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.