Black Tusk Studios, the Microsoft-owned developer currently working on the next game in the Gears of War series, has changed its name to "The Coalition," the developer has announced.
"In short, The Coalition speaks to who we are as a team, and what it is we're working on," studio head Rod Fergusson said in a statement. "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."
Fergusson said that moving forward, when you hear the name The Coalition, he wants players to think of Gears of War, just as players think of Halo when they hear developer 343 Industries' name.