The lights are on
Back in 2011, Crytek took the stage at Microsoft E3 press conference to tease a Kinect game titled Ryse (formerly Codename: Kingdoms). Then it disappeared.
The official website for Ryse declares that the title is now exclusive to the Xbox One and that it is a controller-based experience, but enhanced by Kinect. Based on the countdown timer, we'll learn more at E3, likely as part of Microsoft's promised game-focused keynote address.
This news comes in tandem with Crytek announcing it already has CryEngine 3 running on the Xbox One hardware and ready for licensing to other developers.
Visit our Xbox One Headquarters for complete coverage of news from the reveal. The full CryEngine 3 press release is on page two.
Frankfurt am Main (Germany) May 21, 2013 - Videogame developer and publisher Crytek has welcomed the unveiling of Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, reiterating that their CryENGINE 3 technology is equipped to start creating software for the system now.
Crytek recently became an officially licensed provider of middleware and tools for Xbox One, and will support the platform as well as equipping CryENGINE 3 licensees with the advanced toolset required to achieve their own games for the system.
“We offered assurances over two years ago that CryENGINE 3 was ready for the next generation of consoles, and time has revealed that promise to be true,” said Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development at Crytek. “As developers begin to create new games for Xbox One, our technology and unparalleled support will ensure CryENGINE 3 users remain at the forefront of the industry now and well into the future.”
Crytek’s CryENGINE 3 is used by licensees around the world to create blockbuster hits and popular online games, and is the first all-in-one development solution that provides multi-award winning graphics, and all necessary game systems and tools, out of the box.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360™, Playstation®3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.
The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010) and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.
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Always thought this looked interesting, but was turned off by it being kinect exclusive. Can't wait to see more now that it's controller based with kinect functionality.
Okay. That sounds cool.
As powerful as I'm sure cryengine 3 is, I've yet to be impressed by anything crytek has done from a gameplay point of view, so I'll be cautiously eyeing this from afar for now.
So now video game developers are using the "all seeing eye" symbolism. Interesting.
This was probably the only Kinect game that I had interest besides the unfortunate Steel Batallion. It looked kind of cool and at least it's different than Crysis, Warface, or what ever bland shooter Crytek was developing.
Ooh, nice! Finally, some great news out of the new XBOX reveal. This is very interesting.
thats good news its controller based
So thats what happened to this game.
The fact that it's no longer Kinect-only actually intrigues me more.