Ryse’s Fantastic Graphics Compared With & Without its Advanced Visual Effects; Crytek Explains Tech

Crytek Senior Rendering Engineer Nicolas Schulz and Rendering Engineer Theodor Mader held a panel at the “Advances in Real-Time Rendering in Games” course at Siggraph titled “Rendering Techniques in Ryse: Son of Rome,” and explained part of the advanced tech used by the team to make the game’s impressive graphics possible on Xbox One.

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masterfox1421d ago

Ok Crytek stop it now, yes it has awesome visuals but is time to focus on story and unique characters.

I'm seeing you too Guerrilla Killzone Shadow Fall gameplay and visuals are stunning, but the story sucks!! :/

Abriael1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

I don't think visuals and story are mutually exclusive. They just need better writers.

Godmars2901421d ago

No. They need writers and truly mutable game development. So that a game can be wrapped around a story, rather than a story wrapped around a game.

Looking at COD, the Order 1886 and Quantum Break I see the exact same thing in all of them: A Shooter mated poorly to a story that generally connects linear shooting arenas.

360ICE1421d ago


You see that in The Order and Quantum Break? They're not even out of yet. For what it's worth, I think they both look better than average.

DevilOgreFish1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

I don't see Quantum Break having a linear story. The game will have 3 different characters and will also feature a live action version of the story, as part of the game.

XBLSkull1421d ago

I've had fun with Crysis series, Far Cry series, and Ryse. I don't know why everyone bashes these guys so much, I have nothing to complain about.

Nice work on releasing the best looking console game though Crytek, almost a year later and nothing released yet has toppled that.

Stallion1421d ago

They need better game designers.

starchild1421d ago


The reason it has become popular among some gamers to hate on Crytek so much is due to a couple things, in my opinion.

First of all, a lot of console fanboys have always hated Crytek simply because Crytek's games on PC were the uncontested champions of game graphics and this caused a lot of jealousy. This was made all the worse when the Crysis games on consoles ended up as pale shadows of their PC counterparts.

Then you have a certain segment of PC fanboys that started hating Crytek when they started making console games. Oh, the betrayal, it burns!

Next you have a bunch of Sony fanboys that have a particular hatred for Crytek because not only are they jealous of the graphics of Crytek's PC games (and we all know that Sony consoles have to be the best at everything), but they're also mad that Crytek made an exclusive for the Xbox One, and a graphical showcase at that.

Finally, it seems maybe a few Xbox fanboys are starting to turn against Crytek for bringing Ryse to the PC.

All of these factors combined means that Crytek gets more hate than they really deserve. Their games aren't perfect, but they've generally been decent to quite good. And they've pushed graphics tech further than perhaps any other developer. They are generally a positive asset for gaming.

IVanSpinal1420d ago

@starchild or they games are boring

4Sh0w1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

Yeah whatever Ryse has a very well told story. I really enjoyed it and when people ignore how average many other next gen games story lines are while bashing Ryse I think they haven't really played it, I could be wrong but I smell alot of bias whenever Ryse is mentioned.

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Mikefizzled1421d ago

They had story. It definitely could of been expanded on but the biggest issue was depth of gameplay and lack of variety.

kingduqc1421d ago

They make the engin that runs of dozen of games. It's interesting what they have to say because they are the leading team in game engine. Please stop commenting stupid shit like this because you opinion is really a whole league apart from interesting tech demo like this.

Malphite1421d ago

Do you seriously expect them to talk about storytelling on the SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques)?

dcj05241421d ago

I enjoyed Killzone's story very much good sir.

starchild1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

Ok, masterfox, stop it now. You and the rest of the fanboys need to stop acting like Crytek's games are bad games. It's almost become this modern gaming myth among some of you. It gets parroted around by people that I doubt have even played much of any of Crytek's games.

Are Crytek's games the most amazing games ever? No, but they are generally good games. I've enjoyed all of the Crysis games in terms of visuals and gameplay. Even the narratives aren't nearly as bad as some of you make them out to be. They could definitely improve in that area, but then again around 70% of developers are lacking in that area to me.

If the execution of the narratives were better all of the Crysis games would easily score 9s in my book. I find the dynamic gameplay a lot more fun than the vast majority of shooters and the visuals are obviously best in class.

Malphite1421d ago

I completely agree with you. This always happens with games that have extremely good graphics though. People start nitpicking on every single thing that isn't perfect and blow it out of proportion.

MaxwellBuddha1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

I don't care what anyone else says: Crysis 3 was fantastic (on PC anyway) and was a fitting end to Prophet's story. It also has one of the best game soundtracks I've ever heard.

'Memories' in particular is quite beautiful in my opinion:

starchild1420d ago

I agree with both of you. People really are hyper critical of games that have great graphics. It happens with most games that have impressive visuals.

MaxwellBuddha, I really loved Crysis 3 as well. I don't get the hate. Even if it isn't someone's cup of tea, is it really a terrible game?

Why is everything so exaggerated in the gaming community? Games either are amazing, the best thing ever, or they suck and are horrible.

Volkama1420d ago

@maxwellbudha Crytek games get a lot of attention for their visuals, but very few people even acknowledge the audio. Which is a shame, because Crysis 2, Crysis 3, and Ryse have top class sound.

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700p1421d ago

Ryse story was good.

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rakentaja1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

Crytek should already realize, if 90% of the focus is going to graphics alone. The game did not sell, and no one is happy.

ATi_Elite1421d ago

I played through the XB1 version and I really enjoyed it. It brought back memories of Streets of rage and Double Dragon at times.

I can't wait to get Ryse on my PC with ALL the Glory of the CryEngine3 turned up. It's gonna be Killer.

Oh and remember folks Ryse was suppose to be a Kinect Game before Crytek grew some balls and told Microsoft that Kinect is GARBAGE and the game would suck.

Ryse on the PC will do fine and hopefully Crytek has learned their lesson and will COME BACK HOME to the PC and leave the consoles ALONE.

Crysis Warhead 2 PC Exclusive sounds nice to me.

DevilOgreFish1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

I had a feeling this scene was actually realtime. I noticed a little jittering in the animations.

didn't know about this one though. interesting.