We all knew an April 2011 release date was too good to be true.
Cliff Bleszinski posted a tweet stating that Gears of War 3 will indeed be delayed until Fall/Holiday 2011. According to Microsoft, it is to make it the “marquee title for the holidays”
Epic Executive Producer Rod Fergusson said: “I know fans are going to be disappointed with the new release date, but rest assured that this is a business decision between partners, and not a quality issue. Gears 3 was on track to be the most polished Gears of War game ever when it released in April, and this additional time allows us to polish it that much more before it hits shelves next fall.”
To be honest though, the Beast Mode at Eurogamer looked as polished as it was going to get! Well, at least Bulletstorm can have the Spring spotlight anyway! But for those hardcore Gears, you have to wait an entire year before you can play the epic conclusion.