The Kinect Gears of War Game has Been Cancelled

Around a year ago, we brought you a look at a new Gears of War title being developed at Epic Games and designed to take advantage of Microsoft's Kinect technology. It looked pretty silly, something Microsoft and/or Epic obviously agreed with, because the game - called Gears of War: Exile - sounds like it's ended up in the bin.

Speaking at PAX, Epic's Cliff Bleszinski said "Let's just bury the hatchet now. Gears of War: Exile was an unannounced game that I can't give any details about that has since been cancelled."

While Bleszinski won't say much about the game, we heard Exile was an on-rails shooter. Demo footage we saw last year, which was from a very early version of a very early test for a Gears Kinect title, showed players "acting out" the role of Marcus Fenix in a sequence recylced from the beginning of Gears of War 2.

It was unclear just how far along, or even how far removed, Exile ended up being from that initial test.

Gears of War: Exile cancelled [GameSpot]