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Gears of War 3 was ported to PS3 in order to test Unreal Engine 3

Yesterday, footage of a supposed PS3 build of Gears of War 3 was uploaded to YouTube. Turns out, it’s real.

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IRetrouk351d ago

Cliffy b didnt even know about this, atleast according to his Twitter

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iplay1up2351d ago

Where is the comparison video? Just curious!

Neonridr350d ago

don't worry too much, it ran pretty poorly on the PS3. Framerates were horrible at times.

phoenixwing350d ago

mainly because it wasn't optimised

anubusgold349d ago

Didnt xbox 360 have alot more ram i thought maybe thats why it runs bad.

Lazarus69349d ago

No they both had the same amount of ram, it was just that on Xbox 360 it was unified whilst on the PS3 it was split.

anubusgold349d ago (Edited 349d ago )

Ahh ok i remember microsoft saying Epic cost them 1 billion dollars in ram cost for the xbox 360 because gears of war demanded more ram. The 360 was going to ship with less ram.

ApocalypseShadow351d ago (Edited 351d ago )

Now that's "Smart Delivery."

Lol. But seriously. I don't know for sure, but I think Gears was probably coming to PlayStation before the buyout of the franchise. Since they shunned the idea of pulling dormant franchises out of their vault like Mech Assault or Crimson Skies, basically it left them with only Halo, Gears and Forza.

Which, in my opinion,would have left Microsoft with two choices, make more in-house games to compensate the loss of Gears, or buy up the franchise. Guess it was easy to just throw money and keep it off PlayStation.

"Internal testing but not really thinking about it?" Sure. Lol

morganfell350d ago (Edited 350d ago )

Well I told people this years ago and I was laughed at. I saw bug reports that were misplaced on the Unreal Developers Network. They were actually using Gamespy for the Multiplayer. One thing Epic won't admit is I think this build was also used to coerce Microsoft.

Its like the fact that there were a few Gears of War 2 PC levels available to people with developer access.

scofios350d ago (Edited 350d ago )

@ morgenfell
I remembered when you told that you sure got a lot of hate for that at the time . Back than there was a witch-hunt here if someone said something positive about the ps3 .

scofios350d ago (Edited 350d ago )

@concertoine

I don't remember the exact time i only remember that morgafell talkt about gears been tested for ps3 back at the time , but what time that was and which gears it was i don't remember, i think he is best suited to answer you , if you mean the witch-hunt the worst time was around 2007 till 2009 . you had at that time a lot of pro 360 media such as game trailers , kotaku , .. ’ that changed mostly around 2009 when ps3 begon to have great exclusive starting with uncharted 2 , later on god of war 3 , infamous, last of us , ... And the rest is history

morganfell350d ago (Edited 350d ago )

@socfios,

You are absolutely correct. When I say I was laughed at that is putting it mildly. People brought up those posts for years and it wasn't just laughter but out and out hatred. I think some people were secretly afraid it might be true. Of course none of those people have the character to come forward now and acknowledge their mistake. In fact as recently as a few weeks ago I was called a liar and doubtless in reference to my posting concerning gears.

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Rude-ro350d ago

It was a third party ip with purchased exclusivity.
Microsoft bought the ip.. most likely to avoid losing that foothold that helped them in the early 360 days...

Fan war people: no
Facts
Look at mass effect. Same applies.

anubusgold349d ago (Edited 349d ago )

And that ruined mass effect because they had to water down the impact of your choices of the previous games. See how much carried over from mass effect 1 to 2 then 3 was a bunch of nonsense because the ps3 version came in and they didnt have part two so they had to water down how much your choices effected the story . Thats why i love the witcher series all my choices from part one to part 3 all got passed down to each game. I didnt play witcher 3 for 4 years because i couldnt find my old witcher 2 save from 2011 because i wanted to carry over all my story progress to the last game.

DOMination-349d ago

There are plenty of bad things you could legitimately say about ps3 (like any console) but that has to be one of the most absurd I've ever read.

Rude-ro349d ago

@DO
Yet the Sony code was found in the files... then PURCHASED by Microsoft . 🤷🏻‍♀️
But you keep being you

Apex13350d ago

I actually remember these rumours at the time but no evidence or release. I would have got a PS3 had it been on it. This series made the 360 great

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Cyb3r350d ago

I remember years ago Geoff Keighley mentioned that Gears Of War 3 was going to be released on PS3 most people said that this would never happen. I now know why he said this he obviously saw the PS3 build

Gwiz350d ago

Then you would have to ask him who his sources were,i doubt he would tell anyone though.

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