Epic Games is expected to make a Kinect-related Gears of War reveal at Spike TV’s upcoming Video Game Awards, and while nothing is known for sure at this point, Epic’s Cliff Blizinsky has clarified one of the rumors swirling around the interwebs: “No Kinect in Gears of War 3.”
According to sources close to IGN, Epic is working on a Gears project that will incorporate Kinect in some fashion. One of the leading bits of speculation was that perhaps Gears 3 would be getting a little motion sensing/voice recognition love from Microsoft’s newly released camera system. But that’s apparently not the case.
Instead, we could be looking at a Gears-inspired, Kinect powered spinoff, or maybe even a patch for previous Gears games. I’m pulling for a new game, because when it comes to anything motion controlled, it’s always better when it’s built from the ground up rather than simply having the controls tacked on to an existing game.
Fortunately, the wondering will be over come December 11 when the VGAs are taped.