Gears of War 3

Veterans to the left, Newbs to the right! :-)

Epic’s Rod Ferguson, a big cheese in the development of Gears of War 3, has confirmed that not only will there be a “casual” multi-player area but that, interestingly, it will be inaccessible to anyone who has played a previous Gears of War game!

This is an excellent move, allowing those new to the franchise and / or FPS in general, to learn the ropes without getting mercilessly pummeled by 5 year veterans.

This is certainly the most significant implementation of an intelligent & helpful “tiering” system in a major game release. Something we hope will be adopted by other developers / publishers.

– Richard “Rax” Burley