Epic would "love" to have Gears of War on PS3
- Posted March 4th, 2011 at 15:07 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 36 Comments
Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, has said he’d “love” to bring the Gears of War franchise to PlayStation 3, though when it comes down to the nitty gritty of deciding where to take the series next, the studio always finds itself pairing up with Microsoft.
Chatting at GDC this week, Capps wouldn’t say for sure whether or not muscle-bound Marcus Fenix and chums would ever plant their size twelve’s on Sony's black box, though hinted it would be possible – Epic does own the IP, after all.
"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,” he commented.
"We definitely own Gears of War. This is our franchise, our IP."
Nonetheless, the executive observed that Microsoft is currently an integral cog in the Gears of War machine, with the Xbox 360 platform holder facilitating overall product quality as well as cobbling together some pretty dazzling marketing efforts for the brutal shooter.
“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,” said Capps.
"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."
How do you feel, PSU readers? Would you want Gears of War on PS3? Or are you perfectly content with the likes of Killzone and Resistance? Let us know in the comments section below.
- 10:23am EST - March 4th, 2011
No! we dont need Gears of War to Ps3 Epic games.. we have Killzone! <3 But! :) make somting for the Ps3 Only somting new that wood be Interesting! a New Projekt :-)
- 10:29am EST - March 4th, 2011
i am in the process of changing over from the xbox 360 onto the PS3, i loved all of the gears of war games and it would be great to have them on the PS3 system, i think that fans of Killzone and Resistance would really enjoy the compelling story and the multiplayer, it will have them captivated for years, i still play gears of war 2 on the xbox 360 but when i am a PS3 only member i will miss it..so come on epic..give me and millions of others something else to boast about..you know it makes sence, i have been a loyal buyer from epic and would buy them all again on the PS3. Best Regards w0za_
- 10:31am EST - March 4th, 2011
lol, of course MS don't would do all that for you guys (Epic) that's the best game on their system.
- 10:38am EST - March 4th, 2011
Epic like any other games developer want your cash, so gears on PS3 would make them millions enabling them to invest in even more games for the PS3 which is just what we need.
- 10:46am EST - March 4th, 2011
i would be great to have gears or war on the ps3 only played the first one tho
but overall i agree with @1 all i play is killzone 2&3 the online is so awesome i forgot it even had a story to te game lol i stay online
Nakatomi Uk | Nakatomi_Uk
- 10:49am EST - March 4th, 2011
Keep your Unreal 3 its looks the same dull and dark game to 360 we dont want it as we all know if you did the money would probably fund an exclusive game to 360 anyways
- 12:25pm EST - March 4th, 2011
For the people saying that they don't want Gears on PS3... Why not?
More games are always better than less. And Gears is a quality franchise.
- 12:33pm EST - March 4th, 2011
Offcourse I want it, Gears of War must be the only reason I play on my Xbox.
- 2:15pm EST - March 4th, 2011
Why The Heck Do People NOT Want Gears on PS3?? For me, Having Gears of War on PS3 Would Be a Dream Come True :(
- 3:06pm EST - March 4th, 2011
Herp, meet derp. You're both coming from Epic.
- 3:16pm EST - March 4th, 2011
All these fanboys ranting on and on about how ps3 exclusives like Resistance and KZ are far superior really are missing the point,one good product doesn't mean the rest are s h i t,Gears is a brilliant game and a great franchise,it's graphically superior to majority of all multi plats.It and Halo are by far the only two games that can go toe-to-toe with the best the ps3 has to offer,since Halo will always be an MS IP,i'd love to at least experience Gears on the ps3,so Epic YES IF IT ALL POSSIBLE BRING ON GEARS TO PS3,I AND MANY OTHERS LOVE THE PROSPECT OF FINALLY EXPERIENCING SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT SINCE THE START OF THE GENERATION.
- 3:32pm EST - March 4th, 2011
Why dont they make a Gears of War game showing how Cole and Baird fought with their platoons before hooking up with Marcus Fenix.
- 4:28pm EST - March 4th, 2011
I would love to have it for the ps3, But that will make the xbox community commit massive suicide and I for one don't want that to happen.
- 4:57pm EST - March 4th, 2011
you should make gears of war 3 for ps3, because its always good to see something new in a different console, we all know that the ps3 can handle graphic and disc space better, it will interesting how is going to look in a new awesome system.
- 6:13pm EST - March 4th, 2011
I used to played Gears all the time, not anymore, the 360 was too loud at the time. ..Gears on PS3 would be so awesome it would go together really well with the DS3 would feel like it should be. Gears and PS3 would be a dream come true to me.
psmgamer | Demonhunter84
- 6:33pm EST - March 4th, 2011
Killzone 3 and Resistance are FPS while Gears is a third person shooter. I really think there's no comprehansions between them and Gears. Gears on its own is an amazing title and addicting online while I would love for it to come to PS3, I think it just makes sense to have it as a Xbox 360 exclusive title. Epic gets a ton of support from Microsoft and game makes both of them millions of dollars. Microsoft probably gave Epic a ton of money to stay exclusive to them. Thats the only reason why it won't come to PS3. We have Bulletstorm so we should be at least happy that Bulletstorm ain't a 360 exclusive title. Though I have yet to play it.
- 8:28pm EST - March 4th, 2011
would i love to see gears of wars on the PS3 ... yah .. (why not for the PS3 gamers )
but no for me (never liked these kind of games)
and one thing also ... Epic ... fix ur damn Unreal Engine ...its not working very good on the PS3
- 8:43pm EST - March 4th, 2011
Sure. id love to play Gears of War, ive always wanted to play the gears games. they look fun!
- 9:15pm EST - March 4th, 2011
@ 4 I agree with you. However, I feel like Epic would try to maximize on their profit and just port the game to the ps3 resulting in a game that won't look as good as it could.
- 10:06pm EST - March 4th, 2011
No sh** Microsoft is willing to market the sh** out of it. Besides Halo it's one of the very few huge exclusives they have. Without gears, there goes yet another reason to buy a 360.
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