How close of a relationship have Microsoft and Crytek developed during the development of Ryse? According to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer it’s a “perfect marriage” as Cryteck has “fallen in love” with Kinect.
Spencer claims Microsoft has looked into having Crytek as a first-party studio before. In a conversation with OXM he ellaborated.
“I do think it’s about quality and the relationship with Crytek is a perfect example. The first time we met with [Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli] and the team was around seven or eight years ago, and we started talking about what it’d mean for them to become first party.
“And it was a process of what do you guys want to do, what’s unique for us, and they were just going to do Crysis, and they’d just come out of Far Cry, and we said we’ve probably got enough military future shooters, so go do that.
“Then they came up with this idea around Ryse, and now they’ve really fallen in love with Kinect, and it’s a perfect marriage for us.”
Very few details about Ryse have been given at this point, but things will most likely change at Gamescom next month. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer below.