GDC11: Gears of War on PS3 a Possibility
Mike Capps, Epic Games president, reveals he has had a long standing interest in getting Gears of War over to the PS3. What’s preventing him is “Microsoft’s compelling reasons” to stay with them. May I be the first to say that big money may be one of those reasons? Check past the break to see his exact words and if Gears is coming to the PS3.
“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.” Mr. Capps refused to give us a definitive answer on whether or not the game trilogy will actually come to the PS3, but did say “we definitely own Gears of War. This is our franchise, our IP.” So it’s possible!
When he addressed why Gears has yet to see a PS3 rendition he said, “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. They don’t just market it; they do amazing work and they have a user testing team that makes our games better, and so each time we’ve come to the point of ‘what do we do next?’ we’ve been happy to work with them. They help us make a better product and do some really cool marketing on the platform, so we save some money there.”
I’m not really one to praise exclusive games (unless someone starts arguing what system is better) but I know a lot of fans and publishers find the topic very important. So with that said how many Microsoft “higher ups” just shook in their boots with this announcement? In their eyes, they already lost Mass Effect and a few other not as notable games. I just hope a time comes when we can all agree a game is good because its performance…not the system it’s on.