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Gears 3 To Last 10-12 Hrs, Says Lead Producer, Quality Is Paramount

by Ernice Gilbert on March 12th, 2011, under Epic Games, Microsoft, News

What I think is the best third person shooter to hit this, the seventh generation of consoles, will see its trilogy come to a close with the third installment, Gears of War 3. I’ve played the first two titles, and I must say I had an “epic” time with them. I personally can’t wait to jump in on the fun in September, and even before then in the game’s beta.

But much to my surprise, Gears of War 3 won’t follow the straight path that so many developers have come to embrace by making games shorter, because according to Chris Wynn, Lead Producer for Gears of War 3, it’ll take gamers up to 12hrs to beat the game.

“You set high expectations and you make sure you live up to them,” Wynn said in an interview with VGW. “We’ve set a hugely high quality bar for every single thing we do; art assets, the quality of the game, the polish, and if something’s not up to [those expectations], it’s gone, or we go back and work on it to make sure it lives up to it. It’s just a relentless amount of focus from everyone on the team to make sure we live up to it.”

Wynn also said the game story will be the best out of the three, especially after they brought Karen Traviss on board to help write the plot, adding excitment and bringing much on the table.

“I can guarantee it’s the best campaign yet in the series,” he said, “It’s longer; it plays out to be about 10 – 12 hours long, so it’s quite a bit longer than 1 or 2. There’s a lot of great moments and really cool storylines. You’re going to love it.”

Gears of War 3 will release on September 20th globally exclusively for Xbox 360.


  1. Sat, 12th Mar 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for the footage, GAME. Will upload some later!

  2. Sat, 12th Mar 2011 at 4:34 pm

    yep :-)

  3. Sat, 12th Mar 2011 at 11:08 pm

    everytime epic releases a game they get all cocky and their games end up being let downs. i’ll save my judgement for this game when it comes out and you know me ernice, im as harsh as it gets when give my opinion of games. should be interesting

  4. Sun, 13th Mar 2011 at 2:39 am

    Yeah, Ghost. But it’s looking good thus far. Cliffy needs to shut up a bit though. Been in the media for all sorts of things lately.

  5. Sun, 13th Mar 2011 at 3:06 am

    so cant wait for this!
    cant wait to see what the bosses will be this time.
    cant see them beating the giant worm though, i mean how can you beat being eaten by a giant worm then having to slice its arterys to kill it?
    i honestly cant think of anything better!

  6. Sun, 13th Mar 2011 at 3:35 am

    Epic will. I’m sure of it.

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