Crytek “not happy” with Ryse Xbox One sales
Crytek has admitted it is not happy with the Ryse: Son of Rome Xbox One sales and is waiting to make a decision on a sequel.
In a new interview, Crytek boss Cervat Yerli has confessed the developer isn’t happy with the way Ryse has sold on the Xbox One.
The developer recently announced that the Xbox One launch title is coming to PC later this year, with support for 4K resolution gaming.
Due to the disappointing Xbox One sales, Yerli admits the company is looking to explore a different approach if and when it launches Ryse 2.
“Ryse is our IP. We do what we want to do with the future of Ryse. This is important,” said Yerli to Eurogamer.
Not only have Xbox One hardware sales been outweighed by PS4 demand, but multi-platform titles have been selling much better on PS4.
Take Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes for example. The latest sales figures outlined in a financial report, show that the Konami has sold three times as many PS4 copies as it has for Xbox One.
Konami outlined that the PS4 version of Ground Zeroes accounted for 12 per cent of PC/console game sales for the quarter, while Xbox One sales of the game contributed 4 per cent.
Because of this, Crytek is waiting to see how console sales across the board pick up in the future.
“For Ryse 2, we aren’t saying it’s cancelled. It’s our IP. It just has to wait for the right timing. And the right timing means higher installed based across next-gen.”
The revelations come after quite the bad year for Crytek, which has been forced to sell its UK studio and the Homefront IP to Koch Media.
Read more: Xbox One vs PS4