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