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Gears 3 To Feature Dedicated Servers?

According to the most recent issue of Official Xbox Magazine (August 2010), Gears of War 3 will feature dedicated servers that will finally rid the Gears universe of host advantage. This is something that has not previously been announced but OXM even went as far as hypothesizing when a multiplayer beta could take place.

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jaredhart2161d ago

The Best Gears of War news I've heard in a long Time!

EeJLP-2161d ago

Will it feature more than a whopping 4v4?

jaredhart2161d ago

Course it will. Gears 2 was 5v5.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

You're late...

On topic: I'm starting to lean towards this being actually true. It could only bring more people to the franchise along with a beta. They should really send the Gears franchise off with a bang. They already brought the gameplay of the first one back with the non-ranked public matches. I also heard that if you haven't reached the highest rank yet, that you'll be able to bring that over to Gears 3.

Edit: 5v5 is enough...its perfect.

JustTheFactsMr2161d ago

They will still be player-hosted servers. Just running at Epic instead of in your home. Hence the ridding of host advantage when your home system is picked as the host server as in the current setups.

They will force (ie. dedicate) Epic servers to be the host. That prevents hosts from intentionally use lag switches etc to give them an advantage against everyone else in the game because they are running the server portion on their system.

IOW don't expect a dramatic bump in player counts because they aren't really dedicated servers as most computer science people would define dedicated.

XactGamer2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

Oh snap! here have a bubble jaredhart ownage of the day right there. :D

jjesso19932161d ago

Any gears fan knows that multiplayer would not be fun with massive matches max i would like is 8V8 but would rather 5V5.

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XactGamer2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

Dedicated servers + Gears 3 = Nice

Snakefist302161d ago

Hellya finally a dedcated sever.

multips3fan2161d ago

hmm why do i have a feeling gears 3 is not the last installment of the franchise?i smell gears 4 for some reason

Kamikaze82161d ago

I doubt that the Gears universe would just end with the final installment in the trilogy. They wouldn't let it end right here. Thats like expecting the Mass Effect or Halo universes to stop just because their trilogies ended.

WalMartFTW2161d ago

I think with the Gears series its the end of the trilogy for Delta squad, they probably will milk it like the halo series and hey I don't mind if they do that I will buy every Gears game that comes out ( Yup Big Gears Fan). Well if they do what bungie did it will probably go back to the pendulum wars and E-Day which wil be good cause I want to know what happened. And yeah Gears 3+ Dedicated Servers = MASSIVE BRAIN EXPLOSION!

georgeenoob2161d ago

YES!!! Say goodbye to lag!

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Kamikaze82161d ago

Hope Epic finally makes the move to dedicated servers.

Letros2161d ago

I agree, I mean the players are paying a fee for an online service, the least Microsoft could do is provide dedicated servers for their published games.

Gene2161d ago

Amen to that 4 player coop will be fun.

Time_Is_On_My_Side2161d ago

That's the reason why you pay, because Microsoft is hosting it so it can be expensive with millions of players at once.

Letros2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

Hosting what, listen servers? That's done by the player, granted MS provides a server to allow players to connect through gateways(see Battle.net), but for $5/month minimum they should be providing dedicated servers, there is a big difference between the two.

games4fun2161d ago

letros is right, other 360's are host and are randomly chosen, its the sole reason gears has the term "host advantage" thrown around so much. If it was a dedicated server a third party machine(something that would legitimize $50/year) would host the match and connect everyone which would be the only thing it does.

When a 360 hosts the match it also has the player playing the console to calculate. Meaning a degraded experience for everyone besides host.

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ape0072161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

melting, gears 3+ dedicated servers = all night gunnin and chainswin baby

I hope it's true, It's one of the most things I desire and btw that e3 demo looked gorgeous

Fishy Fingers2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

One way or another, they will not allow the same mistakes to plaque the game as they did Gears 2. Dedicated servers will be a start of course.

OSIRUSSS2161d ago

So Gears 3 will be on the PS3 afterall.

Double Toasted2161d ago

Nope! It couldn't handle all the awesomenss xD

Inside_out2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

I thought maybe Gears 3 would be on PS3. It was never suppose to be a trilogy. Still, glad it's coming out. I don't think the PS3 could handle the graphics/physics and AI. This isn't Indiana drake and the lost cause after all.

The first 3 mins of this vid ( starts at 1:00 ) is why Gears is UNTOUCHABLE...

multips3fan2161d ago

lmao that made me laugh like crazy

Karum2161d ago

Dedicated servers for gears 3 along with a robust Beta programme for the multiplayer aspect of the game will go a very long way to renewing faith in the Gears multiplayer experience.

I really hope they do this, can't wait to get my hands on some Gears next year!

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