Rumor: Next Xbox to launch with Ryse, new Forza, more

Pixar-like family game and zombie title, too.

April 11, 2013 / 10:28 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Launch titles for the next Xbox include Crytek’s Ryse, a new Forza, and new family and zombie games, according to multiple The Verge sources “familiar with Microsoft’s plans.”

Ryse, first announced for Xbox 360 at E3 2011, is said to be have been rewritten to take advantage of Microsoft’s new system and “designed to be Microsoft’s new Gears of War / Halo mega launch title.” Set during the Roman empire period, it will still make use of “deep Kinect integration,” using Kinect 2.0′s new body tracking improvements to let players slash and kick enemies.

The new Forza is said to have “super life-like” graphics.

The new family game is apparently set on an island, features “Pixar movie-style graphics,” and utilizes Kinect to scan players’ bodies to generate a virtual character in the game.

According to The Verge, these are only a “small selection” of the next-generation Xbox’s launch titles.

“Third-party support is said to be strong in the first-person-shooter genre,” said the site. “Microsoft is also working on some improvements to Xbox Live, including a switch to currency over the Microsoft Points system.”

In other next Xbox-related news, the LinkedIn profiles of Ubisoft developers Paolo Maninetti and Phil Brolles list both Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for “Xbox 720,” as well as its already confirmed platforms. This isn’t shocking news, as both games were previously announced for ‘other next-gen platforms’, the name of which cannot be said as it’s not been announced. Thanks to VideoGamer for that find.

Microsoft is expected to reveal the new Xbox on May 21.

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  • Rafael Martines

    Meh

  • xMCXx

    Calling it now, Ryse will fail.
    There is simply no way to make a great game with Kinect.
    You need buttons for a game to work properly.
    Also, it’s made by Crytek.

  • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

    Sounds like a pretty terrible lineup.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Nothing too exciting from this rumor. Hopefully there’s something surprising up their sleeve once E3 rolls around though.

    I also hope for their sake that they’ve at least got a teaser for Halo 5 ready to show, even if the game is a few years off. Big as Forza’s gotten, I don’t know who exactly that’d be a system seller for.

  • Adol Christin

    I really hope there’s a lot more.

    “Third-party support is said to be strong in the first-person-shooter genre,” :(

    • Kurisu Makise

      The news about the third party support is the real (depressing) news here. What happened to genre variety? This is almost as bad as Japan’s RPG/Action RPG (HUNTING ACTION)/Visual Novel setup…

  • disqus_rIjnBIKvqC

    lol,1 racing game and tons of kinect bullshitt and more shooting games that does the same thing over and over again.

    • DarthBrian

      The racing game will have kinect bullshit too I’m sure. :p

      • Tetsu

        LOL I don’t know why but this cracked me up quite a bit! XD

  • stealth20k

    EWWWWWWWWWWWW

  • ragnathebloodedge

    Great more FPS titles for Xbox, inerior ass Kinect which cant work with games that require you and bob and weave back and forth. Xbox LIVE charged as a service lets mot forget Exclusive Map packs forthe industry ruining COD

  • ragnathebloodedge

    Meanwhile SONY is getting strong Third party support of games other than FPS only. Not to mention they have a chance to 1-UP MS since PS4 is being pushed so Aggressively.
    PS4 will sell like PS2

    • sunK1D

      Ok seriously… What exactly “third-party” support that is “different” than a FPS that Sony is getting and that MS IS NOT getting?
      Keeping it real…

  • jerry11111

    Thats pretty terrible lineup, i im certain that Microsoft will Release a lot of Kinec titel like Kinec Star Wars or Dragon Ball Kinect all the Games a just fur Fun or Familli Games. If there comes with1-2 Blockbuster so there fall like the did by the Original Xbox.

    Im 100% Sure a buy a PS4, look the PS3 Titel like Uncharted, The Last of US, Beyon Two Souls or Hevy Rain thereare Amazing Hollywood Games. Not like a 0815 Game like Call of Duty or Many FPS.

    Im seying that because im not a Sony Fanboy. Im 100% sure the Play Station 3 and 4 is the best place too play. Same too handheld Device i have not a PS Vita but a 3DS because that system has good Games.

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  • Tetsu

    Lol I read it as “new family zombie games” I was like what’s a family zombie game? ha ha

    OH and this line-up sounds meh except for Watch Dogs which is on PS4, so we’re good :P

  • Kanok Timkhlai

    Ryse is hybrid control between controller and kinect sensor, Major Nelson has been confirmed.

  • AdamBoy64

    Ugh… more Kinect stuff..