Last year, Microsoft announced that the company had bought the Xbox-associated Gears of War series from Epic Games, and that their Black Tusk Studios team would be handling the series going forward. While not much has been (officially) given on the status of Gears‘ future since then, a small update on the studio was made public today: its name is changing.
As announced by “former” Black Tusk head Rod Fergusson, the Vancouver-based studio is changing its name to The Coalition, in reference to Gears of War‘s Coalition of Ordered Governments. Fergusson explains that the name change was made to fall in line with other Microsoft studios, such as 343 Industries being named after a character from the Halo universe. While no hints have been given towards what exactly the team is working on, Fergusson states that their first Gears of War project will be shown off during Microsoft’s E3 press conference on Monday, June 15.
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Source: Official Xbox news site