The Coalition is a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals who are united in their passion for Gears of War. As a Microsoft first-party studio, they are dedicated to pushing the limits of interactive entertainment and taking Gears of War to new heights.
On January 27, 2014, it was announced that Microsoft had acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, and that Black Tusk Studios (Formerly known as) would take on the development of future games in the series.
On June 3, 2015, Fergusson announced that Black Tusk Studios had been renamed The Coalition, signifying its relation to the Gears of War franchise. The studio's name references the Coalition of Ordered Governments.
"We believe that if you want to go far, go together. It takes a diverse team of people sharing a common vision to make a groundbreaking game. Great teams are defined by mutual trust, shared purpose, and the determination to overcome any obstacle together. We also believe that fun games can only come from teams that have fun! We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.
And when it comes to having fun, it helps that The Coalition is located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. With a mild climate, vibrant nightlife, abundant arts and culture, diverse culinary scene, and no end of outdoors adventure, Vancouver has something for everyone."