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It’s getting harder to ‘wow’ people with graphics, Crytek says

Graphical standards are now so high that the challenge of impressing consumers with flash visuals is bigger then ever. That’s according to Crytek’s principal rendering engineer Nicolas Schulz, who told DSOG of the PC port of Ryse: Son of Rome: I think with its advances in material quality, lighting and …

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Release date set for Ryse on PC

The PC version of former Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome has now got a release date. It’ll arrive in the UK on October 10th priced at 34.99. A digital soundtrack is being offered to those who pre-order. News of the game came last month following a period of …

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Anonymous Crytek employees now claim Ryse 2 canceled

Anonymous sources close to Crytek have confirmed a sequel to Ryse: Son of Rome has been canceled. Kotaku has statements (under anonymity) from ten current and former staff members that affirm reports that Crytek is suffering through financial woes – confirming that the firm’s most recent payroll was missed and …

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UPDATES: First party digital game prices raised on Xbox One

Microsoft has upped the price of its first party digital games for Xbox One. NowGamer reports that the download versions of Forza 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3 have all seen their prices increased from the 44.99 they cost at launch to 49.99. Why Microsoft would do …

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Ryse designer says Xbox One resolution is a "non-issue"

The design director of Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome has said that gamers should stop fixating on the non-issue” of game resolutions. "People are kind of grasping onto things that are really non-issues. For us, it was far more important to have artwork that looked beautiful,” Patrick …

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Xbox One’s Ryse doesn’t run in 1080p

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One launch title Ryse does not natively run in 1080p. The company’s chief of staff for devices and studios group Aaron Greenberg said earlier this week on Twitter that I know Ryse and Forza will be native 1080p”. However, in a Twitter correction issued in …

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Ryse: Son of Rome will include multiplayer microstransactions

Players will be able to buy booster packs for the multiplayer mode in Microsoft’s Roman-themed Xbox One launch game. The Crytek-developed Ryse: Son of Rome will allow players to buy better armour or items that will help them customise their characters, according to VideoGamer. The system is said to be …

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OPINION: Xbox One, not PS4, is the hot topic at E3. And for all the wrong reasons

I was sitting at breakfast yesterday morning with one of my favourite games journalists. He’s a smart man and a talented writer and he faced a problem. He played some Xbox One games, and he loved them. The problem? Apparently you can’t say anything nice about Xbox One online without …

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MICROSOFT: Ryse finally revealed

Microsoft has shown the first footage from new historical action franchise Ryse for Xbox One. The game was first announced back in 2011, but nothing has been seen of it since – until today’s E3 press conference by Microsoft. Now known as Ryse: Son of Rome, it is developed by …

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Crytek’s Kinect game Ryse tipped to be Next Xbox launch title

Microsoft will position a Kinect 2.0 based game as the centrepiece of its Next Xbox line-up, according to new reports. The Verge has word of four first-party launch titles for the new console – Crytek’s Ryse, a new Forza, a zombie title and a family game. Ryse was given a …

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