, developer of the Gears of War
series and everyone's favorite jackrabbit
franchise, has apparently signed a deal with Metaboli
, the European "partner" to digital download services GameTap and Games Planet, reports Develop
. The contract solidifies a three-year partnership between Metaboli and Epic, with Epic bringing its entire Unreal
series to the table.
It remains unclear whether or not Epic will bring other franchises from its stable to the services but if the ailing economy
dictates anything, it's the likelihood of folks selling what they can wherever
they can. We contacted Mark Rein, VP of Epic Games, for comment and he told us it's, "Too early to know." It's a certainty we won't see the aforementioned Gears of War
franchise though as it's handled by Microsoft. Rein told us, "Microsoft handles Gears of War
PC distribution so that would be their deal." Sorry folks!