One of the big surprises from Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference was the reveal of not one, not two, but three new Gears of War games, in Gears Funko, Gears Tactics, and Gears 5. A day after the reveals, The Coalition’s studio head Rod Fergusson took the stage at Microsoft’s E3 edition of Inside Xbox and elaborated a bit on Gears 5, including how it compares to George Miller’s 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.
The Gears 5 reveal showed us that this game will shift player focus from JD Fenix to Kait Diaz. Fergusson confirmed that Kait is the main protagonist of the game, and elaborated on that. “It was a natural choice. When you play through Gears 4, think of it as Mad Max: Fury Road. It was really Furiosa’s story, and Max was the side kick. That’s how it felt in Gears 4, the whole game is about saving Kait’s mom, and really JD is there to help her.”