It has been 6 years since Ryse: Son of Rome first launched as an exclusive launch title for the Xbox One, but a recently discovered early Prototype shows the game was originally going to be far different than how it is remembered now. These details showcase some of its development hell, as its development began as far back as 2006, and it was originally going to be a Kinect 1.0 title. This came to light after a recent Xbox 360 devkit was picked up at an auction, and it showcases some of what developer Crytek had been working on way back when. This information passed from the auction to Prototype Preservation, a YouTuber who posted it online (as seen below). At this point in its development, Ryse: Son of Rome was called Codename: Kingdoms, but the Ancient Rome vibe and QTEs were already settled in. Point of View hadn’t been settled in at this point either, as the video showcases a first-person hack and slash perspective, but developer Crytek‘s Ryse: Son of Rome launched in … [Read more...] about Ryse: Son of Rome Early Prototype Shows Very Different Game
With the coming of the eighth generation of consoles, game developers promised bigger, prettier, and more immersive experiences. Of course, the same promises are made with every new console generation. Fortunately, given the exponential increase in power offered by the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One compared to their predecessors, such claims quickly proved to be quite accurate. Needless to say, developers were eager to make a good first impression with the eighth gen launch day games, delivering some of the most beautiful titles that people had ever seen up to that point. One such game was Dead Rising 3, an Xbox One exclusive that let players wreak havoc in a city that was entirely infested with zombies.For the first time, there was an open world game that was not only capable of handling hundreds of characters on screen at the same time, but also capable of making sure that each of those characters looked at least somewhat visually distinct from each other. That there wasn’t any … [Read more...] about Launch Games of Gen 8: Dead Rising 3 and Open World Zombie Slaying
The Humble CRYENGINE Bundle 2018 is now available Humble Bundle has now announced.. There are quite a few interesting games available in the Humble CRYENGINE Bundle 2018, but this particular bundle has more than that; the higher tiers also offer various engine assets for the CRYENGINE and even a series of webinars for developers interested in working with the engine. Let’s dive right in! Rolling Sun is the first game in the Pay $1 or More tier. This game has you playing as a defeated Sun God who’s been trapped on Earth. You must use the last remnants of your power to roll a stone across the land. Ultimately, you’ll be working your way towards your rival Moon God in an effort to reclaim your powers. Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a game that’s perfect for people who like to immerse themselves in a mysterious adventure. This first-person puzzle game has you awakening in the midst of a ruined temple nearby a city that is being overtaken by the jungle. … [Read more...] about Humble CRYENGINE Bundle 2018 Offers Games & Great Assets
Conceptually, Kingdom Come Deliverance is an intriguing proposition. What if the Elder Scrolls formula were transplanted across to a real-world location, steeped in history? And what if Skyrim's less than state-of-the-art technological underpinnings were replaced with one of the most powerful game engines on the market? As the debut project from Czech developer Warhorse Studios, this ambitious, crowdfunded RPG uses the CryEngine technology - as seen in the likes of Ryse, Prey and Homefront the Revolution - but with a Skyrim-style canvas of terrain to explore. From beautiful, dense woodlands to idyllic early 15th century European villages, there's a grounded, almost photorealistic look to the world in many areas. The big difference next to a game like Skyrim though, is the swapping out of fantasy elements for a more historical setting. Dragons and magic are out, and the focus here is on a brutal power struggle in the Kingdom of Bohemia. It would be remiss of us not point out the … [Read more...] about Can Kingdom Come Deliverance’s tech deliver its ambitious vision?
Last week, Xbox Live announced its schedule of Games With Gold for December, bringing to 48 the number of free games it offered in 2016. Were they any good? What would they cost otherwise? In short, what do the numbers say about the value of this Xbox Live Gold benefit? We’ll try to answer that question this year as we have the past three years. To that, however, we’ve added a few more questions: How old is the game? Did Microsoft publish it? What publisher did Games With Gold use the most? Did these appear earlier on PlayStation Plus? These questions may shed light on where these free games programs are headed, particularly as the previous console generation ages and the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program continues to pile up old titles. What about PlayStation Plus? Getting Started In all, there were 48 games in Xbox Live Games With Gold for 2017, with an average Metacritic score of 77.19 and a combined retail price (at the time of the offer) of $1,029.52 The … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold gave out $1,029 worth of games in 2017. Were they any good?