People Can Fly's shooter though is "the best way in" with a "headstart and exclusive content", he noted. GOW3 beta 'dependent' on Bulletstorm disc.
Bulletstorm's Xbox 360 Epic Edition includes a code for a menu link in-game to access the Gears of War 3 beta. He cautioned though that the beta does require the Bulletstorm game disc to run so if you trade it in, goodbye beta access.
There will be other promotions for the GOW3 beta in time. "No, but it's the best way in with headstart and exclusive content," Rod Fergusson, asked if getting the Epic Edition was the only way to score the beta.
Bulletstorm releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC February 25th in Europe.