Xbox One loses another exclusive

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Earlier this year Microsoft made the not so surprising announcement that Dead Rising 3, a former Xbox One exclusive, would be making the jump to PC. It’s been less than a year since the launch of the Xbox One, and yesterday it lost yet another exclusive launch title to the Master Race.

Ryse: Son of Rome will be coming to PC this October. The Crytek developed hack and slash released exclusively on Xbox One at launch, with the studio facing numerous financial difficulties since then. Ryse will release digitally and at retail, with all DLC included and 4K resolution support. In case you like seeing your PC bleed under the stress of CryEngine 3.

Crytek believes Ryse will be the new benchmark for PC visuals, with the studio now free to build a game without hardware constraints. Cheap shot at the Xbox One, don’t you think?

“We’ve given our team the opportunity to show what CRYENGINE can really achieve, without compromising quality, thanks to the incredible hardware available now to PC gamers. Ryse will be a benchmark PC graphics showcase this year and probably for a long time in future.”

The game received fairly low review scores at launch, with most agreeing that the title prioritised spectacle over substance. That’s unlikely to change for the PC release, but it is interesting to see so many Xbox One titles making the leap to PC.

It’s definitely not the rule yet, but it doesn’t exactly help the image of the Xbox One as a strong platform to release exclusively for.

At least  this way, Ryse will actually be able to run at 1080p.


Last Updated: August 8, 2014

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