Crytek’s Ryse Reemerges as an Xbox One Exclusive

Ryse

Remember two E3s ago, in 2011 when Crytek teased a new Xbox 360 exclusive game called Ryse?

Back then Ryse was unveiled as a Kinect-only Roman soldier first-person combat game. Now the game has resurfaced with a teaser site counting down (in Roman numerals of course) to a full showing at this year’s E3.

The teaser site doesn’t say much, but does confirm that Ryse has shifted to Xbox One exclusivity. The game is also now described as having “controller-based gameplay enhanced by Kinect.” Sounds like a wise change in direction if you ask me.

Crytek has also reconfirmed that its CryENGINE 3 tech is armed and officially licensed for Xbox One development right now. Obviously you can expect Ryse to fully demonstrate the engine’s next-gen capabilities.

Here’s a look at the original E3 2011 trailer. Ryse looked pretty cool back then, for a Kinect game. I’m actually pretty excited to see how it looks and what it plays like on Xbox One minus the forced motion control.

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