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