Test of Xbox 360 exclusive shooter's multiplayer begins in less than two months; players can vote on maps via Facebook.
Those who have scooped up the well-reviewed shooter Bulletstorm have a reason to block out a section of their calendars today. Microsoft has announced that the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta will begin in mid-April. No specific date was given for the kickoff of the beta, an invite for which comes with each Epic Edition copy of the Xbox 360 edition of Bulletstorm. All preorders and many early orders of the game will be Epic Editions, although they are limited in number.
In a democratic move, Microsoft is allowing players to pick two multiplayer maps to be featured in the beta via the official Gears of War Facebook page. Besides two maps that have already been chosen, players can pick from the following: Overpass, which lets players hole up in an elevated position with heavy weapons; Old Town, a team-focused map with a large supply dump; Mercy, which features a large open square; and Trenches, which features a maze of locust positions caught in a sandstorm.
Exclusive to the Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 is the final chapter in the horror/sci-fi trilogy, which began back in 2006. Due out September 20 worldwide, the game once again follows series hero Marcus Fenix and his band of commandos as they try to save humanity on the planet Sera. Instead of just battling the underground-dwelling Locust horde, though, this time Fenix's group must also fight the Lambent, a fast-mutating race that can reach behind cover to attack the human resistance fighters.
i cant wait for gears 3. its by far the best seires this gen... the story gameplay and graphics no other game has put all 3 together like this epic game!!!
Buying the Bulletstorm Epic Edition is not the only way into The Gears of War 3 Beta , but that "it's the best way in with headstart and exclusive content". Whether a public beta will appear or not is UNKNOWN, but there will be another way into the beta. So bulletstorm= early access Something unknown=later access Twitter post :[url]https://twitter.com/gearsviking/status/39832397855993856[/url] Article :[url]http://www.vg247.com/2011/02/22/bulletstorm-not-required-for-gears-of-war-3-beta/[/url]
God I really bloody hate these.....No way I'm buying a game just so I can play a demo of another. No matter how big the game is.
Lets get this straight! THERE IS NO PUBLIC BETA. IT'S JUST LIKE ODST WHEN ONLY IF YOU HAD ODST YOU COULD PLAY THE HALO REACH BETA. THIS DIFFERS BECAUSE ONLY EPIC EDITION OWNERS GOT A CODE FOR THE BETA, AND ANYONE COULD'VE GOTTEN IT, PROVIDED THEY PREORDERED BULLETSTORM OR PICKED IT UP ON TUESDAY!
Lets get one thing straight: Bulletstorm owners: You get the beta in mid-april. (early access) Non bulletstorm owners: We'll get the beta later. (public access) I'm thinking around June/July So in short. I saved myself 65 bucks AND I'll get the beta. Win-Win :)
For you idiots... The Epic Edition of Bulletstorm gives you a secured spot in the beta, and also gives you early access to it. The beta will be open for everyone. I also just got Bulletstorm today, and beat it. From what the ending looks like, it's obvious it's going to be Epic's new hit series like Gears, so it's not a COMPLETE sellout for people to buy just for the beta. And though it has alot of bad points, it was well worth the buy in my opinion.
@bb52700 The Beta is only available to people who picked up the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm. Normal versions dont come with the code to activate the beta
@idolutau The Bulletstorm thing is just for early access to the beta. The beta will be public and open to everyone.
HOW CAN I GET A BETA KEY FOR GEARS 3 WITHOUT BULLETSTORM? PLEASE HELP ME I'M A HUGE FAN MY EMAIL IS IDOLUTAU@YAHOO.COM
I'm interested in this gears campaign, but not the MP but that is just me. I'm not that too excited for this game, I don't know I just have this bad feeling about this title, but I'll have to wait and see.
I just realised that this game will be nearly 3 years in the making come its release date. There is no way this will be anything but incredible.
Interesting, Gears of War 3 was first scheduled to release in April and now instead the BETA is beginning in April. Interesting...very interesting...8) Well overall I say this should end up being a great game. They are making sure to polish everything and make it even better. ;) Say farewell to Gears of War friends, but be happy it will go out with a bang. :)
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