Remember back in December when Epic's Cliff Bleszinski tweeted there would be special unlocks in Gears of War 3 "for those of you who have played other Epic games such as Shadow Complex, UT3, Gears, and Bulletstorm." No? Same here. Bad news for gamers who do remember that 140 character nugget of unlockable expectation. The good folks over at TrueAchievements.com spotted this tweet from Gears 3 lead programmer, Joe Graf:
Turns out that we can't read the Bulletstorm, Shadow Complex, and UT3 achievements for unlocks in Gears3 after all. Sorry about that all.
The permanent lock down on the unlocks might have something having to do with Microsoft's IP classification policy. Looks like there is a whole mess of different publishers and developers (Epic, Midway, Microsoft, Chair Entertainment, and People Can Fly) in the proverbial pot, and accessing gamers' Achievements list would make the volcano god that is Microsoft angry. Bummer. I was hoping that the announcer from Unreal Tournament would yell "Chainsaw Gang Bang" every time I Lancer'd someone. Sad face. Gears 1 and 2 are classified together, so gamers should be rewarded if they have those games in their gaming portfolio.
Oh, and if you don't remember getting your hopes up about unlockable content stemming from Bulletstorm, Shadow Complex, and Unreal Tournament 3; disregard the entire article.