Female Protagonist Would Damage Gears Franchise

The latest installment of Gears of War gave gamers the chance to play as female characters further increasing the popularity of the franchise within the girl gamiung world.

When the question of a possible female protagonist in future Gears titles came up with Chris Perna of Epic Games he quickly shut the door on the idea saying, “That’s certainly interesting but I don’t know,” he said. “If you look at what sells, it’s tough to justify something like that.”

Despite not having a female star Perna did agree that the increase in female gamers within the Gears community was undoubtedley due to the link with a female character, “They feel empowered,” said Perna. “They put on that armor and they walk around with these massive weapons and I think they get a kick out of it; I get a kick out of seeing it.”

“From what we’ve heard, when they play the game they feel empowered and they feel good. Some of the feedback I’ve heard from women that I talk to is that if we’d made these women more feminine and more stereotypical it wouldn’t have been so nice.”

Gears of War Judgment is set for release exclusively on the 360 on March 19th. Lookout for our unique hands-on coming soon.

Lee Matthews

Lee is an avid gamer, photographer, film buff and sports fan. A scaly brat since birth it only seemed right for him to join Her Majesties Armed Forces of which he has been a proud member ever since. Despite a long absence from gaming, during which he spent many a night reminiscing about the glory days on Halo 2, Matty is now back online smashing his way through Black Ops and soon enough Gears of War 3 and Battlefield 3.

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