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Use an open world to fight for freedom in Homefront: The Revolution photo
Use an open world to fight for freedom in Homefront: The Revolution
by Brett Makedonski

As a result of THQ's fire sale at the beginning of 2013, several IPs were ushered off to new homes, just waiting for someone to advance their stories while being published under a new banner. One such example is Homefront, which was met with a relatively poor reception upon release in 2011. Now, Crytek has scooped up the rights and plans to reinvent the property with a sequel.

Homefront: The Revolution sees a continuation of the world that Homefront introduced us to, but from a different angle. It's now four years after the initial invasion by North Korean forces, and the United States is completely occupied. The North Koreans have opted to establish their base in Philadelphia, which is the setting for the game.

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12:15 PM on 05.22.2014

Crytek's Arena of Fate pits legendary characters against one another

What would it look like if Frankenstein fought Little Red Riding Hood? Or if Jack the Ripper and Robin Hood teamed up to take on Nikola Tesla? Crytek's newly announced game, Arena of Fate, is going to make these scenarios ha...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 03.19.2014

Crytek to offer royalty-free CryEngine subscription

Well, would you look at that. After hearing Epic Games has plans to roll out a $19.99-per-month subscription plan for Unreal Engine 4, we've know learned Crytek has announced a similar approach for its own CryEngine. But unli...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Crytek adds native Linux support to CryEngine

In detailing its plans for next week's Game Developers Conference, Crytek has announced native Linux support for CryEngine. The newest iteration of the engine will also include the features that made Ryse: Son of Rome's creat...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 02.21.2014

Challenge editor for Ryse has been scrapped

Remember that challenge editor that was supposed to be added to Ryse: Son of Rome after launch? Well it's been scrapped. Microsoft spoke with Polygon, stating that "after careful consideration, we have decided to cease devel...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 AM on 02.18.2014

That Ryse Xbox One discount is the first deals 'test'

Yesterday, we reported that Ryse was getting some DLC, and a hefty discount down to $40. Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra has revealed that this $40 deal is a result of a "sales test." Ybarra goes on to explain,...

Chris Carter





12:30 PM on 02.17.2014

Ryse DLC adds new mode and maps, game going on sale

On February 28, Ryse is getting DLC. It'll run (DMC) you $9, unless you have the Ryse season pass. No one has the Ryse season pass, right? Leading up to the release, the Games on Demand Ryse will go on sale from February 18 t...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 02.08.2014

Free-to-play Warface Xbox 360 beta now available

Well, it's finally here; the Xbox 360 beta for Crytek's first-person shooter, Warface, which was announced back in August, has now launched.  In order to participate in the free-to-play Warface beta, you'll ne...

Harry Monogenis

6:00 PM on 01.30.2014

Don a Dtoid shirt and gun in Crytek's The Collectables!

Our friends at Crytek are currently accepting pre-registrations for their upcoming iOS and Android shooter The Collectables, and they've created an exclusive in-game shirt and gun just for the Dtoid community! By heading ove...

Mr Andy Dixon

9:00 AM on 12.02.2013

God of War: Ascension director joins Crytek

Todd Papy, as some may recall, recently left his position at SCEA Santa Monica (where he worked as game director for God of War: Ascension) without revealing what he'd be up to next, except that he'd be relocating to Ger...

Harry Monogenis



Review: Ryse: Son of Rome photo
Review: Ryse: Son of Rome
by Chris Carter

Crytek has quite the reputation for crafting some of the most visually advanced games on the market. The Crysis games have been a consistent benchmark for PC fans, and even if you don't enjoy their work, it's always interesting to see how much further they can push a piece of hardware.

In this instance, Crytek is set to push the Xbox One at launch, with their first ever console exclusive -- Ryse: Son of Rome. As is the case with many games that are content to present visuals first and foremost, the rest of the campaign basically falls flat..

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1:15 PM on 11.19.2013

Fight for the survival of Rome in Ryse later this week

There's no argument that Ryse: Son of Rome is pretty, and more evidence of that has been made available through the launch trailer released today. Visually, it's downright gorgeous, but doesn't look like it's particular...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:30 AM on 11.07.2013

Ryse: Son of Rome will add challenge editor after launch

A challenge editor will be released for Ryse: Son of Rome sometime after launch says Michael Smart, the associate producer for Ryse. He talked about it with Digital Spy, saying that you'll be able to create your own mult...

Joshua Derocher



Ryse: Son of Rome: A time of great unrest photo
Ryse: Son of Rome: A time of great unrest
by Dale North

People keep asking me about Ryse: Son of Rome. I think everyone has questions because we've heard so many conflicting things about the Xbox One launch title since its announcement. Is it a string of quick time events? How does it use Kinect? How's the combat? 

I spent hours with Ryse, playing from its beginning through five levels, putting it fully through its paces. Knowing that some of you are on the fence on this one, I'm glad I can now give a clearer picture this week as we're just days away from the Xbox One launch.

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9:00 AM on 11.04.2013

Arkane Studios is making its next game with CryEngine

Whatever projects are on the horizon for Arkane Studios, it looks like CryEngine will play a significant part in at least one of them. ZeniMax is looking to hire developers who have experience with the engine for both Arkane ...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 10.18.2013

Ryse trailer promises as much blood as you can handle

You know what next-generation console launch title hasn't been delayed? Ryse: Son of Rome. That one's truckin' right along as expected. Microsoft released a new story trailer today in case you need some context for your cont...

Brett Makedonski