Gears 3

Just letting everyone out there know that Gears 3 is on track and doing well.  Looking forward to seeing it on store shelves next year.

29 Comments
29 Comments
Posted by crzyhomer

Just letting everyone out there know that Gears 3 is on track and doing well.  Looking forward to seeing it on store shelves next year.

Edited by Afroman269

Thanks industry insider.

Posted by BraveToaster

Just letting you know that I like Jolly Ranchers. Looking forward to eating a few tonight.

Posted by Afroman269
@Axxol: Can I haz?
Posted by BraveToaster
@Afroman269 said:
" @Axxol: Can I haz? "
Yeppers... I like sharing with fwends
Posted by Burns098356GX
@Axxol:  I declare that the green ones are the best.
Posted by Pinworm45

Just letting you know that Chicken makes for a better club sandwich than Turkey

Posted by BraveToaster
@Burns098356GX said:
" @Axxol:  I declare that the green ones are the best. "
The Watermelon ones are awesome.
Posted by crzyhomer

I reread it and discovered that it wasn't altogether informative :)  I can tell you that the delays you've read about have nothing to do with the state of the game itself.  It's looking great and the MP is sweet.   We play it daily.   I know that a bunch of online press have just come out with information on it and I'm wondering what everyone thinks of the new weapons, unlocks, and levels? 
 
The big news is of course the dedicated servers.  I don't think people will be able to complain about host advantage anymore and with downstream bandwidth not an issue, the only limitation will be your own connection.
 
I'm excited to see what people think of the beta, I'll be out there playing with everyone else when it drops.

Posted by crzyhomer
@Axxol: I see what you did there :)
Posted by Afroman269

Well in that case I can say that I am really stoked for the dedicated servers. Host advantage was such a pain throughout the Gears series. I'm looking forward to the beta and to see how the game controls. I'll have to admit that I always preferred the way Gears 1 controls felt over Gears 2.

Posted by crzyhomer

Things like control scheme get a lot of debate and we try to be really careful when making those adjustments.  Reality is "haters gonna hate" no matter what you do, but we try to make sure that it negatively affects the fewest people possible.

Posted by InfamousBIG
@Axxol: I haven't had a Jolly Rancher in far too long.
Posted by Interfect
@Axxol: The blue ones are the best. 
Posted by crzyhomer
@Afroman269 said:
" Well in that case I can say that I am really stoked for the dedicated servers. Host advantage was such a pain throughout the Gears series. I'm looking forward to the beta and to see how the game controls. I'll have to admit that I always preferred the way Gears 1 controls felt over Gears 2. "
Of course its out of the bag now that we've been running dedicated servers to a limited degree with Gears 2 TU6.  It's a solid test of what's to come and is already paying huge dividends.
Posted by Afroman269
@crzyhomer: I agree. I imagine it must be a nightmare to cater to everyone's tastes. I'll admit that the shotgun had it's advantages in Gears 1 over Gears 2 but it was necessary to change things up to prevent the next game from just having the "let's all meet up in the middle of the map and roll around with shotties". Unfortunately Gears 2 sorta turned into that too but not as bad I guess. As long as I don't have to worry about bad host issues such as bad lag and super shotguns, I'll be a happy camper. 
Posted by crzyhomer
@Afroman269 said:
" @crzyhomer: I agree. I imagine it must be a nightmare to cater to everyone's tastes. I'll admit that the shotgun had it's advantages in Gears 1 over Gears 2 but it was necessary to change things up to prevent the next game from just having the "let's all meet up in the middle of the map and roll around with shotties". Unfortunately Gears 2 sorta turned into that too but not as bad I guess. As long as I don't have to worry about bad host issues such as bad lag and super shotguns, I'll be a happy camper.  "
We've made a bunch of improvements to the shotgun over the TUs, including the ability for a shotgun tie in which both parties are gibbed.  Even still the internet is a wild place and people always come up with creative ways to exploit and/or surprise us.  I'm decent in the play labs at work, but if I step online I get owned by the folks with more time (and skill) than I have.
 
It's always about balance and we have some great guys that dream in shotgun patterns and damage values.
Posted by AlisterCat

Forgive me if I have a hard time believing a supposed developer posting on a forum other than the official forum for that game... the internet does not instil a good sense of trust.

Posted by RsistncE

What benefit does OP get out of pretending to be working for the Gears team at Epic?

Posted by crzyhomer
@AlisterCat said:
" Forgive me if I have a hard time believing a supposed developer posting on a forum other than the official forum for that game... the internet does not instil a good sense of trust. "
I guess thats true... of course my profile might  indicate otherwise.  Associate this gamertag with the one over at Epic forums if you'd like.  Of course I could just be spoofing that guy :)   
 
The GCON guys could probably vouch for me.  We've done the "game with devs" thing several times already.
Posted by crzyhomer
@RsistncE: Thanks for the vote of confidence :)  
 
I play games just like everyone else.  I love this site and the unique way of presenting game news.  The wiki is awesome, the quest stuff is awesome.  Why wouldn't a dev hang out here?  Of course I hang out at our forums as well, but its good to get out.  You can't say we aren't well rounded :)
Posted by ZeForgotten

OFN. 
Cliff already told me. Also he told me that OXM lied about 8v8

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Posted by RsistncE
@crzyhomer: You'll have to forgive me, this IS the internet and people tend to lie a lot. Either way, I guess it really doesn't matter to me whether or not you're a dev, I lost confidence in Gears after the the last one. If it's somehow awesome enough I might give it another chance.
Posted by AlisterCat
@crzyhomer:  There are other developers on the forums I believe but they are very limited in numbers. Someone from Bioware posts about Mass Effect DLC. The internet is full of trolls though who get a kick from lying to people so a lot won't believe.
Posted by crzyhomer
@RsistncE:   Well I hope we win you back with the next one.  Have you played since TU6?  Or was it the campaign that lost you?
Posted by I_smell
@crzyhomer:  What d'you do on the team? Are you strictly a multiplayer guy?
Posted by RsistncE
@crzyhomer: I stopped playing within a few months due to the poor online performance. The campaign was great, if anything I will rent the next one just to finish the story. The problem is that I was expecting Epic to fix the horrible P2P connection issues that plagued the first Gears. Admittedly the first Gears was so awesome when it came out that I was able to look past it and continue playing since I figured Epic would address these issues for Gears 2. Now of course I was excited for Gears 2 since it was the sequel to the game that convinced me to buy a 360. When me and my friend found we were spending more time searching for and trying to get into games than actually playing them, we'd had enough. Between what was essentially the covering up of "host advantage" with animations and the crappy online infrastructure we were pretty burned by Gears 2 and both decided that there was no way we'd buy Gears 3 unless they completely overhauled the online part. So no, I haven't played since TU6; the fact is that expecting people to remain loyal for a year or more while the game is fixed is unrealistic. If Gears 3 is really going to offer a stable and balanced (ie. no host advantage due to P2P connections) then I will definitely try it out, but it's going to take a lot to convince me after Gears 2.
Posted by crzyhomer
@I_smell:  Gameplay programmer.  I work on online components like dedicated servers but have also done gameplay like the Centaur vehicle in Gears2.   When I'm not directly working on the game, I implement features to keep our UE3 engine competitive.
 
Been with Epic for a while now, helped with UT3 on forward.
Posted by crzyhomer
@Jasko45 said:
" I'll no doubt buy another 360 just for Gears 3 next year. "
Doesn't that just suck?  Never before has it been so commonplace to say "I'm picking up another console".
 
My first was stolen, second RROD, and I bought an Elite for a bigger HDD.   So 3 from me.