These days, third-party exclusivity is almost dead. It's why many are wondering if Epic Games might eventually bring their stellar Gears of War franchise to the PlayStation 3.
Gears of War 3 won't be coming to Sony's machine; the game is part of an exclusive partnership with Microsoft. But when Epic President Mike Capps was asked during the Game Developer's Conference if he'd want to see a Gears title on the PS3, his answer was clear :
"Do we wish we could take all those Killzone [players] 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 says he doesn't regret the partnership with Microsoft and also explains why his team decided to side with MS some years back. He also added that Gears isn't owned by Microsoft: "We definitely own Gears of War ," Capps said. "This is our franchise, our IP." Therefore, PS3 owners definitely have hope, even though Microsoft continues to give Epic "really good, compelling reasons to work with them again."
They probably should keep it on the 360, though. Because if Gears came to the PS3 and so did the next Alan Wake …well, not sure I'd ever use that system again.