Epic and Microsoft are apparently working on a patch for the PC version of Gears of War
that enables players of the game to... play the game.
The Epic forum has been inundated with the cries of frustrated gamers whose versions of Gears
came to a crunching halt on expiration of Epic's digital certificate. The cert ceased to be valid as of January 28th 2009.
According to 'Super Moderator', JoeGraf
, "We have been notified of the issue and are working with Microsoft to get it resolved. Sorry for any problems related to this. I'll post more once we have a resolution."According to a poster called Archdude
, however, "The Digital Certificate for Startup.exe in Gears of War expires on 2/22/2009 as well, any fix will have to address this file as well. I don't want to deal with this again in a month."Sources: