Gears of War 3 is getting a public beta early next year, Epic Games revealed at an event this week at their studio.
This will be the first time a Gears of War game is getting a public beta. Epic Games' Rod Fergusson told the gathered press that the team has always wanted to do a public beta, but only if they could later use that feedback to improve the title.
Now that Gears of War 3's launch has been pushed back from April to the fall of 2011, the team thinks they will be able to to do just that.
No word yet on when next year the multiplayer beta will be hitting.
Update: I've moved those fancy two videos to their own post where I walk you through the oodles of new things you're seeing and give more details on the three new multiplayer game modes unveiled.