Gears of War Kinect Rumor?

Microsoft has shown promise in the vain of getting Hardcore franchises adapted to the Kinect device with games announced like Steel Battalion, Star Wars, Child of Eden & the newly Rumored Gears of War. According to sources claiming to be familiar with the project, the rumored Gears of War Kinect project is indeed real.

Based on details provided to Kotaku, a demo version of the game appeared to re-use some assets and events from Gears of War 2.

While we don’t yet know the extent to which Kinect controls might be implemented, a source indicates that movement in this Gears of War spin-off would be controlled not by the player, but set on-rails. The trusted source also indicated to Kotaku that the image above was from an older concept demo for a Gears of War Kinect game and may not accurately represent the final product. Late last year, Epic Games teased a new, unexpected Gears of War gameplay reveal planned for the Spike TV Video Game Awards. That unveiling was pulled prior to the taping of the Spike VGAs, promised for a reveal at a later date.

In the weeks prior, IGN reported that a Gears of War title for Kinect was in the works. Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski responded to that rumor via Twitter, assuring fans that there would be “No Kinect in Gears of War 3.” Which is true, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be in or created as a new IP.

Last month, Epic Games announced a new Gears collection, the Gears of War Triple Pack, and filed for a new trademark, Gears of War: Exile, as spotted by Siliconera.