Ryse: Son of Rome is Coming to PC, and Leaving its Microtransactions at Home

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Ryse: Son of Rome is Coming to PC, and Leaving its Microtransactions at Home

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When Ryse: Son of Rome comes to PC this October, it will be sans microtransactions.

Ryse: Son of Rome was one of the more interesting Xbox One launch titles, developed by formerly PC-exclusive dev Crytek, and taking place in, as the title would suggest, ancient Rome. However, it left a bit of a bitter taste in gamers mouths when it was announced that the $59.99 game would contain microtransactions. Thankfully, Crytek has announced that the PC version of the game, due out on October 10, will be coming to the platform sans microtransactions.

In a tiny little afterthought on the page of PC exclusive features for the game lies the phrase "we have also removed the optional microtransactions that were present on the Xbox One." In addition to not having to shell out cash for armor kit "shortcuts," the PC version will feature all four Ryse DLC packs for no additional charge.

Other features players can look forward to for the PC release include 4k resolution support, and vastly more customizable graphical options. Ryse will be a Steam release, and thus will take full advantage of Valve's Steamworks platform, with support for Steam Achievements, Trading Cards, Leaderboards and cloud saving.

Other than that, the PC version of Ryse should be identical to the Xbox One version released earlier in the year.

Ryse was met with pretty lackluster reviews when it first launched, and it didn't help that Crytek alienated its historic PC fanbase by deciding to go Xbox One exclusive. It's hard to tell if this PC re-release is an olive branch, or a move of desperation.

Source: Crytek

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because if theres one exlcusive I've been dying for its Ryse! son of rome....[s/]

really though this is honestly the last thing I ever expected to happen, for the game ot end up on PC..I can't say I'm overly enthused

Zachary Amaranth:

I do like the fact that if I ever decide to try this, ...

The fact that the DLC is included for free is enough for me to at least give this game the benefit of the doubt. It's not like EA would have done the same.

man, i would have traded diablo 3 coming to the pc without the baggage, but instead we get ryse without the baggage, but still a fundamentally boring game

Eh? Cuz everyone was really chomping at the bit for this... Still I might give it a go when its £2.99 on Steam.

yes, definitely not a first buy, but on a steamsale, maybe.

Vault101:
because if theres one exlcusive I've been dying for its Ryse! son of rome....[s/]

really though this is honestly the last thing I ever expected to happen, for the game ot end up on PC..I can't say I'm overly enthused

Actually, at this point, I'm sort of doubting any games will stay exclusive on the Xbone if they don't absolutely have to.

I do like the fact that if I ever decide to try this, I not only don't need an Xbone but I get a superior version. But I'm not sure I'm going to want to do that.

wait didn't this game have voice specific commands like to volley javelins, and other things.

so great maybe this is just Crytek making another deal with Microsoft: "Hey if we can sell the game on PC then we will leave the Kinnect requirement in, so you can get Kinnect sales for the PC"

I just hope this didn't happen

I forget this game, wasn't it just a 3rd person QTE game?

gardian06:
wait didn't this game have voice specific commands like to volley javelins, and other things.

so great maybe this is just Crytek making another deal with Microsoft: "Hey if we can sell the game on PC then we will leave the Kinnect requirement in, so you can get Kinnect sales for the PC"

I just hope this didn't happen

but you could also push a button to do the commands so its not like its going to be a problem

gardian06:
wait didn't this game have voice specific commands like to volley javelins, and other things.

so great maybe this is just Crytek making another deal with Microsoft: "Hey if we can sell the game on PC then we will leave the Kinnect requirement in, so you can get Kinnect sales for the PC"

I just hope this didn't happen

Hooray for a bazillion more keyboard-keys than your average controller has buttons. Screw voice-commands, just give everyone an own key (the numbers 1 to 9 should cover them all already, I think)
And it's also not like "voice command" would require a kinect - unless the invention of a simple microphone for PC was undone because of it. (UT2004 had that already for bot-commands. And I remember it also being a selling point for SOCOM on PS2, which came specifically with a headset just for that...)

im sorry but i forgot about this game and it doesn't matter if its an olive branch or desperation unless it one answer one question. is it good enough for me to care about it after all this time?

Steven Bogos:
Ryse: Son of Rome is Coming to PC,

Its hard to tell if this PC re-release is an olive branch, a move of desperation.

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I don't think it's hard to tell which one at all , with all the company's financial and structural problems ....
whoever it's quite depressing how the major behemoth that once elevated the threshold of graphical fidelity's with its groundbreaking technology is now staggering and resulting to such cheap, uninspiring and hopeless tactics _ like releasing this chore of a game to pc, hoping for sales to be driven solely by the its graphical merits ignoring the fact that the game is TOO BORING TO BE WORTH ANY MONEY _ to retain its fundament ....

Seeing the Xbox One slowly die brings a tear to my eye... A tear of joy.

I'll see what it comes down to in the Christmas sale. I honestly don't mind QTE heavy games so long as they're pretty to look at. Sometimes I don't want to play something complex and just want to veg out. When this drops below £10 I'll get it and laugh at all my friends who bought Xbones.

I'll probably give this one a try. Especially if the pricing is good.

It was a big mistake for Crytek not to release this game on the PC at launch, now they can't blame its poor sales on piracy. How embarrassing.

I'll probably give this a try, I like this kind of pseudo-historical thing and the co-op could be fun.

Im alright but thanks, i hate QTE and dont want a game full of it. Not even a steamsale buy. Even with its "dlc" included

Son of who, now?

Oh, that launch game that no one cared about on the Xbone. Meh... maybe on a Steam Sale...

I am completely indifferent about this game, but I am amused by crytek's actions. PC dev that abandoned PCs because the money's in consoles that comes crawling back to the PC. Did greed not work out? It's too bad that the revelation that being greedy assholes doesn't go over too well came a bit too late. What a shame.

hakkarin:
The fact that the DLC is included for free is enough for me to at least give this game the benefit of the doubt.

I don't know, offering to make a turd into a bigger turd for free isn't an overly enticing prospect to me, it just takes even longer to clear up.

Make no mistake, Ryse is a turd.

Anyway, with both the PS4 and Xbone being essentially media box PCs I expect this will be the fate of almost all the exclusives for both that aren't made by first party developers. Unless of course the contract includes exclusivity until the year 9999.

The practice of releasing "Well, actually this is the version we meant to make" on the PC is rather an odd one, I must admit.

Though, I doubt even that can save a game like Ryse.

Well that is expected and weak. What a section of the crowd demands is more than likely a terrible move.
Its like...well not in scope (my example is much bigger) of course but lets roll with it, like John Cena finally turning heel like all the IWC want him to. Would that stop them hating him? Nope, as after all instead of FUing the likes of Wyatt, Harper, Rollins, Orton, and so on he'd be FUing Ambrose, Bryan, Reigns, Ziggler, and all the other faces. A wrestling company can work this simple fact out, why can't the supposedly smart Crytek?

Anyway this is "good" news for me I suppose. If I ever take a blow to the head and want to play Ryse: Son of Rome of all things than I can on my PC. Way too busy for the next couple of years though as I have a heavy stockpile of exclusives to play, and more are coming.

fix-the-spade:

Anyway, with both the PS4 and Xbone being essentially media box PCs I expect this will be the fate of almost all the exclusives for both that aren't made by first party developers. Unless of course the contract includes exclusivity until the year 9999.

You sure about that? Are those niche Japanese companies chomping at the bits to put their games on systems they have no hope on? Nope.
Let us put it this way. The PS3 had a lot of titles which could have easily ran on the Wii U, heck the Wii. They were exclusive even though they could have safely been put on a Nintendo platform, so what hope does PC have?

Though I was never interested in this game to begin with and probably won't be getting it now, I do hope they get a good enough amount of money from it to show that we appreciate games with no microtransactions.

The only thing that might save this game is modding, and it would take a major mod to make the game into something fun. The world's something I'd like to explore, and a mod that says "screw the story, go roam around in Rome and its provinces" is the sort of thing this game needed.

Isn't this the one where Queen Boudica of the Iceni invades Rome with an army of war elephants?

Yeah, I think that I'll be skipping this one....

Lilani:
Though I was never interested in this game to begin with and probably won't be getting it now, I do hope they get a good enough amount of money from it to show that we appreciate games with no microtransactions.

thats kind of like saying this man deserves a price for not hitting people with his big stick...

Vault101:

Lilani:
Though I was never interested in this game to begin with and probably won't be getting it now, I do hope they get a good enough amount of money from it to show that we appreciate games with no microtransactions.

thats kind of like saying this man deserves a price for not hitting people with his big stick...

True...but unfortunately the way these people work is that if we don't reward them for NOT hitting us with the big stick, they will assume that they problem never was the big stick and they'll just break out an even bigger and badder stick next time around. And we will never again see games from them that don't include people hitting us with big sticks.

Aww sweet, that's two platforms I can not own it on :D

Ok, does the Xbone have any exclusives left by this point? It lost Dead Rising, it lost Ryse, it lost Peggle 2, it lost Garden Warfare, and it never HAD Titanfall.

SanguiniusMagnificum:
Isn't this the one where Queen Boudica of the Iceni invades Rome with an army of war elephants?

Yeah, I think that I'll be skipping this one....

Wait does that seriously happen in this game? If so then they clearly know their history and are trying real hard to be accurate! /s

I'd never buy this game but its interesting that they took out the microtransactions for the pc release. It makes me wonder if it was Microsoft insisted on for the xb1 version

gardian06:
wait didn't this game have voice specific commands like to volley javelins, and other things.

so great maybe this is just Crytek making another deal with Microsoft: "Hey if we can sell the game on PC then we will leave the Kinnect requirement in, so you can get Kinnect sales for the PC"

I just hope this didn't happen

If Cryteck has half a brain (and they did leave out the Microtransactions) they'd know they wouldn't sell a single copy of this game on pc if it needed the kinect

Once again, the PC crowd is left deprived of the real next-gen experience. I mean, no microtransactions? Come on, Crytek, what's with the discrimination?

Lilani:
True...but unfortunately the way these people work is that if we don't reward them for NOT hitting us with the big stick, they will assume that they problem never was the big stick and they'll just break out an even bigger and badder stick next time around. And we will never again see games from them that don't include people hitting us with big sticks.

My philosophy is that there will always be people who are decent enough to already know not to hit people with sticks, and they're the ones we need to be rewarding so they can continue to thrive, not to mention the ones who deserve it the most. Everyone else can go get fucked.

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