The fact that Turner had originally reached concerns about the description of smoking in Gears 5. Turner has partnered with the esports organization ELeague, which also happens to have rights to broadcast the Gears 5 esports tournament.
Rod Fergusson, head of the studio at The Coalition, said the decision to exclude smoking or tobacco descriptions in a different statement:
"I first saw the devastating effect of smoking," says Fergusson. "It's always important for me not to use smoking as a reporting device, so that's why we've made a conscious choice to avoid highlighting or shaking smoking in & # 39; Gears 5 & # 39; and across the Gears of War Universe fighting. "
Only a small number of characters in the Gears of War universe are often smoked with cigarettes or cigarettes in tobacco. In particular, characters like Michael Barrick and Alexandra Brand are described in tobacco cigars.
Despite the removal of tobacco, Gears 5 has been rated "M" for mature. Gears 5 will still be shooting, gore, and dismemberment the Gears of War franchise is known for. But even with violence, Turner Sports Digital and Eleague sales strategy and revenue boss, Seth Ladetsky, said that removing tobacco references "has an impact" on young people.
Gears 5 Release Date, Platform, Game Pass
Gears 5 has a release date of September 10, 2019 as a PC game and an Xbox One game. Gears 5 is also available on the Xbox Game Pass. Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him at Twitter .