During last year’s E3 event, Microsoft announced a new Kinect exclusive title. The game, entitled Matter, was coming from director of Pirates of the Caribbean, Gore Verbinski, and was scheduled for release this year.

According to Joystiq, a Microsoft Studios representative confirmed that the game has been cancelled:

Microsoft Studios is no longer pursuing this title. We have no further details to share at this time.

This is unfortunate as the game’s concept was pretty nice. However, no information on the game’s status or details about the game were provided ever since E3 and the game was supposed to be released this year, which is a bit weird as companies normally try to advertise a bit prior to release.Furthermore, no motivation was provided for the cancellation.

Source: Joystiq