Epic Games’ Mark Rein has come out and said that the company owns the Gears of War IP and that they can do whatever they want with it. While this does put an end to the belief that Microsoft has any say in what the developer chooses to do with its franchise, it is unlikely that you should expect Gears of War to ever make its way to the PlayStation 3.
Speaking with VG247 at GDC last week, Rein had the following to say, “We own Gears of War. We can do what we want with it,” Rein told us. “We have a great relationship with Microsoft, and they helped turn the game into a huge success for us, and we are pretty happy with the way things are going.”
“I mean we have a game with EA, and while we haven’t announced it yet, and soon we will be able to talk more about it.”
Obviously this EA published title will more than likely be making its way to our console of choice, so we’re definitely excited to see what the company has in store for us. However, those of you looking for Gears of War should either turn to the PC or pick up a 360 if you haven’t already — it won’t be showing up on our console any time soon.