[Update] Gears of War Getting Multiplayer Beta, Dedicated Servers

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We told you there’s be some awesome Gears of War multiplayer news at 3 pm. We weren’t lying.

Epic have revealed that Gears of War 3 will finally be getting a multiplayer beta, meaning all those horrible pervasive issues that spoil the multiplayer can be ironed out before the game actually gets released. Rejoice!


CliffyB has also confirmed that the game will be getting dedicated servers. In the past, this has mean an imperfect multiplayer experience for local gamers, but with the imminent local release of Xbox Live and the fantastic online performance of Server-enabled games like Battlefield Bad Company 2 and MAG, I welcome the addition of servers – and the removal of host shotgun.

Don’t get me wrong; I love Gears of War’s multiplayer, but both previous games shipped with broken multiplayer that took months of patching to get right. This time round though, by the time the game eventually gets released (Probably in November next year), the multiplayer should be fine-tuned.

There’s no word on just when the beta will go public, but we’ll wait patiently. We’ve already succumbed to CliffyB’s wrath, and don’t intend on pointing a stick at that beast any time soon.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: October 7, 2010

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Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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