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Gears 6 is being inspired by... The Handmaid's Tale

The Coalition's art director says Gears 6 could get visual inspiration from Hulu series A Handmaid's Tale

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 21, 2019 @ 21:06 CDT

The Coalition is probably working on Gears 6 right now, with Gears 5 now out the door and in gamers' hands the next iteration of Gears 6 could have a very interesting source to be inspired by, at least visually.

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Gears 6 could be pulling visual inspiration from A Handmaid's Tale, the popular Hulu series, according to Iran-based vidoe game composer Hamidrez Nikoofar. He runs a podcast series called Wassup Conversations, where he chats with different developers. In a recent chat with Gears 5 art director Aryan Hanbeck, it was revealed the Hulu series is an inspiration.

Hanbeck said: "One thing - the guys here will probably laugh if they see this - but I've been telling all the artists nonstop to go watch Handmaid's Tale... The composition, the color, and just the cinematography and symbolism is just off the charts. So, I watched that and I'm like, 'Wow we gotta find a way to get more of this stuff in Gears 6".

We shoudln't take this as proof that Gears 6 will actually see anything directly from The Handmaid's Tale, but visual inspiration is drawn from many places. Hanbeck says in the podcast episode that Destiny 2 is another inspiration, and I'm sure there are many other mediums that Gears 6 will be inspired from.

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NEWS SOURCES:Nikoofarmusic.com


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