Gears of War on PS3 eventually, says analyst


Xbox 360's flagship game will eventually come to the Playstation 3.

Analyst heavyweight Michael Patcher is at his crystal ball again, this time dishing out the controversial prediction that Epic’s Gears of War series will come to PlayStation 3… eventually.

Speaking to Game Trailers, Patcher pointed out that Epic is no stranger when it comes to the PlayStation 3 hardware, “we pretty much know that Gears of War 3 is probably gonna’ come out on PS3.”

The reasoning behind Mr. P’s prediction is that Microsoft probably has a two game deal to keep the first inevitable Gears of War sequel Xbox 360 exclusive, but after that Epic’s free to put it on whichever console it likes.

It’d be a big stir up if Gears 2 ended up on PS3, but will anyone really care by the time the third one comes out?

Just like GTA and Resident Evil before, we reckon Gears would’ve spent most of its worth by the time it goes multiplatform.


Written by: NunoDavesh - News Contributor


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  1. #1 by JimmyMagnum on September 13th, 2009 [ 83111 Points ]

    I think MS would write up another contract keeping it a third party exclusive because MS knows deep down that Sony has some killer first and second party exclusives, and one of MS’s biggest titles going multiplatform would probably drop sales for the 360

  2. #2 by Fleakitten on September 13th, 2009

    Lol. Not gonna happen.

  3. #3 by Jonaskin on September 13th, 2009

    Isn’t it published by microsoft? I reckon they’ve probably got something going like they did for halo where ms owns the IP. Besides, ms tends to keep hold of their exclusives and devs..Bungie went 3rd party and are still exclusively xbox. That being said, i’d love to see gears on ps3, but i doubt it’ll happen.

  4. #4 by Darrin on September 13th, 2009

    This is stupid. Microsoft probably owns the Gears IP. Secondly, all the second party studios make exclusive games because they want to not because they are stuck in some contract they can’t get out of.

    Why does Insomniac or Sucker Punch make PS3 exclusives? Because they love doing it. Even first party studios can splinter off and break away if they want to.

    Multiplatform titles can sell to a larger group of people, but exclusives get more marketing support.

  5. #5 by Jonaskin on September 13th, 2009

    That’s not entirely true darrin..look at how much marketing the call of duty, guitar hero and gta games have.

  6. #6 by Darrin on September 13th, 2009

    Good point. But all three of those franchises got big as platform-exclusives and then later went multi-platform.

    Exclusives clearly get extra marketing help from the publisher. I don’t think Gears would be as successful as it is without the huge marketing push that Microsoft gave it.

  7. #7 by bunnyhero on September 13th, 2009 [ 1850 Points ]

    i remember hearing somewhere that microsoft owns the gears of war IP, but epic retains the rights to the gears universe… or something like that. who knows. pachter is all over the place with his predictions, lol.

  8. #8 by Mike on September 14th, 2009

    Isn’t this old news? I recall that the same rumor was reported back in 2007. Observe the date on this Destructoid post:

    http://www.destructoid.com/pachter-gears-of-war-on-ps3-60465.phtml

  9. #9 by AaRon on September 14th, 2009

    i dont think so cuz if you dont play gears 1 and 2 in ps3 only play gears 3 its a bad thing i think

  10. #10 by King32 on September 14th, 2009

    If gears of war 3 comes to ps3 that would be HUGE!!! There would be no reason to buy an 360. What they should do is make gears 1&2 a blu-ray bundle like there doing God of War 1&2. Also include all the downloadable content to max out the blu-ray disc. and sell it for $40. Mark my words if the 360 loses gears then i smell doom in there future. The only good exclusives they would have is halo and mass effect. But a little bird told me that mass effect is coming to ps3 as well so we’ll see. PS3 all the way. Yes im a sony fanboy proud owner of the ps3 slim. best system on behind the ps2

  11. #11 by JimmyMagnum on September 14th, 2009 [ 83111 Points ]

    360 and MS won’t lose Gears because MS owns the rights. Only way the franchise will reach any other console would be if Microsoft sold those rights


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