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
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Xbox has unveiled the newest titles that will be added to Xbox Game Pass starting today and it’s a pretty darn good lineup. Among the seven new games that have been added, Hitman is likely the most noteworthy title of the bunch. Its arrival should help allow those who haven’t played IO Interactive’s highly-acclaimed stealth game to catch up before the launch of Hitman 2 in November. Additionally, Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome has also joined the program along with indie twin-stick shooter Ruiner. Rounding out the list, Capcom’s Dead Rising 2, The Escapists: The Walking Dead, and Dandara have also hopped aboard. Last but certainly not least, we’ve also got a Kinect game joining Game Pass today as well. If you still have your Kinect, be sure to dig it out and you can play Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure for free if you’re subscribed. Xbox Game Pass now boasts over 100 titles on … [Read more...] about Hitman, Ryse: Son of Rome, and More Join Xbox Game Pass Today
By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 17:35 GMT The Humble Cryengine Bundle has returned with a host of games and development assets. As the name suggests, the Humble Cryengine Bundle is a collection of games developed with Cryengine. The bundle is aimed at developers as well as players, because it includes Cryengine assets from many popular games for use in development, and a few big Cryengine games. The $1 tier gets you Rolling Sun, Aporia: Beyond the Valley, The Land of Pain, the Cryengine 5 samples, a collection of webinar training videos, and the Crysis animation pack for the engine. Beating the average, currently at $8.35, upgrades you to the second tier. This tier expands your collection with Miscreated, the Pro Pack DLC for Snow, Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, UAYEB, Ryse: Son of Rome, the Underwater Cryengine demo, and asset packs for Robinson: The Journey, and Ryse: Son of Rome. The final tier, at $15 gets you all the above as well as Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Homefront: The … [Read more...] about Get Homefront, Ryse, Sniper Ghost Warrior and a bunch of Cryengine assets cheap in new Humble Bundle
The Humble Cryengine Bundle is an interesting mix of games, and resources that could help you make games. The $1 entry tier gets you Rolling Sun, Aporia: Beyond the Valley, and The Land of Pain, all games; and Cryengine V Samples, Cryengine Webinar Training Videos, and the Crysis 3 Animation Pack—not the game, the assets. Crysis 3, sadly, is not part of this package. Ryse: Son of Rome is in there, however, along with Miscreated (in early access), Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, UAYEB, the Snow Pro Pack DLC, an Underwater Demo level, a Robinson: The Journey asset pack, and the Ryse: Son of Rome asset pack, all of which are appended to the previous for beating the average price. And at $15, there's also Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, Homefront: The Revolution, the Deceit asset pack, and The Climb asset pack. There's some World of Warships loot in there as well, a couple of soundtracks, and a coupon for half-off Robinson: The Journey. The Cryengine is available to all on a … [Read more...] about Get Ryse, Sniper, Homefront, and Cryengine assets in the new Humble Cryengine Bundle
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?