So is Gears 3 really pushing the 360 hardware? Yep. In a new interview with Spanish site Meristation, when asked if they were pushing the Xbox 360 hardware even more, Cliff's answer was:
"I assure you that when you see the realtime gameplay of Gears 3, it looks very very great and even better than Gears of War 2, yeah we're pushing it (Xbox 360)"
Some of the new additions mentioned to the updated Unreal engine is global and ambient lighting, better textures and post processing effects.