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Master Chief in Gears of War 3, Only in Your Dreams

by William Schwartz

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Believe it or not, Master Chief could have made his way into Gears of War 3 if Cliff Bleszinski had his way.  Being a well known character from the Halo series, Master Chief would have been a perfect fit for the Gears of War 3 considering the exclusive nature of both.  In a recent interview, Bleszinski was asked if there was a chance of Master Chief or Commander Shepard as playable characters in Gears of War 3 and he replied by letting us in on a little secret.

“I actually approached Microsoft on getting Master Chief into the game, but those guys are kind of squemish.”  “One of Halo’s successes is that it’s a soft M.  Gears pushes it further. I’m creatively comfortable with that, though it can limit what you do.  If you had to break it down, I’d say that Gears is like Mortal Kombat and Halo is like Street Fighter.”

“If we were to get Master Chief, we’d get his model, put him in a COG suit, make it blow up, and do some test animation work.”  “We’d have to see what his head looks like being blown to smithereens or how his arm would look getting sawed off.  Then we’d package up the test footage, put it on YouTube, and let the fans get a kick out of it because everything is meta these days.”

Eventhough we won’t be seeing a cameo from everyone’s other favorite hero on the Xbox 360, aside from Marcus Fenix of course,  the developer noted that there will be plenty of Easter eggs to keep you busy when Gears of War 3 launches this fall.

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