Gears of War 4 is set almost 25 years after the story of Gears of War 3. The new game continues the event that took place in the previous title with the story of JD Fenix, the son of Marcus Fenix. The game developer, Coalition Studios, noted in an interview that Gears of War 4 will feature three playable characters and new gameplay systems.
The April issue of GameInformer has the additional details which The Coalition revealed in the interview. Along with JD Fenix, the other two characters will be Delmont Walker and Kait Diaz. The trio will be featured surviving one night in the woods. The characters will encounter massive terror in the wild. As the story skips 25 years, some unexplained incidents have also changed the planet Sera. The planet is devastated by windstorms.
Gears of War 4 will support 2-players co-op gameplay. The characters Delmont Walker and JD Fenix will be involved in a classified incident which players will come to know as they progress with the game. Kait Diaz, for her part, has lived her life among a band of Outsiders which was led by her family. Some years ago before Gears 4 takes places, her father died due to the harsh wilderness.
It is expected that more details from the interview will be revealed later. The story from GameInformer may cover the tweaks and improvements made to the Gears of War 4.
About the characters in Gears of War 4, fans should note that the character of JD Fenix will be played by Liam Mclntyre from the Spartacus. Battlefield Hardline?s Eugene Byrd will be playing the character of Del Walker, and Kait Diaz will be Laura Bailey of Halo 5 and Tales From the Borderlands.