Reports have been circulating for a few months at this point that The Coalition, which is the studio behind Xbox’s Gears of War franchise, is quietly working on a brand new IP address. And while the Coalition itself has yet to confirm anything of this nature, it looks like a recent leak from a company developer may have turned things around a bit earlier.
Spotted by user Klobrille on Twitter, the LinkedIn profile page of a studio member of The Coalition mentions work on a new IP address. Concretely, this employee, whose name is Pedro Camacho D’Andrea, would be a level designer on the project. Camacho D’Andrea doesn’t reveal much else about what this game might involve, but they’ve reportedly been working on the game since February of this year.
It looks like The Coalition could be working on some new IP alongside Gears of War, if that LinkedIn description is correct. This sort of thing has been mentioned before.https://t.co/XZkjZRDSSd pic.twitter.com/bpUmg391xx
– Klobrille (@klobrille) July 17, 2021
What makes this new leak even more interesting is its timing. Later this month, The Coalition has already confirmed that it will host a new presentation at GDC to show the work the studio has done in Unreal Engine 5. In doing so, the developer will also reveal a new tech demo. which shows the capabilities of the game engine. And while there is no guarantee that this demo will be anything other than that, there may be a chance that this is our first glimpse of the new IP in action.
Regardless of what ends up happening at GDC, however, this leak definitely seems to verify many of the previous reports we’ve heard about. As such, if you are someone who wanted to see The Coalition work on Gears 6 anytime soon, well, it looks like they’ll be making a pit stop before finally working on this project on the road.