The good news is that Epic's lead designer, Mark Rein has confirmed in an interview with TeamXbox that the award winning third person shooter Gears of War will be developed for PC. The bad news is that Epic don't appear to have started the process so it will be some time before PC gamers get to see what all the chainsaw wielding fuss is about. In fact Rein says that it could be a case of waiting up to 5 years before enough people have PCs that would be able to run the game.
Rein also confirmed that there is new content planned for the Xbox 360 version "We want to have as regular a stream of new stuff coming for the title. There’ll be some new stuff soon. It’s not months away…it’s maybe a month? When it’s done", he said.
Epic have adopted the right attitude when it comes to providing new content to consumers. The last set of downloadable maps were available for free as part of a sponsorhsip deal from the Discovery channel and Rein has suggested that they'll be doing everything in the power to make the next content free or cheap. If only every company could learn from this, eh EA?
"We’re not totally against the idea of charging for content that’s worth the money, but if we can find a way to make it free to our customers, that’d be great—and help advertisers promote products. "
Now that Gears of War is out of the way, Epic are currently working on the next instalment of Unreal Tournament which we're hoping will be another award winning title.
Source: Read more at TeamXbox