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Ryse: Son of Rome

Was Ryse legendary? Because it's getting a 'Legendary Edition'

Since its E3 reveal and through its launch alongside the Xbox One, a lot of people have had some not-so-great things to say about Ryse: Son of Rome. Despite the fact that it wasn't necessarily a critical darling, Microsoft's going to go ahe...   read

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Crytek still has the rights to TimeSplitters

Crytek obtained the rights to TimeSplitters after picking up the studio responsible for the series, Free Radical Design, which was later renamed Crytek UK. Recently, that team and the game it was working on, Homefront: The Revolution, were ...   read


Ryse comes to PC with 4K resolution upgrade

Ryse: Son of Rome makes its way to PC this fall. Crytek worked in 4K resolution support so this already great-looking Xbox One game is now going to burn images into your retina on the PC.  Crytek will handle digital distribution while ...   read

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Development of Crytek USA's Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age moving to Frankfurt studio

The big news out of Crytek this morning was that the company is selling its Homefront intellectual property to Koch Media and Deep Silver -- which is where Crytek UK's work on Homefront: The Revolution will continue, under the new name Damb...   read

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Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP

It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold Deep Silver and...   read

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Crytek insists it's okay, has secured capital amid allegations of trouble paying staff

A lot of sources have come forth to talk about Crytek studios bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff. Crytek finally issued a statement to GamesIndustry, ...   read

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'Everyone' at Crytek UK wants to do another TimeSplitters

"You would not believe the amount of times people ask for TimeSplitters," Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) animator Mark Jackson told OXM at last week's Develop conference. "[Another installment is] just waiting for the right situations an...   read

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Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution

Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution, has apparentl...   read

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Crytek troubles

Crytek allegedly having trouble paying staff, cancels Ryse sequel

Crytek's various studios have been bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff, according to sources speaking to Kotaku and Eurogamer.  Kotaku's ten sources (former...   read

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Video: Homefront: The Revolution looks way better than its predecessor

Homefront: The Revolution presents a future in which the Greater Korean Republic has successfully invaded the United States. Philadelphia has been lost, and that's where you're living, so naturally it's on you to lead a revolutionary force...   read

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Tuesday Newsday: Mortal Kombat Ecks, Sonic Boom fizzles, and Homefront: The Revolution

There's a hot drizzle of news leading up to E3, and Max is here to suck it down and spit it back at you! A sequel to Homefront is actually happening, for some reason. Ed Boon officiates the new MK as Mortal Kombat X (as in Ecks Vs. Sever)....   read

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New Crytek game Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age coming to PC and consoles

Newly announced Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is a third-person, four-player cooperative action game that is set in the late 19th century, coming to PC and unnamed consoles. It comes from Crytek USA, a studio built from former Vigil Game...   read


Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS

Apple announced their new technology, called Metal, today during their press conference in San Francisco. Metal reduces the overhead between game and hardware with up to ten times faster draw recall rates for A7-powered Apple devices. They'...   read

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Homefront: The Revolution
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Use an open world to fight for freedom in Homefront: The Revolution

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 wit...   read

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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 happen; it's up t...   read

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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 unlike UE4, indepen...   read

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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 creation possible, p...   read

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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 development on ...   read

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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, "That’s ...   read

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Ryse DLC

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 to 24 for $40. T...   read

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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 need to register ...   read

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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 over to thecollect...   read

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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 Germany. Well, a m...   read

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Review: Ryse: Son of Rome

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 m...   read

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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 particularly fun. Based o...   read

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