Ryse 2 Could Still Be On the Cards, Says Crytek
Written Friday, August 08, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Crytek has revealed that a sequel to Ryse: Son of Rome could still materialise, despite the company's recent financial troubles. What's more, it could make Ryse 2 with whichever publisher it chooses on whatever platform it wants, as the IP belongs to Crytek.
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli noted that its relationship with Microsoft is a good one, but the company is unhappy with sales of Xbox One. As a result, it would want to extend the reach of Ryse 2 to other platforms in order to find a higher installed base. Ryse: Son of Rome is already on its way to PC.
"We 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," said Yerli. "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."
As for the platforms that Ryse 2 could appear on, that's wide open. "We can do whatever we want with it with whoever we want," Yerli noted.