Despite the obvious fact that the third-party exclusive is all but dead this generation, there's always plenty of debate surrounding franchises like Gears of War .
Recently, Epic Games head man Mark Rein made a statement that caused everyone to explode in a series of "what if" discussions that focused on the possibility of the excellent action franchise going multiplatform. During this year's Tokyo Game Show, Rein said that if they were to do a third Gears installment, it would be "for the next console generation." However, these guys sometimes tend to trip over their own words and as Games Thirst pointed out (citing a Eurogamer interview), Rein admitted he misspoke and issued a clarification: the next Gears will be released within the next four to five years, and it would certainly be for this generation of consoles. The idea of a multiplatform release also seems very much out of the question as Epic has never once entertained that possibility and remain loyal to the 360 fan base. After all, it's 360 owners who have made the franchise in question so popular; at this point, it'd be like taking God of War multiplatform, and that just won't happen.
As much as I love Gears , I figure the 360 can keep this one. There are so many PS3 exclusives I want, and so many I've already played, my 360 collection has been at zero growth for a while. And when Gears 3 comes out, it'll be mine immediately, so it can stay exclusive for all I care.