Epic addresses leak of Gears of War 3 developer build

Epic Games has released information about the leaked build of Gears of War 3, after news of its leak circulated the internet . Thanks to someone using the alias of ANONYMOUS360, the game reached different websites specializing in shady downloads, though Epic have already addressed concerns. The news, posted on Neowin yesterday, is no longer an issue, assuming what Epic have said is accurate. The version of the game that leaked was usable only by JTAG Xbox 360 consoles, meaning it would have had a low effect even without any address.

Epic told GameSpot that the footage released by those with the development build of the game is not from the current game build, and is also not accurate to what the current build offers. Their wording was as follows:

We have seen the reports of Gears of War 3 content being propped on the web and [we are] working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation. This content is not from a final build and is not representative of what fans will enjoy when the game launches worldwide on September 20, 2011.

Footage from the development build of the game rapidly traveled around the Internet, as did the actual game itself. Weighing in at around 8GB, the game included both online and single-player, though it contained bugs, as well as issues with the cutscenes. Despite Epic's address, it is still highly likely that JTAG owners will cease sharing the build, though due to restrictions placed upon JTAG consoles (they are unable to connect to Xbox LIVE for more than a few hours before permanent console banning), the damage caused will be significantly reduced.

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They don't need Xlive to play mp with each as well. Though it would be fun seeing jtagers all hacking their guns etc. with inf ammo to make the whole mp experience seem pointless.

The music in GOW2 was superb, game itself forgettable enough though - usual mix of various sized corridors with zero explorarion possible, something which Duke Nukem Forever was criticised for I might add.

I doubt they're too concerned really. GoW3 is all about the multiplayer. Yes, it's the conclusion of a trilogy, but I think the effort has been trying to get the multiplayer as perfect as possible, which obviously you can't test on a JTAG (over Live anyway).

Gothic_Rebel said,
I love it. I think the story lines brill.

I actually had to register an account just to come and ask if you're serious when you pick out the story line as the shining star of the Gears of War series.

So, holy cow, are you serious?

Just to clarify, I enjoy both of the games, but the story line really is abysmal.

jackkk1 said,
Am i only the one who hated gears of war?

I didn't enjoy it, wouldn't go so far as to say I hate it, though.

On the other hand, my brother loves it.

Sraf said,

I didn't enjoy it, wouldn't go so far as to say I hate it, though.

On the other hand, my brother loves it.


You're right actually i felt like "it's boring" rather than "i hate".

jackkk1 said,

You're right actually i felt like "it's boring" rather than "i hate".
Same. The Multiplayer aswell.

jackkk1 said,
Am i only the one who hated gears of war?

Well, I liked the first one, didn't really like the second one, because it was pretty much the same. And I didn't like the beta of the third one, because that was pretty much the same too. I don't hate the games though, I just hate Epic's laziness. I wish they'd go back to the Unreal series and try to restore it to its former glory, instead of wasting time with games like Bulletstorm.

jackkk1 said,
Am i only the one who hated gears of war?

I did when it first came out, just recently played it again though and discovered I was not using the chainsaw enough. Awesome game now lol

MightyJordan said,

Well, I liked the first one, didn't really like the second one, because it was pretty much the same. And I didn't like the beta of the third one, because that was pretty much the same too. I don't hate the games though, I just hate Epic's laziness. I wish they'd go back to the Unreal series and try to restore it to its former glory, instead of wasting time with games like Bulletstorm.

Holy god yes. Get back to UT! Lord, I'd buy a good UT in a heart beat. I did like UT3 very much tho!

MightyJordan said,
I wish they'd go back to the Unreal series and try to restore it to its former glory, instead of wasting time with games like Bulletstorm.

While Epic only helped PCF make Bulletstorm, it was hardly a waste, IMO. One of the better games of the year. Though, they do need to bring back Unreal.