Speaking to CVG, Gears 3 design boss Cliff Bleszinski claime that the title’s single-player would easily top ten hours, suggesting it would be closer to 12 by saying the game would have “at least a few hours” more gameplay than previous titles in the series. “I can tell you this is the longest and thickest campaign Epic has ever produced.” Bleszinski said.
“Gears 1 and 2 were roughly about eight or nine hours for the average person, it’s at least a few hours more than that. It’s thick – and it’s not just copy and paste level design. There’s all this unique combat, all these story elements; there’s a lot of stuff going on. It’s quite a journey.”