U nedavnom intervjuu, Hollywood Reporter uspio je sustići šefa i kreativnog direktora studija The Coalition, Rod Fergussona, i shvatiti što igrači i obožavatelji mogu očekivati od franšize koja ide naprijed. Pa, čini se da su stripovi i filmovi na Fergussonovom popisu.
In case you don’t know Fergusson’s background, I think a refresher isn’t out of the equation. Firstly, he’s the self-hating white guy that said tijekom E3 2019 taj glumac Rahul Kohli bio je glumljen kao vojnik Srednjeg istoka Fahz zbog sljedećeg:
"Fahz je bio zaista, kao ... Fahz je bio nadahnut, znate ... - jedna od stvari u koju ja stvarno vjerujem je da da biste stekli raznolike likove, morate težiti raznolikosti. Kao što se različitost jednostavno ne događa, posebno iz kreativnog uma bijelca srednjeg vijeka. Kao da se to jednostavno ne dogodi, zar ne? "
With that up and out, I bet you now know what’s in store for Gears stripovi i filmaši, zar ne? Svejedno, mjesto objave hollywoodreporter.com had the opportunity to catch up with Fergusson and asked him about The Coalition’s stride and journey with the Gears series. Here’s what Fergusson had to say:
“We began this journey with Gears of War 4 and now I feel that we’ve hit our stride of Gears 5. Part of my mission since 2014 has been, how do I grow the franchise and bring it back? Epic put it on the shelf to essentially die, so Microsoft brought it back. Not only are we trying to bring it back, we want to grow and flourish.”
Kada govorimo o rastu i procvatu, tu je i nadolazeći naslov spinoffa Taktika zupčanika, an RTS game based on the series’ universe, a “series” of comics, a second novel installment, and a movie that is in the works (with the help of Universal Studios), which Fergusson says he meets with producers to discuss the script for said film.
I’m not sure if the movie will see the light of day, but here’s what Fergusson had to say about the above:
“The buzzword everyone hates is ‘transmedia’. To me, there’s a credibility to being outside just the game. There’s something about having an opportunity for loyal fans to get deeper into the world and see this thing is everywhere, not just one place.”