Something that the PC master race would LOVE to brag about- Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome will be released for PC pretty soon, and its no longer a Xbox One exclusive. What’s more is that the developer assured 4K resolution support for PC, along with all the DLC packs included.The packs that will be included are the ‘The Colosseum’, ‘The Mars’ chosen’, ‘Duel of Fates’ and ‘Morituri’ pack. What will also be included is ‘The Ruins’ multiplayer map and the legionnaire’s ‘Trust Sword’ which used to be exclusive with XBone One special edition. The game was released on 22nd November 2013.
Few days ago, there was a rumour that Ryse IP will be sold to Deep Silver along with Homefront, but later Crytek rubbished the rumours and clarified via a statement. The digital release will be handled by Crytek, but the physical retail will be taken care by Deep Silver.
Carl Jones, the director of business development at Crytek said,“We are bringing the Ryse experience to PC, with 4K resolution support”. He added,“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”
Carl continued by claiming that the game will be a ‘benchmark’ for PC graphics showcase this year and probably for a long time. I can’t just help but wonder if Crytek’s current situation forced them to make such a decision, but it was said that this was done at the request of the community. Seeing’s Carl response of calling it to be a benchmark ‘this year’, its most likely the game will be released within this year.
Speaking of community, its not sure if Sony PlayStation 4 will get the game. Deep Silver said that they’re only handling the PC version, and this was the question that only Crytek can answer. The fate of ‘Ryse 2’ is unknown.
However, Crytek didn’t spill out the minimum requirements for the game as of now, but one would expect that it will be disclosed ‘soon’. Given that Crytek has extremely high requirements for PC gameplay especially with game titles like Crysis, brace yourself for a possible “But can it run Ryse?” questions all over the internetz!!!