Far Cry, Crysis and Ryse developer Crytek has broken its silence following reports of unpaid wages to say it's letting go of multiple studios.
Crytek is in trouble once again, with staff saying they have suffered delayed wages for months.
Yesterday Kotaku reported that Ryse 2 had been canned because of a conflict between Crytek and Microsoft over who would own the rights to the franchise.
As expected, Crytek's Ryse is an Xbox One game.
An update on developer Crytek's website confirmed the news alongside a countdown that ends during Microsoft's E3 press conference in June.
"Exclusively for Xbox One" reads the website. "Fight as a soldier. Lead as a general. Rise as a legend."
Crytek's first-person melee game Ryse will be a launch title for the next Xbox, according to a new report.
The Verge's Tom Warren, who has an excellent track record on Microsoft, said Ryse, announced during E3 2011 as an Xbox 360 game with Kinect functionality, has been reworked for the next Xbox.
Apparently Ryse is pitched as "Microsoft's new Gears of War / Halo mega launch title".
Crytek's Ryse, the long absent Roman warrior game that is built around the Kinect motion controller, is still in development - though a question mark remains on whether it's coming to the Xbox 360 or whether it's a next generation game.
Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games is helping Crytek make Kinect action title Ryse, judging by a number of employee CVs.
Crysis maker Crytek is turning itself into a F2P only studio, it's revealed.
Amidst all the excitement about E3 press conference stars like Beyond, Watch Dogs and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, it's easy to forget that not everything we hear about will make it to fruition, and that the time it takes for a game to go from spectacular reveal to an ignominious death that no one even bothers to report is only as long as it takes for a trailer to fade from memory. Given that we've published 478 videos so far this week, and some of them were for games like that Nike Plus thing, that's not long.
UPDATE: Crytek: "We don't comment on rumours and speculation."
Microsoft isn't forcing developers to incorporate ten million selling motion sensing add-on Kinect into their games, it's insisted.
Microsoft and Crytek discussed the possibility of the Crysis 2 developer going first-party just after the launch of Far Cry.
Crytek reveal project Kingdoms.
Crytek's fantasy Kinect game Kingdoms may be called Ryse.