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Ryse: Son of Rome coming to PC

Ryse: Son of Rome coming to PC

Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome will hit PC this Fall has announced Crytek today. The boxed version will be co-published by Deep Silver. It contains all the DLCs and comes with 4K resolution support.



Ryse: Son of Rome is coming to PC
Crytek’s breathtaking Xbox One Launch title will be released on PC later this year ready for 4K resolution


Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 07 August 2014 – Ryse: Son of Rome, is coming to PC this Fall. While Crytek will publish the game on digital channels, they will collaborate with the co-publishing partner Deep Silver for the boxed version distribution to retail stores. In addition, all of the Ryse: Son of Rome DLC packages that have been created and released since launch will be included in the PC version.

“We are bringing the Ryse experience to PC, with 4K resolution support,” says Carl Jones, Director of Business Development at Crytek. “4K gaming is another leap in graphics quality for PC gamers and Ryse is the perfect showcase for what’s now possible in high-end PC games. We’ve given our team the opportunity to show what CRYENGINE can really achieve, without compromising quality, thanks to the incredible hardware available now to PC gamers. Ryse will be a benchmark PC graphics showcase this year and probably for a long time in future. Our community asked for a Ryse PC version, and we have the means and technology to deliver this title with the highest quality possible.

The PC version of Ryse will come with bonus material originally released as downloadable content, including: The Colosseum Pack containing two character skins and two Arena maps; the Mars’ Chosen Pack containing one new character skin, four Arena maps, and the new Survival mode; the Duel of Fates Pack containing two character skins, two Arena maps, and one additional Survival map; and the Morituri Pack, with three new Arena maps, two Survival maps, and five solo Arena maps. Finally, PC players will also have instant access to the Ruins multiplayer map and the “Legionnaire’s Trust” sword initially released as part of a special edition of the game.

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Commented on 2014-08-07 17:53:50
This will look insane on PC, Possibly still the best looking nxt-gen title.
Commented on 2014-08-07 18:10:17
I'm so hype for these Xbox One games coming to PC.
Commented on 2014-08-07 18:48:49
First Dead Rising 3, now this. Xbone isn't doing well, is it?
Commented on 2014-08-07 18:57:42
DR3 was always coming to PC, Ryse quite possible because of Cryteks love for PC and they could also do with the extra money...LOL?
Commented on 2014-08-07 19:05:38 In reply to MinorDespera
Posted by MinorDespera
First Dead Rising 3, now this. Xbone isn't doing well, is it?
No. More like Capcom and Crytek aren't doing well, which is more or less the main reason why games jump ship and expand to other platforms. It's not like that kind of thing didn't go on last gen either, is it?
Commented on 2014-08-07 19:27:12
All I want is Sunset Overdrive on Steam or PS4!!!

I'm not that fussed for Ryse, I'll get it on a Steam Sale for like £5 eventually.
Commented on 2014-08-07 20:46:15 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
No. More like Capcom and Crytek aren't doing well, which is more or less the main reason why games jump ship and expand to other platforms. It's not like that kind of thing didn't go on last gen either, is it?
It is true that they aren't doing well but this is also quite telling I think of the progress, or lack thereof, being made by Microsoft with the Xbox One. The fact that MS paid both Capcom and Crytek I'm sure oodles of money and they still weren't able to move enough units to be profitable on these titles really paints a dour picture for MS more than the studios. A similar thing happened with Titanfall and why Respawn/EA will be sure to never take another MS exclusivity deal again.
Commented on 2014-08-07 20:56:26
Microsoft's soft "second party" approach has always been a thing. I agree.

These are real exclusives. It would be silly for Crytek and Capcom to leave money on the table.
Commented on 2014-08-07 22:45:19 In reply to MinorDespera
Posted by MinorDespera
First Dead Rising 3, now this. Xbone isn't doing well, is it?
What? No, shut it with the lack of education. Crytek is FALLING APART at the moment sadly, and this 100% the reason for this. They need cash.
And neither side sees "being an exclusive" to mean "even from PC." No Man's Sky is a great example. They used the word "exclusive" at the PS4 events that the game was shown at, but it was always planned to come to PC.
And, Microsoft is trying to vie for the PC once again, having recognized that it's an important platform that they failed to capture in the past generation.
Compared to the PS4, the Xbone isn't doing super well but as far as I can tell compared to past console generations the Xbone is doing fine. They aren't in trouble, they are just lagging behind the competition.
They aren't in the aforementioned situation that Crytek is in. Why do people think MS is "in trouble" because they are in second place?
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Commented on 2014-08-07 22:52:35 In reply to MordeaniisChaos
Posted by MordeaniisChaos
What? No, shut it with the lack of education. Crytek is FALLING APART at the moment sadly, and this 100% the reason for this. They need cash.
Any company that is not locked into an exclusive deal, and doesn't seek further monetization, is pretty stupid.

And, Microsoft is trying to vie for the PC once again, having recognized that it's an important platform that they failed to capture in the past generation.
Do we know that Microsoft is publishing this?

EDIT: Nope. Self published digitally, with Deep Silver doing the retail distribution. This has nothing to do with Microsoft trying to get back into PC gaming.
Commented on 2014-08-07 23:08:54 In reply to MinorDespera
Posted by MinorDespera
First Dead Rising 3, now this. Xbone isn't doing well, is it?
Those are all 3rd party titles, Microsoft does not own the IPs. There is no way that Forza or Halo will be released on PC, unfortunately.
Commented on 2014-08-07 23:10:42
This was a good surprise, hope the combat is fun, even if somewhat repetitive. I don't take this and DR3 as a sign that the XBO is in trouble, as both companies need more money.

What this does however, is to give people 1 more less incentive to buy a XBO. Microsoft needs to start retaining their exclusives, otherwise people will go for PC, PS4 and/or Wii U, or a combo between them.

The same happened with X360 and a lot of JRPGs, which having them exclusively made the X360 sell relatively well in Japan, but 1-2 years after the games' releases, they were released on PS3 in improved versions, which in turn made the X360 not have as much appeal to people who like JRPGs.
Commented on 2014-08-07 23:14:18 In reply to THU31
Posted by THU31
Those are all 3rd party titles, Microsoft does not own the IPs. There is now way that Forza or Halo will be released on PC, unfortunately.
As much as I love PC gaming, I hope not, as that would really make them sell less and less XBOs, which is bad for the industry as a whole. We need a healthy/fierce competition, specially console competition so we can get more and better services, and better games.
Commented on 2014-08-07 23:15:48 In reply to Sdarts

What this does however, is to give people 1 more less incentive to buy a XBO.
I don't think this is a big deal. I don't think Ryse is really pulling in a lot of new customers at this point.
Posted by Sdarts
The same happened with X360 and a lot of JRPGs, which having them exclusively made the X360 sell relatively well in Japan, but 1-2 years after the games' releases, they were released on PS3 in improved versions, which in turn made the X360 not have as much appeal to people who like JRPGs.
This is just part of Microsoft's strategy. It's their "second party" is good enough approach. Add Alan Wake to the list. I hope that we can add Quantum Break in the future ;)
Commented on 2014-08-07 23:36:16 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
I hope that we can add Quantum Break in the future ;)
I really, really want QB on PC, seriously, but if it's truly good, it would make me buy a XBO - don't care about Halo or FM, which wouldn't be the case if it launches on PC.

It's like while I do want more games on PC, it also gives less reasons to buy a console, and I want to see Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft thrive, that way we will get even more and better games than if one or two of them are doing poorly.

Also, if people want an exclusive, they can go and buy the console it's on. I know not everyone can afford all 3 consoles and/or a high-end PC, but it's not that expensive. Only saying this because even here in Brazil, I'm tired of seeing people spend 1-3 grand on a new smartphone every year and say buying a console that will last for 8-10 years for 400 bucks is expensive.

So for people in North America and Europe - biggest markets by far - it should be even less expensive, since you guys earn about 5-10 times more doing the same job than what we do doing the same in here.
Commented on 2014-08-08 00:37:09
Such a beautiful and charming game. Cant imagine how beautiful will look like on PC.
Commented on 2014-08-08 01:04:29
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ryse_son_of_rome...
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ryse_son_of_rome...

..........it doesn't look any different than what i already played to be honest. all of the cutscenes were originally done in 30 fps and locked at that, so i don't really see much changing there.

It's good news though for PC and it's not even gamescom yet.

I don't think microsoft is losing exclusives, the console has sunset, phantom dust, forza, halo 5 and collection, quantum break, fable, Scalebound covering this year and the next. 2015's E3 will be more new titles and will cover that year and the year after.
Commented on 2014-08-08 01:12:02
Doesn't look any different? I bet you're mistaken.
Commented on 2014-08-08 01:14:41
Yeah how can 4k not look any different to 900p?
Commented on 2014-08-08 01:37:43
Aren't we all forgetting that this game sucked? I doubt much is going to improve just because it moves to PC. Sure it may look like a better P.O.S. but it will still be a P.O.S.
Commented on 2014-08-08 01:46:31 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Yeah how can 4k not look any different to 900p?
+high frame rate gameplay... who cares if the cinemas are locked?
Posted by bubble2020
Aren't we all forgetting that this game sucked?
I think there are already several comments about it.
Commented on 2014-08-08 01:47:12 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Yeah how can 4k not look any different to 900p?
because the textures are not really in 4k.....you can't be that gullible to really believe that.

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ryse_son_of_rome...

those textures are exactly the same.
Commented on 2014-08-08 01:49:59 In reply to GunsnSwords
Posted by GunsnSwords
because the textures are not really in 4k.....you can't be that gullible to really believe that.
Textures only contribute to image quality, they do not define it on their own. The game will definitely have better IQ than the Xbox One version, and it'll run at a better frame rate. PC games don't need to be "enhanced" to improve. Remember: last-gen games look/play awesome at high resolutions and high frame rates.

Is it enough to compel someone to double dip? Probably not.. especially given it's reputation. But it seems silly to try to deny that it's better.

This is what Ryse really looks like on the XB1 (framebuffer): http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles//a/1/6/3...
http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles//a/1/6/3...

The difference is instantly noticeable. And it has pre-rendered cut-scenes that are heavily compressed. They show high resolution, uncompressed stills here for the cinematic screenshots. Perhaps they're not locked down.
Commented on 2014-08-08 02:19:52
I know what the game looks like, and there is no denial. I just don't see any improvement to the textures or even the lighting.

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ryse_son_of_rome...

The content looks all the same, just like the dead rising 3 PC port. I do plan to pick them both up down the road on PC, but definitely not on day one.
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