Rumour – Gears of War 3 to release in April 2011

Tuesday, 16th March 2010 12:16 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Gears of War 3 hasn’t been announced yet, but it is set to be released in April 2011, the eighth to be exact.

That’s according to a report from Edge, citing a “trusted US publishing source” as the origin.

The report also says a teaser will be released next month, April 8: bang on one year before the game’s tentative date.

The first big noises made of the sequel was at Tokyo Game Show last year, when Epic president Michael Capps said the game will be released within the next-gen of consoles, before retracting his comments.

He said if there was a third Gears, it would be on the latest round of hardware.

Back at the start of the year, Epic Games lead designer Cliff Bleszinski said he was working on “awesome shit” that will be revealed “when the weather’s warm”.

A little more recently, Epic’s Mark Rein told VG247′s Stephany Nunneley at GDC last week that it’s planning to have a “fun” E3.

Rein also told us in San Francisco that the Gears IP is “theirs“, not Microsoft’s. That said, the studio is “pretty happy with the way things are going” between the two parties with the IP.

We’ve emailed Epic for clarification.



  1. NGCes26294BIV

    Gears 3? Yes please.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington

    to coincide with the movie release…is that even happening anymore

    gears 3…same old shit, but this time with chainsaw wielding girls

    #2 5 years ago
  3. JonFE

    I’ll have some of that please, thankyouverymuch!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    It would officially be the ‘least surprising announcement ever’. :-)

    I’d be up for another round, though.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    picture of said chainsaw wielding girl, i’m so on the fucking money yo, CHURCH

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Sleazy Bastard

    If they fix the multiplayer lag issues (especially concerning the shotgun random impact)… I would “never” stop playing Gears of War. Please get some dedicated servers or artificially deal with the lag issues on the third installment.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. JonFE

    It *would* make for a pleasant change, if that were the case mington :lol:

    BTW, that’s a *would* not a *wood*, OK?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    I can’t wait… compare the graphics to UC2,KZ2,and GOW3 :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Len

    No more for me, 2nd one bored me to tears… :(

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    I have to agree with you Len, I’m playing them over to get all the achievements but they are fucking boring and predictable as hell. And if you look really close and examine what you are playing, its just fucking Unreal Tournament with a story….a crazy I’m on PCP or high on weed story.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gheritt White

    I’m sorry, but Gears of War (which I detest, btw – tried playing several times but have always swapped game after 45 mins or so) plays NOTHING like UT!

    UT is a super-speedy fast-paced FPS with some very challenging opponents. It also has ludicrous energy/bio weapons that do silly things.

    Gears is a third-person stop-n’-pop cover based shooter with ballistic weaponry. Its pace is MUCH slower than UT, even in MP.

    Honestly, guns aside they’re chalk and cheese. It’s like saying BioShock is similar to Call of Duty.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. ReeceHeywood

    I’m all up for a new one, I just hope they fix the hosting net code shit.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Its very interesting, but i can’t see Gears Of War look like a graphical achievement.

    Unreal Engine 3 is seriously old and outdated. Engine is not capable of doing something massive and because of limited Xbox 360 hardware i don’t know what they can do.
    They have a chance to make something special with gameplay or multiplayer, coop thats for sure.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Yes Gears is different paced than UT but the designs are pretty much the same. One is just slow while the other is super fast. whoop dee dooo very innovative.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I’m somewhat bemused by the sudden belief by large sections of the internets that the 360 has ‘had it’ graphically. :-D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    Clearly they have not seen Alan Wake, Blerk.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    Alan wake does not look better than UC2, hindle

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    True true Tea.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    16@ Alan Wake does not look like a graphical achievement. Its just represents a great atmosphere.

    @15 you know, graphically Gears Of War 2 was nothing special, but some parts of it were massive at that time… But now its just looks ok at best.

    With games like Batman: Arkham Asylum this engine works perfectly, but for massive war scale engine is already outdated.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DaMan

    yeah, UE3 is shit and 360 hardware is laughable. also Gears plays the same as Jazz Jackrabbit.


    #20 5 years ago
  21. Gheritt White

    TEA, i’m not saying that either game is innovative (or even worth playing, for that matter).

    I’m just saying that you’re wrong. WRONG!

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Jazz Jackrabbit! OMG! I’m having university flashbacks! Aiiee!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. blackdreamhunk

    gears of war is just junk, the best game epic has done is UT 2004. Even Ut3 is just pure junk!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. JonFE

    OK people, time to close this…

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Gheritt White

    My fave EPIC game is actually Unreal Championship 2 on the Xbox – great game, that.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. reask

    Fair enough if you don’t like the game but to say they are boring and repetitive just smacks of fanboyism.
    After all what game isn’t.
    Its how enjoyable you make the experience and gears has managed to do that.
    Its no different than the Halo or MW2 crap that’s thrown about the forums.
    The millions that buy these games time after time tell the true story and not the begrudgers or fanboys.

    #26 5 years ago

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