A minor update to the (very) long awaited Kinect game Ryse. Eurogamer had a chance to talk to Cevat Yerli, who is the the CEO, President and Founder of Crytek, and asked him about Ryse’s progress and why development shifted from Crytek Budapest to Crytek Frankfurt. (Crytek’s main development team who make the Crysis games, except for Crysis: Warhead which was made by Crytek Budapest.) Here’s a quote from the article:
“The development team shifted, but for different reasons than people assume,” Crytek’s Cevat Yerli told Eurogamer. “People think it’s because it didn’t work out, but actually it was a studio redirection – we wanted Budapest to focus a bit more on mobile and tablet, and they released Fibble, which was quite an excursion for Crytek. And we’ll do more casual stuff but that’s also free-to-play.
“With Ryse, the game is moving forward really well – we just can’t talk about it.”
Eurogamer still seem to think that Ryse will be moved to the next-gen Xbox, despite Microsoft recently confirming that it’s still an Xbox 360 game after revealing that it’s delayed until next year, and that Cevat Yerli’s slightly vague answer is evidence:
“I don’t know!” Yerli said when asked if Ryse had shifted platforms. “We’re still working with Microsoft, so obviously we can’t change platforms. But if you mean within Microsoft – that I can’t comment on.”
Unfortunately, Eurogamer missed the obvious question to ask if they want to know if it’s going to be a next-gen Xbox game, they should have just asked “Is Ryse being developed using the Xbox 360 XDK or the Durango XDK?” Because the next-gen Xbox will be vastly more powerful than the Xbox 360 so I doubt Microsoft would want a high-profile next-gen Xbox game to “only” have Xbox 360 quality graphics. OK, so it might not be a definitive answer if Crytek said they’re using the Xbox 360 XDK, since they might still be able to make a next-gen game using it, but it would be obvious to Crytek if they were making a game with next-gen graphics so Cevat Yerli would still know if it was a next-gen game or not.
What do you think, will Ryse still land on our beloved Xbox 360, or will it be move to next gen’s Kinect? Shout out!
Thanks to 123KINECT visitor Gilbert for submitting this news!