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.

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xHeavYx2046d 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

Abriael2046d ago

That's possible, but I don't see it as "probable" for now.

Minato-Namikaze2046d 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).

P0werVR2046d ago

That game is dead folks...I don't see where they can go giving in where they left off.

Besides, it sucks...IMO!

-Foxtrot2046d ago (Edited 2046d 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.

u got owned2046d ago

We may see this series going multi-platform this generation.

UnHoly_One2046d 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.

mewhy322046d 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.

abzdine2045d 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.

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ajames3472046d ago

That would be pretty cool actually. It seems a lot of formerly exclusive companies are going multiplat these days...

Kingthrash3602046d ago

yupp thats my thought too...only 1st party companies will stay this time around it seems actually makes more sense 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 going ps4 first x1 next year if they finally get their sh*t straight.

Mikelarry2046d 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_B0SS2046d 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_laoch2046d ago (Edited 2046d 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!

AngelicIceDiamond2046d 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.

redwin2046d 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.

bjmartynhak2046d 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

-Foxtrot2046d 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_Danger2046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )

Would you settle for a 900p collection upscaled?? :-P

SweetDangos2046d 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.

xHeavYx2046d ago

I don't know where you got that info, but you are wrong

TIER1xWOLFPACKx2046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )

no microsoft doesnt own the IP epic games own the IP

cleft52046d ago

Weird, I thought they had this game locked up as an exclusive.

ZHZ902046d ago (Edited 2046d 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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Doghead2046d ago

cool, so MS can start formula 3 again
Gears + Halo + Forza REPEAT

Abriael2046d ago

Hey, they have Ryse too now.

True_Samurai2046d ago

And sunset overdrive and Quantum Break

SuperLupe2046d ago

And Killer Instinct and The Black Tusk game and Titan Fall.

GiantEnemyCrab2046d ago

And Dead Rising 3 and Project Spark

XboxFun2045d ago

Plus Crackdown, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie and Alan Wake.

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kayoss2046d ago

I enjoyed Gears of War, well except the last one. Halo Got old after Halo 3.

Belking2046d ago

Yep, just like sony has done with killzone, infamous, and That's what you do with successful ips.

gaelic_laoch2046d 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!

Darkfist2046d 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.

RiPPn2046d ago (Edited 2046d 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?

GiantEnemyCrab2046d ago

TitanFall will be on the 360. I think your crystal ball is cracked..

RiPPn2046d ago

@GiantEnemyCrab: TitanFall is Microsoft first party?!? Oh wait.. it's Respawn, thanks for furthering my point.

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FrigidDARKNESS2046d ago (Edited 2046d 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.

Excalibur2046d ago (Edited 2046d 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.

The Meerkat2046d ago

But it did turn out to be one of the best games of the generation.

It was packed with content.

konnerbllb2046d 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.

Excalibur2046d ago (Edited 2046d 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.

Transporter472046d ago

Gears of War Ps4 here you come lol. I kid. But it is a big possibility now.

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