Gears of War developer The Coalition confirmed earlier this year that as it shifted development pipelines to Unreal Engine 5, it wouldn’t be announcing any new projects for a while. Shortly afterward, reports claimed that before starting work on Gears 6, the developer would first make a new experimental, smaller IP to familiarize themselves with the new engine.
While the studio itself has yet to comment on the matter in an official capacity, it seems they may have let some details slip all the same. As spotted by Klobrille on Twitter, the LinkedIn profile of Pedro Camacho D’Andrea – multiplayer level designer at The Coalition – mentions a new IP, on which D’Andrea has apparently been working since February of this year. The LinkedIn profile has since been update to remove any mention of the new IP, but you can take a look at the screencap in the tweet below.
Meanwhile, The Coalition is also going to be debuting an Unreal Engine 5 tech demo at the Game Developers Conference in a couple of days, so we’ll soon be getting a taste of what the studio is going to be able to do with the new engine.
It looks like The Coalition could be working on a new IP alongside Gears of War, if this LinkedIn description is accurate. This kind of was hinted at before already as well.https://t.co/XZkjZRDSSd pic.twitter.com/bpUmg391xx
— Klobrille (@klobrille) July 17, 2021