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Here's when the Gears of War 4 Xbox One beta starts

The beta begins in spring 2016, first for people who buy the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

The Gears of War 4 beta is expected to begin on Xbox One in spring 2016, Microsoft has announced.

The announcement comes by way of the fine print of this landing page for the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. People who buy that upcoming Xbox One bundle, due in August, can get "early access" to the Gears of War 4 beta if they log in to Xbox Live and play the Ultimate Edition by March 1, 2016.

There is no word yet regarding what the Gears of War 4 beta will entail. The game itself was announced less than a month ago during E3. It is currently scheduled to launch around the holiday season in 2016.

For a closer look at Gears of War 4, check out GameSpot's image gallery.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, a remastered version of the 2006 Xbox 360 game, launches on August 25. Microsoft will also release a special $350 Xbox One bundle that day that comes with the game. In addition, the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is coming to PC, but Microsoft has not announced a release date.