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.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Games published by Microsoft aren't going to appear elsewhere…except the PC.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

Vampire Rain?

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Actually I think Ignition Entertainment published the PS3 version. Not Microsoft.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

And Mac. Both gears are on Mac too.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

What I think he meant was that even though Msft published Vampire Rain it also appeared on the Ps3 not that Msft published it on the PS3.

I think the key thing people need to remember here is that Msft only published Vampire Rain and Ninja Gaiden and that Tecmo owns Ninja Gaiden and whatever company developed Vampire Rain owns the rights to Vampire Rain, which is why those games appeared on the PS3.

Gears may be developed by Epic, but I believe Msft owns the IP not Epic, the same way Msft owns the Halo IP, which is why you won't see those games on the Ps3 — the same way Sony owns GOW, Resistance, R&C, etc…

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Gears 2 is only on the 360… it's not on PC or mac

mike rlz
mike rlz
11 years ago

would be great but hey i'll let them have one ūüėČ

this is completely off topic, but will there be an assassins creed bloodlines review? from what ive seen it seems scored little lower than idve expected

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

everybody gets one… except Sony who gets dozens.

___________
___________
11 years ago

dont expect a good score since its bloody 20 bucks more than other psp games, and the download version does not work properly.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Happy thoughts, ___________. Think happy thoughts…

www
www
11 years ago

Yea World, Sony the greedy bastards!

Charger7302
Charger7302
11 years ago

Would it really even matter if this franchise made the jump to multiplatform? The ps3 already has an extremely similar game like gears coming, in the form of Quantum Theory…..it's exclusive too.


Last edited by Charger7302 on 11/20/2009 9:49:02 PM

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

I would rather have Gears than Quantum Theory. Since you brought it up… =)


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/20/2009 10:17:16 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Ya never know, if they polish up Quantum it might turn out really good, can't make that claim until it is out.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

World, like I said, I would take Gears over Quantum.

Gears is a known quantity. Quantum is guesswork at this point. Didn't I hear there were issues with Quantum? I wouldn't get my hopes up, and I don't see it being the next Gears.


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/20/2009 11:51:46 PM

___________
___________
11 years ago

mmmmm cant say yet because i have not played Quantum theory BUT i cant see them having the creativity of epic.
i mean being swallowed by a giant worm and slicing its arterys to kill it was brilliant!
there creativity and action scenes i seriously doubt teamco can match them.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

I had Gears1 and I have Gears2. And after getting and playing through U2, I won't be bothering with Gears3.

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
11 years ago

Gears may be good, but exclusive wise I think we all know who's got the goods on that. They probably weren't expecting to have to make another Gears until next gen. Microsoft is short on games and long on cash, so I'm sure they said "Hey Mark we are spending all of our efforts doing Project Natal, we dont have any games right now, can we get a rush on Gears 3?, don't worry we can release Halo sequels to give you time."

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Lulz. Yeah they do seem to have slowed to a empty crawling husk since that Natal thing was revealed. I just hope they pop Alan Wake out soon so I have a game to play on the 360 before my starts collecting moss.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

4 to 5 years?!? Good one. As if the 360 will be around at that time.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

HA!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Truth. I think they went back on what they said so as not to let the cat out of the bag, as in it will come in the next gen of MS consoles.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/20/2009 10:54:40 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm with Nasty, whatever they say doesn't matter, MS will pressure them and we will see Gears 3 in 2011 at the latest.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

That's what defines the Xbox, a bloody shooter. I would pick Uncharted over Gears anytime.

photo K
photo K
11 years ago

I would too, but Gears is pretty damn fun and original you have to admit. I also enjoy Left 4 Dead, but I could care less for Halo…

Poor_boy
Poor_boy
11 years ago

Gears is probably the grittiest game I have ever laid my eyes on, though I doubt we'll see another one till the next generation of Xbox console.


Last edited by Poor_boy on 11/20/2009 11:32:47 PM

___________
___________
11 years ago

developers strike again!
he has said so many times along with clify B that gears of war 3 WILL NOT! be out till the next generation of consoles.
because it will be running on unreal engine 4 and thats not due to be completed till late next year.
and here he is now saying no it will be out on the current system in 4-5 years time.
1 CAN WE PLEASE MAKE UP OUR FU***NG MIND!
2 im willing to bet my left nut that a new 360 will be out in 3 years time MAX! and within 5 years time the 360 will be dead in the water.
look how long it took M$ to ditch the original xbox.
is it just me or are developers THE pros of contradicting themselves?
no one does it better!

Ivan_PSP
Ivan_PSP
11 years ago

Everyone already knew it wouldn't come to PS3 any time soon since is an Xbox 360 exclusive deal for the Gears of War Trilogy, maybe when the deal is over after the third game it might happen. And the comment you made about God of War III going to multiplaform was awful since is own by Sony of course it won't happen unlike Gears of War is own by Epic Games not Microsoft. And why is it that this website loves the Xbox 360 so damn much every time i come here to read one of your post i see you talking about it. Might as well change the name to PS3 and Xbox. Also it will be awesome having Gears of War on PS3 i would love to see that, to shut up every Xbot in America NYC 4 LiFe LoL. Microsoft can't keep this game. And yes PS3 has the most and the best games duh. TIMED EXCLUSIVE DEAL EXPIRES ONE DAY.

My PSN ID: Ivan- ADD ME if you want a buddy that knows every single fact for PlayStation, Xbox and some Nintendo crap…


Last edited by Ivan_PSP on 11/20/2009 11:54:46 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

Really???

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Ben is a gamer. Not a fanboy. That's why 'this site' will give praise to a 360 game when it's deserved.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

Ivan, that was painful to read. Seriously, learn some grammar.

Also, your points of view are exactly that, YOUR points of view, unless you have statistics and research to back it up, don't go on about knowing everything cos you clearly don't, and this is exactly why I trust Ben and his word cos he specifies when he is giving facts and opinions. Big difference.

Also, completely agree with Kangasfwa.
Gears is fantastic and was part of the reason I bought a 360, just like why I bought a Wii for Mario and a PS3 for God of War, Gran Turismo, Uncharted 2, etc.

I guess the game that should've been compared to Gears in terms of exclusives is Uncharted, its by Naughty Dog, not Sony studios (unless I'm wrong there) and therefore has equal chance of going multiplpat as Gears.


Last edited by Dancemachine55 on 11/21/2009 12:28:29 AM

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Stand back gents, this guy's ego is massive enough to bring down the moon…

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

@FFrulez,

You're right about Gears being a second-party game; but GOW is a Santa Monica Sony game, which means it is a first-party game.

I'm sure you meant to say Resistance and Infamous were second-party games, but those IPs are Sony-owned too.

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
11 years ago

I love Gears no doubt, but I can do without it. Uncharted PWNS Gears in a heartbeat anyway. EPIC blockbuster gameplay FTW

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

Little, were you trying for a play on words at the end? "EPIC blockbuster gameplay FTW"?

Epic makes Gears. Seems an accidental unfortuneate choice of words for you… lol


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/21/2009 12:21:09 PM

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Anyone else think Gears feels like Whack-A-Mole with guns?

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

LOL!!! Yes!!! I can totally see that!!!

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Lol! Now that you put it that way, the resemblance is quite uncanny!

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Cept it doesn't spit out nifty tickets you can trade in for a comb!

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

I read the article in the link. I didn't see where Gears would never come to PS3. All I read was that they aren't abandoning the 360.

Ivan_PSP
Ivan_PSP
11 years ago

ffrulez:
God of War is a first party game and Gears of War is a third party game do some research next time. FACT

And Epic Games has always said is a trilogy only for Xbox 360 for the time being stop being so damn blinded. FACT

Kangasfwa:
LMFAO

Cya making some Xbox 360 backups for later.

taus90
taus90
11 years ago

hey Ivan nice to see u here too…. Hang on to this site u'll get use to it.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

While Ivan's tone is totally uncalled for, he is technically correct about the Gears franchise. I got a 360 because i was told NG2 was published by MS, unlike NG1 that was published by the same guys who developed it, and so what happened? A year later, it came to the ps3. No one really cared at that point, and unfortunately, no one (with the exception of myself and a small following) really cared about the game to begin with. So really, there is nothing legally impossible about Gears coming to the ps3, but I think at that point, no one will really care. I mean after the success of COD4, and the let-down that the online performance of Gears2 was, it has even lost a good deal of hype amongst the xbots.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Mmmmmm… Backups….

Let's call them what they really are, bootlegs.

Have you been booted off Live yet pirate?

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

This news made me a bit sad because nothing on the PS3 plays the SAME as Gears of War.
If you thumb me down then you have no idea what I'm talking about.
EDIT: Guess I'll explain why, because Uncharted and Gears of War are 2 different games, that's why.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 11/21/2009 4:10:02 AM

shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

your quite right…nothing plays the SAME. EVERYTHING plays better!!

but seriously, i like most games different to each other..if they played the same gaming would be dull and stagnant.

The 360 needs gears. As far as i can still see its all its got left that's worthwhile looking at.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

For a second there I thought you were serious on your first line.
Yes, nothing plays the same as Gears on the PS3, Gears is purely shooter, the only game that's gonna be the same as Gears is probably Quantum which is as good as a cancelled project even though I looked forward to it for the release date in June until they delay it into 2010 and now no news of it.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 11/21/2009 7:41:17 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Gears sucks @ss dude. Uncharted is a much better 3rd person cover shooter.

Nothing plays as good as gears on the ps3? Seriously? Gears is no technical achievement, has a lame story, ugly graphics and characters and the game play stinks compared to uncharted. Yes they are different games but they fit the same catagory as they both are 3rd person cover shooters with platforming thrown in in uncharted.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/21/2009 11:09:27 AM

Ivan_PSP
Ivan_PSP
11 years ago

taus90:
Let me know from what gaming site you know me from. I will be any place they talk good about PlayStation.

I'm a living PlayStation encyclopedia.

My PSN ID: Ivan-

I only have PS3 games made by or publish by Sony.

Gears of War would be awesome on PS3 also Mass Effect.

tridon
tridon
11 years ago

I think Gears of War will stay exclusive to 360. I do think it's only a matter of time before Epic makes a PS3 game, though. Hell, Unreal Tournament III DID come out on the PS3 first. That shows for something.