On March 9th, Game Informer released a video with Benjamin Reeves; Senior Editor at Game Informer and Studio Head of The Coalition Rod Fergusson. They had a rapid-fire 105 Questions and Answers Interview regarding about Gears of War’s past, present and future. Many, many topics were covered during the process and in quite a comedic way.
Here’s the video of the Interview (Credit to Ess Rawr for the video):
As you have watched, a huge variety of information has been covered! Here’s a small list of very important details which were discussed:
- Campaign will be 1080p 30FPS.
- Multiplayer will be 1080p 60FPS.
- Locust will not be in Gears of War 4.
- Gears of War 4 will “Possibly” be on PC.
- Gears of War 4 will NOT be a Survival Horror game.
- The Carmine Dynasty lives on.
- There’s no squad name (yet) for JD’s squad.
- There’s 3 playable characters (Campaign).
- Campaign will be 2-Player Co-Op.
- Gears of War 4’s Control Scheme will be based on Gears of War 3’s Control Scheme.
UPDATE: Full transcript of the Interview is below. Have fun reading it all! [SOURCE] of transcript.
(Credit to I BChaps I and II JessLL II for providing the transcript).
Are you a good sport?
Are fans gonna be cool with this?
Does Thrashball still exist?
Is the hammer of dawn still floating around
– The satellite, yes.
– Targeting reticle, potentially.
Is there a name for the new squad?
How many playable characters in the game
2 Player CoOp – offline/Online?
What do my other 2 friends do?
– 60 FPS.
Are controls based on 3 or Judgment
Could JD, Kait, and Del just leave Sera and call it good?
– Dom’s catchphrase.
Did you remove all waist-high cover?
Do enemies come from underground?
Do they fall from the sky?
Do they come at you sideways?
Will there be more enemies than the dog-like things from E3?
Do enemies use lancers?
Will all MP stuff in the game be good?
How is Ice T?
How did you make this game?
– With our bare hands.
Will you expand beyond Greek mythology?
– Rod just laughs.
Are there still curbstomps?
Do you ever fight locust in this game?
Is Jack back?
What’s his deal?
Have you ever used a chainsaw?
On a person?
Will we see daylight in GoW4?
– You start and end in daylight.
Is there any imulsion left on Sera?
Do we know Del’s parents?
Does Judgment count?
Any chance of GoW4 PC?
Will GoW4 have the best wind in gaming?
– Hope so.
Does Kait have a sister?
– Negative space.
Would you call GoW4 a survival horror game?
– No, nor a racer nor fighter.
Is it still a video game?
– Still a video game.
Why do they run like that?
– because they’re being shot at.
So they don’t’ have to go to the bathroom?
– I didn’t say that…but they’re also being shot at.
Will the campaign be longer than GoW1?
– Depends on difficulty.
Is the Carmine Dynasty still going strong?
– the Carmine Dynasty lives on.
Does Carmine have a sister?
– Negative space.
How do those guns stick to their back?
– The same way you carry all of you inventory in your ass in an RPG.
– Laughs, yeah, exactly.
Is that GoW movie ever going to happen?
– I wish.
Was it Marcus Fenix?
– As opposed to?…
Are you sick of all of the jokes about these games being brown?
Does Cole Trin say, “Woooo” because Rick Flare (sp*) is from NC where Epic is based?
– No, he says that because Cole Train runs on whole grain.
And because he’s a train
– Which always runs on time.
Do you miss working with Cliffy?
Did you ever actually call him Dude Huge?
Remember Keelee’s (sp*) making of GoW video from 2005?
– I do.
Did you watch it?
– I have.
Do you miss those days?
– Those days were fun.
Do you remember Dom?
Is GoW4 gonna be funny?
– I hope so.
Would you describe JD as a badass?
– in training.
How many real wars have been faught with chainsaws?
– that’s a terrible way to fight.
What does Dom Curious mean?
– it means you’ve played 3 chapters as Dom. I wrote the achievement, I should knkow what it is…
What is that Pun?
– Either princess brid references or sexual innuendos generally (then lists a few).
Is the Swarm a unified army?
– No, they don’t all follow dress code.
Why don’t they just build a wall?
– What are you Trump now?
You can make them pay for it.
– With what? Swarm dollars?
Why don’t more games rip-off active reload?
– They should.
– Sweeney meters are hard?
Remember that time you worked for 2K?
– Yes, briefly.
Overrun mode in Judgment was kinda underrated, wasn’t it?
– I see what you did there, and yes.
Is gore funny?
– Tried to make it…
I’m talking about Al Gore.
– Oh! Then no.
What’s your favorite multiplayer map from Gears of War?
What’s the best game ever made?
Who wants toast?
– Anyone with a flamethrower.
How much of the population was alive at the end of Gears of War 3?
– Hundreds of thousands.
Are the Stranded still on Sera?
– Yes, but not as Stranded.
If you could summarize Gears of War 4 in one word, what would it be?
Are the dreams in which you’re dying the best you’ve ever had?
– It’s a mad, mad world.
So does Gears of War take place in our universe or an alternate reality situation?
– Alternate reality.
Is one of the new features in Gears of War 4 necks?
– Yes, and full sized testicles.
Will Gears of War 4 have a lot of jump scares?
– There will be some.
What’s the best food?
Do you guys know how much people like Horde mode?
Will the game have over 5 cameos from previous games?
Has Kurt seen Wizard of Oz?
– Has Kirk seen the Wizard of Oz?
– Kurt, who’s Kurt?
How much did Microsoft pay for Gears of War? Was there an 8 in it?
– I’m sure there was an 8 and at least 1 zero.
– It was on the shelf for a while.
Were you spired by 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand?
– I was actually.
– I like it, I actually played it through.
War, what is it good for?
– I don’t know but it never changes.
Is JD short for Juan Dom?
*Plays Cole Train Rap*
– Cole Train rap… great song.
So JD is Marcus’s son, do we know the mother?
– Not at the biblical level.
Does Marcus know?
How often are you forced to walk and talk in this game.
– As often as we need to get story across.
You guys are still doing story?
In the dark labyrinth level of the Gears of War remaster, why was there Fenix brand peanut butter in the kitchen?
– Nutty artists.
Did the Locust kinda have a point?
Does Gears of War 4 end with Marcus joining the fight?
Are you all going to pull this off?
– We’re still talking about Gears of War 4, right?
Are you going to pull this off?
Are you guys hitting holiday 2016?
– We’re hitting fall 2016.
So what you we doing tomorrow?
– Going back to work.
Need to catch on Gears of War 4 news: Read these posts here:
GI April Cover Reveal: http://gowportal.com/gears-of-war-4/game-informer-april-cover-release-gears-war-4-confirmed/
GI Show and #BetaIsComing: http://gowportal.com/gears-of-war-4/gi-show-share-impressions-gears-war-4-betaiscoming/