Gears of War Kinect an "on-rails shooter"

Reuses parts of Gears of War 2.

Epic's Gears of War Kinect game is an on-rails shooter, according to a new report.

Sources told Kotaku that movement is governed not by the player but by the computer.

A demo of the game is said to have reused "assets and events" from Gears of War 2, although it is unclear how the final game will look and control.

Kinect Gears of War was first rumoured in November last year. Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski hit Twitter to ensure fans the upcoming Gears of War 3 would not support Microsoft's motion-sensing add-on.

The game was expected to be revealed at the Spike Video Game Awards, only for it to be pulled last minute. "It turns out the timing's not right," explained Bleszinski.

Then, last month, a trademark for something called Gears of War: Exile popped up on the internet. A spokesperson for Epic refused to offer Eurogamer further clarification on what the listing may or may not refer to, explaining, "We have no news to share at this time."

With the Game Developers Conference only weeks away, fans may not have long to wait to hear more on Gears of War Kinect.

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