Next Xbox launch games reportedly include Ryse and Forza
Zombie title and a family offering also said to planned for day oneMicrosoft's software launch line-up for the next generation Xbox will reportedly include Kinect project Ryse and a new Forza game.
According to The Verge's sources, a zombie game and a family-friendly title set on an island with Pixar movie-style graphics will also make up a small part of the software available for the console on day one.Crysis studio Crytek unveiled Ryse with anintriguing concept trailer at E3 2011. Set in ancient Rome, the teaser showed brutal first-person combat controlled by Kinect.
The game hasn't been shown since, although Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli told us last year that it's one of his "personal darlings so it's going to be rock-solid and strong". According to today's report, "Ryse is designed to be Microsoft's new Gears of War / Halo mega launch title", with the game taking advantage of body tracking improvements featured in the next generation Kinect sensor.
The Verge was also told that the new Forza game will boast "super life-like" graphics, and that the aforementioned family title will use Kinect to scan a body and generate a virtual character in-game.
Additionally, the site claims that third-party software support in the FPS genre is strong, and that Microsoft intends to ditch Xbox Live's Microsoft Points for real money currency transactions.
It was recently reported that Microsoft will hold a reveal event for the next Xbox on May 21.