13New Generation Of Bayonet
When Gears of War was first released, the Lancer became an instant hit; fans fell in love with the Chainsaw/Machine Gun combo the moment they first started shooting and chainsawing, the Locust, and for good reason. Instead of having to switch between a gun and your run-of-the-mill combat knife, fans
were able to cut through their enemies with ease.
What some fans might not know, however, was that the Lancer was first thought up by Epic Games' Design Director Cliff Bleszinski in the late '90s as the next generation of bayonet. Bleszinski took to the stage at Comic-Con 2012 alongside Production Director Rod Fergusson, voice actor Fred Tatasciore (the voice of Baird as well as "most of the Locusts") and writers Rob Auten and Tom Bissell, in order to talk about the original Gears release.
Talking about some interesting facts about the game, Bleszinski said of the design that he was working on a game at the time and asked what a new version of the bayonet would be like. At the time, the idea didn't make it very far, but it eventually made its way into Gears of War, thanks to a number of designers working on the idea and developing the Lancer.