The lights are on
Crytek's gladiator-themed launch title is getting four multiplayer-oriented
DLC packs after release, available for a discounted price via the newly
announced season pass.
Today Microsoft revealed some details regarding Ryse's
season pass, which focuses squarely on multiplayer content. There will be four
DLC packs released "in the months following launch," containing a total of 14
multiplayer maps, six player skins, a new mode, new level events, and a new tier
of weapons and armor. The season pass also contains an exclusive sword and
shield that endow the player with multiplayer bonuses. The season pass will set
players back $19.99, which Microsoft says is more than a 25-percent discount
than if you choose to buy all the DLC individually.
Both Ryse: Son of Rome and the season pass will be available
alongside the Xbox One's launch on November 22. To see the title in action,
check out the gameplay
demo from this year's E3, or read Tim
Turi's impressions of Ryse's co-op gameplay.
Our TakeRyse's season pass is
cheaper than most, but there may be a reason for the discounted
price. While Ryse is one of the best-looking launch games for the Xbox One, the
gameplay has spawned mixed impressions due to its heavy reliance on quick-time
events. While I'm sure Microsoft would love Ryse's season pass to be a
launch-day impulse buy, it's never a bad idea to wait until you get some hands-on
time with a game to determine if more content is worth the cash.
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