Here is Why Ryse Son of Rome On PC May Very Well Be The Best Looking Game of All Time

Senior producer Brian Chambers reveals the numerous updates the PC version will have over Xbox One.

Posted By | On 07th, Oct. 2014 Under News


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Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome first released for the Xbox One but it’s now heading to PC, which means the development team will be able to take advantage of more powerful hardware for enhanced visuals. Considering the base game already looked good, just how much more could Crytek improve the experience?

We spoke to senior producer Brian Chambers about the changes made to CryEngine since Ryse’s release last year and whether they would affect the PC version. “There are several new engine features that made it into the Ryse PC version. We added support for upscaling the scene to the native monitor resolution and provide the option to render with supersampling. We also further improved our temporal AA solution for Ryse PC and increased the shadow quality.”

As for graphical updates that fans could expect over the Xbox One version, Chambers stated that, “We worked hard to bring players the level quality that we had on Xbox One, and we continued to push it for Ryse PC. 4K resolution support enhances textures and high-frequency shading details. Higher resolution shows more of the texture details, especially on Marius, as the textures contain so much detail at the top MIP levels that it’s often not even visible on 1080p resolution.

“Higher resolution also means less perceived aliasing since geometry is rasterized more accurately, pixels are smaller. Other additions, such as super-sampling AA (SSAA), make for a very clean image with minimized shimmering. Unlike post processing AA or MSAA (multi-sample anti aliasing), super sampling truly shades pixels at higher resolution and then combines blocks of them into an average. This produces a kind of aliasing that is hard to beat with other methods since the high res image information is not visible.

“Native desktop resolution UI support in full-screen means the UI always looks crisp, even if it’s run in lower resolution for performance reasons. Desktop resolution is usually the highest resolution any display supports and thus gives a clear and sharp image. However, games often cannot run at these resolutions at full details. Native resolution provides a compromise in that it allows the game to render the 3d world at a lower (user configurable) resolution if desired. The resulting image is then upscaled to desktop resolution and UI rendered on top. This provides crisp UI on top of a smooth gameplay experience.”

What are your thoughts on Ryse: Son of Rome for PC? Will you be picking it up when it releases on October 10th? Let us know below.


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  • Guest

    It already was on the Xbox One, it got awards, and now it’s even better.

    • LGK

      I was playing Ryse once on my Xbox and my when my brother saw the game while i was playing it he asked me if it was real life.

      Ryse is the first game I’ve seen that looks almost like CGI.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Real-time implementations, no illusions. Well at least for the core game graphics/effects. Cryengine is very powerful. Too bad not as much studios use it.

  • Mike Jones

    and it will still be a borefest with a terrible story,shallow gameplay and what feels like a never ending stream of qte’s….so…..yay?!? : /

    • Clifton Walton

      Nah, from what I played it was decent fun. Not nearly as bad as the hatemongers on the internet led me to believe.

    • Mike Jones

      feel free to tell me a single thing it does better than every other game in its genre

    • JerkDaNERD7

      It’s a fun action game, compared to most action-adventure games. But overall it is the best graphical game so far. Don’t see the issue in that. Aside from the usual drivel the obvious fanboys spew everytime this game comes up.

    • Mike Jones

      sorry i should have mentioned that graphics cant be the category you choose as ‘best in genre’….if so then avatar is the best game ever i guess : /

    • bardock5151

      It provides a brutal combat system and (induces moral questions) tests you to find new executions, the only game to offer similar brutality (and realistic) is mortal kombat. Top it off with some of the best acting performed in a game with a strong storyline and its one of the better hack n slash games made.

    • Mike Jones

      best acting? lol you cant be serious right?

    • Eden’s Cross

      If all you’re going to do is say “lol nope doesn’t count” then there’s no point in people bothering with you.

    • Mike Jones

      i didn’t say it doesn’t count,just disagree that it has the best acting

    • dmeador

      Ah, so when they provide an answer you of course dismiss it

    • Mike Jones

      well if you honestly think graphics alone can make a great game,tell me so and i will accept the answer(and also call you an idiot) : )

    • dmeador

      ….no one said that. You aren’t very good at comprehension so I’ll call you an idiot.

    • Mike Jones

      well if you are not saying that,then you are bringing up graphics when they are irrelevant to the question i asked,so ok you are not an idiot,just tourettes?

    • dmeador

      Making you feel like a badass Roman soldier on a quest for revenge in the most realistic looking game I’ve seen in a console. Also easily the closest I’ve felt to being Leonidas, you can definitely tell they pulled from ‘300’

    • Mike Jones

      again,graphics….lol

    • dmeador

      again, whats your point? If you dont think multiplayer makes a great game yet its the only one on the market that has it its a valid answer.

    • Mike Jones

      graphics and multiplayer have nothing to di with one another….but yeah great point : )

    • dmeador

      Judging by your comprehension skills I’m guessing you are about 12, so I’m not going to waste my time breaking my reply down for you. You’ll figure it out one day

    • Mike Jones

      (insert the worst game you have ever played here) if we took that game and made it the greatest life like game ever created and changed nothing else,would it then be your favorite?

    • Eden’s Cross

      Still a great tech demo though. However, the endless QTE comment is bullshit, literally every QTE sequence is optional.

    • Mike Jones

      QTE’s shouldn’t exist in 2014….it is the ultimate lazy shortcut

    • Eden’s Cross

      Go talk to the order 1886, until dawn, without memory, and david cage devs then. They’re sure proud of their QTEs.

  • Kyle Jackson

    Just in time for my new 970 🙂

  • Clifton Walton

    I played a bit of the Xbox One version on a friend’s console and I have to say it really did look stunning. i understand why it won the best graphics award at SIGGRAPH 2014.

    I’m pretty confident that the PC version will be the best looking game anywhere. At least for a while.

  • jonathan

    This game is one of the first to finally use all 4 of my i7 4770K’s cores. One of the first to truly push my R9 290. I mean Crysis 3 and Metro Redux push it, but they don’t use much VRAM. There are times when it’s not the best lookign game I’ve ever seen and other times I’m like OH MY GOD. Double checking to make sure I am actually playing a video game and not running around the streets of ancient Rome slaughtering people. The combat also isn’t as bad as people made it out to be as I never bought it for my Xbox One. If you play on hard and truly focus on racking up combos it’s quite fun and challenging.


 

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