They're TOTALLY working on Gears 3 right now

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#1 Posted by Cheapoz (1064 posts) -

...and I couldn't be any more excited. 
 
There's a thread on Epic's forums (by Lee Perry, Senior Gameplay Designer) discussing what they can do with the Shotgun. They've made it very clear they're not asking because they're going to patch Gears 2. But put 2 and 2 together, and you just know they're looking at the weapon for Gears 3. 
 
It's pretty much a no brainer, but as Gears is my favourite franchise (I realise it's not the best, it's just my favourite), I'm pretty damn excited!

#2 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

Or maybe it's for a different game by them? They don't have to only make Gears games you know.

#3 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

I would assume that work on Gears 3 started even before Gears 2 was out. This shouldn't be news.

#4 Posted by HistoryInRust (6374 posts) -

I feel like I should be excited by the idea of a third Gears of War, but I was pretty underwhelmed by Gears 2. I mean, I still occasionally play Horde, but overall the game just didn't sit with me as well as the first one did.

#5 Posted by Pie (7110 posts) -

You dont say...

#6 Posted by Venatio (4493 posts) -

I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3

#7 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

ms needs something big for holiday 2010, and halo reach is may...so yeah, gears 3 is out next year

#8 Edited by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -

It's going to be called Tears of War, and will be an RTS where you build and establish a refugee camp. Resource management will be crucial.
 
The Irish Nun class will have shotguns.
 
Check your six, Sister Concepta.

#9 Posted by zudthespud (3283 posts) -

Gears 1: 2006 
Gears 2: 2008 
Gears 3: 2010 sureley.  
  
I'm amazed anybody would assume otherwise.

#10 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -

There's a good chance they may be jotting down ideas for a Gear 4 at this point.  It's a big series and they need to keep these coming.
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#11 Posted by Xolare (1284 posts) -

Shotgun that shoots chainsaws?

#12 Posted by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

Yea im really into the whole universe of gears, i've even read both books too.  I think that the game will pick up where the last book left off, (SPOILER) on that island which I forgot the name.  They just better fix that shitty online lag, damn Cliffy B.

#13 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Man, who would have seen that coming?
 
A Gears 3?  NO WAY!  I never thought I'd live to see the day.

#14 Posted by jkz (4049 posts) -
@Venatio said:
" I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3 "
I agree here. The insane balancing issues (particularly with *gasp*, the shotgun) really ruined the experience for me.
 
But yeah considering the type of franchise this is, did anyone expect them not to have started work on its 3rd iteration?
#15 Posted by krazy_kyle (715 posts) -

meh... I like the story in Gears but multiplayer is too glitchy and laggy for my liking

#16 Posted by 71Ranchero (2794 posts) -

I want them to make a crossover UT/Gears franchise. 

#17 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@Venatio said:
" I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3 "
Agreed. You just got the sense that if it had actually been thought out properly it would have been awesome
#18 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@crunchUK said:
" @Venatio said:
" I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3 "
Agreed. You just got the sense that if it had actually been thought out properly it would have been awesome "
My thoughts as well. I'm keeping my expectations low for Gears 3 though but I don't want to be disappointed again...
#19 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Surprised?

#20 Posted by FireBurger (1479 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" I would assume that work on Gears 3 started even before Gears 2 was out. This shouldn't be news. "
Yeah, sequel development, especially for series that are already planned trilogies, usually begins right after or even during the development of the first game.
#21 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" @crunchUK said:
" @Venatio said:
" I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3 "
Agreed. You just got the sense that if it had actually been thought out properly it would have been awesome "
My thoughts as well. I'm keeping my expectations low for Gears 3 though but I don't want to be disappointed again... "
Basically, they need to scrap the shotgun (or make it a power weapon like in halo 3), make everything faster paced, as in increased running while aiming speed, damage ratios, etc and finally they need to actually design the maps properly, with a decent spawn system (like in halo 3) instead of throwing together a load of nonfunctional crap. 
  
Oh and have a DECENT matchmaking system (...like halo 3)
 
 
Then i reckon, you would have an excellent multiplayer mode.
#22 Edited by jkz (4049 posts) -
@crunchUK said:

" @SpikeSpiegel said:

" @crunchUK said:

" @Venatio said:
" I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3 "
Agreed. You just got the sense that if it had actually been thought out properly it would have been awesome "
My thoughts as well. I'm keeping my expectations low for Gears 3 though but I don't want to be disappointed again... "
Basically, they need to scrap the shotgun (or make it a power weapon like in halo 3), make everything faster paced, as in increased running while aiming speed, damage ratios, etc and finally they need to actually design the maps properly, with a decent spawn system (like in halo 3) instead of throwing together a load of nonfunctional crap.   Oh and have a DECENT matchmaking system (...like halo 3)  Then i reckon, you would have an excellent multiplayer mode. "
Oh. So, like, if they make it Halo 3 in third person it'll be good, right?
 
...I love you crunch
#23 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -

I bet the day that Gears 3 ships with the fixed multiplayer for Gears will be in 2012.

#24 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

I am a huge fan of both the original and even more so number 2 (I played a ton before the leveling system was added and I am level 43 in the current system, also played through the campaign 3 times now) Needless to say I am insanely excited for Gears 3. 

#25 Edited by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@jukezypoo said:

" @crunchUK said:

" @SpikeSpiegel said:

" @crunchUK said:

" @Venatio said:
" I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3 "
Agreed. You just got the sense that if it had actually been thought out properly it would have been awesome "
My thoughts as well. I'm keeping my expectations low for Gears 3 though but I don't want to be disappointed again... "
Basically, they need to scrap the shotgun (or make it a power weapon like in halo 3), make everything faster paced, as in increased running while aiming speed, damage ratios, etc and finally they need to actually design the maps properly, with a decent spawn system (like in halo 3) instead of throwing together a load of nonfunctional crap.   Oh and have a DECENT matchmaking system (...like halo 3)  Then i reckon, you would have an excellent multiplayer mode. "
Oh. So, like, if they make it Halo 3 in third person it'll be good, right?  ...I love you crunch "
If you weren't an idiot jumping to conclusions just because i posted (like in halo 3) to certain points i might consider a response back. Because what you're essentially implying is that any game with a good spawn system, good maps, and good matchmaking is halo 3. Actually that isn't too far off the mark. Well done.
#26 Posted by Crono (2697 posts) -
@Xolare said:
" Shotgun that shoots chainsaws? "
hahahaha BIGGER, BADDER, MORE BADASS!
#27 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@zudthespud said:
" Gears 1: 2006 Gears 2: 2008 Gears 3: 2010 sureley.    I'm amazed anybody would assume otherwise. "
This. Absolutely this.
#28 Edited by zombie2011 (5028 posts) -
@zudthespud said:

" Gears 1: 2006 Gears 2: 2008 Gears 3: 2010 sureley.    I'm amazed anybody would assume otherwise. "

I kinda assumed Gears 3 would come out in 2011 seeing Halo: Reach comes out in 2010, and i'm not sure if MS would release their two biggest franchises within a couple months. 
 
I loved Gears 2 i thought it was great, the story was decent but i loved environments in that game. I love the art design in Gears of War so i'm excited to see what there gonna do for the next game. Hopefully the bring back the Berserkers and the Kryll.
#29 Posted by TheDoorman (534 posts) -

I  dont know if I'll get a Gears 3 if it comes out, I'd liked the first gears of war  a lot and when gears of war 2 came out I was very dissappointed. I hope they bring back the shotty from the original gears and make it like a pickup instead of a starter weapon.
#30 Posted by MKHavoc (1307 posts) -

They would have to be working on it from now since Microsoft wants to keep alternating between Gears of War and Halo each year.

#31 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@Venatio said:
" I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3 "
Same here.
#32 Posted by EVO (3930 posts) -

Perhaps it's because I didn't play it until 2 years after release, perhaps it's because I hated the story, the characters and the art style, perhaps it's because I never played multiplayer, perhaps it's because Uncharted left me spoiled, perhaps it's because I played it stoned. But for the most part I found Gears mostly forgettable and highly overrated.
 
So personally, I don't see the appeal in Gears 2, let alone Gears 3.

#33 Edited by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

I could have told you they're making a Gears 3 game the moment the first game was released. Not really a big surprise there.The big question was would it be for this generation, or for Microsoft's next generation. Considering the length that this generation is going to go on for, I'd put my money on this gen, which means it will be coming out pretty soon, since they don't need to re-work another engine into it.
 
 I'd also be willing to put money down on a Gears 4.

#34 Posted by DarkGamerOO7 (574 posts) -
@Rhaknar said:
" ms needs something big for holiday 2010, and halo reach is may...so yeah, gears 3 is out next year "
Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, and Fable 3, all set to release next fall? *Head Explodes*
#35 Posted by JJWeatherman (14562 posts) -

Well of course they are.

#36 Posted by Hector (3374 posts) -
@Xolare said:
" Shotgun that shoots chainsaws? "
Shotgun that shoot Cog Soldiers holding chainsaw assault rifles.
#37 Posted by RaikohBlade (593 posts) -

They need to make multiplayer more accessible in Gears 3. For someone who hasn't really spent time to get good at it, it is really frustrating to not be able to do much. On the other hand, in a game of Halo 3, even if you don't know too much about the game you can still have some fun. Yeah, these are vague complaints, but whatever. I would say they need to make the campaign longer than the Gears 2 campaign and make sure to tie up all the loose ends in the story. I am sure the graphics will be amazing as always, as the the Unreal Engine rarely fails to impress.

#38 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@RaikohBlade said:
" They need to make multiplayer more accessible in Gears 3. For someone who hasn't really spent time to get good at it, it is really frustrating to not be able to do much. On the other hand, in a game of Halo 3, even if you don't know too much about the game you can still have some fun. Yeah, these are vague complaints, but whatever. I would say they need to make the campaign longer than the Gears 2 campaign and make sure to tie up all the loose ends in the story. I am sure the graphics will be amazing as always, as the the Unreal Engine rarely fails to impress. "
That's because halo 3 matches you up against similarly skilled players. Geras 2 (to my knowledge) does not.
#39 Posted by RaikohBlade (593 posts) -
@crunchUK said:
" @RaikohBlade said:
" They need to make multiplayer more accessible in Gears 3. For someone who hasn't really spent time to get good at it, it is really frustrating to not be able to do much. On the other hand, in a game of Halo 3, even if you don't know too much about the game you can still have some fun. Yeah, these are vague complaints, but whatever. I would say they need to make the campaign longer than the Gears 2 campaign and make sure to tie up all the loose ends in the story. I am sure the graphics will be amazing as always, as the the Unreal Engine rarely fails to impress. "
That's because halo 3 matches you up against similarly skilled players. Geras 2 (to my knowledge) does not. "
I thought that every Xbox Live game used the TrueSkill matchmaking/ranking system. Maybe Gears 2 just fails at it. That brings up another issue, matchmaking was absolutely horrid in Gears 2. I don't think I need to explain how bad that matchmaking was. I didn't play much after the patch, but to my knowledge it wasn't a whole lot better.
#40 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

I'm not surprised. They probably have been planning ever since Gears 2 has been released. Two successful games both critically and sales wise, why wouldn't they make a third game? I hope they can rework the game so I can be addicted to it like the first one, and not like the second.
 
I loved Gears of War 2, don't get me wrong, but it didn't have that addicting feeling that the first didn't. Probably because the first one was more unique than the second.

#41 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

Of course , GOW3 will obviously be released in November 2010 . 

#42 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@RaikohBlade said:
" @crunchUK said:
" @RaikohBlade said:
" They need to make multiplayer more accessible in Gears 3. For someone who hasn't really spent time to get good at it, it is really frustrating to not be able to do much. On the other hand, in a game of Halo 3, even if you don't know too much about the game you can still have some fun. Yeah, these are vague complaints, but whatever. I would say they need to make the campaign longer than the Gears 2 campaign and make sure to tie up all the loose ends in the story. I am sure the graphics will be amazing as always, as the the Unreal Engine rarely fails to impress. "
That's because halo 3 matches you up against similarly skilled players. Geras 2 (to my knowledge) does not. "
I thought that every Xbox Live game used the TrueSkill matchmaking/ranking system. Maybe Gears 2 just fails at it. That brings up another issue, matchmaking was absolutely horrid in Gears 2. I don't think I need to explain how bad that matchmaking was. I didn't play much after the patch, but to my knowledge it wasn't a whole lot better. "
I thought they ditched it and started using that crummy exp system. Oh well. And no, it wasn't.
#43 Posted by jkz (4049 posts) -
@crunchUK said:
" @jukezypoo said:

" @crunchUK said:

" @SpikeSpiegel said:

" @crunchUK said:

" @Venatio said:
" I really liked the single player portion of Gears 2 and that was the biggest reason to why I bought it, but I thought the online multiplayer was so damn terrible, I sure hope its better in Gears 3 "
Agreed. You just got the sense that if it had actually been thought out properly it would have been awesome "
My thoughts as well. I'm keeping my expectations low for Gears 3 though but I don't want to be disappointed again... "
Basically, they need to scrap the shotgun (or make it a power weapon like in halo 3), make everything faster paced, as in increased running while aiming speed, damage ratios, etc and finally they need to actually design the maps properly, with a decent spawn system (like in halo 3) instead of throwing together a load of nonfunctional crap.   Oh and have a DECENT matchmaking system (...like halo 3)  Then i reckon, you would have an excellent multiplayer mode. "
Oh. So, like, if they make it Halo 3 in third person it'll be good, right?  ...I love you crunch "
If you weren't an idiot jumping to conclusions just because i posted (like in halo 3) to certain points i might consider a response back. Because what you're essentially implying is that any game with a good spawn system, good maps, and good matchmaking is halo 3. Actually that isn't too far off the mark. Well done. "
Oy, calm thyself it was simply the number of times halo 3 was referenced. Consider my comment in bad taste, and let us move on; I meant no offense, and I don't feel like expending the effort in fully explaining my stance, flawed though it may have been.
#44 Posted by GunstarRed (5398 posts) -

Gears is never going to have a good multiplayer other than Horde, I love the game to bits (single player and horde mdoe) and I have really low expectations for what a 3rd game's multiplayer would be like... too much dice rolling when it comes to shotgun battles up close, weirdness and too many weapons that are one-hit kills.
#45 Posted by mordukai (7179 posts) -

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

#46 Posted by DystopiaX (5351 posts) -
@DarkGamerOO7 said:
" @Rhaknar said:
" ms needs something big for holiday 2010, and halo reach is may...so yeah, gears 3 is out next year "
Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, and Fable 3, all set to release next fall? *Head Explodes* "
May isn't exactly fall...lol. And was Halo: Reach confirmed for may? Cause then i missed it. Fable 3 too. How do i miss all these release dates? 
Anyway, I'm surprised we haven't heard anything about gears 3 for so long, I expect it'll make an appearance at e3. The thing about that is that they usually announce the game officially a year or two before release, so i could see Gears 3 for release fall '11.
#47 Posted by jakob187 (21730 posts) -

I think they have a lot of problems from the Gears 2 multiplayer to fix before they worry about the shotgun. 
 
Regardless, yeah, Gears 3 will be next year.  Epic stated back during the development of Gears 2 that they hope for a two-year development cycle per game.

#48 Posted by StarFoxA (5162 posts) -

Gears 2 always gives me penalties, underleveling me, and it erased all of my data in the game; since my disc is scratched i can't play the first two missions in the campaign, making it impossible for me to ever do anything else in the game.
 
I hate Gears 2.

#49 Edited by xyzygy (10064 posts) -

I remember seeing an article long ago which showed a female COG concept art possibility for the next game.

#50 Posted by pause422 (6216 posts) -

I honestly at this point could not care a single bit about Gears 3. Rent it to play co-op with my girlfriend, then take it back..Gears 2 and its gameplay and terrible online setup really got me uninterested in the entire franchise, and I couldnt care a less anymore.

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