Well, it’s no surprise that today during a 20 minute chat with Larry Hryb, Microsoft game Studios Vice President Phil Spencer revealed that he’s very pleased with what Crytek has done with Ryse: Son of Rome.
And why it isn’t a surprise? Because the game will be released exclusively for Xbox One, and we can’t count on him to be impartial.
I played a build of Ryse last week, some new levels on kit, and it’s the best thing I’ve seen on Xbox One. Just incredible. Not only the combat…a lot of people are asking about combat, and combat is coming along…It’s strong…
Crytek always did a great job with graphics, and you can see these scenes that truly…I mean I just sat there and stared for a little while. It’s amazing work.
It is (a different game from Crysis), and that’s one of the reasons why we wanted to partner with them on this. They’ve traditionally done shooters, think about FarCry, think about Crysis. We have a lot of shooters on the platform and they came and said “We want to try something new, we want to be first party for the first time”. I’ve known that team for seven, eight years back when they did FarCry and thought: “what a great opportunity to come together”.
After reading his full statement, what your thoughts are on this matter?