December 16th 2013 8:38 am PT

Using SmartGlass with Ryse: Son of Rome

I walk you through some of the SmartGlass features of “Ryse: Son of Rome”, including the dynamic Timeline strategy guide, collectibles, stats, and more.

Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Craphex

    Ah, this is why i bought my windows phone with smartglass… oh wait.

  • Ganon255

    Smartglass for Ryse is not supported on my Windows Phone 8 HTC8X.


    •!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

      Almost all the good stuff on Smartglass doesn’t work on phones. Dead Rising 3 is the only companion app I’ve seen that works on actual smartphones. Everything else is laptop or tablet only.

  • Dalibor Kollár

    One thing I don’t understand is why is android SmartGlass app not available worldwide. It’s locked for my region in Play Store and I can’t use it.

  • Peter

    It works well on a Windows 8 laptop. I guess the information is so big, it’s kind of hard to condense down to a phone.

  • Danny Hogan

    I Highly recommend using smart-glass when playing xbox one games, it brings a whole different dimension to games. The best so far is dead rising 3 smart glass, hope developers keep up with the smart glass in future games because its so COOL

    • Nick Peck


    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      the best exemple i’ve seen was the division where the guy on a tablet actually control something in-game. This is an amazing way to participate remotly. It does add something to the game. I also like the bf4 integration

  • evilfangs .

    I would use smartglass for Ryse but the dam thing isn’t available on my windows phone.

    In fact I need it to find the missing collectible to get the last collectible achievement.

  • Nexures

    if the game didnt take 3 hours to complete, i wouldve actually used smartglass -.-

    • Nick Peck

      You obviously haven’t played the game lol. At least try next time… fantards are getting realllllllly lazy.

  • ElektroDragon

    SmartGlass is certainly nice, but when is it going to compete with something as robust as Need for Speed Network? Have you guys SEEN that think on the iPad? It destroys anything that has been yet done with SmartGlass.

    Also, SmartGlass performs better on my iPad Air than on my full Windows 8 Lenovo Lynx tablet,which is very sad. And SmartGlass for my Android Nexus 7 is still terrible.

    • Nick Peck

      Smartglass runs butter smooth on the Surface tablets (and my Nokia 928), but I haven’t messed with it on ios / android personally so I couldn’t tell ya :D

      I’d like to check out the Need for Speed app but I doubt its out on the Surface lol. My cuz is getting Rivals for my sons bday tomorrow so we will get to play the game finally which is cool though.

      I love the Smartglass app and I can’t wait for it to grow with the XBO and become a very integral part of the games / system because it is something I use quite often while playing games.

  • Casper Egas

    Why aren’t the unlockables visible in game? I don’t want to use smartglass…

  • YoGabbaWrex

    Well guess I’ll be using this for my second play through of rise.. Gonna play it on centurion difficulty Hard was ok but nothing to right home about.. Great game though.. Hoping to see Ryse 2 very soon Crytek!!

    • evilfangs .

      Legendary is the highest difficulty and it’s not even that hard.

      • YoGabbaWrex

        That’s cool! The combat though repetitive for it is a game, is enough to hold me over till something else comes out.. Plus I do actually enjoy the story..

  • MIDI

    While I have not tried using smartglass for Ryse I have used Battlescreen, for Battlefield 4, for all the fellas just try letting the other half call out enemies from the tablet view while you operate in gets her involved and its a lot of fun. I will try Ryse with tablet as well. As I use the Xbox One with smartglass, snap etc it begins to make you hope developers use ALL of these features when making games.

  • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

    dead rising didn’t had great reviews neither. it really depends on what type of game you like. My guess is rent it, it will be enough… it look very repititive, it reminds me the gauntlet series (not the classic one, the reboot in 3d)

  • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    I like it, it the place to go to show were all the collectibles are in game

  • Chris Breseman

    Great game, extremely short though. I wish the developers would focus on Single Player content rather than exclusively multiplayer content. It would make this game a whole lot more appealing to me. As it stands right now, I finished the game (in under 10 hours), briefly explored in multiplayer maps (didn’t like it) and promptly took my Day One Edition to GameStop to trade it in because there is no single player DLC planned for it.

    Though I do have to say this: I LOVE the smartglass app. It can be used so smartly (no pun intended) for so many games and adds a new dimension to them. I love it on Dead Rising 3 and the way they incorporated it. I really hope more developers use it as a bonus feature for players in the future.

  • Chris Breseman

    One more comment… SmartGlass is damn near pulling me back to the tablet market to buy a new one. I traded my iPad 1 in about 6 months ago because I wasn’t using it. However, the SmartGlass app is really making me think about exploring the tablet market for a cheaper alternative since it will probably be strictly used for SmartGlass, games and such.

    • Chris Breseman

      My iPhone (that I LOVE) isn’t big enough, nor will any other phone be for that matter. All of the screens are too small for the SmartGlass app to really shine properly. And I love the SmartGlass App even though I struggle with it on my iPhone screen. I also struggle with it on a slightly bigger windows screen too that someone uses in my home.

  • Jeffrey Tschiltsch

    Very cool stuff, but why do I have to find out about this by searching the internet and finding Larry’s video? There ought to be a damn manual in the game box that explains this stuff.