by December 9, 2011 @ 11:04 am
One of the marquee titles announced at Microsoft’s E3 2011 presser was Ryse, a first person Kinect-controlled hack and slash crafted by Crysis developer Crytek. Although “announced” for the Xbox 360, it would seem development has shifted over to the next Xbox. The LinkedIn profile of a former Crytek staffer denotes her past experience on Ryse, labeled as an Xbox Next project.
RYSE (X-Box Next Gen) Pushing boundaries of next generation gaming, RYSE is an original AAA IP from Crytek slated to deliver an Epic first-person melee experience in the Roman Empire.
– Designed, created, implemented and scripted numerous game levels using all facets of Sandbox Editor and CryEngine.
– Lead and mentored Jr. Level Designers and Level Designers as well as collaborated with colleagues across multiple disciplines to ensure winning efforts.
– Championed original Game Design for Tablet title exclusive to Crytek and expanding the franchise to include new genre of video game.
Officially, Microsoft has not given any hints as to when we might see its next-gen platform. Speculation points to an E3 2012 reveal, however.