Microsoft and Epic Games have announced that Gears of War 3 has been pushed back from its April 2011 launch to an autumn 2011 window.
“Gears of War 3 promises to be the biggest entertainment launch of 2011. The teams at Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have done great work thus far readying the title for release in the spring of 2011. However, we’ve elected to move the launch of Gears of War 3 until fall 2011 to make it the marquee title for the holiday season,” explains a statement from Microsoft.
Epic Games executive producer Rod Fergusson was keen to point out that the game was on track for April, but business reasons have pushed it back.
“I know fans are going to be disappointed with the new release date, but rest assured that this is a business decision between partners, and not a quality issue,” said Fergusson. “Gears 3 was on track to be the most polished Gears of War game ever when it released in April, and this additional time allows us to polish it that much more before it hits shelves next fall.”