Microsoft Plucks Gears of War Franchise from Epic Games

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

There are so many great franchises out now that this one is irrelevant. But I'm sure M$ figure they have something "special."

And Epic? Fuck....Talk about irrelevant. "We're a console company." Whatever.

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vrmlbasic

Will there be a Windows 8 exclusive PC version, in the great tradition of Halo 2 and Vista?

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Enigmatistical

Queue anniversary edition in 2016

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yammerpickle2

M$ keeps talking about PC gaming, but time and time again it proves out to by just talk and no action. Keeping Gears Xbox exclusive just shows that M$ BS is still the norm for PC. Will the next M$ CEO please remember your core customer base.

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BrainFlush

MS makes games for PC? Glad they bought GoW so we PC users will get the games on our PC....oh this is MS we are talking about, nevermind.

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jtrpop

If Microsoft wants to do good on their promise to show love to the PC gaming community, they should release all current & future Gears of War games on the PC without the horrid 'Games for Windows' DRM.

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BrainFlush

This would be great if they can actually remember they make an OS for a computer which can play games. Oh that's right, GFW was such a success they had to close the online store for it and stop supporting it because of the overload of users...not.

They don't give F about us. F them and EPIC and BUNGIE and all the other "console" devs that don't remember where they came from.

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Morete

Years ago when I went into one of MS's debut stores, they had the tables filled with desktop PC's, albeit, OEMS. Time passed and I went back to the same store again and all of the desktops were gone....all of them. I asked the associate what happened and they said that the store will no longer exhibit or sell desktops. I asked why and they said that they are trying to get everyone to switch to all-in-one PCs or laptops. Other than that, they couldn't give me a better explanation. They don't sell GPU's, CPU's, memory or motherboards there. They're nothing but a re-branded Apple store. What a sickening shame.

As for games, they abandon practically every game that they've developed or subbed-out. Gears of War will be abandoned in time just like they did with Flight Simulator and many other games prior. "Low profit margins", number crunchers will show investors, only to move on to the next guinea pig investment. All the while leaving enthusiasts of abandoned games with their hands tied. Microsoft would rather hold the licenses to abandoned games in perpetuity rather than sell them at a bargain to an indie developer or publisher.

When MS picks up a game, popular or unpopular, few will expect the sun to shine for very long on a once popular title, because as we've seen before, it may very well be only a flash in a pan.

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BrainFlush

Double post

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Mikey109105

These are the same people that screwed over MS Train Simulator fans with the promise of a sequel that got cancelled for no reason, and who pissed off Microsoft Flight Simulator fans with that small flight simulator game called Flight where you get to fly tiny planes around Hawaii. Those people? Yeah, I'm not to enthused about whatever they're planning for Gears of War. Unless of course they bring back the popular simulator titles they took a golden dump over.

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John Pombrio

Well, MS certainly has kept the Halo series running and profitable. I am not sure why MS let the flight and train sims die. Perhaps of the competition? I have Train Simulator 2014 and it works as well as MS's did but it is definitely a niche market. Probably the same with flight sims, there simply is not enough of a market any more.

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Innomasta

I would absolutely KILL to have Halo 3 on PC.