The all knowing Michael Pachter had a lot of things to express on Game Trailers Bonus Round, one of them being his belief that Epic Games now regrets signing a deal that would keep the Gears of War Franchise exclusive to the Xbox 360.
Geoff Keighley asked his audience of three, including Kotaku’s Michael McWhertor and Michael Pachter whether they thought it still made sense for publishers to release single platform titles.
“Absolutely not, and I think the Epic guys can’t wait until they can start doing multiplatform games,” Pachter said.
Keighley quickly inserted another question: “Do you think Gears of War is going multiplatform?”
“I don’t. I think that Microsoft has a contract to make sure that they get that sequel, But I think Epic regrets signing that contract,” the wedbush Morgan analyst said. “You’re up to 11 million PS3 in the US and probably similar number in Europe, you got a 20 million addressable market with a game like Gears of War, I mean that thing would easily sell 3 or 4 million on the PS3; that’s a lot of profit.”
Well what’s written in stone can’t be undone; let’s hope Epic could come up with other ideas for games that everyone can enjoy. I’m sure they can.
No word on when the next Gears of War Will be released, but rest assured it’ll come exclusively to the Xbox 360.
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