You won't see ANY Cigarettes or Cigars in Gears 5

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Although Fans are Used to Corporal Michael Barrick smoking cigars in previous games of Gears of War series, we have to say goodbye to smoking characters in Gears 5.

This is no joke: No smoking in Gears of War 5!


"We congratulate the developers for making this decision and Eleague for showing this tobacco-free game during the competition this weekend"


said Robin Koval, CEO and President of the Anti-Smoker Association Truth Initiative. "We are confident that this decision will encourage other game developers and streaming tournaments to follow suit and improve the gaming experience by omitting the tobacco."

"I've seen the devastating effects of smoking first-hand," said Rod Fergusson, chief of development studio The Coalition. "It was always important to me not to use smoking as a narrative, so we made a conscious decision not to highlight or glorify smoking in Gears 5 and throughout the Gears of War universe in the future I'm in control, there will be no smoking anymore. "

Even if there is no tobacco consumption in Gears 5, this should not affect the gaming experience: Gears 5 will be released on September 10th for PC and Xbox One.

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shinokami007 said:

...sad story :(

weriz ma pot ...

dere is nu pot :(

this convinced me that smoking isn't down with the friend zone.

Thank goodness, I was not going to buy this with more glorification of big tobacco.