Microsoft partners with Crytek for 360 exclusive

E3 2010: Independent developer creating Codename: Kingdoms, an original intellectual property, exclusively for the Xbox 360.

LOS ANGELES--At Microsoft's press briefing this morning, Microsoft Game Studios executive vice president Phil Spencer took the stage and announced the company's latest partner and its newest game.

From the creator of Crysis comes a new Xbox 360 exclusive.
The executive announced that Crytek will create an original IP and debut it exclusively on the Xbox 360. The developer is best known as the studio behind the Crysis series, the original Far Cry title, and the CryEngine.

The live-action trailer showed an armored warrior covered in wounds, later approached by two others. As the trailer ended, the project's name appeared, revealing Codename: Kingdoms. No additional details on the project were provided at the event.

Germany-based Crytek is currently developing Crysis 2, set to debut on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this year. Crytek also recently purchased Free Radical, creator of the cult-favored franchise TimeSplitters.

To stay current with this year's expo, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of E3 2010.

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