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Mark Rein On PC Gears

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Zenny, May 25, 2005.

  1. Zenny

    Zenny I'm gonna steal your girlfriend.

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    If you've been following the news lately, then you will know that there has been some controversy over whether or not Gears of War will also appear on the PC. Mark Rein, a name that needs no introduction, has finally given us an official comment about the issue:


    Gears of War is an Xbox360 exclusive. We're developing it specifically
    to take advantage of the power and features of the console. All of the
    work on Gears between now and when we ship is toward creating the
    ultimate Xbox360 game.

    Could we, in the future, adapt Gears for Windows just as Microsoft did
    with Halo? Sure we could and, as you can see from J Allard's comments,
    Microsoft is clearly cool with that idea. But we're a long way off from
    thinking about that. Right now our only goal is to make Gears one of the
    "must have" titles for Xbox360 and judging by reaction to our relatively
    early showing at E3 we're well on our way toward achieving that. One
    major web site, 1UP.com, already voted us their Best Xbox360 Game in
    their Best of E3 roundup!
     
  2. Nereid

    Nereid ・ ω ・

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    Bah, I knew it.

    Firsties! \o/
     
  3. Juguard

    Juguard The King Is Dead, Punk Rock Lives!

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    exclusive suck.
     
  4. Jaxter

    Jaxter I just f**ked your girlfriend

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    The only thing worse than microsoft is microsoft's own marketing department... They are telling Epic to say this to push their crap box.

    They are simply lying through their teeth, of course it will come out on PC :mad:
     
  5. Bullet10k

    Bullet10k New Member

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    wtf it better not feel like a console port
     
  6. Major-Lee-High

    Major-Lee-High Im a ranter, ignore me!

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    Oh well my pc wont run it prolly >_<
     
  7. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    How's anything going to feel like a port after xbox 360's launch? As I understand it Microsoft is moving towards a single development system for Windows and Xbox platforms.
     
  8. Kirin[SC]

    Kirin[SC] 恐いハチミツボイ

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    Personally, I wouldn't trust the word "exclusive" for most modern games.

    "Exclusive" does NOT necessarily mean that X game will ONLY be on that system FOREVER. In a way, it's just going to be only for a certain system for a certain amount of time then it'll make its way to other systems. Knowing Epic's track record with the PC community, I would expect Gears of War to make its way into the PC within a few months time. I would guess, IMHO, that the PC port would feel like a console game instead of a PC game.
     
  9. DeathBooger

    DeathBooger Malcolm's Sugar Daddy

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    I don't think Mark Rein knows what he's talking about. He's clearly misinformed.
     
  10. Zenny

    Zenny I'm gonna steal your girlfriend.

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    From what I've gathered, he said that Gears can come out on PC just right now they're focusing solely on the 360 version. I'd imagine after that they'd focus their attention on UT2007 with a small team porting Gears over to PC. THen have a bigger team work on it once 2007 has shipped.
     
  11. Dragon_Myr

    Dragon_Myr New Member

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    "Must have" and "XBox" are too close in that statement. It sounds like a automatic Microsoft reply to get people to hype up more about their XBox260. Yesterday nobody was sure and now today Bill called up Mark and told him what to say. :p

    BU, maybe you should just ignore GoW and see if that scares Epic into supporting the PC platform publically rather than hiding it and pushing it off to an afterthought?
     
  12. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Stupid xCrap -4

    Die die die. :maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddsdda:
     
  13. Artman40

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    But as long as I have a little device, which can play xbox360 or any other platform games on PC, it dosen't matter for me. :)
     
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  14. MuLuNGuS

    MuLuNGuS New Member

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    i cant understand this insurgence about the new console generation?

    i don't want a Xbox160 or something like that, we are PC gamers aren't we?
     
  15. SiN-BiN

    SiN-BiN New Member

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    I doubt it, he is part or Epic Games
     
  16. Retodon8

    Retodon8 Sheep happens!

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    I had to smile about that comment too, but... he was only joking... right?
    He's Epic's Vice President after all, he has to know what he's talking about.
     
  17. «BuA»Lurker_71

    «BuA»Lurker_71 Thë Möñkëÿ Kïñg

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    All I have to say in response to this is;

    [SARCASM]
    :eek: 2 weeks :eek:
    [/SARCASM]
     
  18. Retodon8

    Retodon8 Sheep happens!

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    I wonder if anybody even remembers what he really said anymore. :)
     
  19. edhe

    edhe ..dadhe..

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    "The demo is at least two weeks away."

    **Spawn the greatest UT-related photochopping thread everon atari f0s.
     
  20. BesigedB

    BesigedB Shocking Behaviour

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    Does it really matter? :lol:
     

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