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Purported Gears of War Kinect RTS screens show what could have been

Shots said to be from the alpha build of canned project surface

Screens believed to be from an alpha build of a Kinect-exclusive Gears of War spin-off have appeared online.

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According to VGLeaks the game was tentatively titled Gears of War Tactics and, as the name implies, featured top down real-time strategy-esque gameplay.

It is believed that players would have been required to use Microsoft's motion sensor to draw paths for units to move using their finger, and to select actions with gestures.

Rumours of a Gears of War Kinect spin-off first surfaced in 2010 and were later strengthened when Epic trademarked Gears of War: Exile.

Last year series creator Cliff Bleszinski confirmed that the title had indeed been in development, but didn't progress as intended and was later canned

Gears of War: Judgement, the next entry in the franchise, is being developed by Painkiller and Bulletstorm studio People Can Fly. Microsoft has confirmed a Gears of War: Judgment release date

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