Gears of War 4 Is Based on Epic Games’ Original Vision

Epic Games, the studio behind Gears of War, very nearly made Gears of War 4.

Game Informer reports that the developer started cooking up the would-be Gears of War 4 while fellow studio People Can Fly worked on Gears of War: Judgment. Apparently, the upcoming Gears of War 4 doesn’t completely ignore that game’s original vision.

When Microsoft bought the Gears franchise from Epic they passed the series off to The Coalition — formerly known as Black Tusk Studios.

This is the team now bringing Gears of War 4 to life, using the setting and central protagonist (JD Fenix, son of Gears of War central figure Marcus Fenix) originally envisioned by Epic. Though the new villains — known as The Swarm — were “completely changed” during the transition.

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