Microsoft Game Studios Vice President Phil Spencer said that Ryse: Son of Rome is “just incredible” and “it’s the best thing I’ve seen on Xbox One”.
“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…”
“It is [a different game from Crysis], and that’s one of the reasons why we wanted to partner with [Crytek] 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’.”
Ryse: Son of Rome is an upcoming action-adventure hack and slash game being developed by German studio Crytek. The game is scheduled to be released at the Xbox One launch as an exclusive.