During an interview with TVG, Mr. Epic himself, Cliff Bleszinski revealed that they have absolutely no plans to release Gears of War 2 to the PC due, in part, to the fact that the PC market has been dealing with piracy issues.
"Here's the problem right now; the person who is savvy enough to want to have a good PC to upgrade their video card, is a person who is savvy enough to know bit torrent to know all the elements so they can pirate software," explained Bleszinski, "it makes sense for us to focus on Xbox 360 for a number of reasons." And when bluntly asked whether Gears 2 would ever see a PC release, Cliff answered with a simple "no". When pressed further if that was a definite decision, Bleszinski stuck to his answer reiterating that Gears 2 would not see a PC release.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 3)
9-29-2008 @ 3:17PM
maybe if gears 1 on the PC didn't crash so much more people would of bought it. ever think of that cliffy?
oh and ontop of that maybe if you didn't give us PC gamers a shitty PS3 port of UT3 instead of actually making a true PC version.
9-29-2008 @ 4:58PM
I agree here. It does not have to do with piracy, it is that they made a crappy, unstable Gears 1 release that actually gave them bad rep. They don't want that again.
9-30-2008 @ 1:13PM
I pirated Gears 1 on xbox and I plan to do the same with Gears 2. What's his point again?
9-29-2008 @ 3:19PM
Gemini Ace said...
Didn't they say that about Gears 1? No PC version.
9-29-2008 @ 3:24PM
That sounds familiar, yes.
9-29-2008 @ 6:21PM
He is doing the smart thing by saying it will never come out on PC even if he knows it will someday. If everyone thinks it will never come out on PC, they will just buy the xbox 360 version without hesitation if they really want to play it. If he says now that it will come out eventually on PC, some people will wait to buy it on PC, and a lot more people will just wait to pirate the game on PC.
9-29-2008 @ 3:22PM
I love Gears, but I'm so sick of seeing Cliffy's (oh wait, sorry, more professional, right) CLIFF'S face. Seriously, is this guy a game developer or a model. Because the majority of the audience he's trying to look sexy for are fat sweaty nerds.
9-29-2008 @ 3:26PM
I agree with this statement.
Maybe he's trying to get the game to appeal to women...
9-29-2008 @ 4:14PM
so u think hes sexy??? thats just wrong
9-29-2008 @ 4:30PM
Who you callin sweaty... jerk
9-29-2008 @ 5:10PM
Using adblock for firefox, you can wildcard-block any image on this site w/the name 'cliff'... try it!
X3F... please, as a public service, continue to include cliff in the name of cliff images.
9-29-2008 @ 6:13PM
So.. for him to be involved in gaming.. he has to look like a fat-sweaty nerd? Jeez.. I have to quit now.
9-29-2008 @ 9:45PM
Ehh I dunno. We might have to check out your MySpace. But as long as you aren't posing with replica lancers then you should be safe. Unless....uh oh. You ARE defending him.
I think we found Cliff's mysterious photographer/gay lover.
9-30-2008 @ 10:03AM
Eh, he's not really good looking and I will never understand the appeal of that hairstyle on guys. He's also trying to show off his muscles when there's not much to show.
I suppose compared to Dennis Dyack, he's a supermodel.
9-30-2008 @ 7:21PM
Mmmm Cliffy so sexy~.. Rofl..
9-30-2008 @ 7:25PM
*looks down at his gut* WHY AREN'T YOU PROTRUDING FROM ME!
9-29-2008 @ 3:26PM
Those same savvy people that can install a video cards and use bit torrent to download PC games, are the same people people that can install a mod chip, and use bit torrent to download Xbox 360 games.....
9-29-2008 @ 3:33PM
That's true, but to be fair I am pretty sure that piracy is a lot more rampant for PC's than it is for consoles.
I'll admit I have stolen my fair share of PC games, but have I ever pirated a console game? Not since back when I first got my Dreamcast.
The majority of people I know pirate PC games all the time, but have never pirated a console game before.
9-29-2008 @ 3:36PM
Number of people BUYING games for X360 is far greater than this number for PC users. Percentage wise that is.
So they're concerned about the money. They will loose less without PC release.
9-29-2008 @ 3:42PM
Care to back up your statements with facts?
You honestly think there are more people buying xbox360 games than there are PC users?