Report: Gears Of War RTS Alpha Screenshots Leaked

by Adam Biessener on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:33 AM

A set of screenshots reportedly taken from an alpha build of a Kinect-only Gears of War real-time strategy game have surfaced on the Internet.

The screens show a top-down view of what appears to be a squad of four soldiers led by Baird. One screen implies that the mission shown is a defensive scenario, asking players to "hold out until help arrives.", the source of the images, reports that players control the squad of four by tracing the path they want their soldiers to take by tracing a line with a finger.

Nothing about the shots seems obviously fake, other than their overall low quality – which can be explained away by the site's claim that they're taken from an early video presentation. Microsoft and Epic have yet to respond to the leak, and are unlikely to given the fact that both companies invariably reply with a blanket refusal to comment on any rumors or speculation, but we'll be sure to update the story if anything comes of it.

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