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Xbox One Loses Another Exclusive; Ryse: Son of Rome is Heading to PC This Fall with 4K Support and All DLC

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 7, 2014 09:17AM
Author: ClayMeow


Crytek's recent troubles have been well documented, but things may be looking up thanks to another co-publishing partnership with Deep Silver. Today, Crytek announced that former Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome will finally be coming to PC this Fall, shortly after Capcom's Dead Rising 3 makes the jump. While the Xbox One launch title received mixed reviews, one thing almost every critic and user agreed upon was that it was a visual masterpiece, despite Ryse's sub-1080p resolution (900p, to be exact). So as amazing as it looked on Xbox One, just imagine how it'll look on PC, especially if you have a beastly machine with a 4K monitor.

Carl Jones, Director of Business Development at Crytek stated, "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."

Along with 4K support, the PC version of Ryse will contain all the DLC packages that have been released since launch, 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. In addition, the Ruins multiplayer map and "Legionnaire's Trust" sword will also be included, which had previously only been available as part of a special edition package.

The screenshots below are 1080p shots from the PC version!

Source: Press Release and Official Site




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owcraftsman on August 7, 2014 10:03PM
No respectful PC gamer should consider for a moment any of these ports. If you do all it amounts to is bailing them out. If they had made the games a PC exclusive then ported to console it would have been the right thing to do and have my support. These developers have little respect for us PC gamers that spend tons of cash on top notch hardware only to get cheap ports. They have all of this bass aackwards and doing none of us a favor. They need to be taught a lesson.
ClayMeow on August 8, 2014 07:45AM
There is no single entity representing PC gaming. Third-party studios do these console exclusives because Microsoft or Sony pay them a significant amount. Both Ryse and DR3 were published by MS. What's important to consider is whether games are mere ports or whether the studios take the time to truly make them "PC games." Capcom has already proven it's not a mere port (check the steam discussion board for official posts), and I trust Crytek's PC pedigree.

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