Gears of War 4 is a third-person shooter developed by The Coalition and released by Microsoft Studios. It is the fourth main part of the Gears of War franchise and the first part not to be developed by Epic Games itself. While many elements have been taken over form its previous titles, Gears 4 features new weapons and gameplay mechanics. Players can push enemies away with their shoulders, while opponents can also pull players out of cover and use abilities. The game has four different categories of weather: from strong breezes to destructive category 3 storms that can affect the use of weapons and equipment. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.