Updated 10/15/09 for rumourification
Gears of War 3 has been rumoured in the latest issue of EGM. According to the claims, it should be out in Q4 2010. Not much is known (naturally), except Marcus Fenix will return, and you can play through the whole game as a 5-player co-op team.

Cliff Blezinski had previously stated that "If Gears of War 2 is a success then a third game will be coming sooner than you think" so with 3 million copies sold, I guess we can all look forward to more locust mashing in 2010.
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  • 0
    Daigoji_Gai Dec 10, 08
    Not surprising in the least.
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    dwg14390 Dec 10, 08
    "If Gears 2 is a success then a third game will be coming sooner than you think"

    So I'm guessing Gears 3 has already been long in production right?

    No doubt in my mind this game would fail. (in sales)
  • 0
    kik36 Dec 10, 08
    OK, so sell another 2 mil on the PS3.......Please!
    • 2
      Tenken Dec 10, 08
      So, "Microsoft is the Publisher" goes right over your head?
      • 1
        kik36 Dec 10, 08
        When did everyone become so cynical that it's not ok to dream anymore? They call it a "pipe dream" for a reason. Let a dude dream.

        You guys act like there are no other publishers willing to put a game out on the PS3 anyway, or that Cliff wouldn't like another few sales under his belt.
        • 1
          Slumpy monkey Dec 11, 08
          Or the fact that Gears of war is a joint IP owned by Epic and Microsoft.
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    dwg14390 Dec 10, 08
    Lol theres a reason the first 1 released 2 days before the PS3's launch.

    Saying Gears should go on PS3 is saying Halo should go on Wii.
  • 0
    Dark Dom Dec 10, 08
    4-player local multiplayer pls.
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    streetcarp81 Dec 10, 08
    i was hoping it would be here in nov of 2009, i thought they were making 3 in tandem with 2 but its going to be another 2yrs of waiting to see the finale.
  • 1
    Storm Dec 10, 08
    5-player...co-op? Wow.
    2010 is a decent date, give them enough time to work on the game, hopefully without any mistakes that the previous ones had.
  • 1
    EOM Bassist Dec 10, 08
    Who saw that one coming? Everyone? Thought so... The 5 player co-op sounds VERY interesting though... Well done.
  • 1
    InnerDemon Dec 10, 08
    If it is a sequel, I hope they make a prequel so I know how the whole war started.

    If it is a prequel, I hope they make a sequel, because I really don't think the war is over.

    So, hopeful I get to see up to two more games in the future.
  • 2
    RabidChinaGirl Dec 10, 08
    ^_______________________________________________________________^!!!!!!!!!
    • 0
      chautemoc Dec 10, 08
      First this, next its CATS.
      • 0
        Capn Droid Dec 28, 08
        All your gears are belong to us.
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    Final Blade Dec 10, 08
    Not surprising really. I have a feeling Cliffy is going to milk gears of war for awhile.
    • 5
      chautemoc Dec 10, 08
      Gears of War is an excellent source of calcium.
      • 0
        Final Blade Dec 10, 08
        ICWYDT!

        I'm not saying it's a bad thing mind you, just saying.
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    metalhead4105 Dec 10, 08
    How is it possible to have 5 player co-op? I thought only 4 controllers could be signed in at the same time.
    • 0
      chautemoc Dec 10, 08
      quote
      How is it possible to have 5 player co-op?
      ...that's what she said.

      (Had to.)
      • 0
        Final Blade Dec 10, 08
        That doesn't work for a question like that.
        • 2
          Capn Droid Dec 13, 08
          You obviously don't know your way around the forest.

        • 0
          Final Blade Dec 27, 08
          What? Care to elaborate on this metaphor?
        • 1
          RabidChinaGirl Dec 27, 08
          Hilarious as this is, just let it go, Final Blade. They're just gonna keep messing with you. XD
        • 0
          Final Blade Dec 27, 08
          Well it would be rude, RCG, to completely ignore my question. If people aren't prepared to post a statement without knowing a question response afterwards why post at all?
        • 0
          Capn Droid Dec 28, 08
          It was derogatory slang terminology referring back to chautemoc's post, implying that YOU AINT GON' GET NO PUSSEH

          It's a rather immature joke, but the opportunity that was presented was rather irresistible, to say the least. I recommend ignoring it.
    • 0
      Shadow of Death Dec 27, 08
      I assume online co-op.

      Resistance 2 did it, after all. And yeah, the 360 only allows up to 4 controllers at once on one machine.
  • 0
    dwg14390 Dec 10, 08
    Right now they can add like 3 more games.

    The sequal.
    The how the LOCUST war started.

    and of course the ever popular PENDULAM wars.
    The pendulam wars lasted like 80 something years so yeah....that can be another trilogy all together.......


    5 player co-op is possible only through LIVE.

    Its gonna work like Horde.....more or less.
  • 0
    chaotic Dec 10, 08
    Good, 'cause 2 sucked. Hard.

    Whoever says "just like yo mumma last night LOLZORS OMG im so funnehz!" fails.

    *awaits phrase to be said*
    • 1
      Capn Droid Dec 13, 08
      just like yo mumma last night LOLZORS OMG im so funnehz!
  • 0
    Bale Fire Dec 10, 08
    Not surprising, though the announcement has come sooner than expected.
  • 1
    XboxOZ360 Dec 11, 08
    The game has been "in production" for at least 6-8months already prior to Gears 2 being released, that is how the development machine works in gaming.

    Gears had 3 titles planned since 2003 when Cliff approached Ed Fries in a bar at a DICE convention, stating he had enough material for all 3 games ta that stage and wanted to make the Halo game for the 360. Ed Fries said sure, go for it. It was made official a little while later. (yes, it can be validated, but you'd have to read a book to see that unfortunately).

    Epic are in solid with MS at the moment and likely to be that way for some time to come. One needs only spend some time with both Cliff and MS reps to see that, both in money and discussions. SO have no fear, there's more Gears - not just gears 3 . . and that comes from Cliff Bleszinski - in a "round about fashion" when I asked him while he was in Australia in Oct/November.
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    Roy Dec 11, 08
    I thought there was something on the site that said that there was not going to be a GOW 3?
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    XboxOZ360 Dec 13, 08
    Yes well . if you remember rightly, there 'wasn't going to be a Gears of War 2" and I can quote Mark Rein on that one . . .yet CB discussed all three with Ed fries back in 2003 . .so I have a tendency to believe Cliff over Mark Rein any day.

    If I also remember rightly, MR said Unreal Tournament "wouldn't be coming to the 360 as it couldn't manage it" or words to that effect, plus several other "it won't happen" statements he has made on the site and in media statements about other Epic ventures, only to turn around and make announcements later down the track that yes, it is coming, and yes, we have been working on it . . .etc etc.

    One only has to 'talk' with Cliff Bleszemski to see that there's MUCH more than just another one game, "there's a lot more life in this yet . . . but let's not seal my entire life up just yet" . . or words to that affect while in Sydney.
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    duker nuker Dec 13, 08
    I would really hate it if they rushed the production and it turns out to be an epic fail.
    • 0
      Master_Xxxx Dec 26, 08
      AHAHAH, get it? EPCI fail? Cause the company's Epic and... I'll stop.

      No but In all seriousness, really. Bring back GoW1 weapon balance, servers for online play, FORGET THIS MATCHMAKING STUFF and beef up the story. I'm not concerned with co-op or anything; I want everything to be fixed.

      Or and just tie up some lose ends in the story. ;]
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    HawkMan78 Dec 27, 08
    now all we need is a resistance 3.
    • 0
      dwg14390 Dec 30, 08
      So once again we can compare a Third Person Shooter to a First Person Shooter?

      -.-
      • 0
        Shadow of Death Dec 30, 08
        Well they ARE competing, indirectly (sort of). Each series is pretty much their respective console's premier shooter title/series. Though the 360 also has Halo, but Gears started it's series on the 360, and Resistance started it's own series on the PS3.

        I mean, R2 has online co-op (up to 8 players or something?), and I can see that happening for Gears 3. And R3 will have something more that one-ups Gears 3...

        Probably.
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    Roy Dec 31, 08
    I hope they can incorporate a forge type mode like what is in Halo 3.

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