One of the more mysterious games announced at this year’s E3 was “Codename: Kingdoms.” All that has been said about the project up to this point is that Crytek is making the game exclusively for the Xbox 360.
Yeah me too. I'm quite anxious to see what Codename: Kindgoms really is. We need a reveal MS!
This is a guaranteed timed-exclusive. Mark my words.
^Yea i gotta agree somehow i don't see this staying as exclusive. it most prolly is gonna be timed and since crytek is working on crysis 2 i see this game coming out in 2012 but we shall see. On another note i would lmao if this is the game that geoff keighley said that one of the reveals goes as far as releasing in 2013.
Errr, you want to explain to me how it'll be a Timed Exclusive if ... Crytek is developing and Microsoft Game Studios is PUBLISHING? I seem to recall that that's one of the reasons the original Mass Effect will not make it to PS3. LOL @ Disagrees. Something wrong with facts?
I'm sure it will look good but how about gameplay, CryTeck are yet to make a must play game. They are great at engineering but average at game design.
At least they get to concentrate on one platform. It ought to be rather impressive.
"Errr, you want to explain to me how it'll be a Timed Exclusive if ... Crytek is developing and Microsoft Game Studios is PUBLISHING? " Just like Ninja Gaiden 2, which was PUBLISHED by MS, how did that end up - lets see, superior version with coop on PS3.
@thief but Ninja Gaiden wasn't micrsoft owned IP but they have right to publish Ninja Gaiden 2 and thats it. if Kingdom is Microsoft IP then NO.
@militant I agree. Does anyone know if they own the IP?
It all depends on the deal in place, I seem to remember alot of folks saying Gears would be on the ps3, never happened because micro had it locked down unlike ME2, besides I think micro is doing a good job of managing their exclusives vs timed exclusives, essentially having a game on their console exclusively for 6mo+ really benefits the 360 where it counts most= shor-term hardware sales boost and the lion share of software sells, by the time it hits ps3 its already done its intended job for the 360. This may seem like a negative, but only to those who want 3rd party games to stay exclusive for the sake of comparison lists, which in reality don't mean much outside of fanboy wars. For micro signing a deal for less money without buying full rights is a win, leaving them more cash flow to cut the next deal, plus they get the benefits of introducing a new title... VGA's, E3, Tokyo its micro in the showing off the IP for the world to see and remember. I mean the proofs in the pudding, previously exclusive games hitting ps3 so late haven't produced much in terms of real sales.
Nope Microsoft have this one they own the IP like Sony own IP of uncharted.
@JOY True, from a business standpoint, it really isnt that bad. However from our perspective, THE GAMERS, there really arent many reasons to own a 360 in terms of exclusive games. Besides Halo and Gears, what other great franchises are exclusive to the console? Over time, the ps3 is accumulating more and more great exclusives, while all the 360 seems to be doing is losing them. While timed exclusives might be a good business tactic, there arent many games keeping people there for the long term besides Halo and Gears. In the end its all personal preference, but if you could only get one of the two consoles, would you rather have two great franchises or a multitude of franchises (plus games that eventually go multiplat from the other console)? @ thecraft1989 Uh, no Sony owns Naughty Dog and the Uncharted IP. Microsoft does not own Crytek. And who knows if they own the IP. As far as anyone knows, its just a publishing deal. Unless someone has a link?
SnuggleBandit Sorry man I stand corrected http://www.destructoid.com/... It seems like crytek do own it but It seems like they wanted to work on one platform I don't known about this one but money is money if they can get it on platform later on it will be. ''We have been talking with Microsoft for five or six years now about working together -- and for some time I have said that I don't want to work [exclusively with a] first-party. The time came around where we said maybe this IP, Kingdoms, could be very strong for a first-party platform ''
"Has a Really Good Future Next Year" Until, as a Crytech game, it is delayed into next year.
This reveal will shock the world. Crytek are going to produce one of the best games of the generation and there's only ONE place you can play it.
Oh so you've played it. "Crytek are going to produce one of the best games of the generation" that bit made me lol, i mean really???? have i missed something, i dunno exclusive preview or something
I gotta say, this isn't even on my radar. Crytek has been around for a decade now and they've released two games. Crysis and Far Cry. I never played Crysis as when it was released my computer couldn't begin to play at decently, and I tried to like Far Cry, I really did, but ultimately I just couldn't get into it. Wow, that's a lovely jungle. Feels like I can go anywhere, except I can't and I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I'm sure many stuck it out and had a blast with Far Cry, but for there's a lot of games out there. If I spend an hour with a game and it doesn't grab me, I'm moving on to something else. Crytek has shown us exactly bupkis with Kingdoms. Until they give us something, what on earth is there to get excited about? I've got real games to play that I'm excited about right now. Now before you go jamming the disagree button, offer an opinion at least about why this should get anyone excited when games like Gears 3 have shown us what they're about already. That's a game to get excited about, not some phantom game from Crytek.
darkride I'm really looking forward to seeing more about this game. It has the talent behind it to make it a hyped game. Just like another game I know nothing about but can't wait to see more of ..... Agent.
"Feels like I can go anywhere, except I can't and I don't know what I'm supposed to do." You must be talking about Farcry 2 not made by CRYTEK. Part one was pretty simple and straight foward.
Hey, man, we don't know what kind of game it is, if it's a game even (Could be a KInect history book (?)) and calling it -"one of the best games this gen"... is childish...
Except that there is no reason to expect that. Crytek isn't really the sort of studio where you expect a great game just because it's Crytek. If this game was a multi-platform release no-one would give a flying f*ck. It's one of the reasons why it's still worth making exclusive (or timed exclusive) releases, it's free advertising and all those fanboys will hype it up while talking out of their arse.
Ya but Crytek aren't Rockstar North. Agent is a sure thing, Kingdoms is a wait and see.
@Darkride FarCry and NOT Farcry 2 was the better game. You OBVIOUSLY played the console version of FarCry 2 which was Linear like most console FPS games. That game was NOT made by Crytek. FarCry was not linear and open world.
No, the original Farcry was not open world. But it was simple and straight forward, like lowcarb said. I was 15 when i first beat Farcry. Its not hard to figure out what to do. The guy lowcarb was addressing was probably playing Farcry 2, which gave the illusion of an open world and used mountains and invisible walls to block off much of your navigation.
Lol, Darkride.. you try to hard, >.< It's obvious you would hate the game. Why type so much? :D
Yeah crytek can keep this game the trailer looks wack. This reminds me of how everyone was hyped about that game what was it, Metro 2033. I believe this game will be a bust
Doubt it. Crytek stated they wanted to experience what it's like being exclusive with a company, this applies also to SONY. That, and you can guarantee that MS will purchase/publish the IP. -End of Line
Is this game going to be another alan wake? At least if it doesn't sell they can port it to the ps3 for some profit.
The latest Cryteck Engine tech demo showed a variety of things from explosions and destruction, to forests, cities, & skies, to third person characters. Let hope it's something original and that the 360 community doesn't treat it like Alan Wake.
YESSSS exclusive's take that sony...lol:)
you forgot to put *sarcasm* at the end
Can't wait to play it on my new HD5870.
Is a totally xbox 360 exclusive, like alan wake and halo reach. Try again.
but you never know with 360 games
Don't be so sure :)
Doubt it , Crytek has much if not all of its fans on the PC , probably a pc release later like Fable III.
Only if that is what Microsoft wanted. The deal was struck between MS and Crytek so it's not like Crytek can just unilaterally decide to put it on the PC just because they want to. In any case, Shanks is trolling because there has been no indication that a PC version would ever be made. Just the typical PS3 fanboy mantra of "I'll just play it on my super duper PC". In the end I don't really care what other consoles can play a game. All I care about is if a game I want is playable on one of the platforms I own. All the talk of exclusives, console exclusives, and timed exclusives is only for the fanboys. Who cares? All that matters to me is that I get the game I want.
MS is the publisher.
i hope this turns out to be some rpg
2012 IMO - delay incoming
trust me this word only on PS3
You mean like Alan Wake, Too Human and Splinter Cell Conviction
redDevil87: Or like Mass Effect 2 :P AW TH and C:K were/will be released by MS, SC was released by Ubi, so there is still a chance ;)
Gears of war 3? Alan Wake? Splinter Cell Conviction?
Splinter Cell is a different story than the other two, though.. UbiSoft went back and completely re-made Conviction.
its nice to see 360 getting more exclusives so far they got gears of war 3,kingdoms,the next forza kinect games not to shabby ms
Nah you just mentioned all their exclusives. A few years ago, 3 or 4 exclusives in a year was good, but these days, sony have nearly one for every month. MS should have focused more on the core games because they had a better line up for the first 2-3 years.
Sony also has 20+ First Party Studios. Microsoft has what, 6?
Then MS should do something about that, I thought they had a bottomless pit of money?
Same conversations like last year, yet it turned out that xbox360 had a solid year in terms of exclusives. Xbox360 had Splinter Cell Conviction, Alan Wake, Halo Reach, Fable 3, Metro 2033 and Mass Effect 2(i know it is multiplatform but in 2010 it was 360 and pc only) and PS3 got God Of War 3, Mag, Heavy Rain and Gran Turismo 5. And i didn't ad the Kinect titles since we are talking about hardcore games. I am sure i forgot some games on both sides but I think 360 had a better year afterall despite all the crap that was being told 1 year before.(just like now about 2011) I can't wait to see Codename Kingdoms and i really hope that it is something special. I am completely confident that MS will have another stellar year in 2011!
@tompoulo The only good games you memtioned were halo, mass effect 2 and alan wake. The ps3 exclusives for 2010 shit all over them with quantity and quality.
Well how is it exactly that the ps3 exclusives "shit" all over xbox360 exclusives in quantity when i listed more xbox360 exclusives than ps3 ones and you didn't ad any... I mean they are about the same in quantity at this point for 2010. In the future we don't know much about xbox360's exclusives but wasn't it always like that with xbox??? But seriously i agree who care's about quantity the think that matters the most is of course quality. But you've got to admit the quality part it's about personal preferances, i personally prefer the xbox360 games and it seems you prefer the ps3 one's.(both console's have amazing games. Halo Reach and God Of War are both game of the year material) That's ok everyone should have their opinion. I didn't say that ps3 didn't have a great year i just said that xbox360 also had one unlike what most people said one year before.
"My wiener is bigger than yours!" Just cause you say something, doesn't make it true. The PS3 games didn't "shit" over anything. They were all good games, and most different than the other.
they got games to announce for vga and yes sony has good exclusives...but i want to play maybe 3 or 4 of them
If they have so much faith in it that it's that good why would they have delayed Gears 3 when it's complete and ready to go. To me that indicated that they don't have much going on next year games wise. I'm a 360 owner and don't even on a PS3 so I'm not some fan boy.. I'm just worried about the possible lack of games next year. http://badtimebabble.podbea... We talk, you can listen... if you want. Subscribe on iTunes.
Crysis was a mediocre game wrapped in hardware-killing visuals, and it got more use as a system benchmarking tool than as an actual game.
have to agree, i played both Crysis and Crysis Warhead and gameplaywise it was just mediocre at best... we will se how they will do with this game, but i think it will be once again more of a graphic eyecandy than a fun game to play...
I agree,. I'm not /too/ excited about Kingdoms, whatever it is... I simply don't like crytek... they don't make anything not a FPS! (I hate FPS) and what could this be.. first person sworder?
Funny. A game getting 91% overall has to have more than just visuals. If you played Crysis you would know this. The problem with Crysis is this: Console only players normally HATE Crysis or Farcry because it is not like console FPS games where they hold your hand in a linear format. Crysis is open world with that level of graphics and destruction. If you love linear FPS games...stay CLEAR of Crysis. You will HATE IT. If you like your hand being held. Play most FPS games on consoles.
Lol at the hand being held comment. So any game not open world is hand being held and not core enough? I could use the same logic- KZ2 meta of 91 surely it must mean something more then great visuals on console and just a linear hand holding experience. KZ2 and a number of other games are far far more hardcore then crysis Lol. And btw if GG wanted to design games for the hardwar config which Crysis targets they will rape crytek all fkin day. Proof look at the diff between crysis 2 and KZ3 on a closed platform like the ps3.
I disagree Hoops I love games like KZ2, and other "hand being held" FPS's games however, I also love S.T.A.L.K.E.R and Far Cry like hell...so its not about not liking open world games or linear games, thats a silly logic thats like saying if you like RDR or Call of Juarez...like both damn it that said...if both KZ2 and Crysis both have 91 over all then, in your argument, both are equally good games =) (which I believe is possible) so, end of argument.
Last I checked, Killzone was also graphic eye candy and less of a fun game to play.... [email protected] ps3 fanboys trashing Crysis because it looks and playes better than their beloved Killzone.
I want to see what this game is. Could it be like GOW? or a RPG?
but forget that Killzone 2 was the same.
did you play either of the games? it sounds like you didn't play either...
You're comparing those two games visuals? I can tell you've never seen Crysis, lol.
Crysis is not years ahead of KZ2 more like 1 year. PS3 cant run crysis with those graphics but it can do those graphics. PS3 games might not be nearly as open world as crysis but it CAN do those graphics. http://www.xrossgaming.com/... http://renscreations.com/wp...
"PS3 games might not be nearly as open world as crysis but it CAN do those graphics." No it can not. Don't troll my comment please. And stop hyping what the PS3 can do. I've played all of the PS3 games and Crysis and there isn't anyway your comment would be validated as true. Its not even close. And you used a bullshot from KZ and concept art from Crysis. KZ didn't look like that on my Sony Bravia, not even close. And the Crysis pick is too shitty looking to be anything but concept. "You need eyecheack" You need spellcheck...
Concept art? Isn't that both of them use in game engine. How about show as how in game engine graphic will be Plus are you play Ps3 using HDtv. You need eyecheck @Up Thank you for correction. so what is the best graphic you see on videogame so far?