Ryse and new Forza rumored for Xbox 720 launch

Crytek revealed Ryse, a first-person sword fighting game of bloody Roman battles, at E3 2011. Since then, we haven't heard a peep besides "it's on track" about the sword swinging, shield bashing, dude stabbing game which looked to court core gamers with their sworn nemesis: Kinect controls.

According to sources who spoke with The Verge, that's because Crytek and Microsoft are reworking Ryse into a "mega launch title" for the Xbox One and its rumored new-and-improved Kinect. Original Kinect games that relied on similar motions for different purposes--like, say, stabbing a guy versus throwing your sword at him--were notoriously unwieldy, so perhaps we'll have better luck in the next generation.

The Verge reports a new Forza game will debut at launch. Forza Horizon released in October, an open-world spinoff which was largely the work of Playground Games. Series veteran Turn 10 Studios has not launched its own game since Forza Motorsport 4 in 2011, so its schedule looks good for a presumed launch window of late 2013 to early 2014.

We may just get our first look at both these titles at Microsoft's rumored May reveal event. Maybe. Rumors, y'know?

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.