Gears of War 2 screenshot
Gears of War 2 screenshot

According to IGN, Epic Games will introduce a Kinect-enabled Gears of War game at the Spike TV Video Game Awards (VGAs) next month.

A "reliable source" told IGN that some big action games, including new games for Kinect, will be unveiled during the VGAs, the headline game being Gears of War for Kinect from Epic Games.

IGN was unable to get clarification on whether the game is an all-new entry in the franchise or an existing game retrofitted with motion controls.

Microsoft told IGN it "can't comment on rumour or speculation", while Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski posted on Twitter that there will be "no Kinect in Gears of War 3". Analysis

We're not convinced that existing games in the Gears of War series lend themselves to motion controls, but we'd like to see Epic have a shot at making it work.

It's been said that retrofitting Kinect will be problematic because of the Kinect processing overhead, but this might not be a massive problem for earlier Gears of War titles.

Speaking to earlier this year, Bleszinski revealed that optimisations made since the release of Gears of War meant they could now run a Gears of War test level at 500 frames per second.

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Bloodstorm's Avatar


And various other companies.
Posted 14:19 on 16 November 2010
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draytone@ strickers66

Because they have Epic Games to do that for them?
Posted 13:08 on 16 November 2010
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Anything to prove hardcore credentials?Why don't MS invest in some game development instead?
Posted 12:47 on 16 November 2010

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Release Date: 07/11/2008
Developer: Epic Games
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Action
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