Considering Epic isn't actually a first-party developer for Microsoft, despite their close relationship, rumors have often persisted that Marcus Fenix and co could make their way over from the Xbox 360 to the Playstation 3. It wouldn't be that much of a surprise; in recent years, the likes of Mass Effect and Final Fantasy have traded exclusivity for multiplatform privileges. But according to design director, Cliff 'Cliffy B' Bleszinski, there is "zero chance" of that happening.
"I would say in the foreseeable future there's zero chance of Gears of War being on the PlayStation 3," Bleszinski explained to Industry Gamers. Epic has often admitted they'd love to bring Gears to other platforms - who wouldn't like more money in their pocket? - but Bleszinski is unequivocal over the matter. "Can we bury that now?"
And it's worked out pretty well for them so far. Gears is easily one of the biggest new IPs of this generation, its success - on the 360 at least - only rivaled by Halo. Gears 3 is set to shatter pre-order records when it hits in September, too. "Seriously. It's like, we have a great deal with Microsoft, they're a great partner," enthuses Bleszinski, who demoed Gears of War 3 to an expectant audience at E3 with Ice T, who also voices a Stranded character in the game. [Industry Gamers]