Black Tusk Studios is no more at Microsoft, but it’s not what you think. The Gears of War studio is being renamed into The Coalition with Rod Fergusson still at command. The new name is a direct reference to the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) featured throughout the series.
The name change was inspired by other Microsoft studios like 343 Industries, and Turn 10 Studios. “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” stated Rod Fergusson.
We are only two weeks away from E3 2015 and Microsoft has confirmed we will see what’s next for the series. Specifically, Microsoft is alerting fans of the Xbox Daily that airs live on Monday June 15 at 4PM PST.