Submitted by dirigiblebill 1555d ago | news

Crytek has "fallen in love with Kinect" - Microsoft Games Studio boss

OXM UK: "Microsoft's partnership with Crytek to develop Xbox 360 exclusive Ryse represents the "perfect marriage" of the manufacturer's Kinect strategy and the developer's creative aspirations, according to corporate vice-president Phil Spencer." (Crytek, Kinect, Phil Spencer, Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox 360)

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Inside_out  +   1555d ago
M$ " in love " with Crytek...
I think that is how the title should read. It would appear that M$ is embracing Crytek and Crytek is returning the embrace...lol...I wonder how EA feels about this as everyone should know that EA is very up set with M$ throwing, what must be millions and millions of dollars at Actvision for exclusive timed DLC for COD and one can assume NOT EA and their MOH and Battlefield franchises.

As these 2 giants become best friends, you can't help but think that maybe a new exclusive deal is in the works for a new game for the new Xbox...maybe the Timesplitters franchise. Maybe Crytek might leave EA all together for MGS???

One thing is for sure...the industry is still smarting over the thought that M$ has given Crytek the inside track on development for the new Xbox. Epic must be concerned since they made a small fortune on the Unreal 3 360 middle-ware. Will have to keep a eye on these two.
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TekoIie  +   1555d ago
I wouldnt mind seeing Crytek become M$'s "new" EPIC. I would be able to play gears on my ps3 where most my friends are and Gears has only ever had connection faults which has been the main let down of the franchise. But for a ps3 fan to say they dont want gears on ps3 is going miss out big time.
gamingdroid  +   1555d ago
I think there are great games on all platforms (yes, including the Wii) and you would loose out big if you limit yourself to a set of games wetter that be exclusives only, one platform only or even just hardcore games.

I try them all and try to be open and then decide if it is for me. It's like that guy from Bizarre Food where this guy, Andrew Zimmern, tries all these nasty odd looking food, but imagine what you will never know what taste like good or bad!

That said, since I prefer the Xbox 360 controller, I would love for Uncharted to be on the Xbox 360. Maybe I will splurge and buy that stup!d converter to get my Xbox 360 controller working on my PS3 soon....
Raven_Nomad  +   1555d ago
I think it's safe to say Microsoft has deals with Epic and Crytek. Why limit it to one?

Glad Crytek is doing great things with Kinect and Microsoft though, they are a very credible company and anything they put out on Kinect only helps with that being taken more seriously as well.
newhumanbreed  +   1554d ago
Sorry, but you will never be able to play Gears on PS3. It's published by Microsoft Game Studios. Same reason you won't see Halo or Mass effect on it. The only reason Mass Effect 2 went multi-platform is because it was published by EA.
EVILDEAD360  +   1555d ago
Kinect 2012 looks like a breakout year..
After what may be another great holiday for Kinect..2012 is where Kinect will finally start to build on it's potential.

Bioware...Mass Effect 3

Ubisoft...Ghost Recon Anniversary

Lionhead...Fable Journey


EA...Madden, Tiger Woods, Fifa

343 Studios..Halo 4

The plot is starting to thicken

slavish3  +   1555d ago
halo remake too and child of eden
btk  +   1555d ago
Not likely...
Some games is suited to camera motion controls. Until we see 1920x1080 cameras at 60 or 120 fps, don't expect more from Kinect that just more Dancing games.
EVILDEAD360  +   1555d ago
@ btk..they already have more than dancing games..welcome to 2 years ago
theonlylolking  +   1555d ago
I think it is obvious crytek is being bribed by M$.
AAACE5  +   1555d ago
If MS bought them now, they would have the better half of the ex-Rare team!
SilentNegotiator  +   1555d ago
....he said, counting Microsoft's funding.
This sort of thing was never a part of Crytech's repertoire, and now with a contract, they're suddenly ecstatic about motion control.

As long as Crytech is hyped for their 'amazing' engine designed to work with consoles, the one that allowed Crysis 2 to be sub-HD with no anti-aliasing and with screen tearing on the 360 (same w/ps3), Microsoft will keep them close by, just like they did with Epic games.
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Venjense  +   1555d ago
You forgot to mention the horrible huge blocky grain half way through the campaign that makes to game look terrible.
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dirigiblebill  +   1555d ago
Given how much they like simulated physics, I'd say DICE could do great things with Kinect as a full-body controller.
TekoIie  +   1555d ago
Im still being cautious about buying kinect games game. I mean while Ryse looks absolutely amazing and fun to play we all have to wait to see if it works since kinect feels more like a prototype of what MS really want to do with this technology. But after seeing the "origional" star wars kinect gameplay last year and then seeing it this year, i wouldn't be surprised if Crytek's footage turned out to be fake...
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dragonelite  +   1555d ago
Most of that trailer was prerendered trailer so yeah.
The concept is cool for kinect owners but i hope the controller base people can play it like Dark messiah or Skyrim first person mode.
FlashXIII  +   1555d ago
Tbh I don't think MS really knows what it wants to do with Kinect. I always felt that it was created to be a nice big marketable gimmick which would initially entice families to it.

Don't get me wrong, kinect is an impressive piece of technology but the amount of space it requires to play in is a joke and certainly not very family friendly unless you want to be moving furniture around when you game.

That star wars game pretty much sums up my thoughts to microsoft these days. Just look at the E3 trailer.. possibly the coolest most awesome way to sell kinect and it's reduced to something that looks like it belongs on some kids channel in the pokemon commercials or whatever is popular with children these days.
LightofDarkness  +   1555d ago
I don't think people realise just how tiring sword fighting is. There's a reason we let our thumbs and controllers do the work in most games: the actions represented in games are superhuman at the best of times, and I don't personally know of any superhumans around here...

Fine, let's say it's gesture based, then what happens? Then we have Star Wars Kinect: unresponsive, non-1:1 on-rails "fun."

I'm all for the casual side of Kinect, Kinect Sports is fun and so is Dance Central, but gesture/motion controls simply don't translate well in the enthusiast market. I've still yet to see any convincing shooting mechanics, too.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1555d ago
Oh helll no....
ZeroChaos  +   1555d ago
Oh no!
newleaf  +   1555d ago
Then why are they making an on rails game on it that everyone will hate kinect for?
Unless this game is a hybrid i'm not impressed
Tachyon_Nova  +   1555d ago
How do you know its on rails? That was something that PS3 fanboys made up to stop Ryse from making Kinect credible.
NYC_Gamer  +   1555d ago
i'm sure they are since its another platform to collect money from
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captain-obvious  +   1555d ago
just lol
Danielmccue  +   1555d ago
They better not bring out timesplitters 4 as a kinect only title.

I swear to go i will seriously hunt them down and kill them.
slavish3  +   1555d ago
wait for the Crytek was bought by m$ announcement
Darth Stewie  +   1555d ago
Crytek disappointed me big time especially since when they were making Crysis 2 they talked so much crap.
Crysis > Crysis 2.
DJMarty  +   1555d ago
Bullshit, more like Microsoft dollars.

Kinect sucks

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Darth Stewie  +   1555d ago
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FlashXIII  +   1555d ago
They say this now but when their game fails to get decent sales (if it really is on rails) then they'll hate kinect.
GoldPS3  +   1555d ago
I would love Kinect too if MS was paying me millions.
Darth Stewie  +   1555d ago
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wenaldy  +   1555d ago
Crytek love a truck of moonies...
otacon68  +   1555d ago
Cant wait for that bastard, that will come out of this love :D
user8397144  +   1555d ago
Crytek fell in love with them checks.
Der_Kommandant  +   1555d ago
Of course they fell in love

ForROME  +   1555d ago
Its easy to fall in love with, but watch out if it cheats on you =)
Inzo  +   1555d ago
Crytek has "fallen in love with Kinect"
Pity they cant fall into a good game. ;)
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1555d ago
I can see some sort of contract in the future maybe, god know MS needs original none kinect game content anyway.
Convas  +   1555d ago
I don't care what Crytek does. As long as I can play Ryse through completely with a 360 controller.
OllieBoy  +   1555d ago
What a bunch of sellouts.

Glad I bought Crysis 2 used.
dirigiblebill  +   1553d ago
Yeah, imagine the nerve - a business trying to make money.
ufo8mycat  +   1554d ago
I wonder how much $$ Microsoft paid Crytek to say that.

Matters little, Crytek are a shitty developer. Crysis and Crysis 2 were sub-par games.

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