Epic Cancels Some Gears 3 Unlockables

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
A bit of sad news came down the pipe last night, as Gears of War 3's lead programmer, Joe Graf sent out the following tweet:

Turns out that we can't read the Bulletstorm, Shadow Complex, and UT3 achievements for unlocks in Gears3 afterall. Sorry about that all.
Some of you might recall that, back in December, Cliff Bleszinksi sent out a tweet indicating that playing other Epic games (namely http://www.trueachievements.com/Shadow-Complex-xbox-360.htm, http://www.trueachievements.com/Unreal-Tournament-3-xbo....htm, and the upcoming Bulletstorm) would unlock special items in Gears of War 3. Graf's tweet nixed all of that. Evidently, the cancellation is due to the restrictions with Xbox LIVE data. It seems that Gears of War games can be classified together, but Epic's other IPs are classified differently and it's bad techno ju-ju to cross those streams.

Fortunately, there is a silver lining. A few hours after his initial tweet, Graf assuaged the fears of nervous Gears fans with the following:

All of the Gears games are in our publisher/dev family, so those we will reward with unlocks
Details on the unlockables awarded for playing http://www.trueachievements.com/Gears-of-War-xbox-360.htm and/or http://www.trueachievements.com/Gears-of-War-2-xbox-360.htm are not yet available.

Gears of War 3 is set for a Fall release.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.