Gears 3 Can lure Call of Duty Players, Says MS
Gears of War 3s FPS-inspired game modes can lure Halo and Call of Duty players to the third-person shooter series, reckons Kevin Unangst, senior producer at Microsofts Interactive Entertainment Business.
Unangst said he thinks Gears 3 is going to be "huge" in 2011.
"It is the biggest and best Gears weve done, it is our blockbuster and a huge, huge release for us," he said.
The games new Team Deathmatch mode is one FPS stalwart to make it over to Epics series, having teams share a pool of lives before the inevitable last man standing man hunt at the end.
"Personally I play Team Deathmatch a lot and theyve got that so Im personally quite excited," Unangst added. "I think its going to be huge. Adding modes like that is important because theres a lot of Halo and Call of Duty players so its another way we can bring [those] players to Gears of War."
Gears of War 3s Xbox Live beta has been confirmed for an April 25 kick off, with Bulletstorm Epic Edition owners getting early access. Read our hands-on impressions of the Gears of War 3 beta for more.