Black Tusk Studios becomes “The Coalition”, official Gears of War studio

The-CoalitionIn case you haven’t been following the drama, there is definitely a new Gears of War project in development. Whether it be a remake, a remaster or a totally new title, we don’t know… yet.

What we do know is that the Vancouver-based Black Tusk Studios has officially been rebranded as “The Coalition”, and will totally be responsible for the Gears of War series moving forward. The renamed studio will essentially become the 343 Industries of the Gears of War franchise — if that makes sense.

Check out a little announcement trailer explaining the transition.

Gears of War Rodcast: Announcing “The Coalition”:

Read on for the announcement from Rod Fergusson, head of The Coalition. See the announcement on the Xbox Wire here.

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.