Rod Fergusson: Gears 5 Isn't the First Time the Gears Franchise Removed Tobacco Use - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 15 July 2019 / 888 Views
It was reported recently that Gears of War developer, The Coalition, is eliminating depictions of smoking in Gears 5. Studio head Rod Fergusson has clarified on Twitter that this isn't the first time the studio has removed depictions of smoking.
Gears of War 2 character Dizzy in the original concept art showed him smoking a cigarette. However, by the time the game was released he was no longer smoking.
To be fair, this isn't entirely accurate. I've been against smoking from the beginning and have worked hard to not make it a part of our franchise. Ever notice that the Dizzy concept art for Gears 2 has a cigarette but the actual character in the game doesn't? I stopped it. https://t.co/KahohpMH3A— Rod Fergusson (@GearsViking) July 12, 2019
Gears 5 will launch for Xbox One and PC on September 10.
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