Submitted by TimmyShire 723d ago | news

Next-Gen: 'Microsoft Has Been A Really Good Partner'

NowGamer: "Since the announcement of the Xbox One Microsoft's reputation has taken something of a nosedive, most recently from indie developers insisting the company has only been a pain to deal with.

It's not all bad, however, since Crytek's technical art director Christopher Evans recently discussed Crytek's work on Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son Of Rome." (Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

Septic  +   723d ago
Aside from a few indies, I haven't really heard any big developers complain about working with MS. Obviously, this is a first party exclusive title so Evans' doesn't speak for all developers, but have there been any big name developers that have said that Microsoft have been other than 'good partners' to deal with?
allformats  +   723d ago
Of course MS has been a great partner to Crytek. They game them free rain to do whatever they wanted with Ryse, which first started out as a Kinect title, to now an Xbox One launch exclusive.

What else would the developer say, 'oh, MS has just been terrible'?
Septic  +   723d ago
Yeah that much is obvious but that doesn't mean we should discard their opinion. There might, and most probably is, truth to it.

Regarding MS giving Crytek free rein, that is surely a positive thing, no?
JokesOnYou  +   723d ago
Septic I don't think any big dev has complained about microsoft or sony. As for indies naturally some of them were upset because they wanted more access on 360 xbl which has changed with micros recent annoucements about self publishing. At any rate hopefully Crytek and Microsoft build on this relationship because Ryse looks like its going to be helluva game. I'd like to see what else this new partnership can do together to push the X1 in the future.
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Gamingcapacity  +   723d ago
No publisher or developer will bite the hand that feeds them. If somebody that worked under Sony or Microsoft, third party included, bad mouthed either of them, Sony and Microsoft would call for their heads. It's not good business practice and you hardly see it happen.
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Salooh  +   723d ago
Yep, the problem is only when it comes to the indies. Both next generation are easy to develop for but ps4 is now more comfortable then the xbox but it's not a big deal..
PrivateRyan  +   723d ago
Crytek saying the publisher funding their next-gen title is a good partner

In other news: rain is wet!
TimmyShire  +   723d ago
OMG. I can't believe you're such a fanboy troll!

Boody-Bandit  +   723d ago
Agreed Timmy


Geesh, I wish you sunshine fanboys would get over yourselves already. If sunshine is so damn great why aren't you out soaking it up instead of living on the net talking smack about rain? You sunshine fanboys are just jealous because the only time you get wet is when you take a shower.
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True_Samurai  +   723d ago
^^^ (regular show voice) oooooooh! Lol
Foxgod  +   723d ago
But when Naughty Dog says Sony is good to work with, you obviously eat it up.

But when Crytek, Playground, Ruffian, Mistwalker, Epic or other 3rd party devs say something good, its the money talking, right.
HammadTheBeast  +   723d ago
Where did Sony and Naughty Dog come from? This is about Sunshine and Rain.
MRMagoo123  +   714d ago
hmmmm foxgod once again the first person to bring up sony into this lol, you xboners are just as bad as the sony trolls. funny tho this being a pro sony site you have 5 bubbles but the sony fans have 3 or less.I will let you think about that for a while cos i know how slow you can be making stuff up sometimes.
True_Samurai  +   723d ago
No freaking way! Where are your sources to back that claim up!? Rain is wet? Hahaha pleases next thing you'll tell me is that dodo birds are extinct
maniac76  +   723d ago
To get boned by maybe...aska indie lmao
urwifeminder  +   723d ago
Cool hope for many games in the future.
NeoTribe  +   723d ago
Its like naughty dog saying sony is great to work with. Nobody is gonna bite the hand that feeds. Not when money is involved. These developer praise articles need to die.
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fsydow1  +   722d ago
Just Crytek licking microsoft the right way, from behind the chocolate box,lol. Stop it Crytek, anyways I don't care much about Ryse as I know it will be crap because they don't know how to make proper games with good game play,its only about graphics with these guys.
MRMagoo123  +   714d ago
go to one of the games conferences Ryse in action before your very eyes isnt very impressive graphics wise cept for cut scenes, if i was going to brag about any game on xbone it would be forza not ryse.

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