GAME runs out of Gears of War 3 beta keys

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 April 2011 20:43 GMT

Bad news for those who pre-ordered Gears of war 3 through GAME and are expecting beta keys for the shooter this weekend before Jon Q. Public gain access: the retailer has run out.

According to a mail sent to customers by the firm, Microsoft was unable to send enough keys to cover all the pre-orders. However, there is good news in this: more are expected next week.

“We are currently awaiting the next shipment of codes which is due to arrive early next week. As soon as they arrive we will dispatch them to you. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused,” it read.

A spokesperson for GAME told Eurogamer more keys are expected on Tuesday, the day after the public beta starts.

“As soon as we get them, they’ll be sent on either physically or digitally to customers who are still waiting,” explained the spokesperson. “All we can do is obviously apologise that they’re going to have to wait over the Easter weekend.”

Microsoft has yet to comment on the matter.

The multiplayer beta for Gears 3 runs until May 15, while the game itself will land on shelves September 20 in the UK and US.

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