Microsoft: Crytek has “really fallen in love with Kinect,” “a perfect marriage for us”

Monday, 4 July 2011 14:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has said that with the development of Ryse, Crytek has “fallen in love” with Kinect, adding the relationship between the German company and MS is “a perfect marriage.”

Cliche central aside, Spencer said that it had looked at bringing in Crytek as a first-party studio before.

“I do think it’s about quality,” he told OXM UK.

“And the relationship with Crytek is a perfect example. The first time we met with [Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli] and the team was around seven or eight years ago, and we started talking about what it’d mean for them to become first party.

“And it was a process of what do you guys want to do, what’s unique for us, and they were just going to do Crysis, and they’d just come out of Far Cry, and we said we’ve probably got enough military future shooters, so go do that.

“Then they came up with this idea around Ryse, and now they’ve really fallen in love with Kinect, and it’s a perfect marriage for us.”

Ryse currently has no date yet. Expect a big blowout in Crytek’s home turf of Germany next month at gamescom.