Rumour has it, Crytek are working on a sequel to their gorgeous action-adventure Ryse: Son of Rome. Apparently, the game could be multiplatform, not exclusive to Xbox like the original.
Ryse: Son of Rome was one of the best looking games of the last-gen, at least during the first half of the last-gen, but it never really managed to reach the sale numbers that Crytek perhaps have hoped for. Apart from being an impressive tech demo for the new consoles back at the time, Ryse did not offer enough to engage players which resulted in mediocre review scores.
Fast forward to 2021 and Ryse: Son of Rome has mostly positive reviews, at least that's the case on Steam, where 89 per cent of the recent reviews are praising the game.
Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Crytek are reportedly developing a sequel to this melee combat action adventure. According to trusted industry insider Nick Baker aka Shpeshal Ed, a new Ryse game is in development.
Baker explains that this month, his sources told him a couple of things about Crytek and their upcoming projects and one of these projects is reportedly a new Ryse game. The interesting thing about the new Ryse is that the game would be multiplatform, not exclusive to Xbox like the original title. Check out his comments in the video below (30:30):
Baker argues that he would be surprised if Phil Spencer and Xbox team did not lock the game down to Xbox and PC platforms, which is something that could happen but of course, this is just speculation and nothing more so definitely take it with a grain of salt until we get more details.
If the game is indeed in development, perhaps it's possible we'll see more of it at the upcoming E3 show.