Microsoft once considered making Crytek first party
According to Microsoft’s Corporate VP Phil Spencer, Crytek was once under consideration to be acquired as a first party studio. The comment was raised in conversation about Crytek’s upcoming game for Kinect, Ryse, which seems to be a big move for the core market in an otherwise casual space. Spencer basically said that Crytek’s ambition was something they could have used, but the developer’s ideas being poured into Crysis put them at odds with another future militaristic shooter that many Xbox fans know and love. Fortunately, the two companies seem to have finally found a “perfect marriage” with this upcoming first-person brawler, so who knows what the future holds for a relationship between them?
Source: CVG via OXM