Xbox Wire has released a message from Rod Fergusson introducing The Coalition, former known as Black Tusk Studios.
You can view the video message below:
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.
With Microsoft's E3 2015 press conference less than two weeks away, it won't be long before we get to learn what The Coalition has in store for the Gears of War franchise.
Microsoft promises that E3 will give players the chance "see the greatest games lineup in Xbox history".
At least one Gears of War title is expected to be revealed, including a remaster of the original game, as well as an unannounced title from Rare.
We will bring you any new information on Gears of War, Microsoft and E3 2015 as soon as it becomes available.