Ryse: Son of Rome is going PC

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http://www.crytek.com/news/ryse-son-of-rome-is-coming-to-pc

Source is straight from the horses mouth.

My initial thoughts: At first glance it looks like Xbox Exclusives are abandoning ship. Now, it has only been two so far (Dead Rising: 3 & Ryse), but I could easily see both current and future exclusives making the jump too. And, as a potential customer, I have to wonder if I should just sit on potential exclusives like Sunset Overdrive, or Scalebound, and wait and see if they come over to PC. This can't make Microsoft investors happy.

Thoughts?

Well, this is interesting to say the least. Really you can't call it an "exclusive" if it's coming out for more platforms, and this is also what happened last generation as well if you remember. BioShock 1 was a timed exclusive, and when it was ported to the PS3 and PC it actually received upgrades that the 360 version never got.

It's why unless it is a first or second party studio making the game, I don't trust anything on a system that says it's "exclusive." It's been proven many times in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and now 8th generation of consoles. Doesn't matter what platform it starts on, at some point it will end up on another no matter what people say. So far for the Xbox One, the main launch exclusives such as Dead Rising 3 and Ryse will be on other platforms, yet I remember people saying how they "won't be released on other systems!" and just couldn't stop laughing. XD

As for the possibilities of Sunset Overdrive, it is entirely possible that it will be on other systems in the future, despite what people say. Mainly because, Microsoft doesn't own the IP, Insomniac does so Insomniac can decide some time in the future "hey, let's put this out onto the PS4 and PC" if they so want. As for Scalebound, I'm not sure if Microsoft will own the IP or not, so we have to see.

And Another one gone and another one gone another one bites the dust.....

Ahem sorry it is really good news since I love roman period stuff and really hated that this game was gated off from me due to my refusal to ever buy another Microsoft console. Will more follow I hope so since I have always hated console exclusives since I don't have much use for the fanboy dickwaving that surrounds it.

Looks like their bland game wasn't selling well while tied to only one-third of the market. I can't say that I'm surprised.

I can't help but wonder why? I haven't actually played the game, but it seems like SUCH a mediocre experience.

It almost makes me wonder why, especially given Crytek's recent news but in the end it doesn't because I know Crytek is going slowly up shit creek and now it's desperate to grab as much cash as it can.

I also wouldn't say it's going to do phenomenally well on PC given that the game is basically a roman simulator chock full of QTE's and the 4k boast is just to get the really small niche crowd of those that actually have 4k to buy into it which just seems weak to begin with seeing as how the overall market doesn't all have 4k yet let alone 1440p.

I'm still going to grab the XB1 though for Halo, Sunset overdrive, Scalebound and others, though in the end all this is doing is stinging and hurting the owners of the console by having their value reduced, same with the Wii U and it not getting games that everyone else gets or sub par versions, this gen really doesn't seem that thrilling let alone fair at all especially now that Sony's doing what MS did last gen and MS were berated for.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeh

i couldnt care less about that game, if it was like the halo collection or sunset overdrive then id be interested, that being said, picture relevant:

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i dont know if they are going to make their money back porting that thing, i like to think my PC peers have a somewhat good taste... yes im a bit delusional

Gosh, I can't wait to have two platforms not to buy shitty games for!
But seriously considering how much impact Ryse had on.... anything, I doubt this isn't going to make many waves.

Game was a flop, best bet is to try and sell a few more copies to PC gamers. I think it's rather pitiful, but I understand it from a business perceptive.

I'm generally against exclusives. I know why they exist, but I'd personal prefer to see games come out on whatever platforms can run them.

However, in the case of a game as utterly meh as Ryse, it's kind of hard to give a shit either way.

HAAAAAAAAAAAA

oh lord this is hilarious on so many levels

"Ryse" seems like the quintesential "everything wrong with gaming 2.0" on the quintisential "everything wrong with gaming console"

and now its crawling over to PC

Shadow-Phoenix:

I'm still going to grab the XB1 though for Halo, Sunset overdrive, Scalebound and others, though in the end all this is doing is stinging and hurting the owners of the console by having their value reduced,

oh the poor consoles owners....people playing games they already have, that must hurt..../sarcasm

I'm not trying to sound anti console...I just don't see the issue...if I spend how much money upgrading my PC to play...say Star Citizen and then somtime later its availible on consoles why would I care? I've already spent my money

the only people it affects are those who havent yet made a purchasing decision

Ohhhh shit...if sunset overdrive and Masterchief collection could just come to PC...i'd FINALLY not have a huge rageing hard-on for an xbox one. Those 2 are the absolute only reason I want the console, fuck it elsewise.

"Oh man I hope Ryse comes to PC!" -no one ever

I will just drop the top quote from the PC Gamer announcement brought to you by Steve Acone, true wisdom shines. Anyway, maybe a Steam sale when it hits $5, a little filler for the slow periods, which it seems on PC with indie games flourishing is getting shorter and shorter.

Stupid stupid stupid, thats not the finish Kofi Microsoft. The point of exclusives is to give value to your console, if only Sony (well and Nintendo) can seemingly hold on to their exclusives than their consoles is simply better, the hardware difference is practically an irrelevance when compared to this issue, and by constantly doing it you train the consumer to see your exclusives be they real or not as merely temporarily which has the effect of making the impact of your exclusives worthless.

I've never owned a Microsoft console, but I've played quite a few of their games (I say theirs but I mean Xbox "exclusives" of course) through the wonders of PC/PS3. Sony on the other hand have had me getting every iteration of their console as they unlike Microsoft can actually hold on to exclusives (and yes I know Japan helps a lot on that, but their exclusives don't extend just to the land of the rising son).

If Microsoft isn't even going to play the game properly than why are they even in the console market? Their console doesn't run any games better than the competition. They clearly have no real exclusives outside potentially the Halo games (and even than they might be braindead enough at this point to put it on the PC, if not the bloody PS4).

Anyway...back to the topic at hand concerning the game Ryse. So its the Xbone version of Knack than? Well Knack will remain an exclusive, but in that its so poor that its pretty much assured to be the first "full" game they give out in their game collection service for the new generation.

Well this good news for me. Ryse was one of the few Xbone games I actually wanted.

delta4062:
Well this good news for me. Ryse was one of the few Xbone games I actually wanted.

Too bad it seems to be negatively panned as shit. I dunno if I recommend going for it anyways. It'll probably have a $60 price tag. For what I've seen... $60 for *that* is not worth it. Might wanna look into some reviews or videos. If you have and am still wanting it... Ok? Can't stop ya

OT: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Sunset Overdrive PLEEEEAAASE!!!

Elvis Starburst:

delta4062:
Well this good news for me. Ryse was one of the few Xbone games I actually wanted.

Too bad it seems to be negatively panned as shit. I dunno if I recommend going for it anyways. It'll probably have a $60 price tag. For what I've seen... $60 for *that* is not worth it. Might wanna look into some reviews or videos. If you have and am still wanting it... Ok? Can't stop ya

OT: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Sunset Overdrive PLEEEEAAASE!!!

I doubt I could run it on my current PC, but I'll definitely pick it up when I upgrade. It looks like a fun hack and slash game set in a time period I adore. That's enough for me.

It's a shame people are panning it like it's an absolute abomination, some from people who have openly said they've never played it.

Finally! The killer app to sell Windows 9!

(evil laugh)

More seriously, I wonder if this has any relation to the blowup with Crytek UK and Homefront... Perhaps Crytek as a whole is looking at a hole in their anticipated budget and grabbing for a quick infusion of cash. If so, that may not bode well for the quality of the port.

It looked like shit when it was announced, and to no one's surprise, it turned out to be shit when it was released. As expected, nobody bought it. And then there's the fact that barely anyone bought the Xbone. Again, as expected. Which makes Crytek look completely fuckin' clueless again. They are really good at making terrible business decisions. And they think this will save them? The game is abysmal. They shouldn't waste more resources on porting crap. Make something good if you can. If not, go bankrupt. You deserve it.

Huge flop getting ported , so odds on there being any money to do the job right are slim, And everyone involved knows they are working on a turkey so long wet lunch breaks incoming.

this is going to be spectacular

Oh dear me, is selling your game to one third of the market prooving to be detrimental to your income? Oh well, at least you are lucky enough to have been picked up by clueless microsoft, so you can just run away to the PC. Only 90%~ of PC gamers HATE QTE driven linear bullshit console games. Oh well, better luck next time.

In all honesty I can see why console makers want exclusive games. If all games apeared on all platforms at the same time, fucking NO ONE would even touch a console, because a PC could play the games AND a shit ton of other stuff. So consoles have 2 choices: either offer extra utility (and become shit castrated PCs) or exclusives.

But while I get console makers, I will never for the life of me understand the braindead devs who agree to this. Yeah, I'll spend years and a shit ton of cash to make a game that I will on purpose sell to a limited section of the market, thus refusing my game the chance to atract as many players as it posibly could and refuse myself profits. I are smart. ANd yeah, I know making games for consoles is easier because of the fixed hardware, but honestly devs: just make a PC version and then proceed to castrate the graphics or whatever so it can run on consoles. Oh right, but then why would anyone buy the console version.

And I know I will get console fanboys jumping up my rear for what I just wrote (and what I will write here) but let's face it: CONSOLE GAMES ARE INFERIOR TO PC GAMES IN ALL ASPECTS. And this isn't me beeing a PC-master race. This is what I have seen with years of gaming behind me. I've owned from an NES to a PS 2 and XBOX almost all major consoles at some point in my life (and beyond those I have a friend that allowed me to play the major exclusives of both PS3 and 360, and right now I own a WiiU) and frankly the writting was on the wall years ago. PC hardware will just trump consoles all the time, and with better hardware come greater resources that a game can exploit. With greater resources, devs have greater freedom in what they can create and we can get to see some trully amazing games. Instead we are bogged down in obsolete hardware, castrated multi-platform games and a console war that has no purpose in existing. The only console that has a reason to exist right now is the WiiU because of the unique library of games (also hooray for backwards compatibility) and method of control.

Now I just need Killer Instinct (possibly impossible because first party), Sunset Overdrive, Scalebound, and maybe Crimson Dragon, and I'll have no reason to get an Xbone as of current.

Ah nice, good to see a Rome-themed CGI action movie, though I'm not sure why anyone would make a film platform exclusive in the first place... What was that? It's actually a game?... Are you sure? Doesn't look like one...

delta4062:

Elvis Starburst:

delta4062:
Well this good news for me. Ryse was one of the few Xbone games I actually wanted.

Too bad it seems to be negatively panned as shit. I dunno if I recommend going for it anyways. It'll probably have a $60 price tag. For what I've seen... $60 for *that* is not worth it. Might wanna look into some reviews or videos. If you have and am still wanting it... Ok? Can't stop ya

OT: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Sunset Overdrive PLEEEEAAASE!!!

I doubt I could run it on my current PC, but I'll definitely pick it up when I upgrade. It looks like a fun hack and slash game set in a time period I adore. That's enough for me.

It's a shame people are panning it like it's an absolute abomination, some from people who have openly said they've never played it.

I think the problem is that it's a very limiting and simplistic QTE driven Hack'n Slash game where you don't really get a lot of freedom as you would usually do in games like this. It's a game that was developed with kinect in mind and later converted into a "normal" game, but limited by the original design. It mostly exist to showcase next gen graphics.

So a shit game is getting ported to the PC. Well, I feel sorry for any of the poor sods who actually wanted it. Ryse sold poorly and they're trying to recuperate their losses before they run out of money.

[Looks at comments]
Gee, I did not know so many people can be so stunbornly judgemental on the subjectivity of game quality.

Ryse is at LEAST better then Bioshock Infinite. Now that is a poor game.

delta4062:

Elvis Starburst:

delta4062:
Well this good news for me. Ryse was one of the few Xbone games I actually wanted.

Too bad it seems to be negatively panned as shit. I dunno if I recommend going for it anyways. It'll probably have a $60 price tag. For what I've seen... $60 for *that* is not worth it. Might wanna look into some reviews or videos. If you have and am still wanting it... Ok? Can't stop ya

OT: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Sunset Overdrive PLEEEEAAASE!!!

I doubt I could run it on my current PC, but I'll definitely pick it up when I upgrade. It looks like a fun hack and slash game set in a time period I adore. That's enough for me.

It's a shame people are panning it like it's an absolute abomination, some from people who have openly said they've never played it.

Yeah, speaking as someone who HAS played it, it's actually quite fun. Mindless, but quite fun. Extremely pretty too, so it'll look fantastic on PC. I'd recommend it when it for about 10-20, a solid 7/10 popcorn game.

Funny watching people who've quite clearly never played the game give their opinions on it though.

I'll pick it up when it's $10. "it wooks pwetty" doesn't work on PCs when ENB exists.

"Fuckface A" for the protagonist means it will be a 2 hour game instead of 100+.

Ryse has to be the biggest commercial flop of launch titles. The fact that theyre bringing it to PC reeks of desperation on Cryteks part.

As for Scalebound, much as it pains me (and everyone in earshot) to admit it, Platinum simply does not have a good sales record, even on thier multiplatform games. So i cant imagine thier plan for Scalebound is anything other than timed exclusive unless Microsoft either owns the IP, or is shouldering the majority of the development cost to keep it XB1 exclusive.

Also lets all look forward to the next Titanfall not ignoring the PS4.

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.

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Well, I don't know where to start. How about the bullshit that it'll most likely be one shitty port because it looks like a desperate cashgrab. Or how they basically lied to the consumers by implying that there won't be any port, even down the line (which this is)? One a bit more jaded could try and argue that the sole intent behind that was to get people to buy the console and game despite knowing that a better option will exist (and if I assume for the sake of argument that this game is worth a damn: There are plenty of people who'd wait for a PC release, even for a year or longer, to get the better experience [from their standpoint]).

Crytech gambled with a bad hand and now they are trying to salvage.

Romanes eunt domus!

Charcharo:
[Looks at comments]
Gee, I did not know so many people can be so stunbornly judgemental on the subjectivity of game quality.

Ryse is at LEAST better then Bioshock Infinite. Now that is a poor game.

Erm. Ok. Wait, am i just failing to detect the irony or was that serious? And i'm not talking about the content of the statement, more of the nature.

Charcharo:
[Looks at comments]
Gee, I did not know so many people can be so stunbornly judgemental on the subjectivity of game quality.

Ryse is at LEAST better then Bioshock Infinite. Now that is a poor game.

Did you just pop out of a spacial anomaly from the silly dimension? Monolith save us, I must have taken crazy pills as I cannot believe what I just read.

Strelok:

Charcharo:
[Looks at comments]
Gee, I did not know so many people can be so stunbornly judgemental on the subjectivity of game quality.

Ryse is at LEAST better then Bioshock Infinite. Now that is a poor game.

Did you just pop out of a spacial anomaly from the silly dimension? Monolith save us, I must have taken crazy pills as I cannot believe what I just read.

I come from Limansk 13, spend the entire day combating mercs mate!

andago:
Romanes eunt domus!

Charcharo:
[Looks at comments]
Gee, I did not know so many people can be so stunbornly judgemental on the subjectivity of game quality.

Ryse is at LEAST better then Bioshock Infinite. Now that is a poor game.

Erm. Ok. Wait, am i just failing to detect the irony or was that serious? And i'm not talking about the content of the statement, more of the nature.

You both heard right though. I am just annoyed at the way Escapists here assault games and treat game quality as FACT. It is not.
This seems to also for some reason happens more to games that are known to push tech/made by studios that puch tech.
If I had a quarter for every time someone here called a game like Crysis 1 shallow or poor on gameplay... (if that is a game with bad gameplay, then there is no game with good gameplay)

And I am just stating MY opinion. I had a decent amount of fun from Ryse. Nothing too special, but wont dare diss on it as shit/poor/pathetic as some people.
Bioshock Infinite was a mediocre game IMO, at best.

So for me Ryse >> Infinte. Simple as that.

Charcharo:
[Looks at comments]
Gee, I did not know so many people can be so stunbornly judgemental on the subjectivity of game quality.

Ryse is at LEAST better then Bioshock Infinite. Now that is a poor game.

That was meant as a joke, right?

Johnny Novgorod:

Charcharo:
[Looks at comments]
Gee, I did not know so many people can be so stunbornly judgemental on the subjectivity of game quality.

Ryse is at LEAST better then Bioshock Infinite. Now that is a poor game.

That was meant as a joke, right?

I remember the launch day of Infinite, after I played around 10 hours of it.
I also wondered whether those 9/10s and 10/10 were a joke.

Turned out they weren't.

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