Ryse: Son Of Rome Comes To PC In 4K Resolution

by Jeff Marchiafava on Aug 07, 2014 at 07:01 AM

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 review.


Our Take
It'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.