Black Tusk Studios renamed to "The Coalition"

Black Tusk Studios renamed to

The future of Gears of War was up in the air. Everyone knew there would be a new one, and everyone suspected Black Tusk was the studio working on it. Well it seems that the studio is changing it's name and will be offically working on the next installment in the Gear of War Franchise. This could be exciting news, and it seems the team at the Coalition will be sharing more news at E3.

Full details about the change below:

Introducing The Coalition – A Message from Rod Fergusson

Hi everyone - I'm Rod Fergusson, former studio head of Black Tusk Studios.

It’s not what you think.

Beginning today, the Vancouver-based Xbox team working on the Gears of War franchise will be known as The Coalition. What's in a name? In short, The Coalition speaks to who we are as a team, and what it is we're working on.

A coalition is a team of diverse individuals working together for a common purpose, a concept that we feel describes our studio quite well.

Fans will also recognize the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) from Gears of War lore.

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.

To see our new logo in motion, and to learn more about The Coalition, watch the special edition Rodcast above.

Speaking of Gears of War, we're getting close to E3, where we will share more on what's next for Gears of War. Specifically, Gears fans should be sure to tune in to Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3, on Monday June 15 at 4PM Pacific to see what we're working on.

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