Crytek hasn’t had it easy of late, with layoffs, studio shutdowns and everything else under the sun that people don’t want to hear about happening. When the topic of creating a Ryse 2 came about, well, they didn’t seem that thrilled with the idea of doing it just yet. Why? The sales weren’t that great on the Xbox One.
“Ryse is our IP. We do what we want to do with the future of Ryse. This is important,” he said.
“We are not 100 percent happy with Xbox One sales right now. So we want to wait till the current gen and next gen catches up.”
These seem like the perils of being a launch title, but the game was also received with mediocre reviews by critics and fans alike, making it not quite a must-own piece of software for the newly-launched Xbox One. Maybe the impending PC release of Ryse: Son of Rome will help bolster sales and ensure the franchise’s survival. [source]