Gears of War 3 Accidentally Announced on XBL

Xbox Live Slip-Up Reveals the Third Game

April 10, 2010 by

CliffyB (creator of the Gears of War series) was supposed to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Thursday night to make a huge announcement regarding his next game in development. Most people assumed that the new game would be Gears of War 3, the final installment to his epic action series, but CliffyB remained tight-lipped to keep his announcement a surprise.

Unfortunately, CliffyB never made his appearance when Epic Games and Late Night made the decision early Thursday morning to postpone the appearance so Epic Games could polish whatever it is they plan to show.

While most people knew that CliffyB was bumped for Justin Bieber and would not be on Thursday’s Late Night, somebody at Microsoft didn’t get the memo and allowed a Gears of War 3 ad to display Friday morning on Xbox Live that confirms Gears of War 3 will be released April 2011. The ad was quickly pulled but the guys over at All Games Beta were able to take a few screenshots as evidence of the leak.

CliffyB is now scheduled to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Monday and announce not one, but TWO new upcoming games. It is rumored that the second game will be Bulletstorm, described by Game Informer as a new game where “players will take on hideous mutants in a flurry of lead, all the while racking up combos that encourage variety over headshot after headshot.” Check out pictures of the leaked Gears of War 3 ad and Bulletstorm in the May edition of Game Informer below.