With the announcement of Gears 3 being pushed back to holiday 2011, EPIC has dropped a ton of positive news with the multiplayer, including a beta coming next year and dedicated servers. Today, a bit of negative news coming from Cliff Bleszinski has risen thanks to an interview with 1UP on the subject of a Gears of War 3
As said earlier, lead designer for the Gears series, Cliff Bleszinski, was being interviewed with 1UP.com (1up.com/do/reviewPage?pager.of...
where he announced that Gears 3 will not
having a theatre mode. For those of you who are unaware of what a theatre mode is; basically it has been seen in Halo 3
and Halo: Reach
, and upcoming in Call of Duty: Black Ops
, where gamers can view all their recent games played (imagine a Madden instant-reply mode), and upload them easily to social media sites.
The reason for this mode being dropped off the drawing boards for the upcoming title was mainly because of the majority of the community not using the already in-game photo sharing abilities.
Nah, we're not doing a theater mode, Bleszinski told 1Up. I think it's one of those things that's really great for the super hardcore but unfortunately, with the timeframe, with all the features we have, it's one of those things that's going to slip through the cracks unfortunately.
Along with the theatre mode being shot down, Bleszinski gave word to 1UP that the ability to take-and-share photos - present in Gears of War 2
- would be eliminated for the same reasons.
I don't think we have that right now. It's a funny thing; those are features that are very cool, and you look at the numbers, and a very small percentage of gamers user them. It's nice to have if you can get it in there; it's just that the reality right now is that it's probably not going to happen.
Hardcore gamers will probably be upset to see these two features being taken away for the upcoming hit, but overall it seems that EPIC is trying to focus solely on the gameplay and graphics for the game, instead of focusing on these little details that could take away from the overall game.
What do you think? Upset, happy, or are you the type of gamer who really doesn't use these features in games that already use them?