It's not often a game is both confirmed and cancelled on the same day but that's exactly what happened at Epic Studios on Saturday.
In an interview with Gamespot, Gears of War design director and Epic poster boy Cliff Bleszinski confirmed the existence of the rumoured Gear of War Kinect title only to announce development would not continue.
"Let's just bury the hatchet now," he said. "Gears of War: Exile was an unannounced game that I can't give any details about that has since been cancelled."
For those who aren't familiar with Gears of War Exile, rumours first began to circulate in January last year regarding the possibility of Epic releasing a Gears of War spin-off for Microsoft's motion capture experiment Kinect after Epic registered the Exile trademark.
It isn’t known how far into development Gears of War Exile was when it got cancelled but the game was suspected to be an on-rails shooter and would have been one of few 'hard-core' titles for the casual oriented Kinect.