Crytek ‘Not 100% Happy With Xbox One Sales’ Of Ryse
Developer Crytek has revealed their “not 100$ happy with Xbox One sales” of their launch exclusive title Ryse: Son of Rome. According to CEO Cevat Yerli, development of Ryse 2 will not commence until next-gen sales improve.
Recent rumors have been surrounding Ryse 2, leading many to believe the game has been cancelled outright after Crytek chose not to give Microsoft complete ownership over the IP. Speaking with Eurogamer, Yerli said the developer continues to:
Have a good relationship with Microsoft. We are constantly looking at what we can do together. We are not 100 per cent happy with Xbox One sales right now. So we want to wait till the current gen and next gen catches up.
He spoke on Ryse 2 next, saying:
For Ryse 2, we aren’t saying it’s cancelled. It’s our IP. It just has to wait for the right timing. And the right timing means higher installed base across next-gen.
According to Yerli, should Crytek pursue a sequel to Ryse: Son of Rome, there is nothing stopping them from developing the game on the PlayStation 4, too. He explained:
We can do whatever we want with it with whoever we want. I know there are a lot of gamers who are contacting me through different channels who want to see Ryse 2. There is a lot of positive feedback. We’re considering it. But at this point there is nothing official I can talk about.
Ryse: Son of Rome launched alongside the Xbox One last November. A PC version is due to release later this year.