Mark Rein Interview
GameInformer has an interview with Epic’s vice president, Mark Rein. Remember that Epic creates Gears of War for the 360 and Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3, PC, and 360.
What I liked best is what he says about the PS3. It sums up my mood about it pretty well.
GI: Do you think Sonyâ€™s in trouble?
Rein: No, god, no. Somebody asked me that earlier, and I was like, â€œWhat a ridiculous question.â€ People, just give them a break for crying out loud. People think itâ€™s bad if they canâ€™t ship enough, and then they think itâ€™s bad if they can ship enough. Itâ€™s like, which is it? Either they canâ€™t fulfill your order or they can, and theyâ€™re both good. Being able to fulfill your order is good news, right? Go out and buy your PS3 now. You can get one. Thatâ€™s miraculous. They sold more PS3s in North America than Microsoft sold Xbox 360s in its same period of time, and they clearly arenâ€™t going to have the shortage problems that Microsoft had. So as long as people are willing to pay the price for the machineâ€”and Iâ€™m sure lots of people areâ€”I think theyâ€™re hopefully in a good situation.
There’s actually more in there. Go and have a look, it’s a good read.