The head of the development of the studio The Coalition Rod Ferguson said that in the upcoming Gears 5 shooter (previously the series was called Gears of War) there will be no scenes of smoking or using tobacco in any other form. The developer noted that he was always against such episodes in games.
Moreover, thanks to Ferguson, in a bloody shooter, whose heroes are mostly two-meter-long ambales, no one smokes. Like, on the concept art of Gears of War 2, Dizzy’s character was depicted with a cigarette, but the head of the development insisted that this hero should not smoke in the game. Ferguson has promised that this will continue as long as he is responsible for the Gears series.
Twitter users have noticed that such a strict HLS position slightly differs from the Gears styling – this is a brutal fighter in which heroes sometimes saw monsters with rifle chainsaws and literally bathe in blood. But Ferguson is adamant: “I don’t want to glamor what causes addiction and kills you.” The developer admitted that such a categorical attitude to tobacco use is related to personal tragedy: his smoker father died at the age of 38 from a heart attack.
Gears 5 will be released September 10 for Xbox One and personal computers.