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Crysis: Warhead detailed

Crysis: Warhead detailed

Crysis: Warhead looks to be a PC exclusive standalone expansion for the original game.

Electronic Arts and CryTek have finally revealed some preliminary information on the recent announced Crysis: Warhead - and the news may shock a few of you who were waiting for something extraordinary.

Mainly because you aren't going to get it here.

Speaking to Eurogamer briefly, CryTek boss Cevat Yerli outlined what Warhead is exactly and confirmed a few of the rumours that are currently circulating.

It turns out that rather than the next game in the series, Crysis: Warhead is a standalone expansion pack for the original game which, much like the original Half-Life expansions, will tell the same story as the original game but do it through the eyes of another character. In this case, that character is the British Sergeant, Psycho.

The expansion will feature new weapons and vehicles over the original Crysis and will be the first game to be released from CryTek's Budapest studio, who are also aiming to introduce new multiplayer content to the game.

Expected to hit shelves this Autumn, CryTek has also confirmed that Warhead will be a PC exclusive title, despite rumours that a console release was also planned.

"With Warhead, we are focusing on refining our storytelling and game performance, while also delivering more of the visually stunning graphics and immersive, free-roaming gameplay everyone loved in Crysis," said Cevat.

Glad that the game is PC exclusive after all, or were you hoping for a Xbox 360 version instead? Let us know in the forums.

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naokaji 5th June 2008, 15:44 Quote
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will be a PC exclusive title

Where can I preorder it?:D

No matter if it ends up as a good game or not, I'll have to reward them with buying it just for the fact that they wont release it on consoles.
Paradigm Shifter 5th June 2008, 15:48 Quote
Ooh... more escort missions... like when Psycho escorts that little Asian CIA lassie while you go... do whatever it was you were supposed to be doing at that point. Getting to the Korean base or something, wasn't it?
bowman 5th June 2008, 15:49 Quote
Warhead will be a PC exclusive title - thank goodness.

I'm with the above poster, I'll buy this either way just because of that. I liked the original, far from perfect and incredibly boring during the alien mothership stage and beyond. Thankfully we're assured there'll be none of that crap now seeing as Psycho stayed far away from that place..
steveo_mcg 5th June 2008, 15:50 Quote
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"With Warhead, we are focusing on refining our storytelling and game performance, while also delivering more of the visually stunning graphics and immersive, free-roaming gameplay everyone loved in Crysis," said Cevat.

Then you'd better hire someone who can tell a story.

i suppose i'll just wait and get this with the original...
Gunsmith 5th June 2008, 15:53 Quote
YES! i cant wait bring it on!
Jordan Wise 5th June 2008, 15:57 Quote
*tents fingers* excellent. psychos a lot more interesting than nomad, maybe the story will be a lot better
mutznutz 5th June 2008, 16:02 Quote
Good news! :)
E.E.L. Ambiense 5th June 2008, 16:13 Quote
Sweet. My support for them continues, especially with PC exclusivity.
will. 5th June 2008, 16:15 Quote
I say this every time I read about this series, but I feel it can never be said enough: There better not be any damn aliens!
Project_Nightmare 5th June 2008, 16:17 Quote
I'd rather it be a PC game than a console and believe they made a good choice, but console games are fine and long as they have a pc counterpart.

Reason why the pc is better than consoles:
You can always upgrade my pc
You can do more activities on a pc
You can mod the game on a pc
You don't have to pay for parts to cheat on a game that doesn't have cheats (go trainers)

Downsides:
Cost:(
liratheal 5th June 2008, 16:21 Quote
Wonderful.

A retread of the same crap.

Yay. Excuse my enthusiasm :/
oasked 5th June 2008, 16:24 Quote
I'm looking forward to it. I enjoyed Crysis (well apart from inside the alien world), should be good. :)
MrMonroe 5th June 2008, 16:34 Quote
Fail. Total, epic fail. The same weird storyline from the point of view of the most annoying character, but this time you won't be there when any of the really heavy **** goes down. Wonderful. I can't wait for the level where you fly around the mountain waiting for the old main character to come out. Oh! Or the level where you fly around the boat in the hoverplane thing watching that same guy defeat the giant alien robot. "New Multiplayer content," eh? I wonder if it will be any more playable than the old multiplayer content.

Can you guys explain to me why you'll be supporting them just because it's PC-exclusive (for now)? That doesn't make any damn sense to me.
Jik 5th June 2008, 16:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Project_Nightmare

Reason why the pc is better than consoles:
You can always upgrade my pc

Subtle attempt to get some freebies? :D
UncertainGod 5th June 2008, 16:39 Quote
Well this is a letdown, refine your storytelling?

It doesn't matter how much you polish a turd your still holding a lump of crap.
Project_Nightmare 5th June 2008, 16:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jik
Subtle attempt to get some freebies? :D

If I knew how But no
Firehed 5th June 2008, 16:42 Quote
I don't care about it being PC-exclusive, but it being native to the platform is key to just about every good shooter (Gears has generally been an exception, though I haven't played the PC version to see how the controls translated from the 360). If they want to port it to consoles, that's their business - doesn't stop me getting the PC version.

This sounds like it may provide the opportunity to focus more on killing people and less on aliens. Which is bad out of context but great for the game. I'll reserve judgment until release, or at least until we have more deatils.

However I really hope they don't charge the normal full price on it. I won't get into my usual spiel about the economics of download-based distribution and all of that, but will leave it at there being even fewer people that would want to buy the same game of Crysis through a different POV at full price unless they REALLY add in something compelling (and a couple of guns won't do it). $20 and I'm in, $25-30 if it gets very solid reviews. And I'm going to end up downloading it in some form or another, so please let me pay you to do it (the only thing I hate more than retail shopping is having to deal with discs; I may order from Amazon and download from Sweden if that's the easiest download option).
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 17:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by steveo_mcg
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"With Warhead, we are focusing on refining our storytelling and game performance, while also delivering more of the visually stunning graphics and immersive, free-roaming gameplay everyone loved in Crysis," said Cevat.

Then you'd better hire someone who can tell a story.

i suppose i'll just wait and get this with the original...

Come on, Crysis story was as good as most any other big name shooter not called Half life 2. The gameplay was excellent, people don't play shooters for stories, that's what RPG's like The Witcher and Mass Effect are for.
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 17:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by MrMonroe
Fail. Total, epic fail. The same weird storyline from the point of view of the most annoying character, but this time you won't be there when any of the really heavy **** goes down. Wonderful. I can't wait for the level where you fly around the mountain waiting for the old main character to come out. Oh! Or the level where you fly around the boat in the hoverplane thing watching that same guy defeat the giant alien robot. "New Multiplayer content," eh? I wonder if it will be any more playable than the old multiplayer content.

Can you guys explain to me why you'll be supporting them just because it's PC-exclusive (for now)? That doesn't make any damn sense to me.


LOL, many actually loved the ga,e crysis, and ane xpansion showing psycho's story sounds interesting to many. Your opinion is not everyones. I will buy this for sure. If yuo were a true PC gamer, you would know, obviously you are not. How do yuo know what happens when psycho is doing his thing, make assumptions much? Geez. do people always whine and talk SB before a product is even out the door? hell, we don't even have any info yet and your already whining.
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 17:10 Quote
Half life also did this, ever hear of blue shift? Sounds good to me.
Apocalypso 5th June 2008, 17:41 Quote
Meh, they confirm patch 1.3 is a no show and then release this.

You can have your patch if you pay for it.
rollo 5th June 2008, 17:58 Quote
Gears of war is not really anything new in fps world. Dont fully get the hype on that game, Crysis on consoles wonder how they would get it running, (480p at best is my guess) (for those that might say 1080 remember what resolution that translates too(1920×1080). Then list a graphics card that can run it on medium or above at any decent fps) Your looking at 9800gx2 or ati version for stable fps at that resolution , And i thought consoles were the HD road to the future

360 is modified ati card of last generation
ps3 is modified nvidia card of last generation

out of dateness ftw

Brought orginal crysis will buy expansion
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 18:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Apoca1yps0
Meh, they confirm patch 1.3 is a no show and then release this.

You can have your patch if you pay for it.

Umm, new game and patch are slightly different no? Drama queens, lol.
CardJoe 5th June 2008, 18:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lepermessiah
Half life also did this, ever hear of blue shift? Sounds good to me.

Blue Shift was ****. Opposing Force on the other hand...
Akava 5th June 2008, 18:31 Quote
Looks interesting, could be good to see the other perspective for a change.
sotu1 5th June 2008, 18:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
Ooh... more escort missions... like when Psycho escorts that little Asian CIA lassie while you go... do whatever it was you were supposed to be doing at that point. Getting to the Korean base or something, wasn't it?

what do you think psycho and 'little asian lassie' were doing in the bushes at night?!

Muchos Kudos for dedicating this to the PC crowd. Am mega pleased with this and pretty much on those grounds alone will support them and buy this. Should be more fun, the graphics are proven, let's get some serious gun play 'Psycho' style
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 18:51 Quote
Apparently, the new issue of PC gamer UK states crysis has sold 3 million, IF true, amazing for a PC only ttile that requires the best hardware out to run. Pc gaming is doing fine. Clear sky, this, Star Craft all PC exclusive. Sweet.
DXR_13KE 5th June 2008, 18:54 Quote
if they make it fun and interesting and put a good story on it... then i will buy it.
MonkeyNutZ 5th June 2008, 18:57 Quote
Now this makes the trilogy concept work perfectly.

The first game is from Nomads perspective
The second game is from Psychos perspective
The third game in from Prophets prospective <-- The awesome one
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 19:01 Quote
it is an expansion, not crysis 2 or a full game.......
amacieli 5th June 2008, 19:12 Quote
Crysis is just a graphics demo. It's not really a game. Yaaaaaaawn!......
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 19:23 Quote
LOL, then how is COD4 a game? Linear small levels with trigger points and bad AI? If crysis is not reallt a game, what the hell is Halo, COD4? Get a life hater, gameplay in Crysis was top notch, with interactivity turned up toa level never seen in a game before.You have so many options in cryssi, go back to playing arcade, limited, linear console shooters.
LeMaltor 5th June 2008, 19:30 Quote
A agree with the most annoying char, I wanted to push the ***** out the plane in that first scene x)
knyghtryda 5th June 2008, 19:31 Quote
Crysis was fun. Not world changing, but still holds its own against 90% of the stuff out there. Many readers of Bit-tech (like me) have very high standards for games, and not every game can be world shattering like HL2, Company of Heroes, or Starcraft. That being said, this game brought my rig to its knees (Opteron 165@2.6GHz, 8800GT, 2GB ram) running at 1680x1050. If they could have smooth out some menu issues (that stupid popup selector for nanotech powers and gun upgrades was annoying) and maybe oh... have coop... then it would have bumped it from good to great. Still mildly interested in the expansion though, but these "alternate perspective" expansion never really turn out well (See Opposing Force, Blue Shift, Operation JACK).
wuyanxu 5th June 2008, 19:57 Quote
YES! PC exclusive!

CryTek you've got yourself a loyal customer on this title :)

as long as it's PC exclusive, i'll buy the collector's edition. if it's not, pirate-bay here i come.
blaming the piracy for going console...... i'll make you blame yourself for the bad sells. (crappy console can't render CryEngine2 => wasted efforts for port => no one buys console ports + loosing PC customers )
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 20:16 Quote
Pirating the game is a dumb move and only makes it worse, get your head out of the sand. How will that help the Pc industry?
Paradigm Shifter 5th June 2008, 20:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by sotu1
what do you think psycho and 'little asian lassie' were doing in the bushes at night?!
Preserving body heat, I'm sure.
wuyanxu 5th June 2008, 21:01 Quote
not trying to help. just doing my little bit work in trying to send a clear message to CryTek: console isn't the answer
Lepermessiah 5th June 2008, 21:02 Quote
Yeah, and pirating will only make it more likely they go console, use your head.
atanum141 5th June 2008, 21:06 Quote
Yawn......
CowBlazed 5th June 2008, 21:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by knyghtryda
but these "alternate perspective" expansion never really turn out well (See Opposing Force, Blue Shift, Operation JACK).

Opposing Force was great Iunno what your saying.
Zut 5th June 2008, 22:03 Quote
Surprisingly awesome!

Will look forward to this one.
liratheal 5th June 2008, 22:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
not trying to help. just doing my little bit work in trying to send a clear message to CryTek: console isn't the answer

It doesn't matter what you do - Unless you prove conclusively that consoles are terrible and turn everyone into a PC gamer.

Console game sales are on the increase, and are making more money than the PC games.

From a purely financial perspective, releasing on PC only is a negative move.

Piracy isn't helping anyone - The sooner it can be majorly shot down, the better.
Breach 5th June 2008, 22:59 Quote
Should have been called Tech Demo with a story 2: Warhead...
n8dude 6th June 2008, 05:49 Quote
I'm happy to see that it's still a pc exclusive, thank you Crytek :)
rollo 6th June 2008, 12:00 Quote
Starcraft 2 will sell more copys than any game in recent years. ( mgs4 maybe been the exeption) Every single person you speak to wants that game. Wether it console or pc owner, Blizzard knows how to make games. It will run well on any system in the last 2-3 years. ( warcraft 3 still has a huge online following , More than just about any console game could dream off. Still 4 region servers. With at least 150 + games going at any one time. Also still played world wide in cpl and other competitions.

Console games sales are mostly another version of a diffrent game. Best console game in recent years is ment to be gta4 if you took sales alone. (multiplayer wasnt really a selling point. Grand theft auto games have always had a brilliant story. And a few rekless modes were you can blow up the world( which is fun)

Take a look at the big online games of this year. Can you name one for console that has over 500000 online?
Bladestorm 6th June 2008, 16:46 Quote
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"With Warhead, we are focusing on refining our storytelling and game performance,"

I think this is the key bit going on the feedback from crysis and if they can manage it, they should get a much bigger success rate than they did with crysis. If nothing else, another launch using a slightly improved (performance-wise, not neccessarily graphics-wise) engine a year or two on from the original should help a bigger portion of the market to run it decently, in itself helping sales.
12modderz 1st July 2008, 21:32 Quote
I hope they fix some of the bugs - people saying that it is too high-specced for the pc to play I am running it on a 9800XT at 1280x960 on low and it runs fine.
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