Submitted by Abriael 298d ago | news

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Hopes to Bring Gears of War to Xbox One, but It Depends on Epic Games

Many have been wondering if a Gears of War game will appear on Xbox One, and Microsoft Studios Honcho Phil Spencer made an interesting statement about it today. (Gears of War, Phil Spencer, Xbox One)

xHeavYx  +   298d ago
Interesting, I wonder if they are thinking about going multiplat. Wouldn't mind to play this game, especially if they release some time of collection with previous games
Abriael  +   298d ago
That's possible, but I don't see it as "probable" for now.
Minato-Namikaze  +   298d ago
Why not? Final fantasy, kingdom hearts (main series), tekken, Metal gear solid are all now Multiplat now. Now to mention after the new ownership came in alot of the old epic employees left. Right now i'd say its about 60-40 of them in favor gears becoming multiplat (just let me get a PS4 HD collection before the next one comes out).
P0werVR  +   298d ago
That game is dead folks...I don't see where they can go giving in where they left off.

Besides, it sucks...IMO!
-Foxtrot  +   298d ago

That was my only problem with the ending of the third one, it closed the story for good. It wasn't like Halo 3 where you had a slight taste of things to come on the legendary ending.

I would of loved it if you found out in some bizarre twist that the Locust had managed to spread out on other planets with better tec. Like you would see a short scene of the the queens dead corpse being moved by survivng locust only for it to reveal they are bringing it into a type of space ship and the very last scene is what appears to be a Locust "King".

Queen Myrrah looked human so it's not weird to think that there could of been an actual Locust looking King or other rulers. I mean they had been on Sera's surface before humans before going underground so if they've been around longer they could of colonized on other planets.

Although I could be wrong I don't know the actual origins of the locust and thats because the games never really explained it enough. I don't expect to read novels or whatever to understand something in a video game, you may as well tell me when I'm playing the game.
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u got owned  +   298d ago
We may see this series going multi-platform this generation.
UnHoly_One  +   298d ago
Foxtrot, who says the Locust have to be involved at all?

Nothing stopping them from making an entirely new story involving a new enemy.
mewhy32  +   298d ago
This is a great way for Phil to divert attention from his refusing to compare the mighty PS4 and the bone. micro$oft has started sounding like Nintendo.
abzdine  +   298d ago
GOW is a dead franchise by now, many say that Judgement is a very weak episode and GOW saga is losing its greatness since the third episode.
ajames347  +   298d ago
That would be pretty cool actually. It seems a lot of formerly exclusive companies are going multiplat these days...
Kingthrash360  +   298d ago
yupp thats my thought too...only 1st party companies will stay this time around it seems ..it actually makes more sense moneywise...ms needs to buy more companies to make them 1st party. if bungie can jump to multiplat then epic sure can. ms is failing itself in so many catagories right now. but we will see...im going ps4 first x1 next year if they finally get their sh*t straight.
Mikelarry  +   298d ago
oowee i really enjoyed the first gears, i still play it now.if they were to go multiplat that will bring new blood to the franchise i will actually get it again for some curbstomping fun
Big_B0SS  +   298d ago
The first Gears was mutliplat so I dont see why the other cannot come to the PC.

MS would just make it that you need W8 to play them - win win for MS.
gaelic_laoch  +   298d ago
It would make more sense to bring gears to the PS4 the dominate console on the market (if the analysts are to be believed) to increase profits! Other plats may even get a beefed up version!
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   298d ago
Good lord the fanboyism is super saiyan level strong in this one.


MS will probably work some magic with Epic and keep Gears Of War on X1, realistically.
redwin  +   298d ago
Lol, so there is something that you like about Xbox after all. What ever you do, don't play it on Xbox or you might get hooked . One of the things that makes this game great is the online experience, but now that PS is about to get a 1/2 decent online you might be able to see what we have been bragging all along. Good to see that Sony is coming to their sences after they said that "no body wants to play online" lol. My only problem would be this time around, buying it for which system? Mmmmmm, I'll see.
bjmartynhak  +   298d ago
So, Epic owns the ip

But has Epic the right to put the previous entries of the franchise on other consoles?

I would definitely get a @1080p collection of Gears
-Foxtrot  +   298d ago
Even if they can't right away (look at Mass Effect never thought that would happened) then it's a new trilogy they will be starting so I don't think it will matter that much.

I mean if they called it "Gears of War 4" then yeah it might be but I suppose they could give it a subtitle like what Killzone Shadow Fall is doing. We as gamers know it's the 4th game but the general audience doesn't.

Long as these games aren't prequels like Judgement I won't care.
Ron_Danger  +   298d ago
Would you settle for a 900p collection upscaled?? :-P
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SweetDangos  +   298d ago
Impossible. MS owns the gears of war ip. Epic games just makes it. It could go multiplatform on PC like the first did but it got horrible sales on PC and no one likes that pos games for windows live.
xHeavYx  +   298d ago
I don't know where you got that info, but you are wrong
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   298d ago
no microsoft doesnt own the IP epic games own the IP
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cleft5  +   298d ago
Weird, I thought they had this game locked up as an exclusive.
ZHZ90  +   298d ago
Wow I see tons of disagrees, since exclusive games like MGS, FF, KH(Main Series not spinoffs) and Tekken especially FFXV(aka Versus XIII) was supposed to be exclusive for the PS, I don't see any problem for Gear of War to be multiplat as well not to mention MS doesn't even owns the IP its Epic.

I would definetly buy this on PS4.
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Doghead  +   298d ago
cool, so MS can start formula 3 again
Gears + Halo + Forza REPEAT
Abriael  +   298d ago
Hey, they have Ryse too now.
True_Samurai  +   298d ago
And sunset overdrive and Quantum Break
SuperLupe  +   298d ago
And Killer Instinct and The Black Tusk game and Titan Fall.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   298d ago
And Dead Rising 3 and Project Spark
XboxFun  +   298d ago
Plus Crackdown, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie and Alan Wake.
kayoss  +   298d ago
I enjoyed Gears of War, well except the last one. Halo Got old after Halo 3.
Belking  +   298d ago
Yep, just like sony has done with killzone, infamous, and uncharted....lol That's what you do with successful ips.
AceBlazer13  +   298d ago
those are actually good
gaelic_laoch  +   298d ago
Let us all hope and pray that M$ can present and add to their exclusives as well as SONY do! The PS4 needs the competition!

But I must say that once upon a day deal breaker RYSE is looking more and more like a liability!
Darkfist  +   298d ago
nah, sony will make the next killzone, infamous, uncharted, ratchet & clank, sly cooper, and god of war, + new ips like the last of us, puppeteer, beyond two souls.
RiPPn  +   298d ago
@above: Sure they will have Ryse and Sunset Overdrive, and Quantum Break in the beginning, just so they can trojan horse their box into living rooms, but then it will be back to the quadfecta of Halo, Gears, Fable and Forza and relying on multiplats. Not opinion, just look at the last couple years of the 360.

And then Microsoft has the audacity to say the 360 will be supported until 2015, yeah by 3rd parties, other than Fable Anniversary they have nothing exclusive on the way. Why do people think this is going to be any different this gen?
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GiantEnemyCrab  +   298d ago
TitanFall will be on the 360. I think your crystal ball is cracked..
RiPPn  +   298d ago
@GiantEnemyCrab: TitanFall is Microsoft first party?!? Oh wait.. it's Respawn, thanks for furthering my point.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   298d ago
Cliffy B. working on his project and People Can Fly Studio is no more. Epic would have to assemble a new team for the next GEOW.
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Excalibur  +   298d ago
I've said this several times, The Next Gears game will be Multi-platform.

Epic is tired of Microsoft's shenanigans.

Disagree all you want, Microsoft delayed Gears 3 twice, you could tell in the various interviews with Cliff and Rod at the time they were getting irritated and didn't like being dictated to.
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The Meerkat  +   298d ago
But it did turn out to be one of the best games of the generation.

It was packed with content.
konnerbllb  +   298d ago
Yes it was a very polished game as well. It was the kind of game you get a year after release and a dozen patches later but at launch.
Excalibur  +   298d ago
I never said it wasn't, I own all the Gears games, even the PC version and they are fantastic (well maybe not GOW:J), it was not their best work.

BTW I'm one of the few that has 2000/2000-ed Gears 3.
GT is under my account, see for yourself.
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Transporter47  +   298d ago
Gears of War Ps4 here you come lol. I kid. But it is a big possibility now.
Excalibur  +   298d ago
My question is what prompted this comment by Phil, was this part of a larger interview or did he just come right out and talk about Gears?
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Funantic1  +   298d ago
Gears will be back on Xbox only. The series was great despite the last one not being so good. But the first three were good enough to keep the series alive.
sandman224  +   298d ago
I hope they go multiplatform. If they have the option to do so it only would make sence since the ps4 install base will be greater than Xbox one. It's more money for epic games. Plus the ps4 will make it easy to develop for.lets hope epic shows Sony some love.
strigoi814  +   298d ago
Gears is owned by Epic Games..so if they decided to go multi they can
kwyjibo  +   298d ago
I hope Epic are finished with Gears of War.

It's a new generation, let's see a new IP, a new universe.

I'd much prefer that than seeing a series get bogged down in a multithreaded meandering narrative mess.
cell989  +   298d ago
Ouch Gears going multplat would hurt the xbone people big time, it's of their crown jewels, that's like Uncharted going multi
McScroggz  +   298d ago
I'm torn. I have very fond memories of playing the Gears of War trilogy with my three best friends, and it's one of the most technically competent shooters to date; but I also think Gears needs a break.

If they keep it on the back burner, I'll be fine with that. If they make it multiplatform I'll be happy I can play it with my friends on PS4. If it stays Microsoft exclusive I'll be happy for Xbox One owners who will hopefully get a good game.

I just hope that when/if Epic decides to make another Gears of War game that THEY are happy to do it.
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H0RSE  +   298d ago
meh, was never a big Gears fan. Going multiplat isn't a big deal. I'm much more interested in Fortnite.
C-Thunder  +   298d ago
Keep forgetting about Fortnite, probably should expect a console announcement for that one.
C-Thunder  +   298d ago
I'm expecting a new ip from Epic, same as Naughty Dog. Gears and Uncharted are both played out. They'll be more successful with something new.
Father Murder X  +   298d ago
man aint that the truth. i wished they would have spread both gears and uncharted out alittle. Too much too soon. I would say more so for uncharted because gears story is sci fi and they can get creative. I say new IP's for both Epic and naughty dog.
christocolus  +   298d ago
phil write out that check or better still build a new studio and hire great talent into it..get cliffy and capps on board and let them put a sequel or something way better than gears of war...

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