Gears of War 3 was ported to PS3 in order to test Unreal Engine 3

Gears of War 3

Yesterday, footage of a supposed PS3 build of Gears of War 3 was uploaded to YouTube. Turns out, it’s real.

The Gears of War franchise – which is exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox and PC platforms – never saw a release on Sony’s last-gen system. But Gears of War 3 was ported to PlayStation 3 nonetheless with no intention of releasing it to the public.

In a statement, Epic Games clarified that the “footage is a byproduct of the company’s internal Unreal Engine 3 testing process.” (Epic Games is the creator of the Unreal Engine.) It “was never part of any actual product work for PlayStation 3,” the company added.

So there you have it. Mystery solved. It’s an interesting nugget nonetheless!

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