With the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which recreates the first game in the fan-favorite franchise, Cliffy B., the former head of Epic Games who created Gears of War, took to Twitter to reveal many unknown facts and personal backstory behind Gears of War. Some of them are actually quite surprising, and shocking. You can check the full list here, but here’s a few of our favorites!
“Marcus had bright blue eyes because my father did, so I pushed for that.”
“Anya originally had huge boobs but I pushed back on Pete to make her less cartoony. Ironic, considering the guys. #GearsFacts”
“I wanted a chainsaw gun in a game I pitched in 97, called “OverFiend.” #GearsFacts”
“Rod snuck in the SP fatigue meter when I was on a biz trip to fix streaming issues. I was furious. #GearsFacts”
“The style of Gears’ architecture came from my exhaustion of concrete bunkers and Jerry’s hatred of hazard striping. #GearsFacts”
“A lot of Gears 1’s inspiration game out of my sadness from the failure of my first marriage and a visit to London. #GearsFacts”
“Maria was my personal statement on Terri Schaivo and my belief in right to death…through a dudebro shooter with lizard men. #GearsFacts”
“Maria was voiced by Courtney Ford who was a dear friend in high school who later married Brandon Routh and we’re still pals. #GearsFacts”
“Post Epic, Gears 1’s art director Jerry was slated to direct the reboot of Thundercats until the CG TMNT failed. #GearsFacts”
How about that huh? Not what you were expecting I bet. There’s plenty more where that came from. Again, check out the full list above!