Microsoft will position a Kinect 2.0 based game as the centrepiece of its Next Xbox line-up, according to new reports.
The Verge has word of four first-party launch titles for the new console – Crytek’s Ryse, a new Forza, a zombie title and a family game.
Ryse was given a trailer in 2011 (that you can see below) and is a Kinect-based brawler set in Roman times. Now it is claimed that Crytek and Microsoft have been reworking the game to take advantage of the new tech included in Kinect 2.0.
The site adds that Ryse is designed to be Microsoft’s new Gears of War/Halo mega launch title” – a bold move, if true, considering the reception Kinect has previously enjoyed amongst core gamers.
Third party publisher support in the first person shooter genre is also described as being strong”, while Microsoft is rumoured to be readying to ditch Microsoft Points in favour of real-money purchases.