Last week we had the chance to chat to Chuck Osieja who is Creative Director at The Coalition and subsequently Gears of War 4. We had the chance to talk about Gears Of War as a genre-defining franchise, the rebirth of the series in Gears Of War 4 and everything in between.
I could tell throughout the interview that a lot of thought had been put into making sure that the first Gears game being developed under The Coalition was one that was going to retain a lot of the classic qualities of the original Gears trilogy but also push it in new directions. This is evident in one of the larger new mechanics, the windflares which completely change the way you’ll engage in gunfights. They’re even said to change from playthrough to playthrough.
It was interesting that the team had so many ideas initially that didn’t make it as the final product. The most interesting possibility being Christopher Nolan styled retelling of the original.