Gears of War 3 'won't be easier' - Cliff B

"Hardcore and insane will live up to their names," says designer

Gears of War 3 won't be easier than previous series entries, designer Cliff Bleszinski has insisted.

Clearing up more lost-in-translation mischief following the release of a Russian Gears of War 3 mag preview - which claimed that Gears of War 3 will carry a lower level of challenge - Bleszinski told CVG that that's not quite the case.

"[The] game won't be easier, Hardcore and Insane will certainly live up to their names," he said. "It's just that Casual will be even easier."

Previously Cliff cleared up a lost-in-translation report that Gears of War 3 will sport a lower framerate, explaining: "we'd rather have the extra juice to put more on screen and stick with 30[fps]."

Read everything we know about the big sequel in our huge Gears of War 3 details blowout.