The Gears of War franchise hasn’t seen a new installment since Gears of War Judgement launched back in 2013. Fans will no longer have to wait as Gears of War 4 will be launched this year, presumably during the fall, for Xbox One.
The game is still very much in development, but as Gears of War gamers know, unexpected moments can come up at any point in a mission and there’s never a dull moment. Liam McIntyre, who voices JD Fenix in Gears of War 4, spoke about some unique moments that he and his colleagues have experienced while helping create for Gears of War 4.
“It’s as if your character is playing themselves in the game, you’re actually almost playing it in a sense. The good thing is you’ve gone through it a bunch of times on script, which gives you exactly what a script needs, you know a story that works really well. Then you can put that away and all three of you try to hone in on what the essence of what that scene is.
“As things happen and pop-up in different ways, which I think beyond anything else you also get these amazing little moments that I guess you don’t even have to have in that scene, where you have reactions to people getting shot or shooting friendly fire and all of these moments are hard to script because you try to imagine what they would be like live. As they’re happening live, you get this really organic response of ‘oh really? Come on!'” McIntyre told GI.
Gears of War is anything but a slow-paced experience that will leave you short of surprises, and surely Gears of War 4 will carry the insane torch forward for fans. McIntyre spoke further about what it has been like to be in Gears of War 4 and see the hard work that people at The Coalition are putting in on the game.
“I’ve loved video games since I was so young and you’d read all of these stories and to be able to come into the office and see the things you hear about actually play out and get to know the people that make the games has been super special because they work really, really hard,” McIntyre said.
Gears of War 4 will have a multiplayer beta during the middle part of next month and more information can be found here. Gears of War 4 will launch for Xbox One later this year.