Pachter believes Epic “regrets” exclusivity deal with Microsoft

Thursday, 21 January 2010 17:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Michael Pachter has voiced the belief that Epic Games “regrets” signing an exclusivity deal with Microsoft on the Gears of War franchise.

Speaking with Geoff Keighley during the latest Bonus Round edition on Game Trailers TV(via GamesThrist), Pachter feels the developers “can’t wait” to go multiplatform.

“I think the Epic guys can’t wait until they can start doing multiplatform games,” Pachter said, citing that it no longer makes sense for publishers to release on a single platform.

“I think that Microsoft has a contract to make sure that they get that sequel, but I think Epic regrets signing that contract,’ he added. “You’re up to 11 million PS3 in the US and probably a similar number in Europe, and you’ve got a 20 million addressable market with a game like Gears of War.

“I mean, that thing would easily sell 3 or 4 million on the PS3 and that’s a lot of profit.”

Epic has remained mum about what to expect from the company, let alone when we’ll get a new Gears game.

However, Cliff Bleszinski stated earlier in the month that there’s “a bunch of awesome shit” that its working on and to expect reveals when the weather warms up.

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