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Crysis 2 to be set in New York

Crysis 2 to be set in New York

The cover of the magazine reveals Crysis is set to storm the Big Apple

Since the release of Crysis: Warhead over a year ago, things have been quiet on the Crysis front. A sequel was officially announced at E3 2009 last summer, with Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of CryTek saying “This is not only the next game in the Crysis franchise, it’s the first title we are developing for consoles and the first title being built on CryEngine 3."

It’s now become clear just how much consoles will be a big feature for Crysis 2, as the first details of the game are set to appear in PlayStation: The Official Magazine. As reported over on The Tech Report, the editor posted a picture of the March issue’s cover on Twitter, which features a soldier clad in the famous Crysis nanosuit.

As well as confirming the game will show up on the PS3 (unless of course Crytek are going to have a laugh and enable the three people with the PSP Go to play it?), the cover implies the game will see the evil squiddy aliens of the first two games making it off their island playground and heading to New York City.

Looking forward to getting your war on in the Big Apple, or does the move to consoles for the PC’s most demanding shooter make you instantly pessimistic? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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DragunovHUN 25th January 2010, 13:58 Quote
That "different type of jungle" comment a while ago was pretty obvious.... no surprizes here.
Hg 25th January 2010, 14:12 Quote
i await Gunsmith's response....
Hardware150 25th January 2010, 14:21 Quote
Fighting the north Koreans in the jungle on a pc exclusive title = fun.
As soon as the aliens show up properly = boring.

Having just aliens in a city on a console = epic fail.

Suppose if you can scale tower blocks and snipe aliens out of any room you choose in said tower block, could be fun, as well as destroying buildings that you feel like destroying in order to fight aliens. Doing that sort of thing on a console I highly doubt.
MacWalka 25th January 2010, 14:25 Quote
I never played the original Crysis, but it looks and sounds great.

However, two points regardless of consolisation.
1) Alien invasion of Earth where only one man in a new armour and amazing guns can stop them. Hardly anything that hasn't been done before.

2) New York as a setting, if they make it free to roam then it could be good but if it ends up being quite linear then it will probably be rotten.
[PUNK] crompers 25th January 2010, 14:36 Quote
this is starting to stench of disappointment
DeathAwaitsU 25th January 2010, 14:37 Quote
Slow on the uptake guys, this was online days ago :P
logan'srun 25th January 2010, 14:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by MacWalka
I never played the original Crysis, but it looks and sounds great.

However, two points regardless of consolisation.
1) Alien invasion of Earth where only one man in a new armour and amazing guns can stop them. Hardly anything that hasn't been done before.

2) New York as a setting, if they make it free to roam then it could be good but if it ends up being quite linear then it will probably be rotten.

Apple? Like was that intended or am the only one that laughed?
cjmUK 25th January 2010, 14:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hardware150
Fighting the north Koreans in the jungle on a pc exclusive title = fun.
As soon as the aliens show up properly = boring.

Having just aliens in a city on a console = epic fail.

Forgetting the fears of consolification for a moment, I agree with the above.

The jungle/tropical island settings in the Far Cry games were cool, but later when the games move into the base corridors/alien ship, the game took a turn for the worse.

Fighting the mercs/koreans was fun, but when the Trigens/Aliens turn up, things start get a little boring.

So now they are removing the two elements that made the games work... I'll reserve judgement for the time being, but it's not the best build-up to a new game...
13eightyfour 25th January 2010, 15:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hg
i await Gunsmith's response....

+1

I think it will go along the lines of FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
scawp 25th January 2010, 15:11 Quote
Hopefully by 2020 a Home PC will have been created that can actually play this on high settings
Gunsmith 25th January 2010, 15:15 Quote
This has been discussed over at mycrysis, incrysis and crymod, only 2 screenshots have been released do date and there is still question over the validity of them, one of them "looks like" central park, the other is some alien looking think in the middle of a jungle scene.

having sat down and looked at the cryengine 3 a little closer its very impressive how it takes what you've built on technelogically superior pc and outputs downwards in realtime to the xbollocks and ps3. howeer I am still concerned.

Crytek doesnt answer to publishers so theres little to worry on that front plus they've always insisted on pushing the boundries of PC technology, again nothing to really worry about there either.

gameplay detail and linearity are my biggest concerns, Am I going to be left to my own devices to experiment and play with my new suit? or am I going to get GIANT BOLD HINTS TELLING ME I CAN USE MAX SPEED HERE OR MAX STRENGTH THERE?

Lets take Crysis and Crysis warhead as examples. same name but very different games, Crysis took the "**** you" stick and beatyou with it for running in without thinking where as Warhead shouted "HAVE MORE AMMO" shortly followed by "IMMA GONNA KICK THIS DOG!"

I think it'll be alright though in the end, theres more signs pointing to Crytek staying loyal to thier platform like currently Valve are,

still cant shake that nagging sensation tho :/
andrew8200m 25th January 2010, 15:17 Quote
Buildings just dont offer the textures and body that a good bunch of trees do.. i suspect they have doen this to aid keeping graphics up as less textures to produce means more speed and as such a playable frame rate on a console...

Andy
Gunsmith 25th January 2010, 15:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by titanium angel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hg
i await Gunsmith's response....

+1

I think it will go along the lines of FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

already had that breakdown, was when i heard it was going multiplatform, still, id like to see someone with a joypad try play like me.
l3v1ck 25th January 2010, 15:36 Quote
Built for consoles? I hope they don't dumb down the PC graphics then.
paisa666 25th January 2010, 15:46 Quote
So you guys are saying that the worst part of a game about Alien Invasion is the actual Alien Part, and that the elements that made an Alien Invasion game work were NOT fighthing the Aliens but the koreans, and fighthing NOT in the space ship or freezed world but in the tropical setting.

Then maybe you guys shud get a game about the Korean War or something and not so much an Alien Invasion one.

I think the game is overall really really good, the space ship and freezed world works great and fighthing the Aliens in the Aircraft Carrier is awesome, to the point you can "feel" the proportion or magnitud of the large scale invasion that is happening.

Knowing that the first game was a free open world, i have no doubts he sequel will be just like this, an open world caothic city will be great.

I can do nothing but wait and see what Crytek is gonna give us, hopefully they will show soething in this year's E3?

lets see :)
Showerhead 25th January 2010, 16:02 Quote
How exactly does this work story wise given the ending of Crysis?
Gunsmith 25th January 2010, 16:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Showerhead
How exactly does this work story wise given the ending of Crysis?

it doesnt, and a lot of people are asking that as well.
cjmUK 25th January 2010, 16:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by andrew8200m
Buildings just dont offer the textures and body that a good bunch of trees do.. i suspect they have doen this to aid keeping graphics up as less textures to produce means more speed and as such a playable frame rate on a console...

And in the concrete jungle, do we expect them to stay outdoors all the time? No, there will probably be huge segments in shops, subways & offices - reducing the game to a generic corridor shooter...
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Originally Posted by Showerhead
How exactly does this work story wise given the ending of Crysis?

I don't recall there being a problem their. Nomad/Prophet/Psycho et all blew up the odd alien ship, but I suspect there would probably be more than one in existence and given that the aliens have been exposed, they no longer need to secrete themselves on any remote islands any more - why not NYC. Still it would have been more imaginative for the developers to choose Toronto, Jakarta or Caracas...

Having just finished Warhead, my lingering memories were of swarms of aliens streaming across the sky in a single direction... no reason they couldn't have all been heading stateside...
Gunsmith 25th January 2010, 16:31 Quote
there where rumours about that there was gouing to be another expansion based around Prophet.
Bonzo45 25th January 2010, 16:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Showerhead
How exactly does this work story wise given the ending of Crysis?

Yeah, actually - this makes no sense... from ending on Korean Island which implied a sequel on the island to the 'big Apple'... Starting to be concerned over the plot atm, although Crytek have made very good games in the past so I don't see why they can't do it again.

Was it them that made the Wii version of Far Cry? Was it any good?
salesman 25th January 2010, 16:36 Quote
I got it: Duke Nukem. It makes perfect sense. Fighting aliens in New York city.
Gunsmith 25th January 2010, 16:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bonzo45
Was it them that made the Wii version of Far Cry? Was it any good?

no, Ubisoft have the rights to Farcry now which explains why Farcry 2 was utter pap, the wii version was retty poor as well.
leveller 25th January 2010, 17:09 Quote
I'll keep my fingers crossed as well. They pushed the limits with Crysis, lets hope they do it again.
Farfalho 25th January 2010, 18:23 Quote
I guess if Crysis 2 comes to be worse than Crysis 1, the crysis' joke will have an extra line:

Yeah but can it play crysis?
No, but it can play crysis 2

And that is rubbish.

Though if they can managed to get a out a sob game, I hope that it doesn't become another console port. Let's show consoles what pc's are made of... ok, that was geeky enough ><
MacWalka 25th January 2010, 18:32 Quote
I think they should of set it somewhere like Seoul, Pyongyang, Jakarta or any other big SE Asian city. I actually reckon that would be cool. Not something thats done often.
Cptn-Inafinus 25th January 2010, 18:33 Quote
I can almost assure you there will be extensive delays because being Crytek, they will try and throw the boat out and make every building enter-able to a certain extent and then forget to optimize the whole thing and It'll just be a sad time.
Bede 25th January 2010, 19:28 Quote
Lol, I must be the only person here who thought that fighting Koreans and mercs was the unimaginative and slightly boring part :D Maybe in terms of pure gameplay it was better, but my memory of the alien section was that it was a much more exciting visual spectacle.

I'm hopeful here, I think that as long as the tech truly is scaleable upwards as well as downwards. Though how they're going to manage that with the PS3's architecture idk.
GravitySmacked 25th January 2010, 20:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
there where rumours about that there was gouing to be another expansion based around Prophet.

That would be something to look forward to.
I-E-D 25th January 2010, 20:37 Quote
Oh god. Don't talk to me about Mycrysis.

C2 features the nanosuit 2, which is released 4 years after Crysis 1 (working out at 2024). So the aliens must have got from Lingsham island to NY in 4 years. Easy.

The official mycrysis thread, people are asking for the aliens to be able to communicate. i mean WTF?! Someone said Prophet could be the interprator?

And yeah, ALOT of people were asking about Prophet, so some guy decided to chuck that out in the open :P
Star*Dagger 25th January 2010, 21:15 Quote
Crytek is one of the great Developer companies around right now. I would wager that alot of the luddites panning Crysis2 are still seeing a WinXP logo when they boot up, so they never had the chance to play Crysis properly since these same people are the clowns who will be using WinXP in 2011, and forget about them buying a decent 5800 series card.
Gunsmith 25th January 2010, 21:16 Quote
tbh the average iq of the forumites at mycrysis make me die a little inside.
brave758 25th January 2010, 21:43 Quote
Mmm crysis disappointed me i felt robbed the way it ended and it only seemed half a game to me. Now the sequel doesn't even pick up where it left off dam. As for multi platform, again i get the feeling of "****" how many crappy console ports have we had to endure with dumbed down graphics and a hobbled control interface arrrrr.

I hope i'm proved wrong.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 25th January 2010, 22:19 Quote
WOW......... Grand Theft Crysis 2

Cant' wait to..... yaawn I said Crysis and got sleepy. ZZzzzz (boring)

Not interested in a multiplatformer. Cryengine 3 is a gimped version of the original Cryengine that played to the PC's strengths and made the game so graphically strong.

Crysis 2 will suck in 3 catagories, Graphics, Gameplay, Story

Why go from a fictional Korean Island where you could do anything to New York where people will protest the game if a Alien flies into a building. can't wait to see aliens at a Yankees game or a Nano suit with mustard stains.

developers need 2 teams.
One team for the PC and another team for consoles. console ports to Pc just DON'T WORK
if I wanted mediocre graphics and poor control I would have bought a console.
l3v1ck 25th January 2010, 23:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
Why go from a fictional Korean Island where you could do anything to New York where people will protest the game if a Alien flies into a building.
The same reason as Far Cry 2 had no mutants and mad scientists, they want a new game, but use the existing name for it's reputation.
brave758 25th January 2010, 23:19 Quote
Yep and far cry 2 Sucked it bored me that much i didn't even finish it. But the original far cry was epic.
isaac12345 25th January 2010, 23:29 Quote
I hope this game shows how much superior PCs are to consoles when games are properly designed for PCs. I reckon there will a lot of gfx comparisons(console vs pc) when the game comes out.
tkgclimb 26th January 2010, 00:24 Quote
I only hope this game is debased because it has to go on a console. Meaning the graphics and the controls for the pc version are up to their standards
jake9891 26th January 2010, 00:30 Quote
It should stay exclusive to PCs, this way at least we had something that we were proud of. If it is going to be on consoles, make sure they convert it from PC to console not other way round
Elton 26th January 2010, 06:08 Quote
From PC to console? Sounds like a great idea.
woodss 26th January 2010, 09:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
already had that breakdown, was when i heard it was going multiplatform, still, id like to see someone with a joypad try play like me.

Blatent just them selling cryengine to blag another level of game producers...
V3ctor 26th January 2010, 09:28 Quote
So.. We can play Crysis and be Spiderman too? Jumping buildings?
IMHO they should put another city... I'm tired of playing games in New York...
1ad7 26th January 2010, 13:13 Quote
You mother ****ers... I finally get my hands on a crysis pwning machine and you port the ****? I hope for your sake I get lost on the way to your offices...
Bede 26th January 2010, 13:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by jake9891
It should stay exclusive to PCs, this way at least we had something that we were proud of. If it is going to be on consoles, make sure they convert it from PC to console not other way round

You are in a minority within a minority. PC gaming is the vastly smaller section of the market. PCs that can play Crysis at high settings are an even smaller minority (see the Steam hardware survey). Why should any FPS stay exclusive to high-end PCs when the market is so obviously different?
ryall 27th January 2010, 02:51 Quote
Only one thing could make this console port better....


IWNet FTW!!!!
Cool_CR 11th March 2010, 22:00 Quote
Why would this be a down grade just cause they can port it to the 360 and PS3 im confident that on 960×720 with med and low settings mix you could get a playable game out of the first crysis the CryENGINE 3 is just a more refined take on the CryENGINE so i dont see the problem true it wont be anything like a step forward but it wont be suddently be Doom sprites it has DX11 support i mean theres some growth. Also about the story the aliens might not have been killed by the nuke they may have just used the energy to take over half the planet and be fighting on a lot of fronts you just happen to be in newyork.

Note dont have this or any game on this engine for the PS3 the vids already make it look like its having problems vs the 360 god only knows what it will be like vs a DX11 pc. From the trailers new york does look alot like a cross between currant new york blade runner new york and a jungle i didnt peg it as new york i just thought it was a tec demo (future city) till i saw the nano tec assault team fighting across it and thought this might be Crysis 2.
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