Ryse: Son of Rome Coming in 4K to PC Gamers in the Fall
by Stephan Jukic – August 8th, 2014
Online Deep Silver publisher and the game developer Crytek will be releasing Ryse: Son of Rome, the popular Xbox One exclusive game from the exclusivity of Xbox and giving it to the PC gaming world along with full 4K resolution support.
According to Carl Jones, director of business development at Crytek, “We are bringing the Ryse experience to PC, with full 4K resolution support. He also stated, “4K gaming is another leap in graphics quality for PC gamers and Ryse is the perfect showcase for what’s now possibly in high-end PC games. We’ve given our team the opportunity to show what Cryengine can really achieve, without compromising quality, thanks to the incredible hardware available now to PC gamers”
The Ryse game is expected to be a major high-end PC graphics showcase for the year 2014 and possibly for quite a while further down the road. According to the game’s makers, their community of fans are the ones who had asked them to deliver a PC ready 4K capable version on top of the Xbox format. Now that 4K level high graphics gaming for PCs is developing, the game is being released to its fans.
Ryse, which was released in November of 2013 for the Xbox One, is set in ancient Rome and plays along the lines of a soldier named Marius who must defend against barbarian hordes and move through the shadowy world of political intrigue.
In an overall sense, 4K ready PC gaming is a growing phenomenon and many newer high end games currently on the market or coming soon are also designed to render smoothly and clearly under 4K settings if they’re available in a TV or PC screen and can be handled by a PCs processor or game console.
However, despite the growing indictors of 4K being the go-to format for high end gaming in the years to come, a few key problems still remain for the format. For one thing, even the best PC gaming rigs on the market today, using high quality GPUs remain incapable of effectively processing 4K resolution at ideal refresh rates of 60Hz. Instead, most fast-action games can only render well at 30Hz or even less in many cases on a 4K screen.
Furthermore, there is still the issue of 4K’s costliness. While PC screens with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels are definitely dropping down in price at remarkable rates of speed, even the cheapest ones from the major brands still cost at least $599 dollars. Great examples of this being the latest 4K monitors from Acer and Philips, who seem to be actively competing with each other at reducing 4K monitor prices.
This kind of price tag may still seem steep to some gamers but relative to the previous costs of 4K monitors, which often went well above $2000 dollars, it’s an enormous improvement.
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