Ryse: Son of Rome PC “Important” for Future of Franchise

Crytek "100 percent not happy with Xbox One sales" right now.

Posted By | On 08th, Aug. 2014

ryse son of rome pc

Yesterday, publisher Crytek – which has been facing financial troubles and controversies when it couldn’t pay staff in Crytek UK, resulting in Deep Silver picking up the Homefront IP – announced that Ryse: Son of Rome would be coming to PC later this year.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said the decision was made because, “Ryse is our IP. We do what we want to do with the future of Ryse. This is important. 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.”

There have been rumours that a sequel in the franchise had been cancelled due to the aforementioned financial problems. But it’s more of a case of the original needing to be more successful first. “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.”

Yerli further debunked rumours of Ryse: Son of Rome releasing too early just to get on the Xbox One at launch. “There were rumours saying, hey, there were penalties if you don’t release. This was all bullshit.

“We had agreed with Microsoft to put it out on time. In fact, we had conversations from Microsoft to us, telling us, guys, do you want to push out the game? We wouldn’t be offended by that. But when we let the team choose – not the management – when we asked, guys, do you want to try to get it done by Holiday or do you want to take a few more months time, unanimously they team decided to go for the launch window of a console because that’s something emotional to be a part of. To be part of an event like that, you do it once every five to 10 years. So everybody was pushing towards that.”

We’ll of course see how this develops further down the line so stay tuned.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Bayonetta 3’s Director Talks Combat And New Summon Mechanic In Message To Fans

Bayonetta 3’s Director Talks Combat And New Summon Mechanic In Message To Fans

After the long-awaited return of the action game, Director Yusuke Miyata talks about some aspects old and new ...

Voice Of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Releases On October 28 For PS4, Switch, And PC; Demo Now Available

Voice Of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Releases On October 28 For PS4, Switch, And PC; Demo Now Available

The game comes from Yoko Taro and others that are part of the NieR team and is a purely card-based RPG with tu...

Metroid Dread Extended Story Trailer Released

Metroid Dread Extended Story Trailer Released

Strange happenings are afoot as Samus Aran ventures to Planet ZDR, fending off hostile E.M.M.I. robots and inv...

Chocobo GP Announced, Coming To Nintendo Switch In 2022

Chocobo GP Announced, Coming To Nintendo Switch In 2022

A new Final Fantasy-themed kart racer was announced as coming exclusively next year to Nintendo's system, with...

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut Comes To Nintendo Switch On October 12

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut Comes To Nintendo Switch On October 12

The adventure game will finally come to Nintendo hybrid next month digitally, with a physical release will com...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Final DLC Character Reveal Coming October 5th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Final DLC Character Reveal Coming October 5th

The next "Mr. Sakurai Presents" will be the final presentation for the title and will director Masahiro Direct...