The previously promised Ryse: Son of Rome challenge editor has been scrapped by Microsoft following “careful consideration” of the game’s digital strategy.
What the editor would had allowed players was the ability to arrange map objectives for cooperative multiplayer by using the Xbox One’s SmartGlass app. These custom maps would then be uploaded to the Xbox Live, where other users would be able to download and play them. In return, the usage of a map would award the creator with in-game gold.
According to Microsoft, the editor had to be dumped in order for the studio to “focus on improving and expanding fans’ experience with the game through both free content updates and purchased add-on packs.”
According to Polygon’s sources though, the move was taken in light of average reviews of the game. Despite being hyped as one of the most beautiful games out there right now, Ryse has not been too popular amongst the masses.
The game now looks to the release of its next next DLC called Mars’ Chosen on February 28.