Earlier today, we shared a report from well-known journalist Jeff Grubb about the upcoming Gears 6, and now he's also been speaking as part of Thursday's Game Mess Mornings show at Giant Bomb about The Coalition's other plans for the future, claiming that two projects have recently been cancelled at the Xbox studio.
Grubb advises that these two cancellations have been "reflected in the layoffs that happened at Microsoft" recently, and that the studio is now fully focused on Gears 6 and making that their next upcoming game.
Here's a bit of what he's had to say (thanks to VGC for the transcription):
“They have cancelled that smaller project, as well as another project, so there have been two games cancelled there."
“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.”
The Coalition had previously been confirmed to be working on "several unannounced projects" by Xbox's Aaron Greenberg back in February of last year, but no further details were provided at the time.
Obviously we haven't received any confirmation from the studio about this yet, but Grubb has an excellent track record, so it sounds like Gears 6 is the only upcoming game we can expect to see from The Coalition as things stand right now.