Epic: No Gears of War 2 PC

Written by Joe Martin

September 30, 2008 // 10:10 a.m.

Tags: #epic #epic-no-gears-of-war-2-pc #gears-of-war #gears-of-war-2-pc #gears-of-war-2-preview #gow2

Gear of War 2 has been creating a bit of a stir in the bit-tech.net forums lately for a number of reasons, not least of which is the fact that the game is being definitely billed as an Xbox 360 exclusive. It won't be coming to PC.

In a discussion with TVG recently, Gears of War 2 designer Cliff Bleszinski said that the reason there was not going to be a PC version of the game was simple; high-end users.

"The PC right now is a fair amount different to what it was back in the day, with all the badly integrated video chips," said Cliff.

"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. Therefore, high-end videogames are suffering very much on the PC."

Cliff then went on to confirm that unlike Gears of War 1, which did see an eventual port to the PC, the second game will not be making the same move. Asked if Gears of War 2 PC would be possible once the dust had settled and sales had declined on the Xbox 360 version, Cliff still said no; definitely not.

Unfortunately then it looks like PC gamers who want to get a slice of Gears of War 2 will either have to get it from consoles, or have to wait for the film adaptation to be finished and given a sequel.

If you want to know more about Gears of War 2 and what we think of it then you can check out our hands-on Gears of War 2 preview, or let us know what you think of the forums.

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