‘Gears of War: Exile’ is Official…ly Cancelled

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Gears of War Exile Cancelled

In early 2011 Epic Games registered a trademark for Gears of War: Exile. Many fans of the series were at a loss regarding what this new trademark could mean for one of their favorite series, and it’s likely that they’ll never know, because the game has officially been scrapped before seeing the light of day.

GameSpot caught up with Cliff Bleszinski at PAX East today, and brought up Gears of War: Exile. It’s here that Cliff acknowledged the elephant in the room by stating that the title was in development at one point — but has since been cancelled. Bleszinski wasn’t willing to provide Gamespot with any details on the scrapped project, but at least he’s put fans’ anxiety to rest.

“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.”

Around this time last year, after there were rumors floating around the internet about a potential Kinect version of Epic Games’ Gears of War. The original word was the Microsoft would be unveiling the title at their E3 2011 press conference, but those claims obviously never came to fruition. Since we’ve seen nothing on the rumored Gears of War Kinect, it’s reaosnable to suggest that Gears of War: Exile was indeed that game.

Of course, this is all speculation, but since Epic Games and Cliffy B aren’t talking about it, speculate is all fans of the Xbox-exclusive franchise can do. If Exile isn’t the on-rails shooter that many believed to be in development, then there’s no telling what it could be. Maybe it was an iOS game that will never see release, or an XBLA title that wound up costing more than it was worth. Exactly what the game was is something that Gears-heads may never know, but we’d put our money on a scrapped Gears of War Kinect game.

What do you think Gears of War: Exile was, ranters? Does a Kinect-centric Gears of War game sound appealing to you?

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Source: GameSpot

TAGS: Epic Games, Gears of War, Gears of War Kinect, Kinect, Microsoft

  • rustysh4cklfrd

    Lets just be thankful that this never happened, Kinect and Gears DO NOT MIX! Same goes for Halo, I keep dreading the day until we have to hear about how MS is going to try and integrate Kinect into Halo 4 :(

    • jwalka

      have you seen the movie ‘gamer’, that movie showcases what motion gaming (or gaming in general) will be like within the next 15-20 yrs (probably less seeing as how fast we’re advancing with tech)… plus there are some bad a** action scenes in it 😀

      • rustysh4cklfrd

        Yes, I have seen the movie. But until they’re at that level with the motion gaming technology it’s a total waste to add it to games like Gears and Halo.

  • Kai

    im glad this was canceled, any type of shooter 1st or 3rd do NOT mix with kinect. at all.

  • ios

    EXILE was a 2D – should say 2.5D action shooting game in the veins of the Legendary Contra series from Konami !
    They had early Prototype showings,more positive then negative.
    It’s a shame it was canceled !