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The Coalition: Gears 5 Was Inspired by Mad Max Fury Road

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The head of The Coalition, Rod Fergusson, recently released an interview in which he explained that Gears 5 was partly inspired by the film Mad Max Fury Road. Fergusson said: “Mad Max: Fury Road was really Furiosa’s story, and Mad Max was the facilitator of her story. That’s what we did with Gears of War 4. It was really Kait’s story about saving her mom, and JD was there to facilitate it.”

With Gears 5, however, the team’s goal is different: “It’s actually more impactful to live the story then to watch the story. So rather than being JD watching Kait go through a bunch of stuff, why not be Kait and go through it yourself.” It seems therefore that Mad Max Fury Road has influenced two games, in an opposite but complementary way.

In addition, it’s the same thing that we can read in the official description of Kait of Gears 5: “Kait was born and raised beyond the COG’s formal jurisdiction. Her mother, Reyna, was the leader of her isolated Outsider village. Yet Kait also has deep family ties to the COG: her late father was a widely admired lieutenant colonel during the Pendulum Wars and her uncle, Oscar, was a highly decorated frontline Gear in the early years of the Locust War. Even after her induction into the COG, her true loyalties are unknown, even to her.”

Gears 5 will be available on September 10 for Xbox One and PC. Tell us, what do you think of the game? Are you glad you can control Kait?