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Why does Epic keep Gears of War a Xbox 360 exclusive?

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They just recently said it becomes more and more difficult to stay independent and then went on saying they can do what they want with the Gears of War franchise since they own it

Gears of War 3 will be revealed on April 12 and it looks like it will be one again a Xbox 360 exclusive

Didn't they just went against they said? what make it exclusive if they can make more money on the PS3? Epic works with other publishers and EA are publishing one of their new games, it not like their Insomniac that only worked with Sony and all their IP's are owned by them

Do you think the partnership with Microsoft and the money they make out if it is enough to make them quit on what know probably a 35 million user base and by next year will be much larger?



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I think its more microsoft own the GOW games but it was mentioned a while back that GOW3 would be a timed exclusive so the PS3 version will probably appear with the PC version or something along those lines.



you can say the same about an 3rd party exclusive...

but most dont sell as well as Gears does.



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I think it's more Microsoft that keeps it exclusive.



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Microsoft markets the hell out of it is why. How many games really get a big marketing push. Halo, God of War, FFXII, etc are a group of a select few. Others do but its a few commercials here and there. They really spend $$$$. It's a big launch event when it comes out. It sells almost 2 million in NA the first month alone. Hitting around 6 million over time WW, the game makes plenty of money. It's not most 3rd party games which are lucky to hit 2 million on one platform.



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ehh that would be a big mistake since Gears Of War has been a M$ exclusive all along....
Anyway more exclusives means greater variety for us gamers right??
Healthy competition and fanboys wars are vital for the economy of the gaming industry xD



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gustave154 said:
ehh that would be a big mistake since Gears Of War has been a M$ exclusive all along....
Anyway more exclusives means greater variety for us gamers right??
Healthy competition and fanboys wars are vital for the economy of the gaming industry xD

Bioshock has been a 360/PC all along, too.

Then a year later or so, it has been released for PS3. And the current Bioshock2 sales for PS3 aren't that bad. 360 sales are better, but PS3 sales are good, too.



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bet with Mordred11 that Rage will look better on Xbox 360.

ya but ps3 sales have gone down to below bioshock 1 sales on the 360 already. Gears of War isn't a game that sells 2ish million LTD and might be making only a small profit. On the xbox the series has been selling very well and making a good profit.

Ether way though a playstation release would be nice for the people who have wanted to try the game. I just think microsoft will end up shunning them or limiting help with advertisement far more if they decide to develop the game for the ps3 as well, which might lead to lower 360 sales and potentially not be worth it.



gustave154 said:
ehh that would be a big mistake since Gears Of War has been a M$ exclusive all along....
Anyway more exclusives means greater variety for us gamers right??
Healthy competition and fanboys wars are vital for the economy of the gaming industry xD

not that there's anything with what you said, just that it's funny coming from someone with Final Fantasy XIII avatar.

 

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Epic is not a regular company... they sell their engine mostly... It's probably better for them to show off a great 360 exclusive to sell the engine on 360 than to do concessions on quality to have a share of the PS3 platform too...



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