Gears 3: Rod Fergusson apparently confirms four-way co-op

Tuesday, 13th April 2010 11:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt


This thread over on the Epic forums is claiming that IP boss Rod Fergusson has confirmed the newly-announced Gears of War 3 will contain four-player co-op.

According to the post, the revelation was made in an IRC chat.

“Rod confirmed four-player co-op in the Gears IRC, with four unique characters,” said the poster, which has pulled together everything known about the trilogy finale so far.

“Rod confirmed that co-op includes Marcus, Dom, Cole, Baird and a ‘variety of other characters’.”

The game is apparently set 18 months after Gears of War 2, and after the fourth Gears of War book.

The location shown in the “Ashes to Ashes” trailer released this morning is nicknamed ‘Char’, where the remains of victims from the Hammer of Dawn strikes are present, Pompeii-style.

Epic confirmed Gears of War 3 for an April 8 release this morning.

It’s unlikely this info’s bogus, but we’ll fire off an email to Epic now, just to confirm.



  1. daytripper

    well thats one less thing for the moaners to whine about I suppsose, thanks for the news.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DJ Deathstar

    Sounds good, one thing though, how does the Hammer of dawn leave people like that? Surely it should leave them as jiblets

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DJ Deathstar

    Found this on another site

    -The “old man” in the beginning is Dominic Santiago; An Epic develoepr explained the aging as “A result of him taking Maria’s life”.
    - The woman is Anya. The story behind her being a solider is that, in the GoW3 time period, any and all able bodied humans are fighting for their race’s survival. More can be explained by reading the GoW Novels, especially Anvil Gate.
    - Gears of War 3 will take place 18 months after the events of Gears of War 2.
    - Cole looks significantly older due to his bandana; It is unconfirmed how much older, if at all, he will look without it.
    - 4 player co-op has been confirmed. The campaign will feature 4 unique players at all times. Marcus, Dom, Cole, and Baird have all been confirmed as playable characters, and there will be more along the way

    - The shotgun Marcus is holding is an, at this moment, un-named double barrel shotgun. According to an Epic developer, this new shotgun will NOT replace the classic “Gnasher” shotgun, and both will make appearances within Gears of War 3.
    - The “Pendulum Lancer” makes an appearance in GoW3. It is the gun Anya hands to Dom.
    - The tentacle based monsters are a neutral foe within the game; They attack both Humans and Locust.
    - Anya, and possibly more female characters, will be playable in the multiplayer aspect of the game.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I am frankly astonished that there are Gears ‘books’. :-o

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Goliath

    You can update the article. Cliffy just confirmed 4 player integrated story coop in the campaign on his twitter.

    @ DJ Deathstar

    Thanks for all the info. I was wondering what the new rifle was. It looks like an assault rifle with a bayonet.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DJ Deathstar

    Bleszinski also noted the team has switched up the storytelling in Gears 3.

    “At some point in the campaign, you’re not going to be Marcus and Dom. You’re going to be another squad, and you’re going to experience their section, and you’ll see some overlap and they’ll merge Pulp Fiction style, which is one of the ways were playing with the stories this time,” he said.

    #6 5 years ago

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