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
As a launch title for Microsoft’s Xbox One back in 2013, Ryse: Son of Rome was, in a way, carrying the entire machine on its shoulders. Sony’s PlayStation 4 had launched just the week before, and Microsoft had to prove itself after a disastrous console reveal. What was originally meant to be a Kinect title, the game was also in development by Crytek, developers of the gorgeous, PC-melting Crysis series. Taking their graphical expertise away from modern times and into the past, Ryse was the prettiest launch game on either console.But, the game released to average reception. Nobody dismissed the powerful CryEngine visuals, but people did criticize the repetitive gameplay and lack of staying power for a launch title. Of course, with the game being the first showcase of a new console generation, people will skew their perceptions. Pretty. Pretty repetitive that is. That’s not to mention PlayStation 4’s The Order: 1886. Similar to Ryse, The Order was a … [Read more...] about Ryse: Son of Rome Remains A Worthwhile Experience Just Begging For A Sequel
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
Ryse: Son of Rome is one of those games that have made an impact in players’ hearts even though it didn’t manage to make a huge name for itself. Fans of the game still hope that a sequel might be released at some point and there might be a chance to it. At least Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra “remembers it”, that must mean something right? Today, corporate vice president of Microsoft, Mike Ybarra tweeted a picture of a statue of Marius, the protagonist of Ryse: Son of Rome followed by the line “I remember him”. Could this be a tease of something related to the game or was this purely a homage to it? Crytek and Microsoft haven’t revealed the existence of a Ryse: Son of Rome sequel, however, rumors about it are lingering for quite some time. Could Ybarra’s tweet be a water test to see how fans feel about a potential sequel? We should go expecting and guessing since Twitter is a huge place and rumors rise and fall almost every … [Read more...] about Mike Ybarra “Remembers” Ryse: Son of Rome, Could This Be A Teaser?
Microsoft's trio of Day One special edition Xbox One launch games have eye-catching minimalist boxes, but their in-game goodies were unclear up until now. A post on the Xbox Wire news blog has clarified what bonuses retail pre-orderers--and digital purchasers who buy within the first two weeks of launch--can expect for their early commitment. Dead Rising 3's Day One edition comes with two familiar costumes and associated perks. Make Nick Ramos look and act like he's covered wars, y'know, with a Frank West outfit and boosts to melee damage and survivor health. Or give him the Chuck Greene treatment with a more durable and damaging Paddle Saw, and general perks to vehicle and weapon durability. Pledging your loyalty to Ryse: Son of Rome early will net you a Legionnaire's Trust sword with "bonus in-game attributes." It also unlocks a special horde-mode multiplayer map called Ruins, set in an abandoned temple. Don't worry if your friends didn't get the Day One Edition, as long as one … [Read more...] about Day One in-game bonuses revealed for Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Forza 5