While nothing is confirmed at this time, rumors have been circulating about Epic Games using Microsoft’s motion device for their flagship series. The speculation goes back to November 2010 when IGN reported from a source that Kinect would be used in Gears of War 3 later this year. Soon after, Cliff Bleszinski, design director for Epic, tweeted that there would not be any use of Kinect in Gears 3. That doesn’t say anything about any unannounced Gears games, though. In January, a trademark for Gears of War: Exile made itself know to the gaming press. What is it exactly?
Fast forward to this month where a supposedly leaked image of a close-up of Marcus Fenix holding two fingers to his ear communicator while a man in a picture-in-picture box does the same. The validity of the picture is in question, but points heavily to Kinect based Locust slaying. Rumors are floating around calling this game an on-rails shooter, which makes a lot more sense than a traditional GoW using motion tracking at this point. Is this Gears of War: Exile? Well, we don’t know yet and likely won’t till GDC or E3. Take a look at the picture above and judge for yourself.