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Next-generation Xbox launch titles include 'Ryse' and a new 'Forza'

Microsoft is working on a number of launch titles for its new Xbox console. One of the first games to launch on the next Xbox will be Ryse, according to multiple sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans. Microsoft originally unveiled Ryse at E3 2011, promising an exclusive Xbox 360 release with Kinect functionality. A release has never materialized for Xbox 360 and the company has remained fairly silent about the title's progress, noting that it was still in development in mid-2012 and again earlier this year. The Verge understands that Crytek, along with Microsoft Studios, has been rewriting the game to take advantage of its next-generation console, due later this year.

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iGAM3R-VIII1340d ago

"We're told Ryse is designed to be Microsoft's new Gears of War / Halo mega launch title"

hmm, well then I guess there will not be a next Halo or GOW, but this game better be good

WildStyles1340d ago ShowReplies(1)
Septic1340d ago

Yeah these rumours seem oddly specific and quite probable. The gates of information are starting to open.

iGAM3R-VIII1340d ago

So I guess based on these comments 'Ryse' is a Kinect title. If they call that a mega launch title, idk what is because that does not make sense

M-M1339d ago

@thechosenone's disagrees

No one can take a joke these days I guess.

NewMonday1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

about time MS made a big new hardcore game.

edit: looked up the Ryse trailer, it's for Kinect, sorry my mistake.

majiebeast1340d ago

Its made by Crytek they only make tech demo's and benchmark tools disguised as games.

JakemanPS319941340d ago

Majiebeast
idk farcry is pretty good :D I'm also a fan of crysis 2.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1340d ago

lol u know kinect is big when They ask AAA devs to make a motion game instead of a franchise.

ALLWRONG1340d ago

I wouldn't talk! you support the PS3, it's had one core game since 2011.

nukeitall1340d ago

Ryse has the ability to use Kinect, but it is a controller based game. You can use it without Kinect.

That has already been announced way back when.

M-M1339d ago

@NukeCola, 1 bubble, and the answer is in his username.

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MariaHelFutura1340d ago

Hold up, a Kinect title is designed to be their mega launch title....

AngelicIceDiamond1340d ago

@Maria "Better With Kinect" No longer a just Kinect title.

whoyouwit041339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

You sony fans just find any thing to complain about. if you actually read the article, you could see everything they talked about really does sound interesting. one thing you Sony fans have lost an auguring point they said Ryse, a zombie game, and family game set on an island with Pixar movie-style graphics. Did you notice something about these titles? they all brand new ips and different genres. one last thing, It was said from the off that ryse is a kinect game, however, it could be played with a controller.

ichimaru1339d ago

you can play it with a controller or Kinect.....this stated for a while now

Convas1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

Ryse has been reworked people and from its announcement, Crytek already confirmed that it's controller-compatible as well.

"Better with Kinect", not Kinect Required.

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The_Infected1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

Idk about Ryse but Forza should be great on next gen.

Gamer19821339d ago

Depends on what they add.. Hopefully it wont just be a graphics upgrade as games like GT and Forza already look great on current consoles..

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iGAM3R-VIII1340d ago

So I guess based on these comments 'Ryse' is a Kinect title. If they call that a mega launch title, idk what is

stage881339d ago

Oh another Forza...

Yawn.

HammadTheBeast1339d ago

I disagree, racing never gets old, can't wait for competition between this and GT6.

Auron1339d ago

whats wrong with a next gen Forza?

Gamer19821339d ago

People gotta realise what can they add to Forza and GT to make people buy it? Then again people are sheep and buy a new game if the devs shove a new number on it. Take FIFA, Madden, COD and every other yearly series for proof of it.. Drive club and actually Forza horizon are what the gaming world needs a bit of variety.. Shame its because they are differnt people don't buy them..

BitbyDeath1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

"We're told Ryse is designed to be Microsoft's new Gears of War / Halo mega launch title"

"We’re not working on an existing franchise, we’re looking to build the next Halo" ~Black Tusk Studios

http://mp1st.com/2012/12/01...

So now we have two studios all wanting to make a new Halo? (Excluding 343 who are making a new Halo)

Gh05t1339d ago

Black Tusk Studios sounds like it is talking about impact not so much genre.

sikorsky141339d ago

you do realise 343I is still working on Halo 5 and 6 right.... and why would Microsoft abandon Halo?

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Braid1339d ago

Ryse being the new HALO/Gears of Microsoft?

I honestly can't picture that. No matter how good the new Kinect technology will be, core gamers will not be heavily interested in a motion-control game. For that reason alone it's almost impossible for the game to be the new HALO, even though it might be a good game in itself.

It's actually kind of depressing to see that a Kinect game is considered a "mega-launch" title while Sony has already shown strong titles which are as hardcore as they can get like Infamous Second Son and Killzone Shadow Fall. First impressions are important, Microsoft, so choose what game to focus on carefully when you showcase the console. Focusing on a Kinect game as a "mega title" is off-putting for me.

Lvl_up_gamer1339d ago

Well Ryse will be a controller + Kinect hybrid title so I am not sure I understand the hate from so many people....oh wait, this is N4G where the Sony fanboys reign. Makes sense.

Mediamolicule can show a BS title at the Sony's last conference where you mold things on screen yet that's awesome on this site. Knack looks like a title for 12 year olds yet it's awesome and for the core on this site. Ryse is being developed by CRYTEK which is one of the best developers out there where on this site only they are considered crappy.

As for Forza, we all saw this coming. I can't wait for a next gen Forza. The #1 highest rated racing sim since release on consoles is about to get a next gen racing title. This can only be viewed as great unless you only own a PS3 and think that half-assed train wreck of a GT5 game was better.....LMFAO.

PGR+Forza as launch titles for the next gen Xbox = car lovers dreams come true.

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Cocozero1340d ago

Ryse is almost certain, as for Forza I think it will likely be a PGR game. But if its Forza 5 thats one AAA game guaranteed for launch

MariaHelFutura1340d ago

The 720 news seems to be pouring in, we could be getting close to an official announcement.

sway_z1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

Yeah Maria, it does sure seem to be heating up...something must be poppin' soon :)

*Edit ...I only have 2 bubbles (cos I'm radical) soooo....

E3 is gonna be the best its ever been. Prepare to be knocked off your feet, mouth all open, jaw all on the floor...look a cockroach!! Close mouth's quick!!

mcstorm1340d ago

I agree. I was hoping MS were not going to have Forza 5 as a relece games as this and Halo are the reason I have a 360 and I was going to wait until half way through next year before getting the next xbox and just use my WiiU until then but dam if it is then its a day one for me.

I cant wait for E3 and seeing Sony Microsoft and Nintendo trying to out do each other and see the amazing games they have in store for us.

iNathan1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

Wasnt that supposed to be the new Black Tusk Project ? A Studio owned by Microsoft.

So lets see.

Gears of War and Halo will be saved for 2015 or 2016, meanwhile Microsoft will invest in tittle like Ryse, Alan Wake and Black tusk Project, along with Forza of course.

I´m fearing that Halo and Gears will die with this strategy, i mean Cod will keep coming out, many Halo Gamers and Gears for that matter already changed to Cod, it will only get worse.

Minato-Namikaze1340d ago

Gears would always be welcome on the ps4. Probably my most wanted MS exclusive.

The Meerkat1340d ago

Because in Gears the best thinker wins rather than the best shooter it will always have a fan base regardless of what COD, Halo etc do.

Thunderhawkxbox1339d ago

Never gonna happen Microsoft wont let it happen if they care about gears fan

Munky1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

There is no way they are not showing at least a sneak peak of the next halo or gears during the reveal. I think the lack of titles for the last 2 years on the 360 leads to MS launching or at least working on a bunch of titles for the Nextbox.

Minato-Namikaze1340d ago

Been closer to 3 years, But the fact that sony continues to release games and also seems to have plenty of games for the ps4 means that reason isn't valid for MS (at least not in my eyes). They better come hard with the games when they reveal the 720 or i wont be picking one up.

TekoIie1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

I think the most likely scenario of anything Halo related making an appearance is a Halo 2 remake.

Halo 5 or even a spin-off like Reach seems unlikely considering Halo 4 is not even a year old. MS will release Halo 5 when the install base is at a decent size.

gamertk4211340d ago

No, this is the crytek project, and black tusk's is yet to be revealed.

TekoIie1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

"Ryse is part of four major launch titles for the next-generation Xbox."

Reading helps ;)

Black Tusk is likely developing one of those titles. But seriously if theres one game I'm desperate for MS to invest in its Alan Wake. One of my favorite games this gen and I'd love Remedy to get a decent marketing campaign for it :)

"I´m fearing that Halo and Gears will die with this strategy"

Why? Halo is the Xbox's flagship franchise and Gears gets good support from MS for as long as their deal with EPIC remains. Although I gotta say Judgment was clearly a "we need to keep the Xbox relevant" title which is likely why it got shoddy marketing and minimal PR from EPIC/PCF.

MS's focus is clearly not on the 360 anymore apart from a few arcade titles.

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