When speaking to The Coalition’s Creative Director, Chuck Osieja, one of the questions that we put to him was just how much the original trilogy inspired the story in Gears of War 4. The answer that we received was a lot more loaded than we expected with four other story arcs that didn’t end up making the cut.
“We looked to the original trilogy a lot. From a story perspective, we were a little bit stumped at first because Gears 3 ended so definitively. It’s not like we could have just said, the emulsion counter weapon went off but it didn’t quite get all the locusts. So hey, here’s a pocket that didn’t get killed and now they’re back.” Osieja said when talking about the initial plans for Gears of War 4.
“We explored a tonne of options. One of the potential options was going back and retelling the first Gears of War and giving it the Christopher Nolan ‘Batman’ treatment, which would have been really cool,” Osieja revealed about one of the early ideas behind the now Gears of War 4.