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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