Gore Verbinski's Matter canceled

Matter, Gore Verbinski's planned Kinect game, has been canceled by Microsoft. The game was first showcased during the publisher's E3 keynote last year, and it was quite puzzling. "I feel like Tron and Portal had a baby or something," Insomnaic's James Stevenson said at the unveiling.

"Microsoft Studios is no longer pursuing this title," a company representative told Joystiq. "We have no further details to share at this time." Internet sleuth superannuation discovered that developer Blind Wink laid off staff in August, suggesting that's when the project may have been genuinely canned.

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