With all the talk of Cryteks financial troubles of late, the company has turned around and made a rather interesting move by announcing they’ll be releasing their Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome on PC later this year!
While Crytek will handle the digital distribution all on their lonesome, they have announced that they’ll be partnering with publisher Deep Silver to release boxed copies into retail stores, so everyone can get in on the fun of spreading imperialistic Roman rule!
“We are bringing the Ryse experience to PC, with 4K resolution support,” says Carl Jones, Director of Business Development at Crytek. “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.”
The PC version of Ryse will contain all the bonus material originally released as DLC, which is basically an assortment of character skins and multiplayer maps, including the elusive one “Legionnaire’s Trust”, that you could only get with the collectors edition.
As of yet there is no release date more specific than later this year. But if heavy eagle symbolism, leather skirts, oppressing wilderness dwelling natives and testing how much your graphics card can push before melting is your kind of thing, keep an eye out for the release of Ryse on PC!