Coalition Shifts Focus to Gears 6 Following Cancellations
On the Game Mess Mornings show, Jeff Grubb boldly claimed – based on insider information – that Gears 6 is now the core focus of The Coalition. This news reportedly comes following layoffs that led to the cancellation of two projects, fully opening up resources to focus their attention on Gears 6.
By way of an explanation, Grubb stated that The Coalition was busy working on a support role for Halo Infinite, backing up Epic on The Matrix Awakens, and developing two unannounced games behind closed doors.
Now that there’s more flexibility there, Gears 6 is apparently ‘full steam ahead’.
Gears 6 Goes Into Hyperdrive
Now that Halo’s development is essentially being rebooted and the two projects at The Coalition have been cancelled, nothing is stopping the studio from working on Gears 6. In a statement on Game Mess Mornings, Jeff Grubb surmised that Gears 6 has likely been in development for quite a while:
This was all reflected in the layoffs that happened at Microsoft, which did hit The Coalition a little bit. The studio is now going to move on fully to Gears 6. I say now, it has likely moved on to Gears 6 in full over the course of the last year, but definitely, that will be their next game.
It has been more than three years since the last major instalment in the Gears franchise dropped on Xbox platforms the world over. It was relatively well received but it ultimately ended on a cliffhanger, leaving the door wide open for a follow-up release.
Now, it seems that The Coalition is ready to go all-guns-blazing on the project, putting the full focus on the studio on Gears 6 – which, as of yet, has nothing else in the way of information circulating throughout the aether.
Last year, Netflix announced a live-action Gears of War film and an animated television series, so maybe that’ll arrive to placate fans before Gears 6 drops – who knows?