Ryse Rises Out of Xbox One Exclusivity, PC Version Coming this Fall

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Arguably the Xbox One’s two standout launch exclusives will soon no longer be exclusive.

Joining Dead Rising 3 in the jump from Xbox One to PC, Crytek’s third-person Roman Empire action game Ryse: Son of Rome will be available to Windows personal computer gamers this fall. Crytek will publish the game digitally and work with Deep Silver as a co-publishing partner for boxed retail distribution.

The PC version of Ryse will operate with 4K resolution support, promising to “show what CRYENGINE can really achieve, without compromising quality” and deliver “a benchmark PC graphics showcase this year and probably for a long time in future,” according to Crytek’s Director of Business Development, Carl Jones.

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Additionally, Ryse on PC will contain all of the previously released Xbox One DLC right out of the box, without requiring the purchase of a season pass. By my math, that’s five skins, an extra mode, 20 maps and a bonus weapon, including:

• Colosseum Pack (two character skins and two Arena maps)
• Mars’ Chosen Pack (one character skin, four Arena maps, and Survival mode)
• Duel of Fates Pack (two character skins, two Arena maps, and one Survival map)
• Morituri Pack (three Arena maps, two Survival maps, and five solo Arena maps)
• Day One Edition Content (Ruins multiplayer map and the “Legionnaire’s Trust” in-game sword imbued with bonus attributes.

Now let’s look at some more of those pretty PC graphics!

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