Ryse gets a $20 season pass for multiplayer maps and gear

Ryse: Son of Rome's multiplayer will be bolstered after launch with four DLC packs available as part of a $20 season pass. Microsoft Studios and Crysis today announced their post-launch plans for the game's online Gladiator mode.

The four packs will add a total of 14 new maps to the original 11, an unannounced mode, six skins, and "access to a new tier of weapons and armor." The packs will also be available individually, but you can only get an exclusive sword and shield "with bonus attributes" by buying the pass.

Ryse will also let players spend real-world money to speed up in-game unlocks. It will release alongside Xbox One on Nov. 22.