Anything being omitted from Gears 5? What would they remove?
The topic of smoking is a touchy thing in entertainment. On one hand, it’s proven that it’s deadly to people, and has been since their creation. But, there’s something about them that adds levels of character to the person smoking.
However, for the team at Coalition, they will not have their next game, Gears 5, be a part of that trend:
“I’ve seen firsthand the devastating impact of smoking,” said boss of The Coalition, Rod Fergusson. “It’s always been important for me to not use smoking as a narrative device, which is why we made the conscious choice to avoid highlighting or glorifying smoking in Gears 5 and throughout the Gears of War Universe moving forward.”
That’s a big step. Granted, Gears of War was never about smoking, but it was in the game. It’ll be interesting to see if players openly notice this when the title comes out next year.