Microsoft currently seems to be on a mission to make every single game Xbox backwards compatible. Which is great news for us, really, as creatures of nostalgia.
The makers of Star Citizen - Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries - are being sued by Crytek over misuse of CryEngine.
Far Cry, Crysis and Ryse developer Crytek has broken its silence following reports of unpaid wages to say it's letting go of multiple studios.
Crytek is in trouble once again, with staff saying they have suffered delayed wages for months.
There's an officially-licensed Crysis board game on Kickstarter.
German developer Crytek will make another Crysis game after Crysis 3, it's revealed - but it won't be called Crysis 4.
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition and NASCAR 2011 have all arrived on the PlayStation Store courtesy of today's update.
EA-published games Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 were pulled from Steam's marketplace due to issues surrounding the titles' in-game DLC stores, a new report suggests.
German governing party Christlich-demokratische Union (CDU) has publicly protested against Crysis 2 being nominated for - and eventually winning - the German Computergames Award for Best German Game.
A new EA job ad suggests Crysis 3 is in development.
The most pirated PC game of 2011 wasn't Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 or Skyrim - it was Crysis 2.
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EA has recommitted to having third party games on Origin and, in a dig at rival service Steam, talked about how to treat other publishers.
Crysis 2 developer Crytek has been accused of bad hiring and firing practices.
Crysis 2 developer Crytek is hard at work on a brand new FPS franchise, according to a developer CV.
FPS sequel Crysis 2 has now sold in three million copies worldwide, publisher EA has announced.
Portal 2, Dead Space 2 and Dragon Age II, meanwhile, have all broken the two million mark, while FIFA 11 nears 15 million units and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 nine million.
The numbers come from EA's fiscal Q1 earnings report, which saw the publisher log non-GAAP net revenue of $524 million, down slightly from $539 million this time last year. Digital revenue was picked out as a highlight though, increasing 11 per cent to $209 million.
Those who played the PC version of sci-fi shooter Crysis 2 online upon release know it suffered from cheaters.
You can't buy Crysis 2 and other EA games from digital download service Steam because Valve won't let EA directly manage its relationship with gamers.
Microsoft and Crytek discussed the possibility of the Crysis 2 developer going first-party just after the launch of Far Cry.
The first Crysis game is coming to Xbox 360, judging by a Korean Ratings Board listing spotted by Kotaku.
Gamers with second-hand copies of the PlayStation 3 version of Fear 3 now have the ability to access all the game's multiplayer modes.
This week's EU PSN Store update adds Fear 3's multiplayer unlock code, priced £3.19.
Fresh versions of the game come with the code included. Those with used copies must pay to play online options 'F**king Run!' and 'Soul Survivor'.
The DirectX 11 update for the PC version of Crysis 2 is available for download now, and weighs in at a whopping 2.32GB.
As detailed last week, you'll need to install the new 1.9 update – also out today - before you try to run the graphics patch.
Here's a full run-down of the new features added by the DX11 download:
Crytek's decision to make Crysis 2 more accessible to low-spec PC gamers and their console brethren might have been a mistake, reckons the studio's CEO.
The long-awaited Crysis 2 PC DirectX 11 patch launches next week, developer Crytek has confirmed.
You can download DX11 and high res texture packages for the shooter from 27th June, along with update 1.9, from the game's official site.
News of the upgrade first leaked out this morning, but Crytek has now kindly made it official.
The Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade for science-fiction shooter Crysis 2 has been revealed.
Crysis studio Crytek has denied reports that it's already developing for the Xbox 360's successor.
The decision to remove Crysis 2 from Steam was Valve's call, not EA's, the game's publisher has insisted.
Crysis 2 has disappeared from Steam and is now "only on Origin", EA's new digital distribution store.
The PlayStation Store catch-up continues, although today's update is less exciting than the initial splurge.
High profile DLC arrives for Fallout: New Vegas in the shape of Honest Hearts, and for Crysis 2 in the shape of the Retaliation Pack.
Snazzy racer Split/Second arrives as a downloadable game for £20 but, as always, you can find it cheaper in a box online.
Full stereoscopic 3D is set to hit the Xbox 360, Eurogamer can reveal.
The Retaliation Map Pack for Crysis 2 will be released on 17th May, a new EA video has confirmed.
This is the date for all three platforms: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Obviously the PS3 release is dependent on the PlayStation Store being back in working order.
Added in Retaliation will be four new maps: Park Avenue, Transit, Shipyard and Compound.
Modding tools for the PC version of Crysis 2 are on their way, developer Crytek has announced.
Crytek has promised to eradicate Crysis 2 exploits and punish those who use them.
Crysis 2 PC users will see a DirectX 11 patch in two to three months time, so says a report from our colleagues at Eurogamer.cz.
UPDATE: EA has issued Eurogamer with a statement on the matter, adding further confusion to the status of DirectX 11 support for Crysis 2.
"We have not made any official announcements about a patch yet," an EA spokesperson said.
ORIGINAL STORY: Crytek has poured cold water on a report that a DirectX 11 patch for excellent sci-fi first-person shooter Crysis 2 was in the works – but stopped short of denying its existence.
Crysis 2 is EA's biggest UK launch of 2011, sales-counter GfK Chart-Track has revealed.
That means the 8/10 shooter developed by Crytek has enjoyed a bigger opening weekend than Dragon Age II, Dead Space 2, Bulletstorm and Fight Night Champion - the games EA has already released this year.
Crysis 2 topped the UK all-formats chart this week, selling a 57 per cent majority on Xbox 360. The remaining 43 per cent was split 29 per cent on PS3 and 14 per cent on PC. Remember, digital sales aren't counted, which excludes Steam and its ilk.
The UK all-formats chart is rocked by a raft of new arrivals this week, the best selling being EA's blockbuster shooter Crysis 2, which tops the list.
The PC version of FPS sequel Crysis 2 is only a day old in the US and it has already been patched up.
The update, detailed on the game's official forum, makes a number of tweaks, adding cheat detection, removing the auto-aim option wholesale and speeding up text chat. Here's a full list of fixes:
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Crysis 2 maker Crytek has defended the use of digital rights management in its games, claiming most fail to notice it.
EA has pulled the PlayStation 3 multiplayer demo of upcoming first-person shooter Crysis 2 – two days after it launched.
German developer Crytek has hit back at those who have criticised the PlayStation 3 version of upcoming first-person shooter, insisting it is exactly the same as the Xbox 360 version.
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer has lent his hand to Crysis 2's score, the game's publisher EA has revealed.
Sony is trying to move PlayStation Move. Get it. That's the theme of today's PlayStation Store update.
Cue a raft of new special offers. Flight Control (7/10) is £2, Swords and Soldiers (8/10) is £4.80 and Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves (7/10) now £2.50.
There's a huge demo for PlayStation Move Heroes to download if you'd like, too. It's 2.6GB. Other demos today are for Crysis 2 multiplayer and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12.
Crytek experimented with Move controls for the PlayStation 3 version of Crysis 2 but ditched the idea, judging it a poor fit for the gameplay, the FPS sequel's senior producer has revealed.
There will be no Online Pass code within the box of Crysis 2.
The Crysis 2 Xbox 360 demo released last month was downloaded an impressive 1.7 million times, EA has announced.
Forthcoming FPS sequel Crysis 2 gets a new Xbox 360 multiplayer demo next week, publisher EA has announced.
The new demo, which hits Xbox Live on 1st March, will include two maps - "Skyline" and "Pier 17" - and two gameplay modes - "Team Instant Action" and "Crash Site".
As previously announced, PC users can get their hands on the demo on the same day. A PlayStation 3 version is also on the way, but EA hasn't confirmed a release date for that as of yet.
A new Crysis 2 video has confirmed a PlayStation 3 multiplayer demo will launch.
The gameplay video, below, shows a snippet from the single-player level "Semper Fi or Die".
At the end of the video we're told: "PS3 multiplayer demo coming soon."
Just days after the PC version of high-profile shooter Crysis 2 was leaked onto the internet, forcing developer Crytek to issue a statement that said "piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community", one group has claimed PC game piracy is actually on the decline.
PC and Xbox 360 gamers can play upcoming science fiction shooter Crysis 2 before launch. But what about PlayStation 3 gamers? Will they get a demo?
Upcoming science fiction shooter Crysis 2 will unravel some of the mysteries left dangling at the end of 2007 FPS Crysis, Crytek has teased.
A PC Crysis 2 multiplayer demo will be available to download from 1st March, EA has announced.
The demo, which will be available to download from the Crysis 2 website, includes two maps and two modes, each setting up six versus six matches.
Skyline is set on top of the rooftops and interiors of skyscrapers in Crytek's crumbling New York, and Pier 17 is an open environment with limited cover.
The game industry has reacted angrily to the leaks of two of 2011's most anticipated shooters: Crysis 2 and Killzone 3.
German developer Crytek has moved to reassure gamers that it remains committed to the PC despite the leak of a near complete build of upcoming shooter Crysis 2.
If you can get your bottom to London on 19th February, you can meet the stars of BioWare, Crytek and Slightly Mad studios - and play their games.
Publishing giant Electronic Arts and German developer Crytek suffered a blow over the weekend after a near final version of the hotly anticipated first-person shooter Crysis 2 was leaked online.
The minimum PC system requirements for Crysis 2 are in the wild, and they're down slightly on the notoriously demanding specs its predecessor asked for.
A PC demo of upcoming sci-fi shooter Crysis 2 will release, EA has announced.
"At this time, Crytek & EA are glad to confirm that we'll be releasing a pre-launch Crysis 2 multiplayer demo on PC! Stay tuned for details," splurged the official Crysis Twitter account.
The decision follows a raft of complaints by PC gamers about the apparent Xbox 360 exclusivity of the demo.
Crysis 2 developer Crytek is working on a patch to address a number of bugs in the game's Xbox 360-exclusive demo.
Gold subscription exclusive demos for upcoming shooters Bulletstorm and Crysis 2 are available to download from Xbox Live.
A multiplayer Crysis 2 demo is heading exclusively to Xbox Live on 25th January, publisher EA has announced.
The demo will feature the game's Skyline map and two game modes: Team Instant Action and Crash Site. The former pits two teams against each other as they attempt to kill as many opponents as possible to earn higher ranks. In the latter you'll battle for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay.
EA also revealed what goodies lie in store for anyone prepared to stump up for a pre-order. Early birds get a limited edition of the game which includes a camouflage skinned SCAR assault rifle and early access to the Holo Decoy - a weapon attachment that projects a moving holographic mirror of the player.
A novel based on Crysis 2 is in the works, to be released alongside the game next year.
In terms of raw grunt, the PC is "easily a generation ahead" of consoles, Crysis maker Crytek believes.
Crytek has denied it's feeling the pressure after EA confidently proclaimed upcoming shooter Crysis 2 will be a 90 rated game, but has admitted meeting EA's lofty expectation is one hell of a challenge.
Activision's Call of Duty is the biggest first-person shooter franchise of all time, and Treyarch's recently released Black Ops is expected to be the biggest game of 2010 – but one developer reckons it can match COD's phenomenal popularity with a FPS series of its own.
The first round of Crysis 2 closed multiplayer testing appears to be for Xbox 360 owners only.
An invitation sent out to community site members (and Kotaku) declared that "this tech test is limited to Xbox 360 consoles only this time around".
That infers that PC and PS3 owners will get a chance to play at a later date. All three platforms will need testing, clearly.
EA's forthcoming shooter Crysis will be great in 2D, but to get the most out of the game you'll need a 3D TV, according to its developer Crytek.
A raft of upcoming EA games will be playable ahead of their release at the Eurogamer Expo this October.
EA has confidently predicted that upcoming science fiction shooter Crysis 2 will be a 90-rated game.
Crysis 2 will be released here on 25th March, EA has announced.
EA COO John Schappert has admitted Activision Blizzard's behemoth Call of Duty and Microsoft's all-conquering Halo will remain top FPS dogs this year - but insisted they won't be so for long.
EA has delayed the release of Crysis 2.
Either the quality of graphics or the frame rate has to be sacrificed when games are running in 3D.
Pictures of what appears to be a Crysis 2 limited edition bundle have appeared on a German retailer's website.
Crytek's Cervat Yerli has pinned Crysis 2 to a "Holiday 2010" release at EA's E3 press conference.
Crytek's upcoming first-person shooter Crysis 2 will be playable entirely in 3D.
EA has said that Crysis 2 will be released this autumn and will be preceded by the unceasingly popular multiplayer beta.
The autumn target was specified in an advert in trade mag MCV, EA having previously said to expect it in calendar-Q4. October or November, then, presumably.
As for the beta, there are no exact details on it, but fans of Crytek's output who sign up to today's relaunched MyCrysis service (thanks VG247) will be in with a shout, according to the developer.
EA will show a beefy line-up of games at E3, including the new "action" Need for Speed game and FIFA 2011.
Richard Morgan, the sci-fi author currently penning the script for Crysis 2, has taken a pop at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Call of Duty 7 and DJ Hero 2 are both due out in October, according to a leaked GAME Xbox 360 release schedule obtained by VG247.
EA has said to expect Crytek's first-person shooter sequel Crysis 2 somewhere in the last three months of 2010.
Crytek's forthcoming multiformat sequel to Crysis is reportedly set in New York City, according to the latest US issue of Official PlayStation Magazine.
EA superboss John Riccitiello has said to expect Dead Space 2 and Crysis 2 "at full margins", whatever that means, within the company's 2011 fiscal year.
Crytek boss Cevat Yerli has spoken out against plans to ban German developers from making violent games.
Crytek boss Cevat Yerli has explained why it's taken the developer so long to commit to making its games for consoles, as it will with its next, Crysis 2: it's perfectionism.
Crytek has said the multiplatform Crysis 2 is "touching the hardware limits" of PlayStation 3, and that "there's not much more that you can do".
EA and Crytek have announced Crysis 2 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
It's not only the first console game made by the developer, but also the first title to be built using CryEngine 3. Crytek sees the sequel as a "major stepping stone" for the studio.
There are no other details.