Former Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome has been announced for PC for a release this fall. Deep Silver will handle publishing duties for the retail edition, and Crytek will handle publishing for the digital version.
The PC version will come with the full game and all the DLC that has been released so far. This includes the Colosseum Pack, Mars’ Chosen Pack, Survival mode, Duel of Fates Pack, and the Morituri Pack. PC players will also get access to the Ruins multiplayer map and the Legionnaires Trust Sword, which were released as part of the special edition of the game on Xbox One. There will be plenty of graphical improvements made to the game, including 4K resolution being available straight out of the box.
Ryse: Son of Rome launched November 2013 as a Xbox One exclusive alongside Dead Rising 3, which is also being released on PC early next month. The game’s visuals were heavily praised, but the combat and game design were criticized for being derivative, using Quick-Time Events that didn’t sit well with critics or gamers. According to sources, the expensive development of Ryse: Son of Rome was one of the factors in Crytek’s current financial problems.
“We are bringing the Ryse experience to PC, with 4K resolution support,” said Crytek’s business development director Carl Jones said in a statement. “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.”