Epic would “love to ship the Gears trilogy on PlayStation”
Epic Games President Mike Capps has said that he would “love” to bring the Gears titles to PlayStation 3, reiterating that the company “definitely owns” Gears and that it’s “[their] franchise”.
“Do we wish we could take all those Killzone [players] and Resistance fans on PS3, and get them to say ‘Gears is awesome’? Yeah, sure I’d love to ship the Gears trilogy on PlayStation. That would be fun. I want to be there; I want to be everywhere,” Capps told IndustryGamers during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, this week.
Though, Epic does not grief over their partnership with Microsoft. “I don’t regret what we’re doing with Microsoft. They make it worthwhile all the time,” he said.
He could say whether or not the franchise would ever come to the Sony console, but did say, “We definitely own Gears of War. This is our franchise, our IP.” Though, he added, “Time and time again, when it came down to figure out what we do next with Gears, we sat down with Microsoft and they’ve given us really good, compelling reasons to work with them again.”
“They don’t just market it; they do amazing work and they have a user testing team that makes our games better, and so each time we’ve come to the point of ‘what do we do next?’ we’ve been happy to work with them. They help us make a better product and do some really cool marketing on the platform, so we save some money there.”
Gears of War 3 launches exclusively for Xbox 360 on September 20, 2011.