The Gears of War 4 trailer as it was originally meant to sound

And I find it kind of funny

I have a theory that every single Gears of War trailer was originally set to the song “Mad World.” Like it worked so well for the original trailer back in 2006 that Microsoft just decided to use it for every game in the series, but at the very last minute some licensing issue got in the way. Instead, they begrudgingly replaced it with one of the other songs I listened to as a depressed teen, game after game.

Seriously. Just look how well it fits with the Gears of War 4 trailer:

There’s no denying how well that works. I might be biased here, but I’d argue it at least sounds better than that awkward Simon and Garfunkel cover the trailer originally used.

I haven’t tested it with Gears 2 or 3 yet, but with half the series in my corner I’m just going to call my theory confirmed.

Alissa McAloon