Look, let’s just all agree that “Xbox 720” is stupid and consent to use my favourite name for the much rumoured next Xbox: The NextBox. Okay? Good. Now, let’s engage in some wild speculation for a Friday afternoon, shall we?
The LinkedIn profile of a former senior level designer at Crytek (now at Ubisoft) has let slip that Ryse, the upcoming Roman Empire first person punch-em-up, is for “X-Box Next Gen”. It’s just a single line on a CV but according to the dates, Crytek has been designing levels since at least January 2011 and they’ve not been destined for this generation of hardware.
Here’s a screengrab, and the page can be found through the source link.
Of course, this is not conclusive by any means but evidence of an impending unveiling is certainly mounting. It’s also worth noting that Crytek has been increasing the size of its team too.
So, Roman Empire gladiatorial combat with luscious graphics and Kinect control? Oh, oh… Kinext control! No? Okay then…