The Gears of War franchise is synonymous with Xbox. Even before Microsoft acquired the franchise, the series was exclusive to Xbox. The game began as a console exclusive to Xbox and has remained that way ever since. So it was an interesting piece of news recently when footage of 2011’s Gears of War 3 running on PlayStation 3 was published online.
Epic Games has now confirmed that the studio never had any plans to release Gears of War 3 on Sony’s console. The footage is derived from tests that Epic conducted for Unreal Engine 3.
“This footage is a byproduct of Epic’s internal Unreal Engine 3 testing process, which utilized both Gears and Unreal Tournament, and was never part of any actual product work for PS3,” Epic told Kotaku.