We know that Black Tusk Studios has been working on a new Gears of War for a some time now, but now it looks like there’s been some major changes at what used to be Black Tusk ahead of this year’s E3. The other thin? Its Gears of War will definitely be at this year’s E3 and under new management.
First up, Black Tusk’s now former head, Rod Fergusson, has effectively stepped down from his role at the studio. In fact, Black Tusk no longer exists – technically. In honor of the move, Black Tusk’s officially renamed itself “The Coalition.”
As a part of his farewell announcement, Sterling was generous enough to offer fans a personal update regarding both his departure from Black Tusk and what the sort of new studio has in store for this E3 in the 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 a special edition Rodcast [below].
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.
In related news, it’s been suspected that Microsoft would be announcing a remastered version of the very first Gears of War this E3 with an “Ultimate Edition” being spotted earlier last month. The game would supposedly come with a revamped multiplayer and current-gen graphics.
So, it looks like we’re getting our first look at a new Gears game, but what (or who) do you want to see in it? Let us know as always in the comments below and stay tuned for the latest E3 news here at BagoGames.