If you turned on your Xbox 360 today hoping to buy the Horde Command Pack DLC for Gears of War 3, we have some bad news for you, this content has been delayed due to “technical issues”. Currently we are unsure as to what problems the guys over at Epic Games are experiencing, nor do we know when it will arrive – all we have to go by is a few tweets and a post on the Epic Games forums. Important update at the bottom of this post.
A tweet posted a few hours again can be seen here, it reads “The scheduled Horde Command Pack release for Gears 3 is temporarily delayed due to a tech issue. Updates here! http://epic.gm/dlcupdate”. The link in the tweet takes you to a forum post which was written by Epic Games’ community manager, Will Kinsler, here’s what he said:
The scheduled Horde Command Pack release for Gears of War 3 is temporarily delayed due to a technical issue. We apologize to those of you who are anxiously awaiting to play. We know this is disappointing news as we’ve seen a lot of posts today showing excitement for this content. We have folks working around the clock to resolve this issue ASAP so you can all play and enjoy the Command Pack.
The Epic Games Community team will stick around and keep you posted with any further information. Stay tuned for updates!
If you check out the forum post for yourself you will see that there have been 85 pages of replies (at the time of this post), which just goes to show how much of a stir this news is causing. Obviously some people will be frustrated, but let’s face it, it’s better to delay something like this rather than rushing out content which is not up to scratch.
We looked into things a little further and it looks like the delay is due to a “backend issue and not with the game code” (see here), some people are suggesting that this is a posh way of saying that this means some of the DLC was already on the game’s disc, also people think that the content will now arrive within a couple of days – however this has not yet been officially confirmed.
Do you mind that this content has been delayed?
Update: This DLC is now available on Xbox Live, you can add it to your 360’s download queue for just 800 Microsoft Points here.