Speaking with MMGN, producer Michael Read said that unfortunately, what the team showed at E3 wasn't a good representation of the final product.
At least they're honest about it.
There was a good way?
Well yeah, they're explaining how a lot of the game mechanics weren't implemented yet and that they showed it before they should have. Because it of all the buzz the next-gen consoles were generating, Crytek felt pressured into showing their work in order to capitalize on the exposure of being an early next-gen game. They're admitting that it backfired on them when it QTE-heavy demo was getting mixed reviews from the gaming media. The primary focus of the E3 demo was on the visuals.
What they showed at E3 was 1080p footage of Ryse, higher visual detail yet also having lots of glitches and jerky animations. Their final build is lower in detail because of the decrease in resolution but higher in quality because of the added shaders and (hopefully) fixed glitches and stable/locked frame rate. A lot of games would have been better off shown at a later date. Devs should know better than to show us all the things wrong before the final build polish comes in to play. I can understand it in betas but not at gaming events where media can tear them alive.
I have nothing against Ryse, it looks cool actually but I can't stand Crytek after never fixing the grain glitch in Crysis 2 for 360. Vowed never to support them after that and never will. Their games have done poorly since too but they have been burning supporters for a while. They are worst company at fixing bugs IMO so I'm not about to waste 60 bucks again and not be sure the company is willing to spend the money to fix game breaking bugs should the game sell under projections.
Glad to see that they were aware of how poor a reflection that E3 footage was on the game. Still one of my most anticipated launch titles though.
I have thought ryse looks great from the get go. It seems like its going to be an 8-10 hour thrill ride. With amazing graphics and gruesome executions. what's not to love?
same here..this game will definitly sell well ...there is a sequel aleeady being planned.
I really do not think it will sell that well. It hasn't been shown off very well (they admit that) and there are "better" more appealing games coming to the Xbox One on that launch day. I can see it being over severely over looked (the games-com impressions by IGN were not exactly favourable nor were they from Gametrailers).
i agree they made mistakes with the initial reveal and all but over all its on most xbx one buyers list.i believe it will be as sucessful as the first dead rising was on the xbx 360..it will be sucessful enough to get a sequel.
"I have thought ryse looks great from the get go." That's precisely the point - what you saw at the get go doesn't reflect the actual game.
Um, Ryse looks better now than it did back then...
just another example of how botched the Xbone launch has been up to this point...i TRULY believe that this console was never intended to launch in 2013...and if it was, it was not meant to be shown as early as it was... MS was caught off guard by Sony's reveal...back at the end of 2012, into early 2013 there were lots of rumors floating around about a next gen console slipping into 2014...EVERYONE thought it was the PS4...nobody thought Sony would be ready to show a console early in 2013, let alone February...and not only that but everyone was convinced that MS would have the superior hardware... When Sony announced their GPU at 1.84Tflops and 8GB of RAM, and available Holidays 2013...im POSITIVE there was a collective "oh shit..." around a table in Redmond... i cant wait to have both of these consoles, but i dont think anyone can deny that the Xbone has been a trainwreck up until recently...
They were obviously not well prepared. I believe it was the late work done to get Kinect where they wanted it. That held back finalizing the console and developers got working kits late. The messaging was all over the place. They are making one hell of a recovery though.
i agree for the most part...but they are still fighting the wrong battles.. - I wish they would drop the specs war...they CANT beat the PS4 in performance... - the ironic part in all of this is that the talking points they SHOULD be using, are the same ones we as gamers blasted them for during the reveal.. - for the most part they have lost the early adopter...they will sell out all of the launch consoles they can make...but the PS4 is going to outsell them...they lost this battle by E3...what they need to do now is shift gears...SHOW people Kinect and why its cool...SHOW people why this TV stuff is cool, why snap is cool, etc...
I will believe PS4 power when I see it. I see nothing on PS4 that shows more power that X1.
Do people actually believe that micro wasnt ready. Its been 8 yrs, I know the economy is not going well, but that doesnt stop ppl from buying mercedes. The point is micro has been more than ready for a while, and they spent more time investing into the future with stuff like azure.
Yes, i actually believe they were not ready...they spent so much time investing in the "future" (Kinect and Cloud) that they put together weaker hardware that is less future proof then their major competitor...
I'm not going to answer your question, but I wanted to say that the XB1 hasn't been in development for 8 years like you insinuate. They started in 2010, IIRC (can't post a link from my phone). On the other hand, Sony started in 2008, I think. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. But I'm just saying...
Yo. You're on n4g. In here, anything bad about micro is considered a fact. Let's forget how microsoft spent 4 billions just for some of it's tech. Let's forget all those hundreds of actually physical prototypes of XO , kinect 2.0 and controller. I'm sure it was all rushed and made in a week.
Do you REALLY believe that MS, one of the biggest and most powerful companies with one of the biggest budgets, was caught OFF GUARD by sony's reveal?
absolutely 100%....EVERYONE was...first party Sony developers did not even know they were going to have 8GB of RAM....
Why would they care so much about 8GB of ram when their own console has more than enough? Ok, it's slower, yes, but there are ways around it.
no worrys guys..just keep making ryse the best it can be..getting it day one though....and great job so far
Look at those disagrees! Ha! Ryse looks like ps2 game ps4 for the win knack is benchmark of next-gen! (collecting them bubbles up, thanks n4g ps4 life!)
lmao..i try to ignore cos they will always hate.
@MightyNoX Hey kid. First of all get your info straight. Crytek said e3 demo was 900p. Secondly, they've added tons of new effects, there is no LOD at all and lighting is way better. As crytek has shown and said, game looks better than e3 build. How is that a downgrade? Ah also to play it safe...ps4 rules all the way day one purchase XO sucks! edit: lol wrong reply button...oh well...
Was it a great job when they downgraded the visuals from 1080P to 900P? Was it a great job when it was this game that MS would use to tout Kinect but ditched it for (SHOCKER) traditional controls? You have a funny interpretation of a 'great job'
Has Crytek ever claimed that Ryse is 1080P native? Yes, actually, they HAVE done a great job, seeing as how the game looks better now than it ever has, despite all the drama about OMG OMG 900P AND JUNK
Only really matters for pre-orders. When the game releases and it is any good, people will buy it. I am so excited for this game. There are some great launch games on X1, but this is the game I want to play more than any of them. I live the gruesomeness with out going over the top.
It's not going to sell very well after the 6 - 7.5 reviews come rolling in.
Your prediction. Good luck Patcher.
You can tell by looking at it. It's average looking so it's going to get an average score. Mark my words.
Xbone is a disaster waiting to happen
a disaster i and millions of others are willing to buy without looking back...come nov22 we will be rocking this disaster all the way....but what do you even care? you aint getting it so it shouldnt even be your business..smh....your a very good example of an ignorant troll..smh.. but i guess its the way most of you are...you all try so hard to put down a console and its games just because it aint your console of choice...spin it how you want but ryse looks gorgeous and it will be sucessful.
Do you know how to capitalize and use punctuation marks in a sentence?
@christocolus: "a disaster i and millions of others are willing to buy without looking back" - lemmings much? http://youtu.be/xMZlr5Gf9yY Watch & change lemmings to "xbots".
I watched deadie's video and its sad and true at the same time. If you or someone you know has preordered an Xbox One there's still time to avoid the cliff and cancel. There are other choices, better choices out there. You are not alone and there are stores, and online services that can help you. Dont go over the cliff. Friends don't let friends buy Xbox One. https://www.google.com/#q=a...
It's ok for a kinect360 game. But It's really graphically overrated. I would still play if the gameplay is great. I hope the few that buy Xbone enjoy this. It's a shame It's exclusive, cause I'll never get to play it. Great work Crytek.
So show it in the right way. I'd like to see that. Any way you show it it's going to look like a bland generic hack n slash.
I'm buying Ryse at launch along with COD. Then in January I'll get Dead Rising 3. In February I'll get a PS4.
Damned if you do and damned if you don't. You have one half of fanboys yelling at MS and their partners to show them the product instead of talking about and then out the side of their same mouth yelling at them that they're showing a product that's not yet finished. Of course these two faced criticizers are mostly people who aren't even interested in the system or game. I don't think any apologies are necessary especially when updates for the game has been shown regularly. Just another example of how finicky some folks are.
then put it doggy-style and show us.
If they improve on the wooden animations, then I'm sure I would support this game
I am strongly in the ps4 camp but I think ryse looks pretty cool. I love ancient Rome and I have no issue with qte's. If I ever get an xb1 in the future then I will give Ryse a shot.
Took you this long to figure it out, genius?
The only thing that can make me more interested in this game is if they show some nice gameplay...
So they intentionally showed it "not in the best way"?! Does Crytek think that all gamers are idiots!!?? Theyre starting to sound like Crybabies.
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