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Crytek and Microsoft had first-party talks

Microsoft's Phil Spencer says developer has "fallen in love" with Kinect

In a recent interview Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer has revealed that the two companies spoke about Crytek going first-party.

"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," Spencer told OXM.

"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."

He also spoke about Kinect, and said that Crytek was excited by the motion control technology. Crytek has been using it for Ryse, a hack and slash game set in ancient Rome that’s also a Microsoft exclusive.

"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."

Recently Crytek denied rumours that it was already working with Microsoft’s next, unannounced console.

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