Kinect-Powered Gears of War RTS Footage Appears

Would you have played Gears of War: Tactics?

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Image credit: VG Leaks
Image credit: VG Leaks

Gameplay footage for the reportedly canceled real-time strategy game, Gears of War: Tactics, has emerged, showing off the popular shooter series in a totally new light.

VG Leaks has obtained a two-minute video for the game, which supposedly used Microsoft's Kinect camera to allow players to direct their troops and call in airstrikes. In this alpha version, you use your finger to draw through the air to tell your troops where to go and how to attack.

The same site obtained the first screenshots for Gears of War: Tactics back in 2013, speculating at the time that the game had shifted from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. We can't embed the video footage, so you'll need to visit VG Leaks to see the footage.

It is unclear if Gears of War: Tactics is a different name for Gears of War: Exile, another Kinect-powered game that Epic Games confirmed in 2012 was canceled.

Microsoft acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games earlier this year for an undisclosed sum. Black Tusk Studios, a division of Microsoft, is currently working on a new Gears of War title, presumably for Xbox One. Veteran Gears of War producer Rod Fergusson is heading up development on the game, which isn't anywhere near release.

For more on Gears of War: Tactics, check out the gallery below, featuring images from VG Leaks.

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