In utterly shocking news, a game’s release date has actually been moved forward. In a Twitch stream for Gears of War 4, Microsoft officials said that the release for the game has been moved from “holiday 2016” to “fall 2016.”

The announcement was made during a special panel during the broadcast featuring studio head Rod Fergusson and lead multiplayer designer Ryan Cleven.

You may get to play Gears of War 4 even earlier than fall if you bought the Gears of War Ultimate Edition–the beta starts this spring, and those million players get to join first.

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