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Gears Of War videogame will stay in Xbox arsenal

Published on Jan 28, 2014 6:13 AM
 
A screenshot of Gears Of War: Judgement. Microsoft on Monday said that it bought the rights to Gears Of War in a move that promises to keep the hit videogame franchise true to Xbox consoles. -- PHOTO: GEARS OF WAR: JUDGEMENT

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft on Monday said that it bought the rights to Gears Of War in a move that promises to keep the hit videogame franchise true to Xbox consoles.

Microsoft and rival Sony in November released new-generation videogame consoles, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 respectively, and the battle for devotees includes exclusive games.

Gears Of War has been only available for play on Xbox consoles and Windows-powered personal computers.

Buying the rights from studio Epic Games allows Microsoft to lock the door to a version being crafted for PlayStation at some point in the future.

 
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