7th October 2010 - Two big announcements have been made on the official Gears of War website. It seems Gears of War 3's delay from April 2011 to the end of 2011 will do the game well as it will enable Epic Games to let us gamers test the Gears 3 Multiplayer mode by having a Beta early in 2011. This should give Epic plenty of time to listen to gamers feedback and adjust the game to perfection prior to its release. Although the announcement of a Beta is big in its own right, the announcement that there will be dedicated servers for Gears 3 is sure to please the fans who were less than impressed by Gears 2 Multiplayer performance. The official announcements are below.
"You read that right—a multiplayer beta is in the works for Gears 3, giving you and scores of other Gearheads an opportunity to test-drive 2011’s biggest game before release. “What modes will the beta include?” you bellow, shaking your fist at the sky. “What new weapons will I employ in my tyrannical march toward competitive online domination?” Easy, friends! All will be revealed in due time. Sit back, speculate with your fellow fans on the official Gears forums, and keep your eyes on gearsofwar.com for more details."
"Subscribers to Official Xbox Magazine are due for a nice surprise in their mailboxes very soon. In one hell of a cover story, the mag details its findings from a recent trip to Epic HQ in Cary, NC, for an in-depth preview of Gears 3 multiplayer. Among the litany of revelations: In addition to a swath of online code improvements, we’re bringing dedicated servers to Gears of War 3 to drive a balanced, optimized, and thrilling online experience for Gearheads everywhere. For the full scoop on Gears 3’s dedicated servers, new match types, and more, check out the latest issue of OXM, arriving in mailboxes now and due on newsstands soon!"
Story By Craig Cirillo