"Microsoft's keen to avoid a clash with Halo: Reach and wants Natal to own Christmas. That's why we won't be seeing Gears of War 3 until next year, but expect a major marketing push ahead of its release," said Edge's source.
Epic Games has not said anything in relation to this comment, but it seems logical for Microsoft to hold back one of their best-selling games. But, Epic president Mike Capps hinted at a major announcement from Microsoft at E3 2010. Let's hope Epic is on tap to deliver another great sequel, because many of us are jonesin' for some chainsaw brutality.
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