PlayStation 3 benefiting from Gears of War, says Epic
- Posted August 23rd, 2007 at 06:30 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 22 Comments
Epic Games Vice President, Mark Rein, has stated that PlayStation 3 owners will have benefited greatly from the Xbox 360 title Gears of War, due to the developer's experience of already releasing a game utilizing the Unreal Engine 3.
Speaking with consumer website Eurogamer, Rein stated, “PlayStation 3 is very much benefiting from Gears of War. That sounds silly, but it's very much benefiting from Gears of War.”
Rein observed that the company have made significant progress with PS3 architecture compared to the same time last year with Microsoft's console, largely due to the efforts involved with developing the Unreal Engine 3-ready Xbox 360 action blaster.
"We're a little ahead on PlayStation 3 compared to where we were at this time on Xbox 360, and what I mean by that is our code and our level of completeness, and that's because we have shipped a game with Unreal Engine 3 already”, said Rein.
He also noted that the forthcoming Unreal Tournament 3 is likely to push the boundaries of the Unreal Engine 3 eve more so than Gears of War, adding, "When you see UT, this pushes the engine a lot harder than Gears of War did. I know it sounds preposterous because of how great Gears of War is, but we're pushing this up another notch. I'm very proud of that, and I think it's good for us and it's good for our licensees.”
Unreal Tournament 3 is slated for release on PlayStation 3 (and PC) later this year, with an Xbox 360 version due out in early 2008.
- 1:35am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
I just want Gears on the PS3. But UT3 better than gears, this game must be amazing. But i would take Gears over UT3, i never liked Unreal Tournaments
- 1:45am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
Well I never played Any unreal tournaments but maybe this one will show me what I was missing
- 2:46am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
This game should rock.. I love the Unreal Tournament games.. they're different in the sense that they're a lot like Quake, and that they're not just your standard FPS -- its like one big deathmatch complete with crazy weapons and panels that throw you 100 feet in the air, etc. Awesome stuff.
- 3:07am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
Sweet. Atleast they are working hard *cough*EA*Cough*
- 3:36am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
I honestly liked Gears for about a week. The story and co-op were good, but the framerate killed it for me. The online would have been great if it werent for Xbox Live LAG
- 3:52am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
Ut is too fast, i cant pay attetion to the graphics, but its ok that is has good graphics , will it have single payer mode?
- 4:23am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
I'll still take gears over this. just for bragging rights.....
- 4:54am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
gears lacked 2 fundamental things. being able to jump and crouch.
- 6:24am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i suppose there is a grain of truth in this but i dont care as lnog as future ps3 games are top quality
- 7:10am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
gears was pretty aweomse, now ut3 is gonna be better. thats amazing im buying this game first day
- 7:44am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
lol wow 1 article made you wanna buy it first day i dunno about unreal tormement it never realy seemed to have asi dunno how to explian it "SOLID" gameplay as other fps. i dunno if its the fact wepons wont hit or cars drove wierd i dunno it alwasy seem out of balnce for me or at least in the last few ones
- 8:26am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
I'd take any UT over gears.
- 8:54am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
I love UT for the PC "ANti-Grav" Rocks cant wait for the PS3 version!
- 9:04am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
I like how Epic is developing for the PS3 with ease. It's good to hear UT3 will be better than Gears, and i just hope Epic continous this support for sony consoles.
Ps: Why not make Gears of war 2 on Ps3. Epic would make way more money.
- 9:40am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
Legal issues, I would guess.
- 9:41am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
I love UT games I cant wait for this one
- 10:16am EDT - August 23rd, 2007
ps3 did benefit from GoW by giving all of us PS3 owners something to wish for.
- 12:54pm EDT - August 23rd, 2007
Gears or UT? Hard Choice. Chainsawing people is always more fun than jumping over the place like a deranged bunny rabbit on a trampoline.
- 5:05pm EDT - August 23rd, 2007
They should release Gears of War on PS3 - Just port it across so we have something why we wait for Unreal Tournament. From the looks of things a lot of you seem to have both Xbox 360 & PS3 consoles. I dont so its important that these games get ported across as quickly as possible. I cant be the only one with just the single console right???
- 8:51pm EDT - August 24th, 2007
I could care less about Gears of War. I just want UT3 to look better than GeOW so the 360 fanboys will shut their mouths.
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