Gears shipping with 10 MP maps

Cliffy B ups the number of multiplayer maps in Epic Games' anticipated shooter by a pair; details still cloaked.

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Gears of War--now with 25 percent more multiplayer killing!

Xbox 360 owners who haven't heard about Gears of War yet are few and far between. The anticipated shooter from Epic Games is the console's flagship title this holiday season, almost single-handedly battling the launches of the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3.

Though the game will showcase a promising single-player campaign, its multiplayer action is sure to test the servers of Xbox Live. Late last week, Epic Games designer Cliffy B gave gamers even more reason to get excited about Gears of War--the game will ship with two more multiplayer maps than expected.

Originally slated to ship with eight battlegrounds, Gears of War will now have 10 versus maps, said Cliffy B on the game's official forums. He went on to say that the initial number of eight multiplayer maps was "to be on the safe side."

Gears of War begins shipping November 7 to select retailers with nationwide availability expected on "Emergence Day," November 12. For more information on the multiplayer modes of Gears of War, read GameSpot's preview from X06.

Discussion

149 comments
RightOn44
RightOn44

"ok but i hope you can download more for free " LoL, right! You won't see that happen. More maps will cost 10 - 15 bucks.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

the maps should be enough. As long as they enough diversity like halo2's maps or chaos theory's multiplayer masp i'll be happy. I'm just really excited abuot going to through singleplayer and playing this thing online.

jimjim350
jimjim350

ok but i hope you can download more for free

TakeDaCannoli
TakeDaCannoli

As long as there are no Gears of Waterworks, I'll be happy.

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

That's not spectacular, but it's decent I suppose. They'll probably release more online.

GAMERXYZ
GAMERXYZ

If you think about it 10 is pretty damn good, considering they are ALL going to be used because the game is limited to 4v4. Not like halo where the big maps are only used on 8v8 games. I can't remember the last time I played on containment /wonders

joslop500
joslop500

wow that is so awesome... more maps means you dont get bored with the mp as fast

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Gears of War is a Game of the Year contender!!:D Go, MS!

2TrickedOut
2TrickedOut

Gears of war owns. I was going to trade my 360 for a ps3,but I better keep it for this game and Bioshock and the other 300 working titles. go 360!!

tcampbell76
tcampbell76

Lost Planet looks to be big surprise as well, especially when the online multiplayer demo hits this holiday.

xeuse51
xeuse51

I think that Halo 3 is going to have some competition with this game. It looks outstanding and if you have watched the multi player video on this site then you know how great it is going to be. Can't wait for the game.

herbal23
herbal23

just preordered gears today. can't wait!

evildeathbear
evildeathbear

Not a low number assuming one or two of those maps kick ass. Either way I'm sure more maps would get put on Xbox Live later on.

premanna
premanna

can't wait to play the game

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Not bad....but not impressive in any way...hopefully they will have a free map pack soon after the release (if the game doesn't end up being crap....which I hope it doesn't...but then again you never know).

ocdog45
ocdog45

another reason why microsoft is getting it right!

Fatality4u
Fatality4u

I don't think that 10 is limited at all. I mean I would be happy to hear that there would be 6 seeing as there will only be 4 people per map.

gothicdragon216
gothicdragon216

at least it's not 5 maps like PDZ was... 10 is still very limiting.

KojiBrother
KojiBrother

We know you're sitting on the demo you lucky stiffs! Give it to us Epic!

Tuffg
Tuffg

I gots my copy preordered. can't wait, it's gonna be sweet!

alibabba13
alibabba13

Hehe Ascari_71 if microsoft had all those games out at sony/nintendo launch they would have wiped out all competition apart from serious fans tbh

ascari_71
ascari_71

I wish the xbox could have had Halo, Assassins Creed and Bioshock released before Christmas like GoW. That would have really given sony some competition, They would have been sweating in their Kimono's!

noodles12345678
noodles12345678

lol i really dont see why people are so crazy over this game..or any video game that has been released for the 360 or has been announced for it. of course i'm going to get this game and i'm sure it'll be one of the best released so far, but so many of you people are like creaming your pants over this game. the multiplayer doesn't even seem to be that fun, single player is the main aspect of this game.

Psychocensory
Psychocensory

**** yeah more mayhem online. I seen the multiplayer in action, that **** is going to blow u away. For all those who say GEARS is the next Brute Force u must be on crack stop hating. The next HALO no bull****ing we all know it. They should start working on GEOW 2

copilotsteve
copilotsteve

Im glad your all excited, as am i, and it great your expressing your feelings for the game, but no one really cares when and if you got it pre ordered. It doesnt make you cooler than the other guy. I could pre order a week before its release and still get it at the same time as the guy who pre ordered it a week after it was anounced. Oh yeah 2 more maps woot!

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

2 more maps yes!!!! 10 maps freaking awesome preordered it a week ago man its going to be big!!!! The earth will shake,mountains will fall, See you on the battlefields my fellow Xbox360 budies

oxymoron1331
oxymoron1331

Had the game preordered today. I wonder why it comes out on a sunday though. That is a little odd.

thekey
thekey

This game is going to single handedly CRUSH the PS3 and Wii launches. This game is going to atleast sell 600,000 copies in the first week. I can't wait to get my hands on this game!

thekey
thekey

CE preordered already. This game alone is going to sell more than 400,000 copies in the first week I can't wait for this midnight release!!!!

Nedemis
Nedemis

Deepfreezed not true....to many, Halo 2's single player failed to deliver what many were hoping for. The mutiplayer on the other hand is still leading the charge for the Xbox and probably for most 360 gamers as well. Times have changed my friend. Multiplayer is the make it or break it area now. I know for me and my friends we don't even bother with most games single player if there's an excellent multiplayer mode.....:| ..edit.. I've had mine pre-ordered since May 15th 2005...:)

Hawkeye049
Hawkeye049

If I preordered it will i get it on november 7 cause i cant't wait 5 more days

CJ2Bond007
CJ2Bond007

I'm very pleased to hear there are going to be 10 multiplayer maps now!! I already have my Collector's Edition pre-ordered! This game alone is better than both the Wii and the PS3. It can, and will single handedly battle both launches. Xbox 360 is # 1, and will always be # 1.

TheThreeSeat
TheThreeSeat

I've already pre-ordered mine. All this means to me is that my money just became more worthwhile. Sawweeeeet!

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

Hey ShinDe0n, you should know I'm not crying. I'm not going to cry over GEoW, I don't care for the game as of now. And wow Halo 2 launched with ONLY 10 maps? For some reason I do not believe this from playing the game at launch with friends, I didn't see just 10 maps. But w/e you say. But notice how I did say "I'm sure there will be downloadable maps though". Yeah... I could see you taking up your time mentioning downloadable maps if I just blindly dissed GEoW along with not acknowledging downloadable content.

CrackerRiley023
CrackerRiley023

cant wait for this game. still dont know if I'll be able to get it on "emergence day"

jer_1
jer_1

Thats always good to hear. Thumbs up to Cliffy B and his crew for that one!