Going with Microsoft an ‘Epic’ Failure

January 23, 2010 Written by Joseph Peterson

There is no doubt that analyst, Michael Pachter, is well known throughout the gaming community for his predictions. Some of these have been good, and others have been completely off. Then again no one can be right 100% of the time. During a recent Game Trailers Bonus Round,Pachter, along with two others, were asked a some interesting questions pertaining to multiplatform games. This led to Pachter bringing up the Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War titles. Read on for more details.

Geoff Keighley asked if it made sense for publishers to release single platform titles. Pachter responded with this:

Absolutely not, and I think the Epic guys can’t wait until they can start doing multiplatform games

Keighley then asked Pachter if he suspected that Gears of War might go multiplatform. Pachter replied:

I don’t. I think that Microsoft has a contract to make sure that they get that sequel, But I think Epic regrets signing that contract. You’re up to 11 million PS3 in the US and probably similar number in Europe, you 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; that’s a lot of profit.