Kinect Gears of War: Exile game canceled by Epic Games

April 9, 2012

Kinect Gears of War: Exile game canceled by Epic GamesThe rumored Gears of War: Exile game will never see the light of day. Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games design director recently confirmed that the project was scrapped.

News around Gears of War: Exile first surfaced back in January of 2011 when Epic Games trademarked the name. According to sources, Gears of War: Exile was to be an on-rails Kinect game. Also, an insider revealed on the Xbox 360 World Magazine that the game would be unveiled at E3 last year, but was no where to be found at the trade show.

Bleszinski confirmed to Gamespot recently that Exile was indeed an actual game that was under development at the studio, but has since been canceled.

Bleszinski stated:

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.

This news comes on the heel of the lackluster reception of Kinect Star Wars, which managed a 55 on Metacritic. If you recall several E3’s ago, Kinect Star Wars was once touted as Microsoft’s poster child for what a hardcore Kinect experience could be like. It will be interesting to see if Fable: The Journey will be able to succeed where others have failed.

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