The Coalition Has the Green Light to Work on Gears 6 According to Reports
The Coalition has reportedly turned its full attention to the next installment in the Gears of War series after two other games in development at the studio were cancelled.
During his Game Mess Mornings show on Thursday, Giant Bomb reporter Jeff Grubb claimed that the Canadian Xbox studio was now “full steam ahead” on Gears 6.
The Coalition said in May 2021 that it was preparing to transition to next-gen development using Unreal Engine 5, and shortly thereafter, the LinkedIn profile of one of the studio’s level designers claimed that he had been working on a “new IP”.
Grubb claimed that The Coalition was at one point working on two now-canceled projects, as well as doing support work on Halo Infinite and working with Epic on The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 tech demo.
“They have canceled that smaller project, as well as another project, so two games have been canceled there.” said.
“All of this was reflected in the layoffs that happened at Microsoft, which affected The Coalition a bit. The studio will now fully move into Gears 6. I mean now, they probably moved into Gears 6 over the course of the last year, but that’s definitely going to be their next game.”
According to Microsoft, Gears of War sold more than 22 million units and grossed more than $1 billion when the company acquired the franchise from Epic Games in 2014.