Black Tusk Studios, the team behind the current development of Gears of War, has changed its name to The Coalition, studio boss Rod Fergusson revealed in a video today.
Explaining the name change, Fergusson said The Coalition references “who we are as a team and what we’re working on.” In the Gears universe, the Coalition references The Coalition of Ordered Governments, or the COG. “When people hear 343 Industries, they associate it with Halo; when they hear Turn 10 Studios, they know that’s who makes Forza,” Fergusson continued. “Moving forward, when you hear The Coalition, we want you to think of Gears of War.”
The new logo was also revealed. It is made up of a group of Cs that appear to be modelled on the teeth of the iconic Lancer’s chainsaw, straight from the Gears of War franchise.
“Rest in peace, Black Tusk Studios … and long live the Coalition,” Fergusson said. Fergusson also said that we can expect to see what The Coalition have been working on at this year’s E3.