Ryse not shipping for at least 12 months

Microsoft executive says Crytek's Kinect action game will not ship until summer 2013 at the earliest, now playable on Xbox 360.

Gamers eager for the first Kinect game from Crytek--Ryse--will need to have patience. Speaking to The Verge, Microsoft Studios executive Phil Spencer dispelled rumors that the game had been canceled, saying it will arrive sometime after the next 12 months.

Ryse is still on the way, Spencer says.

"We're still building Ryse," Spencer said. "We're focused on games coming in the next twelve months, something I say every year, and it's not something we'll be shipping in the next twelve months."

If Ryse does arrive sometime in 2013, it may do so alongside a new Xbox. A 56-page document claiming to originate from Microsoft surfaced this weekend, indicating an Xbox 720 and an updated version of the Kinect would be on store shelves next year.

A report from December 2011 suggested development on Ryse had shifted from the Xbox 360 to a next-generation Microsoft console. Spencer did not comment on whether the game will arrive on a current or future Microsoft platform, but he did say the game is playable at present on the Xbox 360.

Ryse was announced during the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo by Crytek as "Codename Kingdoms." At the same show a year later, the Rome-set Kinect game was revealed with its new name.

For more on Ryse, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

35 comments
Cyanide4Suicid3
Cyanide4Suicid3

I dont want to go out and spend money on a Kinect, but I want to play this game so bad...

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

There is no way a game using Cryengine 3 and looking on par with Crysis 2 or 3 would be able to run on current gen xbox and use kinect. It simply can't, Kinect takes away way too much processing power for something as complex as first person melee fighter. 720 it is then.

eminiem20
eminiem20

I`m too happy that it`s gonna be released for this generation!

 

steelmouth
steelmouth

With Crytek developing this game it have so much portential and can so big and make MS a tonne of money if only they can trade the Kinect functionality for our beloved X360 controller functionality and upgrade the game to AAA status

Ar13ls
Ar13ls

well, I get all the unjustified hate, but this is good news. The more time they have, the more time they can make it better and more optimized.

okassar
okassar

They might as well wait and release it on Kinect 2 at this point.

CBN16
CBN16

So the first good Kinect game wont be coming for another year?!

Petnos
Petnos

At first I was like ''Oooh another Crytek game!''

Then I heard it would use Kinect. Enthusiasm, lost.

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

yeah, ok. Crysis was the last good game you made. That was some time ago. They are a studio living off old triumphs. They are going to die a terrible death.

Baselerd
Baselerd

Too bad Crytek is terrible at making fun games nowadays. Far cry was awesome, Crysis was still pretty good (obviously great technology), Crysis Warhead was meh, and Crysis 2 was so bad I am done with the studio. I can't imagine that Kinect will enable any sort of deep involved gameplay.

acer7x
acer7x

My brother got the Kinect for me and I feel bad because I never use it. I thought I would finally be able to use it with Ryse until I saw this...weak.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Yet another game pushed for Next Gen, cant really say im suprised.

m4a5
m4a5

As long as the kinect is paired with a controller for the more core games, I do not mind...

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

Kinect really seems to be quietly dying out looking at the release schedule.

 

Excuse me while I shed a single tear...

Legend002
Legend002

I believe that Kinect is the future. Just not in full gaming. Hybrid games like Mass Effect and Skyrim is great with Kinect but you can't have a game that only use motion recognition and still call it a game for the  "core".

thechuck11
thechuck11

Kinda disappointed in the lack of good games on the kinect, got mine but i don't really play it that much. Hopefully with that kinect v2 there will be many more enjoyable games available.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Yikes!  That is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!

ronnet
ronnet

I'm expecting this to be a better 'core' Kinect game then Fable: The Journey but that isn't saying much.

 

Perhaps Microsoft realizes that Kinect has no chance of succes for core gaming without somekind of thumbstick/button support. If Sony and Microsoft were to team up forces and bring a Move/Kinect combination then games like this could be amazing.

 

P.S. I have nothing against Kinect, Xbox is becomming Microsoft's entertainment brand and Kinect is a good way to get more Xbox consoles in the mainstream households. I just think it is foolish they keep on believing Kinect (in its current form) could become popular among core gamers, and be accurate enough to offer real competitive gameplay.

vantrigo
vantrigo

@TheVGamer Evidently you never played Rise of Nightmares.

steelmouth
steelmouth

 @CBN16 actually the first good kinect game might not be on kinect but on kinect 2

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

"Crysis 2 was so bad I am done with the studio."

 

Opinions.

 

A lot of people, myself included, loved Crysis 2, despite it being more linear than the previous games.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Just go away you clone account spammer piece of $#!&

Getbacktogaming
Getbacktogaming

 @acer7x ...waiting until next summer is still better than waiting until the next Xbox... patience is a virtue :D!

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @Legend002 The problem isn't the motion controls, the problem is the huge input lag, and lack of precision due to low-res cameras. Hopefully Kinect V2 will fix these issues

mike9876543210
mike9876543210

 @Legend002 i think the incorporation of kinect in fifa 13 looks really good but i don't think it will be easy to learn the commands

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

 @ronnet

 yeah without physical input its rather limited in its current form i doubt even kinect 2 would be able to pull it off but thats not to say it cant be done

mike9876543210
mike9876543210

 @ronnet i think its just an easy way to go through menus e.g. searching on bing, you just say it instead of typing it

Petnos
Petnos

 @Spartan_418

Dude, just admit to yourself that in its current state, Kinect is unusable for action games, let alone shooters.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

 @Getbacktogaming

 Thats fair enough, i wasnt slamming the current Kinect, just saying that it would appear that many Devs are holding back/re-making certain games in preperation for the 'Next Gen', with Bioshock:Infinate, R6:Patriots, GTA, being amongst the most the most noteable.

 

I only hope the 'delay' is worth the wait, although in many cases, im sure it will be.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @Petnos I agree that most Kinect-only, controller-free games are pretty bad, but the Kinect integration for games like Skyrim and Mass Effect 3 is actually pretty cool and useful. Also I'm not saying I think motion control will work well in Ryse, I mostly just want "truthofgaming" to stop spamming itself on GameSpot. You'd think they could filter/block the URL somehow...

Getbacktogaming
Getbacktogaming

 @thenephariouson I agree 100 %, I hope the delay is worth the wait. In all honesty I am extremely disappointed by the quality of games so far... and I'm really starting they need a better Kinect for controls to respond properly but we'll see! I bet Microsoft are going to announce a new console just before the Wii U comes out just to get people excited and ready to hold their money back for another year...