Actor and wrestler Dave Bautista is a huge fan of the Gears of War games, and has been pushing for a while now to get a movie adaptation of the series off the ground. Earlier this year he tweeted that he has "tried everything" to make a Gears of War movie happen, but that his efforts had been futile. But while that particular project is a non-starter, there is some good news: Bautista is entering the digital world of the game, as a playable character.
"It's about damn time," he said on Twitter.
His inclusion in the game is the result of a collaboration between Xbox and WWE: fans will be able to play as Bautista from September onwards, after WWE's Clash of Champions event. But Bautista will only appear as a playable character for a limited time: the promotion ends on October 28, 2019.