Will or won't Gears of War 2 be appearing on the PC? As the web fury grows, PC Authority contacted the people behind the game to get some answers, and a nice photo gallery.
Thanks Microsoft. Thanks for leaving the door for a PC version open wide enough to drive a freight train through...sideways. It is the same statement made about Gears 1.
yup how right you are.
They are just doing that to make people believe that the 360 is the only place to play Gears 2, so that people buy a 360. And they figure with the new low price... people who buy a $600 graphics card will look and say, "I guess the price ain't so bad now!" At least that's what MS is hoping people will think! But everyone knows this game will hit the PC as well, unless there's something MS isn't telling us!
They should make it for PC...Games for Windows is there to take droid's money who don't want to invest on a 360.
just like Sony does and will if "you" ever buy a bluray movie, saw any of the spider man movies, buy quality SONY devices such as Stereos, computers, TV'S etc..... im sure you have contributed to SONY'S success in one way or another without buying a PS3. look around your home im sure you have a SONY brand something around you.
Invest in a system that has a chance of breaking or secret pricetags? No thanks.
Pfft, as if you just can't illegally download it. :P
Patchstation? what kind of stupid name is that?? xpatch 360 also have to update some games. idiot.
@1.1 I don't think that has anything to do with 1's comment. But yea, I buy Sony products all the time. Wanna know why? Quality.
@ Maximusprime Well I haven't seen so many firmware updates/patches after each other to fix several errors as on the PS3's firmware on any console yet. So I guess his name is taken from that specific fact. We're not talking about game specific updates here. On topic: Why make it for PC? 1. Too much piracy 2. Games for Windows isn't getting paid members, they do earn money with XBL, so its better to get more gamers in there 3. Perfect strategy: get PC gamers to like Gears 1 that much that they need to play Gears 2 and buy a 360
pc gamers want quality hardware not used computer parts so i doubt theyll buy a 360.
well of course this is coming to pc. you gotta seriously be braindead to even question it after gears 1 went to pc.
While I am sure its going to eventually come to the PC, It would be one of the smarter moves MS has made in a long time if they actually did keep this "exclusive" to the 360. I know, I know that is not a popular stance with any PC gamer out there. But from a business point of view, it would ensure that Gears 2 became a system selling title instead of a title a PC gamer would "wait" for. It's one of the things Sony does right, and one that MS needs to learn.
It would be different if it launched simultaneously on the PC though. If you own both a 360 as well as a gaming PC and want to play Gears 2 I find it odd that you would wait for the PC version instead of getting the game on the 360 right when it's released.
@ Jenzo PC gamers wait as they get a better game. Gears 1 runs better with a higher resolution and quicker loading times. It is also free to play online now so I would prefer to wait.
guess because mouse and keyboard, better graphics on pc, they already have a computer and no 360.
But they're doing this to target the non-360 owners. They want PC gamers to buy a 360, not just wait for the PC port.
Don't know dude. The real gamers want to play a fresh game right here, right now. Not one year after the original released. And it shows in PC sales of Gears of War and the sales on the 360. It shows another problem on PC: piracy. I bet MS rather sells 25% more on the 360 when not releasing the PC version, then sell 15% extra on the PC with 50% extra 'sales' by pirates. This might be a very clever strategy from MS: Gears 1 - to PC also, to get those PC gamers that didn't bought a 360 for Gears 1 still get lured into the gameplay and get excited for Gears 2. Gears 2 - 360 only. Those PC gamers that didn't convert with Gears 1 have to play their favorite game. They will this time buy a 360 because they don't want to miss the second part of the story.
Real gamers would want to play the BEST version of the game, and thats on the PC. That said real gamers would also own both. I guess you're not a real gamer then Mart. I happen to own the PC Gears of War as well as the 360 version. Its no question which one is superior. The PC wins by a mile. But when I want to slack on the sofa still I break out the 360 version once in a while, despite its crappy graphics the 360 version is still fun. Unlike some shooters like CoD 4 where the PC version have massive multiplayer advantages like dedicated servers and mods, Gears of is Gears of War is still Gears of War regardless of which platform you play it on.
They release it on the PC so far afterwards anyways that it doesn't really matter that it comes out on the PC after all. But then again I'm just impatient.
Tempting them to put away the keyboard and mouse, pick up a controler and jump in to the experience of lower resolutions, extra fees (Live) for features that have long been free on PC, and no mod support. If that dosn't get them the "would have been free on PC, but now cost 5.99 per map" DLC will. Also Mart, we have two systems: System X has low overhead costs and has no restrictions as to what can be done. Anyone can develop games from the largest company to the smallest individual. System Y has extra licencing fees and expensive development kits, making it even harder to turn a profit. Anyone but a large company, looking only to make a profit, is scared away by licencing fees and the added hastle of it all. which system is more likely to have "fresh" games? Lastly, even if is ONLY developed for 360, the day will come that the game is played on PC. It was developed on PC, and one way or another it will return to the PC.
Count me out. It's been well documented that Games for Windows (GFW) is one of the main problems as to why GeoW1 PC sucks so bad and crashes so much. Can someone vouch for me on this?
They must have a crappy machine. I have been running it at max for over 2 months relentlessly and I haven't had a problem.
Thats totally BS, Gears of War run well over 110 FPS with 8X AA 1080p with all the settings maxed on my PC. There's a bit of loading here and there but overall its amazingly smooth.
One thing is for sure is that I'll be playing Gears 2 this November. I don't know about you PC guys. I guess you have to wait some time next year like last time.
PC guys have a ton more games to play than 360 only guys, though. Only huge 360 game not to come over is Halo 3. Meanwhile there are PC only games that rock. Ironic that I used to be only a PC guy (when Tribes, Half Life and Counterstrike and Unreal ruled!) now my PC isn't up to snuff yet, but I own all 3 consoles. I have a QX9700 just haven't upgraded to a decent vid card yet.
I hope MS goes this route with ALL of their "exclusive" games. No more "Oh it's also on PC which is a MS platform, so it's exclusive to the 360" NO! Cut it. It's not 100% exclusive if it's on PC too. So if you want to play 360 exclusives, buy a 360. Simple and the way I like it.
If you had a choice wouldn't you want to play the superior version?I mean it was the same for PS3/360 multiplats.
Gears 2 and Fable 2 will hit the pc same as Every halo(3 soon to follow), Fable 1, Gears 1, Mass Effect, Bioshock, etc..
Why do gamers get so mad about a game beind exclusive to their console and when it goes multiplat... They feel betrayed or feel like the game is less pure! People treat these games like relationships. Boo-hoo... I caught Final Fantasy XIII in bed with another console named the 360... It said that it would be ok to share and it would help it grow, but I don't believe that. FFXIII never loved me it was just lying to me all these years! Boo-hoo! With this kind of thinking... no wonder alot of gamers aren't in relationships! You feel that way because you broke a major rule of relationships. You gave FFXIII too much credit and held it up on a pedistal as your crowning achievement. Nothing is guaranteed to you in life... you just enjoy things while you have them because that comfort feeling you love so much can disappear quickly! (For those of you who are slow... this is how the irritated fans sound when they find out a game is not an exclusive. I used FFXIII as an example cause it received the most complaints in this area).
I am also very sick of people crying about exclusive. I mean ,,, come on peoples get a life. This is a game !! a freaking game. I understand being happy with a game coming to your console so that you can play it on your console, But being pissed because a game is going to the other console is just plain Stupid. Also i really don't get how some people are happy when a games that isn't on their console of choice isn't good. So what if a game you would have never played anyway isn't good how does that make you happy? Whats the point? Your Right AAAce5 some people have no life and will never get into relationship, those supossed "hardcore gamer" more like Fanboy loser if you ask me.
I'm glad you also see how crazy this kind of thing makes people look! Bottom line is..."IT'S A VIDEOGAME!" Most of the people who bought the game will probably trade it in within a week and tell their friends not to buy it! So these games need as many sales as they can get! If that means releasing on multiple consoles... then that's what will have to happen. Fanboys keep in mind... All these companies pushing these expensive Powerful Graphic induced games are looking to make profits. If these games don't generate the kind of revenue they are looking for... then you could possibly expect their next game will release on Wii or something!
one of the biggest deciding factors in choosing which video game system to buy is the games library (both current and upcoming) that each one has. You end up spending quite a lot of money on these things every generation when you think about all of the accessories and peripherals (extra controllers, chargers etc) you end up buying on top of the system itself. If a game that you bought a particular system for gets announced for another system it makes you question whether or not you made the right decision.
Agree with 8.3 above. But I get angry because instead of FF13 coming out next year, MS had to stick their grimy hands into the jar and make PS3 owners wait until 2010 (presumably) for the game to come out. WTF does that say to us gamers who's waiting for a game that's closer to being done on one platform than another?
A game that is exclusive to a system will perform better than a game built to run on multiple systems.
The old "Its just a Videogame!" cliche/argument might as well be put to death right now. For the record, you are on N4G, reading about video games and discussing them---- this isn't about Rwanda or Dur fur- this is not about the banking crisis or inflation, draconian drug laws or conspiracies (except those related to my games) This is about discussing real feelings about exclusivity, the shell game that the companies we support play with us, and our overall perception of our experience as gamers. Does FF13 make me mad.....no, but Fallout 3 DLC- man that pisses me off! I think that may be the problem..... it IS just a videogame!
boringggggggggggggggggggggg, this game was so lame on PC i never even finished it. Don't really care for updated unreal engine graphics.
Yeah and it doesn't have enough cutscenes to keep you pretentious pricks interested anyway.
Or plot for all that matters in a game right?
yeah true but exclusives tend to be better as the developer can use all their time on one platform rather than making it for 2 platforms. if every game was multiplatform we wouldnt see the quality like GEOW, MGS4 uncharted....
And honestly I don't care one way or the other if it does or doesn't but I will get really pissed again if the PC version gets more content than the 360 like with the first one. THAT was total B.S. especially after MS and Epic insisted there wasn't a PC version when all along there was. That was just a $#!tty way to get folks to double dip. Or who know maybe it will stay exclusive to the 360. MS may be using it as as strategy to get more PC gamers to buy a 360. Lets get ya hooked on the first one and keep the second one from you,if you wanna play it buy a 360.
well, good to know that i wont have to play with a sony camper like you gamedev trying to fit in with the 360 crowd. their will be millions of others to play with. all while you are enjoying lbp making maps and stuff.
Not sudo exclusives that go to the PC or even the PS3 after time... The Xbox 360 will not survive another 3 to 4 years going this route....oh my bad the xbox 720 is probably comming in less than two years... Lets hope they get the hardware right...
I think MS is shooting the 360 in the foot by saying a game is exclusive to the 360 then releases it later on the PC with more content.
Haha who gives a crap? I never made it past the first level in the first game it was just that bad waste of money Jump Out
Yes jump out. That's why Gears of War 1 got a 9.4 out of 10 average. I guess those 100+ reviewers were all wrong, right? I guess its just you and the rest of the Sony trolls that think that way. HUH?!
God you really crap at gaming aren't you?
it's true. I've seen his Live list and Achivements. He got ONE achievement in that game before he gave-up. LMFAO. and then he has the balls to come on here and talk sh1t about it, LMFAO. sad, sad boy. no wonder Kiddy Brown Turd is hist most anticipated game of all time.
haha caffman he probably didn't know how to escape the berserker (that is, if he made it that far) so he quit that's why he's looking forward to LBP-from what i hear, you can't "lose" unless you quit the level. ali would like that (just want to add that i think LBP looks cool but way too overhyped, like all other games this gen)
most of us dont say the game is crap-we go for the 'one big cutscene' approach (although im pretty sure i've never once commented about the game) but the beginning of GeOW isn't boring
an ok tps a bit of fun certinly not a anytihng earth shattering dont know what games i like on 360 ps3 has a few. as for the actuall topic it will come in a year or so with extra maps and content sigh... ms wouldnt know a true exclusive if it bit them in the ass
Your always say HA HA its not an exclusive because its on PC. Well this is what you get for all your chest thumping.IF you haven't noticed consoles are getting most of you guys game and developers are leaving pc for consoles in droves.
A potential marketing sham? An announcement means nothing. It's PR and money. All big companies do it. Hell, people do it- makes the world go 'round. Could be right, could be wrong...but don't use an article like this as an in-stone basis for the truth...as it's been noted, Gears 1 wasn't supposed to exist on the PC, low and behold, it's sitting on my table for Games for Windows, between Orange Box and UT3.
... I never played the first one, nor I guess I'll get the chance to play the second one; It's not like one wouldn't want to keep one's 360 or that one hates Microsoft in particular (I hate all corporations, Sony and Nintendo included), but I don't want to keep a 360 knowing that it could fail and be a trouble for me. Some people go green and don't have access to vehicles to go at a moment's whim. Some are disabled and can't be bothered with a console that fails as often as the 360 does. Some *wait for it* just want their console to work 100% of the time. In this post I'm not going to knock the game, I think it looks great and any honest PS3 owner will think Gears 2 will be as great as Resistance 2. Just like any 360 owner will think Resistance 2 will be as great as Gears 2. I'm not going to knock any 360 owner in this post either. Some of us console owners can only afford one and would gladly own two; but since we made the choice we made, and that the consoles are so expensive, we're always looking at the greener grass on the other side of the fence while only proclaiming "I see nothing but dirt".
Like almost all 360 "exclusives"... But I still think about getting a 360 regardless, action/hack'n'slash fan here, I want Ninja Gaiden 2 and maybe just get a 360 for $199 (actually, I'm not in US so no, I will not get for this price, but the price will fall in Brazil too, at list for importers' consoles, which is cheaper than the official brazilian pack, that is outdated and MS would @ss rape me for anyway). And there is this new Ninja game too. Don't know if it will be any good, but it's something to look up for.
of course its coming to pc, the 360 version is like a beta lol.
Good. It sounds like MS is learning. They need to stop it with the 360/PC stuff if they want to move 360's. They need to have unique games only available on that system. Unfortunately, the stigma is they will always come to the PC (and have more content) so MS is a bit late. If you want to play Gears 2 buy an Xbox 360. It is a great console and well worth it.
I'm getting a 360 to play some of those exclusives that I can't already play on my superior PS3. Only reasons why I want a 360. 1.) Gears of War 2.) Halo 3.) Dead or Alive 4.) Alan Wake 5.) Left 4 Dead 6.) Splinter Cell Conviction etc. All the other amazing exclusives and multiplatforms I'll play on my PS3.
well this would be the first game other then halo3 that i would want on the pc that mite stay exclusive. most of there games are on pc with more features and if this is true then epic officially became MS biatch. i understand if it is because pc gamers have been neglecting pc devs with all there pc pirating bullshit but the loyal ones are getting boned by both sides now. i figure MS was supporting pc gaming and by doing this shows that they are not. pc gaming is one of the big reasons MS is what it is and will be. epic biatches that ut3 didnt sell so good was because of pirating but i believe most people just wont pay 50 bucks for a game that is a remake. if it doesnt come out on pc i guess i would be a long time until i play this game.
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