Gameplayer spoke with Gears of War 2 lead designer CliffyB today and unearthed the info that unlike the original, there is no way the sequel will come to PC. He also mentions its dismal PS3 potential. See inside for details.
Not looking good for PC is it? I love my PC, but I stopping thinking about upgrades two years ago because I just never found myself with anything undeniable to play on it.
haha,yh right....ms owns pc gaing and if they will relase gears2 on pc it will only help ms. cliffy is just chatting sh1t like he dose %75 of the time;gears2 will come to pc but only like 4-7 months later when it is relased on the 360. just how halo wars will come to pc, and halo4,alan wake...e.t.c. ... ms always like to relase there games on pc and 360 bcuz it will help them both ways.....as for him working with the ps3 its likely never to happen since ms has filled his pocket with cash that can by the white house(u understand y i said that;ITS M$ -$$$$$-) ;-D!!!.. XD edit.. lol @ digagree....i bet its 360 fan boys who are angry that gears 2 will b coming to pc, its gona happen, he might not say it but it will happen...ms loves doing that.!!!
is up to MS or Epic to decite it.
This guy is trying to lie to his paying customers. He is pathetic. I will play this game on my PC half a year from now.
Evidently, you won't.
I actually tend to believe Epic this time around. Gears was hardly a success on the PC compared to the 360 and any PC work going on behind closed doors is surely more focussed towards UE4. One thing I noticed though. "Gears of War could work on PS3, but we don’t think our publisher would be too happy with that.", guess all the PS3 couldn't handle Gears of war claims on the forums were a little off.
it's called sarcasm dude ! cliffy is taking the p1ss !
How do you work that out? That's like me saying Gears is coming to the PC because "definitely not" is sarcasm also. He's not being sarcastic, he is simply being honest.
I tend to believe him for the exact same reason, Gears didn't sell to well on PC, in fact many of the 360 games that end up on PC don't sell all that well, sure its a few extra dollars in micro's pocket either way since their the publisher but while "porting" isn't nearly as expensive as making the game from the ground up on a console, its still definitely a time/cost vs profit situation where I don't think its very profitable from devs/Epics point of view to port the game over unless the game really sells well on PC. As for him saying the game can be done on ps3, its a no brainer, sure it will no doubt need to be done differently and may cost more to get the same results but it CAN be done, just like ANY game on either console can be done on the other with the right dev working on it. Only children under 12 truly believe that it isn't possible to make game X on ps3 or 360 with very minor differences....well of course extreme fanboys of all ages fall for that BS hype too. JOY
Fishy, I just finished Gears on PC - the game was seriously broken. Thank God for users who know how to tweak the Unreal engine - I was actually able to play it after applying "fixes" found on internet forums. My point is that I think that had something to do with the game not being successful on PC.
Holidays are coming, they need to sell 360. GeoW2 will be a system seller, as there's only a few high profile exclusives for 360 this holiday. If I was them, I'd say the same thing - make people buy an Xbox AND the game. this holiday instead of 'ummmmm... maybe I'll wait for the PC version...' But with Microsoft being the publisher, yest it will come to PC eventually. I just hope they put more effort into that port then they did with original GeoW
That is one of the biggest reasons that I stopped playing games on PC. It's a pain in the balls just to finally get to play a fully functional game. Last generation, when console games couldn't technically produce games with the depth and visual quality of PC games, it was sort of worth the hassle. But now, you can buy console games with all of the depth and visual quality of PC games, and be playing in seconds. All patches and updates are automatic and 100% compatible, with no wondering around the internet searching for a magic patch, then praying to God that it doesn't mess up your PC. Not to mention the cost and poor comfort factor of PC gaming.
I'm not sure why my comment was deleted here but "MGS4 to 360" is posted as actual news. Funny that.
gears 1 on pc had very bad sales canceling it is a right decision
Dunno who thought PS3 couldn't handle Gears but I doubt that it couldn't to be honest. More like Sony can't have it cos they prefer sequels to sub-quality subgames like Killzone 2 n Resistance 2 (which laughably PS3 owners gush over). Go look on metacritic at how much better Gears is than this tripe. Gears 2 might be made for PC ages down the line, I dunno y this article said Games for Windows needs a shot in the arm...It may well do, but if the only way ppl can play Gears 2 is by buying a 360, surely that's gonna benefit Microsoft a whole lot more...
sub-quality sub games? have you seen Killzone 2? have you played it?
but I think gears will sell its maximum on X360 regardless of what happens on PC. I think that it is a blow for MS that they cannot advertise gaming on Vista (or Windows 7 if that is out) with one of the greatest games going around.
How Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 gush have you played them mmmmm I'll be buying GOW2 and RFOM2 this November looking 4ward to playing both games, then I'm not a console fanboy .Evan I thought the first GOW was a better game than RFOM I enjoyed both,and both being good games.
is dying a slow death. MS may as well give the 360 mouse n keyboard support for games now.
no its not. there are more games released on pc each week than any other platform. online is free and games are supported for years. eg. battlefield games are old now but there are still thousands of servers available to play on.
you know what i mean. Devs are sceptical because of the high rate of piracy and how many of those 'many' games are actually any good. The line between pc and console gaming is becoming more of a grey area and with pcs there are too many hardware variants. Too much upgrades far too often imo.
It's too big and too hard working to let it die. I still play BF2 and DOD:s for crist sake.
Rather play my FPS on a PC giving a choice, Keyboard & Mouse works better with FPS. Enjoy playing online on the PC, less twats (most of the time lol)360 & PS3 servers full of idiots (PS3 worse latey)I'll buy GOW2 4 the 360 but other games like L4D and Farcry 2 will be on PC.Would like feel the same with the 360,unless it supports Keyboard & mouse for FPS, or I get alot better with the joypad(2 left thumbs lol)again most folk I know 4 FPS prefer PC 4 the K & M well that have the choice then again my son a dam good player on FPS on a Joypad (Jealous lol)If MS let K & M support 4 games lot more folks would go to 360 IMOP : )
sarcasm isn't really as wide spread as i thought. maybe because im english i can see it a mile of. if this was a video you would see cliffy laughing !
but Cliffy is not English. He's in North Carolina. Not to say us Americans aren't sarcastic....turn on Family Guy or Simpsons or SNL.
gears of war could work on Sony's ps3 .... just as bioshock does. do you see yet ? ....Sarcasm is fun when you understand it !
What are u babbling on about? U might be English but ur grasp of the language is somewhat limited. As is your grasp of humour... gears of war could work on Sony's ps3 .... just as bioshock does. How is that sarcasm? Bioshock does actually work, they just screwed up one texture pre-release didn't they? I'm sure it's just as good if not better cos of the added content. Gutted that I've already completed it cos it's probably the best game on the 360 in my opinion. I thought sarcasm was fun if you understood it?
are you serious ? .....really ? read my post then read yours. do you see what you did ? lol !
and you failed. sorry. he's sarcasm doesnt hide the truth. He's kinda a douche like that anyway, c0cky entertainer. If somebody who had programmed on the ps3 said something like this it would probably not be sarcasm. I can say the same thing, just to let you know i see where your coming from. hu hum mgs4 could run on the 360 like dead rising could run on the wii. i did see what you did there but it doesn't hide the truth so thats why i said you failed. Im not even saying i want it on the ps3. Id prefer it stay a true exclusive and use the 360 to its full potential without having to worry about if it would port well. on topic, pc truly is dying a slow one. They should of never killed off point n click games
I know, nice_cuppa thinks that cos he's English that he knows sarcasm better than any1 else. He even sent me a PM correcting my use of ur instead of your cos he's a downer...I know Gears and Bioshock are both easily doable on the PS3, he just doesn't seem 2 realise that his use of sarcasm isn't actually sarcastic, straight after claiming that it's fun...
I really dont believe you, but if it becomes true what you say, then you have lost a customer.
MS doesn't want the PC version looking better than the xbox 360 version.
It won't be ported over to PC unless he get 1 million hits on his new website clifflovesmen.com.
Hey! How did you know? :( Oh noesss, teh secretz are out. I love men, which is why I made two games full of big strong men. Boo hoo.
shut the f^ck up. i already said this game wont come to the PC period! gears of war 2 is only available on the best sytem and that is the xbox 360.
people just can't face that fact that its NOT FOR PC, lol dude xbox is very affordable right now, its better buying a xbox 360 than buying a computer that would be able to run it. and anyway ima ps3 owner and im still buying gears of war 2 (i have a 360 laying around).
God, I hate stop and pop gameplay. Its all about the run n' gun.
THIS YEAR.. but we'll see about 2009 :D anyway dont care about this game, Hate it actually, just wanted to read what IdiotB hadde of bs this time.. this guy is amazingly stupid, read his interviews and u'll know what im talkin about..
Speaking of reading the interview, did you actually read this one? There is no other way to interpret what he said "NO PC GEARS 2". He didn't say this year, he said NO PC GEARS 2. In the past I would of not believed it but I'm thinking this time they really mean it.
CliffyB: Gears of War 2 on PC with 5 new chapters exclusive to pc! Go anf buy it again!
Nah ya'll are right. There's no way he would let that happen(Sarcasm) and take a few extra million. Same as Bioshock or Gears 1.
@dro So you are one of the guys that work with Cliffy B? You know for a fact he is lieing? Im not a fanboy , I have a high end PC , PS3 and Xbox 360. But I do believe that most games will move to consoles because the developers think that Piracy doesnt exist on them. The PC is getting a bad rap for Piracy but I know plenty of Torrent sites with console games downloads on them including Deadspace for Xbox 360. We can only take the guys word for it that GOW 2 isnt conming to PC and if it does then well and good.
I think they'll make a PC version, but the man they won't. So they won't!
"GeOW2 didn't sell well on PC" Their architectures are the same, so a port is almost copy paste, and UE3 is a multiplatform engine so even more reason to do so. Besides, most GPU's would be enough to run GeOW2 when it comes out unless they ramp up the specs. Microsoft would pay even more if it was destined to be a flop because they want to strengthen the Games for Windows platform.
Exactly. A few hundred thousand copies sold would probably be enough to make a decent and respectable profit...
Just like how GTA 4 and Mass Effect isn't coming to the PC right folks? LOL!! What a bunch of BS. This game is a LOCK for a PC release six months down the road with better textures and graphics. They're just saying this to appease the 360 owners. It doesn't matter anyways, 6 months from now GoW 2 still won't look as good as Crysis: Warhead and it'll be overshadowed by KZ 2.
Some desperation comments above. perhaps it is simply more worth their while to focus on creating DLC and selling it to X360 owners than it is to construct a port and re-market it.
So they were like lets put it on PC to maximize profits only to realize with Piracy and all that Extra effort(though not as bad with the 360/PC architecture) is not worth it. EPIC knows this game will make it's money back + more and even a lot more than the first game. Sorta like Halo 1/2. This leaves EPIC with more time work on something else... Mo more Maximizing profits in PC gaming(Sad but True).
I would like it to come to PC and I would buy both versions.I would like to mod Gears 2,make some new maps,and push the graphics benchmark past Crysis Warhead.I hope Epic goes with it.
Microsoft will decide if it will come to the PC and know how money hungry that company is...it will come to the PC.
Still getting this on my Xbox 360 where I personally think its better suited for, if you want to wait another few months for this game then be my guess. Halo Wars is also not coming to the PC though I would love if it did, rather play RTS games on my PC than my 360.
IMO keep it a true console exclusive. I'd love to have it on my PC but my 360 is collecting dust right now.
"yes when pressed he of course confirmed that by ‘console’ he meant specifically the Xbox 360. Although he added “Gears of War could work on PS3, but we don’t think our publisher would be too happy with that".
aawww man the sony fanboys cant support Microsoft.....since they like to buy all the 360/pc exclusives
So what he really meant to say without MS holding the gun to his head " oh its coming to Pc but MS just wants to make some money first by having people buy their system since its the "only" system you can buy it for wink wink"
LMFAO. poooor nerds and droids. and good luck jerking off to the gears possible on PS3 quote, LOOL. we all know that's not possible. maybe if they dumbed it down to fit in PS3's GARBAGE below 256 video ram. Gears uses OVER 256, more like 350 or more just for texture bitmaps. pooor delusional droids :(
Its about time MS wise up and stop releasing these games on the PC. People need a reason to buy a 360 and having exclusive titles not found anywhere else is a huge factor. PC gamers don't appreciate these games anyway and cry about the ported controls to keyboard/mouse. The sooner they break this 360/PC bond the better.. blah pc gaming..
how you work that out ! I,ve played Halo & Halo 2 on the PC enjoyed them better because of the Keyboard & Mouse, tried both games on the Xbox finished first, got fed up with second probley with 2 left thumbs on the joypad lol (prefer Joypad 4 racing & platform games myself)PC player will play any good game thats out, only thing that a PC has is a lot of good shooters in it line up.
Isn't the 360 just a PC anyway?
However that dumbed-down PCs got the games! And I want it!!! Fable 2 here I come!
the ps3 is more like a pc, the 360 is more like a small heater.
Not saying I agree or disagree, but here's a bubble for making me laugh.
in other words he would like to put it on the ps3 but the damn contract says he's supposed to do 2 gears on the crapbox so there it is oh well it will come out on the pc sooner or later
Allow me to put all of your rambling and arguments to rest: If final fantasy 13 can come to the xbox 360, then anything's possible.
I hate to be a pain but nowhere in the article linked from this n4g article did cliffy b say the ps3 had dismal potential. He merely said that it could work on the ps3 but they are not allowed as there publisher(microsoft) wouldn't be too pleased. I wonder whether they could get around that by offering it over psn as a download for the ps3 and not actually sell physical copies in retail stores :D
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