The next Xbox is set to be announced at a special event in May, but news about Microsoft's successor to the Xbox 360 still keeps coming out. The news involves the game Ryse and a new Forza title being part of the next console's launch title list.

According to The Verge, they received word from, "multiple sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans," that two of the games debuting with the console are Crytek's Ryse and a new Forza game. Ryse was announced at E3 2011 and featured gameplay that used the Kinect to control the player character in a first-person point of view.

While the game was never released for the 360, "The Verge understands that Crytek, along with Microsoft Studios, has been rewriting the game to take advantage of its next-generation console, due later this year."

Ryse will supposedly take up the mantle left by the Gears of War series and become a staple of the console, giving players a chance to embody a warrior in Ancient Rome who will hack, slash, and kick his enemies using the Kinect's tracking.

Ryse will be part of four launch titles that include the new Forza, a zombie game, and a Pixar-like family-friendly game that takes place on an island.

Whether or not these reports are accurate will hopefully be revealed when Microsoft holds its big event next month!