Crytek Has "Fallen In Love" With Kinect

Yesterday we debated the performance of Kinect so far, and sort of agreed that it has come up short in the games department. Ryse by Crytek is part of Microsoft's response to that problem. OXM spoke to Microsoft's corporate vice-president Phil Spencer about the game and studio. Apparently Crytek has "fallen in love with Kinect".

He also revealed that, roughly eight years ago, Microsoft discussed bringing Crytek in as a first-party developer.

"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," said Spencer.

"... 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."


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    Funny... did he move from that spot at all or kept waiting for him to come back to the kinect user?

    aaaaand the same problem of every Kinect game?


    Lol so Microsoft passed up Crysis? And it went on to sell over a million move.

    "we’ve probably got enough military future shooters"

    That sums up the industry as a whole, well, if you drop "future" it does.

    Being that Crytek are makers of top quality graphics tech and not necessarilly inovative game design, I have my doubts over whether they have the answer to what makes the Kinect useless as a gaming UI.

      You're kinda forgetting their awesome physics work as well. ell, I'd say they're actually one of the best developers who could really make use of the Kinect technology.

    Up next: Crytek falls in love with Nintendo Wii U, "Maximum Wii" jokes abound. Lulz all around.

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