Looks like Dave Bautista is trading in air machine guns for virtual ones; Xbox announced yesterday that the actor, who has long been campaigning to star in a Gears of War movie, will be available as a playable character in Gears 5 multiplayer beginning September 15th (immediately following the conclusion of WWE Clash of Champions, natch). The official Gears of War Twitter released a teaser to hype the news:
Be The Animal.
— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) September 3, 2019
Not as cool as Bautista actually starring in a Gears movie but as a Game Pass subscriber I’ll definitely be going out of my way to play as him once he’s available. If he doesn’t have either the “model wave” or “imaginary machine gun” as taunts I will be very sad.
Gears 5 releases on Xbox One and PC on September 10th, or September 6th for Game Pass Ultimate/Ultimate Edition pre-orderers.