Epic boss Mike Capps might have just thrown a bit more fuel on the ever burning console war, saying that he'd "love" to bring the Gears of War trilogy to the PlayStation 3. However, he also notes that Microsoft have "consistently" provided them with enough incentive to remain on the Xbox 360.
Speaking at GDC, Capps said, "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 also reminded fans that Gears of War remains an Epic Games owned IP: "We definitely own Gears of War. This is our franchise, our IP," suggesting that the series may see release on other consoles in the future if they decide to take that path.
However, so far Microsoft have provided enough incentives and development help to keep Epic on their side. Capps 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."
So will PS3 users get to experience the Gears of War without having to shove out another couple hundred big ones for another console? Only time will tell, as for now, Gears of War remains an Xbox 360 exclusive. Gears of War 3, in fact, hits Microsoft's console on September 20 this year.
Source: Industry Gamers