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Crysis 2 delayed on all platforms

Crysis 2 delayed on all platforms

Electronic Arts has delayed the release of Crysis 2 on all platforms, pushing it back to Q1 2011.

Electronic Arts has delayed the release of Crytek's upcoming multiplatform shooter, Crysis 2 according to a new release schedule.

The new schedule was distributed as part of a EA's first quarter financial results, which were released today and saw the company announce first quarter profits of $96 million.

Buried in amongst the financial data was a release schedule that saw EA quietly push Crysis 2 back to a Q1 2011 release date.

That means Crysis 2 will now be released between January and March next year, rather than the Holiday 2010 release that Crytek had originally hoped for. And, yes, that's on all platforms - Xbox 360, PC and PS3.

Neither Electronic Arts nor Crytek has given any reason for the delay.

You can read more about the upcoming FPS in our Crysis 2 preview, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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NuTech 4th August 2010, 10:49 Quote
Wow, this must be like the 5th game in as many days that has had a 2010 release date pushed to early 2011.

Looks like 2011 is going to be a very similar year to 2010, with most great games coming out earlier in the year as opposed to the traditional holiday season.
vampalan 4th August 2010, 11:01 Quote
Sounds like what happened was, that management had wishful thinking for the finish times, then they realised that it wasn't going to happen when all the devs are turning into office zombies from all the overtime.
Optimaximal 4th August 2010, 11:04 Quote
Could we be seeing developers running from Call of Duty: Black Ops?
Pete J 4th August 2010, 11:09 Quote
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Oh well, a few months' wait won't kill me. God knows I've been waiting for Aliens: Colonial Marines for longer.
Bonzo45 4th August 2010, 11:36 Quote
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Ah, nuts.
Indeed, was looking forward to this, if only to see how well it compares visually to the original. Mafia II will keep me going until this comes out, hopefully. If that's not delayed again.
rickysio 4th August 2010, 11:42 Quote
Ah, nuts.
Jack_Pepsi 4th August 2010, 12:15 Quote
Meh. I'll get it, but I can't say I'm excited.
r3loaded 4th August 2010, 12:37 Quote
Mid-life crysis?
sakzzz 4th August 2010, 12:46 Quote
Have been waiting for Half life eipsode three for ages......
TWeaK 4th August 2010, 12:47 Quote
I still haven't played the first one, which I only bought because of those damned Steam sales.

I don't really think it's gonna be anything special, at least not in terms of graphics, not like the first one was. It will probably look nice but we won't be saying 'but can it play Crysis 2' and the original will still more than likely push your hardware further. As for plot/story/gameplay, well we all know Crytek's track record.
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Originally Posted by r3loaded
Mid-life crysis?

+rep for that!
spectre456 4th August 2010, 13:10 Quote
i'd say it's a very smart move. Halo:reach and black ops are two of the biggest titles for later this year. Not to mention EA's own shooters such as MOH and the bad company 2 expansion.
SchizoFrog 4th August 2010, 13:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by TWeaK
I don't really think it's gonna be anything special, at least not in terms of graphics, not like the first one was. It will probably look nice but we won't be saying 'but can it play Crysis 2' and the original will still more than likely push your hardware further. As for plot/story/gameplay, well we all know Crytek's track record.

I agree. So with graphics that won't be pushing current or even older PC hardware and a non existent plot/story... What exactly are we all waiting for?
Gunsmith 4th August 2010, 13:14 Quote
tbh im not all that fussed about crysis 2.
Lord-Vale3 4th August 2010, 13:38 Quote
I'm not excited about Crysis 2, but I hope this is a sign that EA has decided to start giving devs the time the need to develop the game. The whole reason why CnC4 exists the way it does is because EA gave EALA a puny amount of time to develop their next game, so the devs took a concept that they had been just screwing with, and threw a name/made a few cutscenes and missions for it.

EA deadlines have made games worse/bad in the past, so perhaps them giving devs more time is a sign of change for the better.
popcornuk1983 4th August 2010, 13:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by r3loaded
Mid-life crysis?

Haha brilliant!
wuyanxu 4th August 2010, 14:42 Quote
hopefully Dx11 is the reason for the delay.

Cry-Engine should push PC hardware, if it doesn't, it's a fail on CryTek.


(ops, had this posted on Fable 3 delay thread)
paisa666 4th August 2010, 14:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
tbh im not all that fussed about crysis 2.


What??.. but... but... You're the Crysis MASTA!!
Gunsmith 4th August 2010, 15:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by paisa666
What??.. but... but... You're the Crysis MASTA!!

the multiplatform announcement killed about 70% of my interest off the bat. what gameplay mechanics have been butchered to cater for little timmy and his joypad? who knows.

i just hope they are taking advice from valve on how to do multiplatform releases.
Neogumbercules 4th August 2010, 17:28 Quote
My guess is that they didn't want to compete with the rest of the big holiday releases.
Action_Parsnip 4th August 2010, 18:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by vampalan
Sounds like what happened was, that management had wishful thinking for the finish times, then they realised that it wasn't going to happen when all the devs are turning into office zombies from all the overtime.

You've probably hit the nail on the head there. I read on some of the developer material that they (the devs) were pulling in overtime +100. Quality will suffer if they throw something out for a deadline thats too optimistic. Shame though :(
Star*Dagger 4th August 2010, 18:45 Quote
It will give the cyber luddites time to get rid of those ancient Dual-core 2.6Ghz rockhammers they are running as CPUs and those 8800gtxs they think "Can run this game at medium, ok, sorta"
Grape Flavor 4th August 2010, 18:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by TWeaK
I still haven't played the first one, which I only bought because of those damned Steam sales.

I don't really think it's gonna be anything special, at least not in terms of graphics, not like the first one was. It will probably look nice but we won't be saying 'but can it play Crysis 2' and the original will still more than likely push your hardware further. As for plot/story/gameplay, well we all know Crytek's track record.

So given Crytek's track record it will be a landmark FPS that I will remember fondly for years to come despite a clumsy story? Cool! Can't wait!
Grape Flavor 4th August 2010, 18:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
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Originally Posted by paisa666
What??.. but... but... You're the Crysis MASTA!!

the multiplatform announcement killed about 70% of my interest off the bat. what gameplay mechanics have been butchered to cater for little timmy and his joypad? who knows.

i just hope they are taking advice from valve on how to do multiplatform releases.

If you automatically dismiss any game that also has a console version I think you're going to need to find a new hobby. I think PCs are better than consoles too, but I'm open minded that a game can be good on several platforms. Give them a chance.
[PUNK] crompers 4th August 2010, 21:38 Quote
i remember seeing the release date and thinking it was very ambitious, the game will probably be better for this but yeah im disappointed.
Hypnosam 4th August 2010, 22:22 Quote
Awh, I was looking forward to that. Hopefully this will be for the better.
rehk 5th August 2010, 01:32 Quote
i hope it is being designed as a pc game first and foremost. although the chances of that actually happening are roughly on par to ea releasing free dlc.
B1GBUD 5th August 2010, 08:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
It will give the cyber luddites time to get rid of those ancient Dual-core 2.6Ghz rockhammers they are running as CPUs and those 8800gtxs they think "Can run this game at medium, ok, sorta"

Aaaarrrggghhh you found me!
bestseany 5th August 2010, 09:49 Quote
So, does any game ever actually get released on it's original release date?
Bauul 5th August 2010, 11:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
It will give the cyber luddites time to get rid of those ancient Dual-core 2.6Ghz rockhammers they are running as CPUs and those 8800gtxs they think "Can run this game at medium, ok, sorta"

I probably shouldn't mention I'm still running a single core and am perfectly happy with it.
mrbens 5th August 2010, 17:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
I probably shouldn't mention I'm still running a single core and am perfectly happy with it.

no, you shouldn't :)
Bluephoenix 5th August 2010, 18:04 Quote
I liked the original, the story may not have been the most riveting or spectacular thing, but what made it great was that it gave you many options as to how to proceed most of the time. (other developers take note, gameplay makes your game as much as the story does, if not moreso)

while there is alot of skepticism about multi-platorm games, personally I'm willing to give crytek a chance since they don't have any history of failing utterly with a multi-platform release.

all that said, I'm going to ignore the hype until the release and then enjoy the game for what it is, and make my judgement of it based on its merits, not whatever advertising the marketing machines spew out.
Gunsmith 5th August 2010, 19:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bluephoenix

all that said, I'm going to ignore the hype until the release and then enjoy the game for what it is, and make my judgement of it based on its merits, not whatever advertising the marketing machines spew out.

everyone must heed these wise words, for they are wise, and words.
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