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Epic Games' Gears Of War is one of the Microsoft-exclusive series still capable of making PlayStation owners green with envy. But could that change in the future? In a recent interview, Epic's President Mike Capps stated just how much the company would like to bring the franchise to Sony's loyal gamers.
Capps recently explained his wish to go multiplatform to IndustryGamers. "Do we wish we could take all those Killzone and Resistance fans on PS3, and get them to say 'Gears is awesome'? Yeah, sure, I'd love to ship the Gears trilogy on PlayStation. That would be fun. I want to be there; I want to be everywhere." Capps also stated unequivocally that the Gears IP belongs to Epic, and that it's their call which platform they release on, but that Microsoft has kept them happy in the past. "Time and time again, when it came down to figure out what we do next with Gears, we sat down with Microsoft and they've given us really good, compelling reasons to work with them again."
It sounds like Epic is pretty happy with Microsoft right now, but the thought of a Gears of War trilogy pack must be might enticing for PS3 gamers and Epic alike.
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I would be very surprised if M$ is going to let one of their only remaining exclusive titles go multi-platform. They only have a handful remaining, and it's the only exclusive they have coming out this year, excluding the kinect titles.
Microsoft will probably try their hardest to keep that to themselves because without Gears all they really have is Halo
this exclusive series issue is coming ever more in light.. sooner or later MS or Sony will lose to what the developers see as profits..
a developer decides they want their games on all platform.. the OEM would counter offering more $$$ to make it "exclusive"... i laugh and balk.. cause i know for sure.. its only a matter of time before a developer has a huge major blowout with an OEM. my thinking it will be microsoft to P.O someone... both systems are compatible and as cloud computing grows i see no reason why there should be exclusive games anway.. the more the merrier and the more we'll share in common in reference to gaming experienc.
Refer to what Nintendo did back in the day as a perfect example.
i'll wave the olive leaf..but i will say this... PS3 is better! hahaha
It's only a matter of time... and money of course.