We've seen and heard little of Crytek's classical fisticuffs sim Ryse since the game showed its face at E3 2011, and when I recently accosted Crytek's Cevat Yerli for details as to this most ambitious of Kinect projects, he was reluctant to give away much. Fans of Roman-punching can rest assured, however, that "development is tracking very well".
"We're are on track with all our plans," Yerli told OXM at a Crysis 3 event. "The game is really shaping up well, but that's pretty much all I can say at the moment." He was equally unwilling to be drawn on release dates. Asked whether Ryse would skip 2013, Yerli replied simply: "I don't know." The game's debut trailer is below.
One reason for Ryse's repeated delay could be that Crytek is adding a multiplayer mode - Crackdown 2 studio Ruffian Games is rumoured to be involved.
Of possible relevance: it's claimed the next Xbox will ship with a new and improved version of Kinect, which is capable of tracking things like thumb joints and facial expressions. Thumbs? They're good for eye-gouging with.