Gears 5 Launches in 2019 for the PC & Xbox One
The decision to choose Kait Diaz, who was one of the supporting characters in Gears of War 4, to be the protagonist of the upcoming Gears 5 was “a really natural decision”, according to the manager of the developer studio, The Coalition.
“When we went back and we looked at what the story of Gears of War 4 was, like with Mad Max Fury Road, that movie is really about Furiosa’s story and Mad Max is helping her complete her story and Gears of War 4’s story is really Kait trying to save her mom and JD Fenix is helping her,” said the studio manager, Rod Fergusson, during a panel at X018.
As they came up with the story for Gears 5, the developer team was “sort of delving into Kait’s past and her history, her family ties to the locusts, we felt like that’s a better story to not just witness but tell from her perspective.”
“Organically we realized Gears 5 is Kait’s story again, so let’s play it from her perspective,” Fergusson said.
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