Bulletstorm Won’t Unlock Gears 3 Goodies

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Getting certain achievements in Epic’s EA-published upcoming zany FPS throwback Bulletstorm was supposed to unlock things in Gears of War 3. Unfortunately it looks like that’s not going to happen.

The reason, it seems, is an incompatibility that’s a result of the way the 360 and Xbox Live handles game id’s.

Joe Graf, a lead gameplay programmer for Epic, confirmed via twitter that Gears of War 3 would be unable to read the achievements in other Epic games like Unreal Tournament, Shadow Complex and Bulletstorm, so the planned unlocks were going out of the window. "Sorry about that all," he said.

It’s something out of epic’s control, unfortunately. “But Mass effect 2 could read Mass Effect 1 saves,” you say. Well, yes – but they’re part of the same publisher/developer family of games. Because the other games are classified different to Gears of War, they can’t access that data.

Thankfully, The second Gears sequel will be able to read saved games from the first two games, so you’ll get something. "All of the Gears games are in our publisher/dev family, so those we will reward with unlocks," he wrote.

Source : OXM

Last Updated: February 3, 2011

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