iGR: "With the monumental news that Microsoft has acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise, many were left to question what role Epic Games would have in the industry moving forward."
A PS4 game for one!
Most likely multi-plat titles.
Surprised MS haven't just bought them. PC releases or no.
No, it's would not be good if MS brought Epic. They make the Unreal Engine and it is used on many games...let it spread for all platforms.
The last exclusive was for 360. It takes money to by exclusivity. Based on Sony's financial status, it doesn't seem likely.
Sony doesn't need exclusivity at the moment. With multiplats running at higher rez/frames on ps4, that would be enough for Sony to have higher sales on multiplat games
So like the 360 last gen then? Personally, unless you're really disappointed with KZ singleplayer and KNACK, and what Drive Club was running at...I'm not concerned with differences that I'll never see even if i had two TV's in the same room. I'm more concerned with missing out completely on the AAA retail games. X1 has 5, 2 of which are the highest scoring between PS4 and X1 retail exclusives
Sony doesn't need to buy exclusives, they got their own studios for that.
Sony has what? 12 studios to MS's 21. @ Master http://www.lazygamer.net/xb... MP = Multiplatform E = Exclusive CE = Console Exclusive (available on PC or iOS as well but only on this console) PlayStation 3 – 760 (615 MP, 137 E, 8 CE) PlayStation 2 – 2016 PlayStation Portable – 777 PlayStation Vita – 65 Nintendo Wii U – 29 Nintendo Wii – 1220 Nintendo 3/DS – 1707 Xbox 360 – 930 (721 MP, 127 E, 82 CE) http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... "There are currently 795 games (multiplatform: 635; exclusive: 150; console exclusive: 10) and 15 cancelled games on this list as of August 18, 2013." http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... "There are currently 1,042 games (multiplatform: 858; exclusive: 176; console exclusive: 68) on this list as of January 24, 2014."
21 studios or whatever, Sony always releases more 1st party exclusives. Please explain to me what were those 21 studios working on for the 360 in the last year...and also why're most of the xbone's exclusives made by third party studios if MS owns so many studios...
I don't expect much from Epic outside of mobile/f2p titles since most of the talent left the studio
Bingo NYC. I think so too. Thats prob another reason why MS brought the Gears franchise.
I wonder if part of Microsofts deal with Epic also has them doing something similar for a new IP with Epic where they also are getting first dip exclusivity on console. They seem to have a very tight relationship with Epic.
Epic was drawn to the 360 because of how closely it resembles a pc This gen I don't think exclusivity would make alotta sense for them Or any 3rd party for that matter
That's backwards, normally its when a once exclusive ip goes multiplat, you get dibs on the next ip. Its why agent is exclusive to Sony, well for now anyway.
Well certainly we have seen that kind of deal in the past but you have to wonder if there are some special circumstances here at play? 1) It really seems Epic was over wanting to make more Gears games. The pushed Judgment off to a different studio and multiple people left Epic in the months that followed. The companies direction really seemed to shift. 2) Releasing Gears out for PS3 as a port may have been a bit cost prohibitive vs what they thought they could make back at this point in the generation. And given it really did seem like Epic was done with Gears I cant see them wanting to go back and work on that IP anymore. 3) MS comes in and says we will buy that IP you really don't have interest in pursuing for a chunk of money plus we will give you another chunk of money in advertising and R&D for your next game to also secure some kind of console exclusivity timed or otherwise.
Most of the original talenet left EPIC. CliffyB, Quinn, Capps and Fergusson all left last year. Worried about EPIC.
I think they are just going to be a mobile/gfx engine studio. The talent probably left because Tencent bought almost half of Epic's stock.
Yeah more F2P games aimed at the Chinese market.
Please be a new unreal tournament game :)
Dam kinda sucks for epic Gears was the only good game they had so why sell it
When you really really look at it, their studio should be named "Epic GAME"
because MS gave them many $$$
The Unreal series of games were great as well.
To each his own I hated the unreal series
New Unreal Tournament, please!
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