessing the progress of both this and the Playstation 3 emulators.

Gears of War 2 is the direct sequel to Gears of War that came out in 2008. Gears of War 3 was released in 2011. In both of these games the protagonist was Marcus Fenix. On the other hand, Gears of War: Judgement came out in 2013 and its main protagonists were Baird and Cole.

All of these three games are using Unreal Engine 3, so my guess is that they will become playable on Xenia at around the same time.

Enjoy the following videos and stay tuned for more!

Xenia D3D12 Hack Build | Gears of War 2 INGAME [XBOX 360 Emulation]

Xenia D3D12 Hack Build | Gears of War 3 INGAME [XBOX 360 Emulation]

Xenia D3D12 Hack Build | Gears of War Judgement INGAME [XBOX 360 Emulation]

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