Good news! The brand new Gears of War will finally debut at E3 in just under two weeks. Bad news? Well, there isn’t any. Gears of War is now being developed by a brand new studio. It just so happens that they’re identical to Black Tusk.
Having undergone a rebranding before the debut, Black Tusk Studios will now be called The Coalition. Producer Rod Fergusson made the announcement in an equally alarming matter, citing the need for the studio to attach itself to the Gears of War franchise. Much like 343 has done with Halo, and Turn10 with Forza Motorsport.
When people hear 343 Industries, they associate it with Halo; when they hear Turn 10 Studios, they know that’s who makes Forza. Moving forward, when you hear The Coalition, we want you to think of Gears of War.
The term “Coalition” is ripped start from Gears of War lore too – with the government in charge of driving back the Locust hoard bearing the name Coalition of Ordered Governments (or COG, for short). This association will forever tie the studio to Microsoft’s shining franchise – even if it sounds a little silly at first.
The news that we should focus on is the fact that we’re finally going to see what The Coalition has been cooking up for so long. We already know a remastered version of previous Gears of War titles is on the way, but this is going to be our first look at the future of the shooter. And who knows, it might even be in our hands before the year ends.
So make sure you catch Microsoft’s press conference on Monday the 15th – which is about the only one broadcasting at a reasonable time locally.
Last Updated: June 4, 2015