According to franchise creator Cliff Bleszinski Baird’s popularity and unexplored back story made him the perfect choice for protagonist in Gears of War: Judgement.
Bleszinski started by answered why Baird has now taken the spotlight with the response “Why not?” Seems fair enough. He elaborates, “Cole got to have his moment, Marcus had his moments, Anya – everybody else had their moments, but Baird was kind of just left in the back being a sarcastic asshole, so from there we decided to put him the main character.”
Fortunatley for Epic after they got data from Microsoft that he was one of the most beloved characters in the entire franchise it then seemed like “a no-brainer.” to feature him in the now forth title in the series.
Bleszinski told GameInformer “I personally believe that Baird is so beloved by the fans because we live in a world where being cynical and snarky and sarcastic is the norm, especially on the Internet,” he said. “I think that’s why he resonates with a lot of gamers.”
Gears of War: Judgment is due on Xbox 360 next year.