Gears of War 3 Delayed

Sad news for Gears fans today, as the brutal third-person shooter was pushed back into the Fall of 2011 instead of its original Spring release date. The official Gears site states the following –

“Gears of War 3 promises to be the biggest entertainment launch of 2011. The teams at Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have done great work thus far readying the title for release in the spring of 2011. However, we’ve elected to move the launch of Gears of War 3 until fall 2011 to make it the marquee title for the holiday season.”

Smart money I think to wait until the holidays to have a Triple A title to release for all the kids and families to scoop up around Black Friday and Christmas. Fans could say that the delay will give time for Epic Games to polish the game up for any overlooked flaws or glitches before release time. Maybe even treat the fans to that awesome demo Cliffy B. was playing at E3.

Keep your fingers crossed on that one. How do you, dear reader, feel about this delay? Does it add up to better gameplay in the end? Or just frustrating news to add to a frustrating wait?

Source: Gears of War

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  • StealthNull

    Well it could be worse. they could have pushed it back to 2012. So hey if it fixes all the problems that’s okay in my book. It’d be cool to get a demo as well =D

  • I got a chuckle when I saw this. I didn’t understand the April date anyway considering MS needs a big title in the holiday season and so far have nothing. They can’t have another year like when they just hadt a Forza title and ODST to carry them through.

  • i blame the female GEARS as she is taking longer to get ready than the males

    • tigress

      So not even cool! Not all girls take 20 mins to get ready.. Im so blaming carmine ugh!

  • Brian Heitzenrater (FrehleyzComet)


    Gears 3 is my most anticipated game ever!!!! It’s going to be a long, hot, dry summer next year. 🙁

  • EGG

    I hope we have the option to play it in 3D. That would be awesome!
    Lots more people should have 3D sets by then. I have mine!

  • it so has to be 3D but there is an outside chance it something to do with Kinect. Microsoft are running scared with the public opinion of Kinect that they need a AAA hardcore title to support it

  • hellodb

    gamers every were must be going crazy