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Gears of War 3 Delayed

Game isn't broken, it's just moving.

So Gears of War 3, Microsoft’s flagship spring release, is set to become the company’s flagship “holiday” release instead. That’s right, if Joystiq are to be believed (they haven’t quoted their source and we didn’t get a press release) then the Epic trilogy’s conclusion is being put back in order to lead Microsoft’s holiday season.

Where does this leave Microsoft’s spring schedule? We’re not sure, Gears 3 was confirmed for an April release and it was pretty much the only huge title confirmed by the company. Perhaps they’re going to devote a full year to pushing Kinect before the holiday 2011 release window. As for that release window, there still isn’t much that’s firm and if Gears 3 is leading the schedule then what will we see at next year’s E3? Probably nothing too major for the end of year.

28 Comments
  1. BIGAL-1992
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Oooohhhhh, ouch! That’s a long wait. Not good news.

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:23.
  2. MegaBonez
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    My condolences to 360 owners, that sucks!!! If that were Killzone 3, I would cry!

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:26.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      If GT5 was delayed again, I would actually cry. I agree, seeing Gears of war 3 delayed by this this long is as painful as a kick in the nuts.

      Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:29.
    • solidsteven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      killzone 3 is delayed! NOOOOOOOOOOOO *kills self* lol
      if gears of war get delayed repeatedly xbox owners will know what most ps3 owners have to put up with. yes gt5 and dlc i’m looking at you

      Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 15:36.
  3. mcduff1979
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    im not so bothered bout gears or any xbox stuff tbh. id be more annoyed if lbp2 gets delayed more and kz3 get delayed

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:41.
    • BlackWidowShirt
      Banned
      Since: Apr 2010

      This comment is hidden.

      Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:49.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        it is a good looking, if very grey, looking game and it is a lot of fun to play.

        but then it is overrated.

        you know, i forget what my point was now. :)

        Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:31.
  4. BlackWidowShirt
    Banned
    Since: Apr 2010

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:46.
    • Danza Di Fuoco E Ghiaccio
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Haha

      Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:49.
  5. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Makes sense to have the big hitters at the highest selling point of the year, but I wonder what MS will put up against KZ3 now?

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:51.
    • emekcrash
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Lego Barbie Viva Piniata, a new Kinect bundle. Can’t wait.

      Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 15:01.
    • Boomshanks
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      I personally think that only a Halo game would be able to trump Killzone 3, but seeing as it’s unlikely one of those will appear any time soon it should be smooth sailing for Killzone 3

      Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:08.
      • colossalblue
        Team TSA: Editor
        Since: Forever

        Halo Wars trumped Killzone 2 at release and it was just one step above “atrocious” so you could be right.
        Nothing major announced though and it’s a bit late in the day (and outside of show season) to announce anything big.

        Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:17.
      • kivi95
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        Well their is Crysis 2 that is multiplatform and will be relsease near killzone 3.

        Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:28.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        well ms are thinking of turning halo into an annual franchise so who knows.

        and i think halo wars sold on the halo name alone.

        Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:32.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        i just realised, that’s like saying i think grass is green. :)

        Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:33.
      • Charmed_Fanatic
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        I want a Halo Wars 2!!

        Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:57.
      • solidsteven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        they might release halo reach odst

        Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 17:42.
  6. Soild_Nat
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Extra time to add Kinect support and provide a Kinect game for the hardcore?

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 14:53.
    • solidsteven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      that’s a good one *laughs* oh wait you were serious lol

      Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 15:36.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      don’t give em ideas, i bet they’re already planning a chainsaw minigame.

      Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 17:03.
  7. STILLCANTTHINKOFAGOODPSNNAME
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    mostly unrelated but does it seem like microsoft are slipping what will they have after gears because halo is pretty much finnished now and mass effect is multiplat so what else do they have

    will there even be a new xbox next gen?

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 15:02.
  8. Apnomis
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    They’ve probably got a stiff that Uncharted 3 is out or something and want to move Gears up against that. MS are very good at trying to steal limelight from other consoles…

    Makes you wonder about the rest of their 2011 lineup though…

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:23.
  9. JesseDeya
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    How do you spell the sound of a P-51 on fire and spiralling into the ground?

    Well, imagine that sound right meow.

    That’s the sound of MS’s release schedule for the next 12 months. Ouch indeed.

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 16:30.
  10. monkeyspoon
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I’ll be playing it tomorrow at the Eurogames expo

    Comment posted on 01/10/2010 at 18:41.

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