PSN Having A Crysis Next Month
If you’re anything like me, then you probably thought it a bit strange that whilst Crysis 2 launched on PS3 earlier this year, console exclusive gamer never had the joy of playing the original game. Now, in a somewhat surprising announcement, EA and Crytek hope to part you from £15.99 next month, when the original Crysis launches on PSN. It’s going to be a version running on CryENGINE 3, meaning all the new visual tricks that engine can pull off will be out in full force. Let’s just hope the game runs better than Crysis 2 did on PS3, and at a resolution that can at least be called HD.
CRYTEK AND EA BRING CRYSIS TO XBOX LIVE AND PLAYSTATION NETWORK
Guildford, UK. – September 9, 2011 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and award-winning developer, Crytek GmbH, announced today that the critically-acclaimed Crysis® franchise will debut a new experience on Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation® Network. In October 2011, shooter fans will be able to download a modified and enhanced version of the award-winning single-player campaign from the original Crysis, remastered for console players using Crytek’s state-of-the-art CryENGINE®3 with all new lighting, effects and other visual optimizations. For just £15.99 SRP or 1600 Microsoft Points, gamers will download the most robust and exciting Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network game to date.
In 2007 and again in 2011, critics around the world hailed Crysis and Crysis 2 as titles that ushered in the next-generation of gaming with jaw-dropping visuals, industry leading technology and groundbreaking sandbox gameplay, featuring the super-powerful Nanosuit. Today, the original, award-winning 2007 single-player campaign has been remastered for Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network with optimized Nanosuit controls, fine-tuned combat and full stereoscopic 3D support.
“We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality – and still is for many gamers even four years later,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.”
In Crysis, gamers will travel to 2019 where a team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. Now with hope rapidly fading, the US and North Koreans must join forces to battle the alien menace, fighting epic battles through stunning, photorealistic tropical jungles and frozen landscapes.
For more information on Crysis, please visit http://crysis.ea.com or http://mycrysis.com and follow the game on Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/crysis or “Like” Crysis on Facebook at http://facebook.com/crysis.
It’s nice to see that EA and Crytek are treating this all very sensibly, rather than expecting the public to shell out £40 for an almost 4 year old game. Good work chaps. Crysis is out in October, and will in all likelihood cost $19.99 on the US PSN when it launches. Here’s the debut trailer, fresh from its GTTV debut last night.