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Gears of War 3 beta unlocks debated by Microsoft, Epic Games

Gears of War 3's beta unlockables were debated by Microsoft and developer Epic Games, it has been revealed.

The two parties wanted unlockables, including the Gold Retro Lancer, to be available to players at different points during the beta.

"There was a constant debate between me and Microsoft about what was enough to inspire people to stay and play, and what was just too far out of reach," said producer Rod Fergusson.

"They wanted it really short, like just 20 matches, but I just felt that a lot of people would rip through that too easily. I initially announced that getting Cole would take 70 matches plus 80 to get the Retro, but I met with Microsoft and brought it down to 50 to get Cole for the more casual players and 90 for the Retro."

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earbus2717d ago

I didnt play more than ten matches so it will be sweet and fresh unlocks dont bother me,i hardly shot the gun was to busy checking out the lushous scenery.

theonlylolking2717d ago

How could you only play 10 matches? The online is so much fun. The only thing I want since the gears 3 beta is anti-aliasing.

BiggCMan2717d ago (Edited 2717d ago )

I only played 2 matches just to try it out, i'm not too fond of the gameplay myself, or the series in general but that's just me. I noticed many improvements though over the previous games, and that's all I was looking for. It will make the fans happy, and that's always good.

gamingdroid2717d ago

I was going to say the same... I had so much fun, that I can't wait to get my hands on it. The MP really took me back to the Halo 3 days when I actually was really excited about the prospect of gaming online.

The tactical nature of Gears of War means, more team work and less Master Chief. I love it even more for that!

iistuii2717d ago

I was too busy getting my head sawn off...

bestofthebest2717d ago

It was a good idea to have unlockables in the beta it did make me play alot more and I got everyone of them

Convas2717d ago

Well, I didn't play any of the beta, but thanks to you guys, my Gears of War 3 experience will be smooth and fresh.

Looking forward to it. My first Gears game.

Brash_Attack2717d ago

I played the hell out of the beta. Getting the gold lancer wasn't a problem at all.

Chnswdchldrn2717d ago

well they dont want people playing the beta too much because sometimes that can dull the initial impact of the full games release

example (for me at least), I played the resistance 2 beta like CRAZY and when the game rolled around I got bored of it more quickly than I think if I hadn't played the beta as much.

idk, just what I think and what happened to me

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