I read this on computer and videogames Gears of War hands on. Fist off here's the link to the article.
Towards the bottom this is said.
"Gears of War will also ship with an editor, although don't expect to completely overhaul the game with a new mod, as the utility has been tailored for creating your own multiplayer maps - the PC-from-the-ground-up title Unreal Tournament III is Epic's flagship mod-maker."
This is a huge problem for me as I hated the gameplay for Unreal Tournament III in the beta demo and don't plan on making any custom content for it if the game turns out like I think it will. So my only other option was Gears of War for PC. I've already started assets and put in a bunch of time making high resolution models to create normal maps which is a hell of a lot of work.
So according to this we can't make a Capture the Flag mod, or regular Deathmatch mod? Now I am concerned, will I even be able to make 100 percent custom maps with my own content. Static meshes, textures everything. Thats what I want to do. There is no good reason to have UT3 be your only Mod making game. Why would EPIC do this if its true? If it is and I can't get custom work into Gears of War then I will never buy another game from EPIC. This is coming from a gamer who followed them and bought all their games since UT99. I bought an xbxox 360 for Gears of War. A regular xbox for Unreal Championship 2 as well. EPIC please respond!
This will kill the mod community for Gears of War. I don't like UT3 and was waiting for it for years in anticipation and now what I consider the only option for me to use Unreal Engine 3 is being gutted/locked out so people can't make new gametypes and the ability to make custom maps with your own content is now in question.
Please clarify or I will have to cancel my Gears of War PC preorder, I already cancelled my UT3 preorder. I seriously hope this isn't true and EPIC needs to come out and adress this and set the record straight. As an aspiring game designer/game artist this is very bad for me and many other people in the mod community, If this is true mod makers will freak out on you EPIC and it won't be pretty. PLEASE RESPOND!!!!!