Gears of War: Exile trademarked by Epic Games. Leatherface hopes it's a Kinect game

Typical, ain’t it? You wait around two years for a new Gears of War game, and then bloody two turn up at once. There’s nothing like a rubbish bus analogy, eh? But with the news Epic Games has trademarked the name Gears of War: Exile (along with revealing a logo), we could be getting two Marcus Fenix adventures before the year is out. Don’t get overly excited, mind. Exile could well be the shooter’s long rumoured Kinect debut.

If the new project were to be Kinect compatible, it would fall in line with rumours that were dancing around the interwebs in the build up to last months VGAs. Before Christmas, IGN reported a tip had told them Epic would announce a Kinect Gears title at the awards. Pity then, the announcement never came… or joyous if you hate all things associated with Microsoft’s casual-courting camera sorcery.  

Of course, if Exile does turn out to be Microsoft’s latest attempt to jump on the motion-controlled bandwagon, we’ll try and curb our cynicism. Well, briefly at least. While we struggle to see how Gears’ tight, demanding cover shooting could be compressed into a series of arm waggles, chainsawing a Locust in half could be kinda fun with Kinect, right?

Above: See, Leatherface is having fun

Eh, and that’s pretty much all the positivity we can eek out of the premise.

But what about you? If Exile does go onto become a Kinect game, would you be in favour of it? Do you think motion control could add something to the series? Or do you simply not care and would rather Epic just concerned itself with getting Gears 3 out the door. Let us know in the comments below. 

Source: Siliconera

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  • August - June 11, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    I was wondering if gears of war was considered a casual game seeing as many people have it, or hardcore in that skill is required?
  • Imgema - January 19, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    You guys act like Gears of War is not a casual game. It just can't get more casual and mainstream than this. Just because its violent doesn't mean its not casual. Being a kinect game makes it just childish.
  • Sy87 - January 19, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    Ya kinect torture game that would be awesome. Its all good Microsoft at least your not groping women hahahaha. Oh new feature blood squirter shoots blood on you every time the screen gets cover.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - January 19, 2011 3:18 p.m.

    Well atleast Microsoft seems intent to use motion gaming for serious games instead of just casual piles of crap. And even if it does suck it has no effect on Gears 3. I'm all for this.
  • 510BrotherPanda - January 19, 2011 2:52 p.m.

    I've never played Gears, but I think 2 years is a decent amount of wait time. Sheesh Internet, why are you so impatient? Quality requires time. Although... GT5 came out with some jaggy graphics after 5 years... Hmm...
  • ShaneCedt - January 19, 2011 2:36 p.m.

    (huge breath)...MOTION CONTROL GAMES HAVE SHOWN TO USUALLY SUCK DONKEY BALLS. I think video games nowadays are just Iphones and kinect games for babiez. Someone, hit me up with Dead Space 2 quick.
  • Fortunate34 - January 19, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    "I mean, comeon; who wants to pretend that their hand is a gun... What is this, third grade? "Pew! Pew! Pew!" HAHAHA" <3 Kevin Butler, and KZ3 will be better. Tolling achieved. ;)
  • Shagnasty - January 19, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    The thing is, there's no way to be accurate with Kinect. Are you going to point your fingers at the screen or something? Yeah, that'll get you into he game.
  • Cruddi - January 19, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    I hope not, i hope it's the 4th gears of war or a spin off to do with the locust. Connect holds nothing for me, just the eye toy but next gen but roll on gears 3!! HELL YYYYYEA
  • podsaurus - January 19, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    I don't like Kinect, period. Leave it for the casual games not something like Gears which is awesome the way it is.
  • Letter11 - January 19, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    The way you guys use photoshop never ceases to make laugh. But as far as Exile is concerned i'm interested. I think the connect has a lot of potential to add to the gaming experience however like that video you guys posted of the Max Payne connect hack, I'm not sure a deep game can be completely void of button presses. It feels like Gears of War 3 is in polish mode anyway so those creative guys can spend as much time with this as they like as far as I'm concerned. Maybe something great will come out of it.

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