View Full Version : No Cross-Platform Support
10-14-2008, 11:09 AM
After buying Gears of War for my Vista machine, I was dissapointed to find out that I couldn't play with my brother who owns the Xbox 360 copy.
I guess what's even more bothersome is that there was no disclaimer indicating no cross-platform support.
Can or will there be a fix for this in the future?
10-14-2008, 11:43 AM
I don't think they ever indicated that there would be cross-platform support for this game, did they? Why would there be a disclaimer for something that was never claimed in the first place?
(Disclaimer: Reading this post won't help you win the lottery.)
10-14-2008, 02:41 PM
It could be my inexperience as a PC gamer. I guess I was under the assumption that they would be cross-platform since Microsoft was promoting Live for both PC and Xbox users.
On the same hand, I'm sure I'm not the only one that had this experience. From a consumer perspective, cross-compatibility should be indicated.
10-14-2008, 05:38 PM
It is indicated on the box of titles that do support cross-platform play. I have Shadowrun and Lost Colonies sitting here, and they both indicate clearly that there is cross-platform support, while the Gears of War box doesn't say anything about it.
My usual assumption with any PC game is that it doesn't contain a feature unless it says it does.
11-23-2008, 11:49 PM
Thats BS. I thought the requirement for a live membership that it pretty much went without saying they would be cross-compatible...
I love how they advertise a gold membership as something enables cross console support for PC gamers to play with Xbox gamers... I just wasted money to upgrade to a gold membership because I thought it would allow me to play online with Xbox users as they proclaimed, considering they offered no list of which games are cross-compatible... Thats the ONLY reason I bought this game... What a load of crap, why do they select and choose which allow and which don't allow but still require a live membership and don't offer an actual list of compatible games.
What a waste of time and money considering there is absolutly no PC multiplayer base at all.... Is there anyway to enable it or are we pretty much hooped?
11-24-2008, 12:33 AM
Just my guess here but I bet Microsoft initially intended this to be a cross-platform title but due to the absolute crap job People Can Fly did porting this, cross-platform support would have been another coding issue...and a big one as I'm sure many would have bought the game for that use. Admittedly, when I bought my copy I assumed it was part of the package...I mean look at it...right down to the UI you have XBox console graphics, XBox Live descriptions (gold and silver accounts, etc.). However, I wasn't really dissappointed when I got it home and discovered no CP support...meh, no biggie. It's an easy mistake though, one that I would hope MS would make a little more clear in the future with their packaging (although I doubt they will...it makes a pretty good unspoken assumption and marketing tool to reel in customers who assume).
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