Despite a lot of speculation that Epic is working behind the scenes to get Gears of War on the PlayStation 3, it is apparently nothing more than wishful thinking. Cliff Blezinski has attempted to put an end to the rumors by being quoted as saying, “…in the foreseeable future, there’s zero chance of Gears of War being on the PlayStation 3.”
If that does not stop the rumors and speculation, we don’t know what will. Apparently, many believe that some comments by Mike Capps suggested that Epic might want to try to get Gears of War on the PS3; to which Cliffy B again suggested while it might make for exciting news in the industry, Microsoft is a great partner and the rumors and speculation just need to be buried.
Sources tell us that Microsoft is keen to retain the Gears of War exclusivity that they have enjoyed on the Xbox 360. With the dwindling number of platform exclusives, it is easy to see why platform holders want to retain the exclusivity to the titles that they can. It is one of the best differences between platforms. With the news that both Epic and Crytek will be bringing their respective engines to the Wii U, the future seems to indicate that platform exclusives will continue to be less and less moving forward.