Epic Games Hoping To Top 1 Million In Gears 3 Beta

Later this month, the Gears of War 3 beta will kick off and Epic Games are hoping more than a million players join in on the fun test.

“I don’t know if we necessarily have a target but our expectation is around the one million range – that’s what we’re thinking,” said executive producer Rod Fergusson to CVG.

“We’re not trying to set any records, we’re not trying to beat anybody for highest number of players on a beta,” he said. “We’re just trying to get enough data to help us make a better game.”

The beta starts on April 25th for Xbox Gold subscribers, whereas gamers who purchased the “Epic Edition” of Bullestorm kick it off on the 18th of the same month. That’s one week prior.

Gears 3 launches worldwide on September 20th worldwide.

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3 Comments on "Epic Games Hoping To Top 1 Million In Gears 3 Beta"

  1. nick April 5, 2011 at 5:22 am -

    they will have no problems breaking that!
    gears 2 sold over 2M copies in its first 2 days of sales, so 1M beta testers should be a walk in the park!

  2. Ernice Gilbert April 5, 2011 at 5:51 am -

    I reckon that myself. Million is an achievable goal for Gears.

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