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http://news.xbox.com/2015/06/games-introducing-the-coalition


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.
 
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I liked Black Tusk better.

Also, bummer, for sure won't ever be making new IPs now.
 

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I liked Black Tusk better.

Also, bummer, for sure won't ever be making new IPs now.
Seems like that is the norm for Microsoft. Lion Head only makes Fable, Turn 10 only makes Forza, 343 only makes Halo, Coalition only makes Gears of War, Rare only makes crap.
 

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Seems like that is the norm for Microsoft. Lion Head only makes Fable, Turn 10 only makes Forza, 343 only makes Halo, Coalition only makes Gears of War, Rare only makes crap.
 

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Seems like that is the norm for Microsoft. Lion Head only makes Fable, Turn 10 only makes Forza, 343 only makes Halo, Coalition only makes Gears of War, Rare only makes crap.
Lol it's exactly what a lot of folks on GAF are saying too. That this means from now on they'll only make Gears games. So goodbye to that other project that they revealed at E3 two years ago. I find it funny how people there always jump to conclusions. Unless i am not seeing it, but to me this doesn't nessecarily mean we won't get other IP from these people.
 

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Lol it's exactly what a lot of folks on GAF are saying too. That this means from now on they'll only make Gears games. So goodbye to that other project that they revealed at E3 two years ago. I find it funny how people there always jump to conclusions. Unless i am not seeing it, but to me this doesn't nessecarily mean we won't get other IP from these people.
Or there could be a team from Black Tusk (or Black Tusk still exists) that is working on that project. But I think that project is long gone personally. Gears of War was going to be guaranteed income. That new project was not.
 

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Microsoft's Black Tusk Studios is no more. The Gears of War developer is now called The Coalition, studio head Rod Fergusson announced today in a video explaining reason behind the name change.

Fergusson said that The Coalition is both a reference to "who we are as a team and what we're working on." By that he means Gears of War, referencing the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) that's part of the series' fiction.

"When people hear 343 Industries, they associate it with Halo; when they hear Turn 10 Studios, they know that's who makes Forza," Fergusson said in a post on Xbox.com. "Moving forward, when you hear The Coalition, we want you to think of Gears of War."


The studio's new logo was unveiled alongside the name...

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Or there could be a team from Black Tusk (or Black Tusk still exists) that is working on that project. But I think that project is long gone personally. Gears of War was going to be guaranteed income. That new project was not.
Very true. Now that i read the article again, i can see where people are coming from after all. They want you to think of Gears when you hear The Coalition. I guess that right there says it all.
 

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Lol it's exactly what a lot of folks on GAF are saying too. That this means from now on they'll only make Gears games. So goodbye to that other project that they revealed at E3 two years ago. I find it funny how people there always jump to conclusions. Unless i am not seeing it, but to me this doesn't nessecarily mean we won't get other IP from these people.
I jumped to that conclusion the day they announced they were working on Gears
 

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Definitely a shame then. I was happy how MS was taking it easy with Gears of War and taking their time to make a new one, but i don't want them to milk it like a cow. Let's say the new one is amazing, it would be great to see other IP from too then. In that sense MS should think a little more like Sony. Sony let's Guerilla make other s*** too.
 

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Stop wasting your time with pointless name changes-- a name will not mean jack with a crap game--and get to finishing the game.
 

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Stop wasting your time with pointless name changes-- a name will not mean jack with a crap game--and get to finishing the game.
Hoping that when we'll see a bit of the new Gears, that it will look outstanding. I remember how it was when we saw the first one for the first time. Oh man.
 

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I don't like it. I'm not buying the game because of it. Stupid ass Black Tusk/Coalition. I'm organizing a boycott of the game. They have no right to do this to us gamers. f*** them! Who do they think pays their salaries?

Boycott Coalition!

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I don't like it. I'm not buying the game because of it. Stupid ass Black Tusk/Coalition. I'm organizing a boycott of the game. They have no right to do this to us gamers. f*** them! Who do they think pays their salaries?

Boycott Coalition!

Boycott Coalition!
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Boycott Coalition!
Definitely signing this petition. FUUCK THEM!
 

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Stop wasting your time with pointless name changes-- a name will not mean jack with a crap game--and get to finishing the game.
Sure it does, avoid this studio's games
 

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New name for studio? Crap. The next Gears of War is doomed. 640p and 19fps confirmed.
 

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Hoping that when we'll see a bit of the new Gears, that it will look outstanding. I remember how it was when we saw the first one for the first time. Oh man.
Not sure why, but I have a feeling they are going to destroy this game by trying to make it bigger, as in world/levels & player count.
 

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Not sure why, but I have a feeling they are going to destroy this game by trying to make it bigger, as in world/levels & player count.
Really? Nah i don't think that will happen. Don't forget they have Rod Fergusson at the helm, if i am wording that right. :)
 

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Really? Nah i don't think that will happen. Don't forget they have Rod Fergusson at the helm, if i am wording that right. :)
I bet it has 10 players either side.
 

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Not sure why, but I have a feeling they are going to destroy this game by trying to make it bigger, as in world/levels & player count.
Rumor has it that it will be F2P.....:B->:
 

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Gears 4, nah. The remake thing, I think so.
I was kidding any way......or was I?.....

 

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I think it's more than perfectly fine to have a studio do 1 thing and do it right, and I actually think it's ideal.

MS emancipated Bungie because they were bought outright, and some wanted creative freedom beyond Halo. They kept all the good people that wanted to stay with 343 and keep doing Halo anyway. Now, with these new studios, there is absolutely 0 assumption that there is some chance that they can start a new project based on another property after the current game. Don't like working in Gears anymore? Go send in your resume for somewhere else. It's that simple. Keep the talent that wants to do the next Gears, Forza, Halo, etc, where they are needed.
 

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I don't like it. I'm not buying the game because of it. Stupid ass Black Tusk/Coalition. I'm organizing a boycott of the game. They have no right to do this to us gamers. f*** them! Who do they think pays their salaries?

Boycott Coalition!

Boycott Coalition!
Boycott Coalition!
Boycott Coalition!
Boycott Coalition!
Boycott Coalition!
Boycott Coalition!
That sounds like stinking Locust talk to me.
 

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I definitely liked Black Tusk better. Oh well, what can you do? You can b**** about it, that's what forums are for! :D