Rod Fergusson announces departure from The Coalition

Rod Fergusson, studio head of The Coalition, the development company behind the Gears of War franchise, has announced his departure from the company. 

“I began working on Gears of War over 15 years ago and since then, it has been the joy of my life,” said Fergusson on Twitter earlier today. “But now it’s time for a new adventure. I leave Gears in the great hands of The Coalition and can’t wait for everyone to play Gears Tactics on April 28.”

An image of Gears Tactics, coming April 28 to Xbox One, Windows PC and Steam.

According to IGN, Fergusson will leave The Coalition in March and will instead join Blizzard. “Fergusson says he will be overseeing the Diablo franchise in his new role,” the report said.

While Fergusson’s departure may come to some as a surprise, he was not the only one to reveal a separation with a game development company this week. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, it was revealed that Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, was set to leave the company on March 11.