Crytek’s Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome will be hitting PC this fall. “We’ve given our team the opportunity to show what CryEngine can really achieve, without compromising quality, thanks to the incredible hardware avialbale now to PC gamers,” said Carl Jones, Crytek’s director of business development. “Ryse will be a benchmark PC graphics showcase this year and probably for a long time in the future.”

The PC edition will include a copy of the game, all previously released DLC, and a new multiplayer map and special sword not included in Ryse’s original Xbox One release in November 2013. The title will also support 4K resolutions.

Fans of the Roman based brawler shouldn’t expect a sequel any time soon considering the developer isn’t all that happy with the sales of Microsoft’s latest home console. “We have a good relationship with Microsoft. We are constantly looking at what we can do together,” CEO Ceva Yerli told Eurogamer in a recent interview. “We are not 100 percent happy with Xbox One sales right now. So we want to wait till the current-gen and next-gen catches up. For Ryse 2, we aren’t saying it’s cancelled. It’s our IP. It just has to wait for the right timing. And the right timing means higher installed base across next-gen.”

Rumors that Ryse 2 had been cancelled have been circulating since Crytek refused to sell the IP’s rights to Microsoft.

Crytek has recently been met with financial issues and has undergone a ‘transformation’ that led to downsizing and the sale of the Homefront series to publisher Deep Silver. That transformation was painful. We paid the price,” said Yerli in the same Eurogamer interview when asked about the company’s recent troubles. “Now we come out of it much stronger. I hope people will see through our games these are not just empty words.”

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