The lights are on
Crytek has announced that it's bringing the gorgeous-but-flawed
Xbox One launch title to PC, and the game is getting even prettier in the transition.
Crytek is self-publishing the digital version of the game
this fall, and partnering with Deep Silver for a boxed version. The PC version
will support 4K resolution and contain all of Ryse's DLC, which includes five
new skins, 11 Arena maps, and five solo Arena maps, along with Ryse's new
survival mode and three additional maps. The PC version also contains the
special edition bonuses, which include the Ruins multiplayer map and
Legionnaire's Trust sword.
Ryse: Son of Rome was one of the Xbox One's best-looking
launch titles, but the QTE-heavy gameplay was less than compelling. Late last
month, it was reported that Crytek
had canceled Ryse 2, which was followed up by the announcement that Deep Silver
had acquired the Homefront
IP. Crytek also stated that in accordance with UK law, its UK development staff would be transferred to Deep Silver to continue working on the series.
For more on Ryse: Son of Rome, read our
Our TakeIt's interesting that
Deep Silver has stepped in to publish Ryse on PC, especially after its recent purchase
of Homefront. It's hard to tell whether this is an indication of a larger deal
between the two companies, however, as Deep Silver's parent company Koch Media
has maintained partnerships
with a number of other publishers, including Bethesda, Capcom, and Square Enix.
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