Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Spencer recently expounded upon his feelings about developer Crytek and their relationship with Microsoft, particularly in reference to the Kinect, everyone’s favorite hands-free motion controller that has placed a huge division in the gaming community. In the interview, Spencer stated the following:
“I do think it’s about quality and the relationship with Crytek is a perfect example. The first time we met with [Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli] and the team was around seven or eight years ago, and we started talking about what it’d mean for them to become first party.
“And it was a process of what do you guys want to do, what’s unique for us, and they were just going to do Crysis, and they’d just come out of Far Cry, and we said we’ve probably got enough military future shooters, so go do that.
“Then they came up with this idea around Ryse, and now they’ve really fallen in love with Kinect, and it’s a perfect marriage for us.”
Now to me, this seems a little premature, especially given that we’re not hearing it from Crytek itself. Calling Crytek ‘the perfect marriage’ to Microsoft is a little premature, especially given that Ryse is yet to be released. For now, it would be best to just treat this is hearsay and wait until Crytek starts talking about how they plan to have a baby out of wetlock with the Kinect.