NOTE: Since there's been a lot of talk about this with no reference to the original topic, I thought I'd finally post it in the Gears 3 section and for those who didn't know about it.
Also, the previous poll stats were - 139, 9 and 8.
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[URL ="http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=727467"]GEARS 3 MAP EDITOR SUPPORT THREAD[/URL]
This thread is to be used by the community who support the ability to create, customize and upload their work for the masses to play on.
This will provide a constant flow of new battle grounds for Gears of War players around the world as at many times the official maps can be repetitive to play.
Here, the community will share their ideas and concepts on how a map-creating system can be introduced into the 360 version of future Gears of War releases.
I'm hoping that together, we can come up with a workable concept, saving time for EPIC by being inspired with our ideas.
A key quote from the vid: "you can then publish the map by clicking on the publish button and the editor will automatically prepare the map for loading in-game.
Your map will now show up in the Gears of War menus, and you can send it out on the Internet to share with your friends for even more online multiplayer fun"
How would the editor/creator be introduced?
would it be a separate piece of PC software similar to Unreal editor but would have capabilities to connect to the 360?
or would it be an in-built editor similar to others that are shipped with the game? Would it be on a separate disk?
Or would it be in DLC form? How user-friendly will it be?
How would the map playing process work?
The last thing we would want is poorly designed maps flooding the publics. How would this be monitored?
Would there be a way for us to first upload the maps to EPIC for them to be reviewed and if good enough they can then be released to the public otherwise only played in private?
would EPIC have time to review hundreds of submissions?
Or would it be better to have a voting system for the online Gears community to use, and once the map has reached a certain level of votes, it can then be released publicly?
Would there be good maps over looked and missed?
These are the kind of questions and concerns that we the community can answer and also hopefully have a strong workable concept for.
Dan 0f War's map from Simburgur's Community Map Design Contest
This map along with all other submissions is a clear and obvious example that the community is full of ideas.
"People won't buy EPIC-realesed map packs"
I'm convinced people will always purchase official company products.
EPIC's maps will be different. They will be designed differently and will have their own unique.
"Microsoft doesn't allow user-made content"
Please research the industry. : )
If you feel you can add to the topic or how to improve this thread, please give your thoughts. : )
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Links of interest:
Simburgur's Community Map Design Contest
Custom user-made content
Compilation video of many custom maps
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Designers: Deez, Kantham, Crayfish, alifebythesword, theron.