Crysis News

EU PlayStation Store update 5th October

EU PlayStation Store update 5th October

Crysis! NBA Jam! Portal 2 DLC!

PC shooter Crysis fires onto the PlayStation Store this week. It's a polished port of the original's single-player campaign, available for £15.99.

Arcade slamdunker NBA Jam: On Fire Edition also courts your wallet this week, while new and free Portal 2 DLC continues the adventures of co-op robots P-Body and and Atlus in a new two-player test track.

There's still no sign of Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection - now over a month late - and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, expected last week.

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Crysis PSN, XBL release date revealed

Crysis launches on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on 4th October, EA has revealed.

That's a Tuesday, so for Europeans, the game will release on PSN a day later, on Wednesday, 5th October.

The game costs £15.99 or 1600 Microsoft Points.

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"Remastered" Crysis 1 coming to console

UPDATE: 1600 MSP on XBL, £16 on PSN.

UPDATE 2: Crysis costs 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and £15.99/$19.99 on PlayStation Network.

Publisher EA describes the console download as a "modified and enhanced" version of the single-player campaign from Crysis 1. It also features optimized Nanosuit controls, fine-tuned combat and full stereoscopic 3D support.

UPDATE 1:

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Crysis 2 system requirements released

Does it top notoriously greedy original?

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.

Crysis expansion announcement soon?

Crysis expansion announcement soon?

Crytek too busy to do any patches.

Crytek has told its fans there will be no more patches for Crysis because it has its hands full making something that "will be appreciated by the community".

Word appeared in the first official monthly update, where the developer said sorry and promised more information on its secretive project "very, very soon".

"At this time, there almost certainly will not be a patch 1.3 delivered for Crysis. We are aware that this news will disappoint many of you, and we would like to apologize profusely," said Crytek.

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Crytek drops PC exclusives

Crytek drops PC exclusives

Because of piracy.

Crysis developer Crytek is unlikely to make another PC-exclusive game because of problems with piracy.

"We are suffering currently from the huge piracy that is encompassing Crysis. We seem to lead the charts in piracy by a large margin, a chart leading that is not desirable," company president Cevat Yerli told PC Play.

Yerli said that pirated games "inherently destroy the platform" and linked this to the fact that games on consoles sell four or five times as many copies.

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Crysis patched to 1.2

Crysis patched to 1.2

C4 no longer sticks to water. Phew!

Crytek has issued a new patch for its PC first-person shooter Crysis fixing all sorts of niggly little issues and rebalancing a few things to boot.

Patch 1.2 can be applied directly to virgin Crysis or damaged-goods 1.1 Crysis, and clogs memory leaks to do with FSAA modes, procedural vegetation and destructible objects as well as some other things.

These include tweaks to multiplayer, mod support and weapon, AI and vehicle balance.

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Crysis demo released

Crisis: not enough disk space!

EA and Crytek have released the long-awaited Crysis single-player demo for PC gamers ahead of the game's release on 16th November.

Crysis beta opens up

Crysis beta opens up

Keys on offer to all.

Update: Due to excitement all of the keys have been gobbled up. Well done if you got one.

EA has opened up the Crysis beta test, offering keys to all who can get them in time.

Simply head over to FilePlanet and claim your spot, then leave your lasting mark on the hugely anticipated PC shooter from Crytek for ever more.

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Exclusive Crysis Zero-G footage

Exclusive Crysis Zero-G footage

Now showing on EGTV.

If our recent helpings of exclusive direct-feed gameplay footage from Crytek's mouthwatering new FPS (see here, here, and here

) have left you salivating for more, today we bring you the first taster of zero-gravity gameplay in the PC sci-fi stunner.

Spoiler-haters look away now: this level comes midway through your adventure. As well as offering a radical change of pace - you've stumbled inside a spooky, 'apparently deserted' (aren't they all?), alien vessel and this section is what the developer is calling "ambient storytelling" - it also offers complete 360-degree freedom of movement.

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Crysis demo on 25th Sept

Promising "huge surprise".

Halo 3 will be dominating the headlines in late September, but PC gamers needn't sulk, because Crytek says that it will release a Crysis demo on 25th September.

GC: Best Of winners revealed

Crysis, BioShock, PES 2008.

The winners of the Best in Show awards from this year's Games Convention in Leipzig have been announced, GamesIndustry.biz reports, with Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 taking two awards for Best PlayStation 2 game and Best PlayStation 3 game.

More on Crysis multiplayer

Just two modes now.

Eurogamer.net has been given an exclusive look at the multiplayer options in forthcoming PC shooter Crysis - with Crytek boss Cevat Yerli confirming that there are now just two modes to choose from.

Crysis dated

This year, upgrade fans.

Crytek's beautiful sci-fi shooter Crysis will release for PC on November 16th, publisher EA has confirmed.

Crysis designer speaks

Co-op is modders' responsibility.

Crysis senior game designer Bernd Diemer has said that co-operative and zero gravity multiplayer modes will have to be added by the modding community - using the Sandbox editor provided.

Crysis beta news soon

Crysis beta news soon

Don't panic: new trailer.

A multiplayer beta for Crytek's sci-fi PC shooter Crysis may not be too far away, according to EA, who told Eurogamer this week that it expects to announce details of the program "soon".

"The multiplayer is progressing great," said a spokesperson for the publisher. "We do have some surprises for our beloved fans, and we will soon announce our beta program plans to experience for yourself."

We hope the surprise doesn't leave us naked and handcuffed to a lampost like last time.

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Crysis 360 denied

Comments were 'speculative'.

Electronic Arts has once again denied reports that Crysis is in development for Xbox 360, despite claims in the US press that it was discussed in some detail at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month.

Crysis heading to 360?

Reportedly seen at CES.

Crysis is on its way to Xbox 360 - but in a radically different guise to the DirectX 10-fuelled graphics monster due out on Vista-based PCs.

Crysis delay explained

CEO offers progress report.

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has issued a statement on the developer's behalf explaining why hotly tipped PC first-person shooter Crysis has been delayed.

Crysis, Army of Two delayed

April 2007 at the earliest.

EA may have dropped enough hints in its investor conference call this week to cater to every taste - from the Sims and SimCity to Road Rash, Rings and Black - but in the more immediate future the news was less positive, with both Crysis and Army of Two experiencing delays.

Far Cry 'too stylized' - Crytek

Art chief says he's moved on.

Crytek lead artist, Michael Khaimzon, speaking at the London Game Career Fair today, has described PC shooter favourite FarCry as "too stylized" compared to current FPS project Crysis.

EA's got Crysis on its hands

Crytek's new FPS announced.

Those of you wondering what Far Cry developer Crytek's been up to since EA gobbled up the rights to its children have your answer: Crysis, an original PC first-person shooter, release date TBC but probably Q4 2006.