GameTrailers talks with Mark Rein about the sequel to Gears of War, the new content for the PC original, and if Epic has any plans for the Wii.
It's great how he downplayed the PC over 360 version because fans were angry and the compaign was short when it was first announced.. But he's not holding back now some time has been put inbetween that initial announcement. %20 more SP on the PC, that is a lot more. I can honestly say I will not be buying any further Epic titles on the 360 because the better versions come out less than a year later on other platforms.
wow, i dont like buying games at 60 bucks but to say you didnt get value out of gears is insane i havent played halo 3 yet but with that exception gears is and was hands down the best game on 360, i promised my self i would limit my attacks on people 1 or 2 a month, but i call BS on you Sir!
and........oh yeah, I disagree with you on epic games. What games that epic made are released on other platforms? And if you're talking about PC, you shouldve known better. With Gears being a beast of a seller, and the publisher being Microsoft, bringing Gears to the PC is a win-win solution for Microsoft and Epic, but mainly Microsoft. Now it will be interesting to see what console UT will sell better on.
the fact that they are focusing on one game and not overshadowing their project. That way, you keep the hype going. Gears of Wars running at almost 60 frames is nice to hear. It helped with motion blur on the 360, but here, it's double
They need to hurry and make gears of war 2 maybe 2008 release or 2009.
Then Release gears of war 3 on next xbox.
their is a sad truth in this comment.
"They need to hurry and make gears of war 2 maybe 2008 release or 2009. Then Release gears of war 3 on next xbox."
thats how short the 360 life cycle is cant even fill a trillogy on one system. i guess ill start saving now to get a 720
So I guess no Gears of War 2 anytime soon :(
BUT WE STILL GOT Unreal Tournament 3 COMING UP ! :D
Wow did he lay into the Wii though, but its true. Why put talented people to work on stuff 5 years old?
I think we can all judge by the giant smile on his face that there is a gears 2..
But definately picking up Gears for the PC. Even though I have the 360 version want a better online exp besides a bunch of kids running around with the shotgun.. MODS!!!! :)
I agree Mark Rein, David Jaffe and Hideo kojima is probably my favourite video game producers.
MODS will be nice... too bad my PC wont run it >.< I guess is time to buy a new one
Yeah I knew that already (get the collectors edition and be surprised at what most people know already).
Is that you see ms securing a deal with epic in plane view on chapter 3 on the dvd.
On the PS3 thats just like gears of crap only its not going to be.
so your asking for a game thats got his style but doesn't have the name.
so in other words you want a wanabe.
Will Gears comes out to the PS3 as the leading question? I hope the interview intent was to be funny because the game is published by MICROSOFT you freaking idiot!!!! He also got lucky with getting Mark to comment on the wii after asking him about "making money" for the 50th time. Also, he won't comment on Gears 2 and said they are still working on the first one. How about asking a follow up question like "Are you working on any new content for gears on the 360 then since you're saying that your still working on the first one?
Also when refering to the pc gears, how about asking if he is planning to port those maps to gears on the 360? Cliffy made a comment about they can't but would to hear it from him. I would of add more but got things to do.
I like Mark Rein. I really like him. He's not the type of developer who acts/talks all "professional". He's just like us, geeky. I find that very cool.
hmmm slightly concerned... is n4g becoming a site to try and pick up men? send him roses, i hear they're his favourites...
are you, in fact, homosexual? You have made 2 gay comments in the last 2 posts I've read and sound like you are really in denial. Not my thing but whatever floats your boat!
I suspect mighty_douche is gay. He already seems to know what Mark Rein likes.
trying SOOOO hard to get the leak on some official news for gears 2, and who can blame him cause im freakin pumped
Still the definitive new IP of NEXT GEN GAMING... at least until MASS EFFECT comes out...
A buddy of mine manages a GameStop in Arizona & currently GEARS 2 is slated for a FALL 2008 release... EPIC won't talk about it, but they know the dollars are there !!! The 360 is so easy to develop for, they already have the engine & the story... I'd guess at Fall '08 or Q1 '09.
and which ps3 fanbois said we got nuthing to play?lol
You know why you never see rumors about Sony owned games like God of War or Killzone 2 comming to the Xbox or Nintendo? it's because Nintendo and Xbox fans arn't that f**king stupid thats why. If you droids had somthing to play you might not spend so much time making up rumors of games you will never own.
Lets break this down for the "dee dee dee's" in the crowd, Gears of War is developed by Epic but the property rights belong to MS. That means everything in the Gears universe down to the names of the towns, cities, characters, vehicles and expansion of this universe belong to you guessed it MS. Now unless MS is going to go bankrupt and need cash (haha) or they decide to say here Sony (haha) then you dumb f**king Droids are just going to have to buy a PC (MS product windows) or an Xbox if you "ever" want to play this game. Now excuse me while I go make up a rumor about Killzone 2 going 360 and Wii.
What next is Steven King going to write Clive Barker or Tom Clancy novels and sell the rights to Deen Koontz? dee dee dee
Mark Rein is funny as hell isn't he, but is it me or did he seem a bit nervous?
trying to use GOW to take a cheap shot at ps3 owners. its juat a game mate, and just like all other games it will be forgotten about as quickly as it came, thats the way things are.
anyway if you wanted the proper GOW experience you'd get it on the pc, personally if i was an xbox fan id be disappointted i wasnt getting the extra content seeing the game is half the price on the pc.
please just try and relax a little, breath in...... and out..... feel better now little buddy?
Stupid as hell. "WII/XB360 FANBOIS ARE NOT SO F*CKN STUPID!!! LOILUUZZZZZ!!11111oneoneoneone "
Dude, u neder read what u wrote, eh? Cut the "NOT" of the Sentence up that sentence. Btw. Wii Fanbois are not so stupid like XB360 fanbois arr.
I like Fanbois lmao its a funny word Fanbois. xd
And why should Sony-Fanboys say nothin? Cause we got UT3? Cause we got the extra-Unreal-Engine?
Wii fanboys have no need to say something cause there is no reason to, or they flame u lil dumbass, that will be okay.
Its a bit sad that no Engine comes for Wii, nya nevermind, how Mark Rein said,
its no high definition next gen console or whatever.
Nevermind, Dumbass, make ur mind clear, take a shot and throw ur Xb360 right out of the Window.
What he said about the Wii is 100% truth.
No game developer makes money on it. It's only the Nintendo titles that sell. Great to hear they wont waste time on the last gen.
Capcom and Ubisoft's stock has risen because of their stellar software sales on the Wii. ( http://www.nintendoworldrep... & http://www.gamespot.com/wii... ). Games like Resident Evil 4 and Red Steel sold well beyond expectation.
I think 3rd parties can have much higher profit margins on the Wii considering that the Wii has the largest install base worldwide and the production cost of games is lower. If developers take time to craft great games for the Wii from the ground up, it is bound to sell a lot. It's too bad that many developers don't see the potential of the Wii in terms of making a profit or otherwise.
Actually what you said is completely false. Developers DO make money on Wii, the only developers that are not making money on Wii are the ones not supporting it.
Epic also denied the PC version of Gears of War for a long time. Gears of War 2 is in the works for the 360, release will be Christmas 2008. That's just plain simple.
Christmas 2006: main seller is Gears of War
Christmas 2007: main seller is Halo 3 (and Bioshock/Mass Effect in slipstream)
Christmas 2008: main seller will be Gears of War 2
You can count on that.
Oh, lucky you mart, every year you get a single AAA title for Christmas!
Gears 2 will be out by Christmas '08 and I also think the 360 will get a super secret special game of the year edition of Gears with all the PC content a month or 2 before Gears 2.
Epic and MS will make themselves look like the good guys in giving the 360 the PC content.
And guess what? I'll re-buy it, Gears Rules.
wow wii got denied
I remember Emergence Day like it was yesterday. Downloading the Emergence Day video from Cliffy B, I felt like a soldier on his way to his destiny! Wait, I was a soldier on my way to my destiny, rather fate....I was sawed in half, curb stomped, and clowned on before I actually followed Cliffy's advice! Now on the Wii, I think "wii" need to stop comparing the Wii to the 360 and PS3 because the Wii is in a league of its own, and really is not competing with the higher end gaming consoles, or at least their target audience. The Wii will receive sales from non traditional titles that will draw in a different audience, like wii fit is going to be huge because there is a fitness craze going on everywhere and as long as Nintendo pumps out titles like this, there will be a middle aged mom buying a Wii for herself. Now this helps and hurts Nintendo because while they are selling to a new audience, they are selling out their longtime fans just like that. Because only certain games are desirable on the Wii and I will certainly NOT buy a multiplatform title on that platform when I could get a much better looking as well as better running version on my elite. Now the interesting thing will be when Microsoft has another price drop that puts the core at or below the cost of the Wii. I think one thing that Microsoft is doing right is by adding lots of casual games to live like Chess, checkers, Uno, Scene it and so on. If they can continue to get alot of board games as well as continue to get classic games as well as expand their memory limit so we can get classic games like Marvel vs. Capcom and newer classics, I think Microsoft is still set to easily win this generation. And yes, I too, would buy Gears again if they release a special edition with all of the pc content.
I have never played Gear's at all. It looks like I'm missing out ona great looking game.
One he is not talking up Gears 2 cause he wants Gears on the PC to sell well. His focus is on that and Unreal 3 right now....but you can bet big money that Gears 2 is in full development. MS already said they planned on doing a 1,2,3 punch with Gears, Halo 3 and then Gears 2 in succesive years.
Second item...man he slammend Nintendo ...and for good reason. Nintendo has openly said they dont care about 3rd parties and that they are all about Nintendo making money. Nintendo really is the worse console out of the 3 not only from tech specs but also from carring about getting quality games on to their system. They know they can make tons of cash by just pumping out crap mini games over and over cause Japan loves them. And that is why I will never buy one. Its not inventive...its just over exagerated arcade motion / light gun games with crap graphics on a whole.
know the name of that song that plays at the begining of the video and gears of war 2 will rock so hard. and ouch at the nintendo comment.
If he doesnt want to support the largest userbase its his loss. Gearbox has already confirmed they are porting the UE3 engine to Wii.
Epic doesn't waste it's time with gimmicks. They rather have the latest hardware to work with (X360, PS3 & PC), not something from "yester-year".
yet more wii games run at 60fps than ps3 games. Sure ps3 games look nice in screen shots but whats up with last gen framerates?
The wii is a cheap POS and it cant even look better then most PSP games.
M rated games don't sell as well on Nintendo systems, ironicly, because Nintendo draws a more mature audiance. You may not understand this yet, but when you grow up, you don't feel the need to play games with a lot of blood and gore to feel "manly." That's the funny thing about "adult content," it appeals to a lower percentage of adults than teens.
As for how the games look. There is a rather bad looking game for the PS3 comming out, I believe. I'll see if I can track it down and post the link for you, and then I'm sure you'll agree that the PS3 has worse graphics than the Wii based on that game, just as you assume that PS2 ports with PS2 graphics means the Wii is a step back from the GC.
Edit: Meh, forget it. There's just a sea of bluray news and cheap PS3 rumor news over in the PS3 section. Believe the Wii has bad graphics because of lack of effort by developers if you want...I'm not digging though hundreds of news, most of it totally unrealated to gaming, to find the one little article.
Nintendo is not selling out there long time fans. Nintendo have been making games that appeals to everyone since the NES days. The most "hardcore" franchise I can think of off the time of my head are the Zelda series. And Nintendo hasn't stopped creating new Zelda games.
With the momentum Wii has I doubt 360 will win this generation. Microsoft is now trying to appeal to casual gamers but it's not going to work. The perception of the 360 as a hardcore console for 12 - 30 males is too ingrained. Microsoft also has no experience with attracting the casual market. And if Microsoft does drop the price of one of their SKUs below the Wii's, Nintendo can also drop the price of the Wii since they can afford to (and probabily still make a profit off every unit sold). But since the Wii demand is so high I don't think Nintendo won't drop the price no matter what until demand diminishes.
I love it...I will be anticipating Gears 2 more than Halo 2 for real...
good news, considering halo 2 is already out and bombed.
With M.Rein on his thoughts about the wii.
hes an ass!
mark rein is so awesome.
bring on gears 2.
oh yeah, and f*ck all haters. die.
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