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Gears of War Kinect in the works

Ben Parfitt
Gears of War Kinect in the works

Microsoft will unveil a Gears of War title that is designed for Kinect at the Spike TV Video Games Awards, according to rumours on IGN.

Coming from “a reliable source”, the site claims not to know if it is a brand new title or an existing version of the game with retro-fitted motion support.

What we do know, though, is that it’s got nothing to do with Gears of War 3 – Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski confirmed as much on Twitter shortly after the news emerged.

IGN adds that Microsoft will use the December 11th event to announce a number of new action titles, with more than one designed specifically for Kinect.

Though Kinect’s launch line-up is squarely focused at the mass market and casual audiences, core games are on the way – most notably Mizuguchi’s Rez successor Child of Eden as well as Grasshopper’s Codename D, a new Panzer Dragoon and Steel Battalion.

Nonetheless, a Kinect-enabled Gears of War would be a fascinating addition to the line-up and one that could further the camera’s reach into the Xbox 360’s traditional market.

Sony’s Move, of course, already has a few core games titles with motion compatibility such as Ubisoft’s RUSE and first party titles MAG and The Fight. And next year will see the much-hyped release of Killzone 3.

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Tags: Microsoft , xbox 360 , kinect , gears of war , spike

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