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EA announces Crysis 2 release date

EA announces Crysis 2 release date

Electronic Arts has announced that Crysis 2 will be released on March 25th, 2011.

GamesCom 2010: Speaking in a big press conference ahead of the GamesCom event in Cologne, Germany, Electronic Arts and Crytek have announced the official release date for Crysis 2.

Crysis 2 will now be released on March 25th, 2011.

The release will be consistent across all planned platforms – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC – with one of the big promises of the GamesCom show said to be Crysis 2 multiplayer running on PC. We're looking forward to seeing that tomorrow.

Crytek and Electronic Arts didn't provide any further details on the game, but did show some multiplayer content as a teaser before the announcement.

Crysis 2 is a radical departure from the previous game, moving the story and action to New York, rather than island jungles. It's also the first game Crytek has developed for console and is set to feature 3D support across all platforms.

Check out our Crysis 2 preview for more information on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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kingred 18th August 2010, 00:45 Quote
First comment.

Also, F*** Yes.
Toploaded 18th August 2010, 00:57 Quote
Another game set in New York eh?
cgthomas 18th August 2010, 00:59 Quote
Not sure whether the EVGA dual CPU mobo - featured earlier - can play Crysis 2?
Cthippo 18th August 2010, 02:16 Quote
How about a game set in Detroit? You wouldn't have to use the excuse of aliens to show it totally destroyed.

Seriously though, there are a lot more cities out there than New York and Tokyo. If you're going to do New York, then at least do like Stalker did and make areas of it photo-realistic to actual locations
south side sammy 18th August 2010, 06:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cthippo
How about a game set in Detroit? You wouldn't have to use the excuse of aliens to show it totally destroyed.

SHHHHH! Illegal "aliens" might be the only way to get rid of Mayor Bloomburg. He thinks he belongs there forever. EGOMANIAC.............

Seriously though, there are a lot more cities out there than New York and Tokyo. If you're going to do New York, then at least do like Stalker did and make areas of it photo-realistic to actual locations
south side sammy 18th August 2010, 06:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by south side sammy
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Originally Posted by Cthippo
How about a game set in Detroit? You wouldn't have to use the excuse of aliens to show it totally destroyed.
Seriously though, there are a lot more cities out there than New York and Tokyo. If you're going to do New York, then at least do like Stalker did and make areas of it photo-realistic to actual locations

SHHHHH! Illegal "aliens" might be the only way to get rid of Mayor Bloomburg. He thinks he belongs there forever. EGOMANIAC.............
liratheal 18th August 2010, 07:32 Quote
I'm sick to death of New York.
m0ngy 18th August 2010, 08:00 Quote
Crysis never lived up to the hype. It still lags new PC's even though the graphics are badly dated, it's poorly coded.
south side sammy 18th August 2010, 08:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
Crysis never lived up to the hype. It still lags new PC's even though the graphics are badly dated, it's poorly coded.

A 3-3.4 dual core or quad core 8gig of ram ( 4 for u poor foke ) a 5850 or gtx260/275 w/1796 memory and you can play maxed out at 1680x1050 - 1920x1200 w/8x AA. ( the 5850 is better ) This would be DX9 or DX10. I Get really tired of it being "poorly coded". If you want to play you gotta pay.
m0ngy 18th August 2010, 09:38 Quote
On my PC (920@3.2/P6Tdeluxe/6Gb/5870) I get better FPS out of Bad Company 2 on max, 8x AA, in DX11, than I do with Crysis in DX9. BC2 is a new game and it looks absolutely stunning, while Crysis is several years old and looks like a pos. The reason is the coding is bloated and largely redundent.
_Metal_Guitar_ 18th August 2010, 09:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
Crysis never lived up to the hype. It still lags new PC's even though the graphics are badly dated, it's poorly coded.

Wrong on all counts. It's brilliantly coded. (See how easy it is to stay stuff you know nothing about) The graphics surpass 99% of games released now because they all run on some for of U3, or they're a COD game. I can go from any game from this year and then back on Crysis, and the way it looks still impresses me.

Q9550 @3.4ghz
6 GB RAM
GTX275

Not exactly a beast by today's gaming PC standard.
Kovoet 18th August 2010, 09:48 Quote
The multi play is basically non existent.
sotu1 18th August 2010, 10:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Toploaded
Another game set in New York eh?

I'm happy for this to be in New York. I like the idea of the game being set in an Urban Landscape actually, and Crysis is a great game to showcase the city too. Just hope this doesn't go from Predator Jungle Awesome to Predator 2 New York Crap.....
wuyanxu 18th August 2010, 11:38 Quote
when can i preorder it?

can't wait.

hope it's not consolified to death......
xaser04 18th August 2010, 12:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
On my PC (920@3.2/P6Tdeluxe/6Gb/5870) I get better FPS out of Bad Company 2 on max, 8x AA, in DX11, than I do with Crysis in DX9. BC2 is a new game and it looks absolutely stunning, while Crysis is several years old and looks like a pos. The reason is the coding is bloated and largely redundent.

Crysis and 'looks like a POS' in the same sentance.....

I don't think there is a level of wrong that you could possibly be on.

Poorly optimized (coded is the wrong term); possibly, but looks like a POS? Just no.
amacieli 18th August 2010, 12:35 Quote
This was one of the few games I returned because it was so bloody awful. I am dreading the release date, and the endless memes about whether or not such and such can play the flippin' game. I want Crysis to just disappear. $10,000 bounty to someone who can build a Firefox plugin to automatically remove any sentence from the browser that contains the word "Crysis"!
beef1e 18th August 2010, 13:00 Quote
Yeah but can it play Crysis 2
Evildead666 18th August 2010, 13:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by _Metal_Guitar_
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
Crysis never lived up to the hype. It still lags new PC's even though the graphics are badly dated, it's poorly coded.

Wrong on all counts. It's brilliantly coded. (See how easy it is to stay stuff you know nothing about) The graphics surpass 99% of games released now because they all run on some for of U3, or they're a COD game. I can go from any game from this year and then back on Crysis, and the way it looks still impresses me.

Q9550 @3.4ghz
6 GB RAM
GTX275

Not exactly a beast by today's gaming PC standard.

No, it was badly coded and optimized. From the start.
I managed to get it running very well on a 8800GTS-640 after spending hours going through the settings files and seeing which ones made the FPS tank.
I managed to play with some super graphics, but it doesn't mean the game was well done.

If I had left it to the game to just give me the graphical options, I would have been playing on a pretty low setting.

Even High end machines today have problems running it, compared to much better games today.

Crysis was a resource hog, and badly optimized/coded.
No other game had the same bloat problems.

Q9450@3.4GHz
4Gb.

That is why I never got Warhead, and won't think about getting Crysis 2 until plenty of proper reviews are out.
m0ngy 18th August 2010, 14:45 Quote
[QUOTE=_Metal_Guitar_;2396659]Wrong on all counts. It's brilliantly coded. (See how easy it is to stay stuff you know nothing about) The graphics surpass 99% of games released now because they all run on some for of U3, or they're a COD game. I can go from any game from this year and then back on Crysis, and the way it looks still impresses me.QUOTE]
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Originally Posted by xaser04
Crysis and 'looks like a POS' in the same sentance..... Poorly optimized (coded is the wrong term); possibly, but looks like a POS? Just no.

If Crysis was so well 'optimized', why did no decent games ever use the engine? No one I know ever played Crysis in the first place, they were all hooked on BF2, which ran pretty well on everyones stock-standard P4 3Ghz/X800 machines. I can't believe you guys think it looks good. It looks terrible, Warhead was even worse! If you're going for photorealism there's no comparison to new FPS games like BC2. Have you witnessed the subtle play of light over the gun models in BC2, it's simply mesmerising. It's like camparing Radiohead to Coldplay; one is arguably the greatest band in the world, the other is radio-friendly garbage for 40 somethings.
mastorofpuppetz 18th August 2010, 14:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
Crysis never lived up to the hype. It still lags new PC's even though the graphics are badly dated, it's poorly coded.

Graphics badly dated? LMAo, its still the best looking game on the market by a wide margin. Considering the game is over 2 years old, and is still the graphics king, id say its one of the more optimized game ever. Having graphics as far ahead if its time and still I was able tio play it on high ona fairly modest rig at the time.

people who know noting of coding, graphics engine should not comment on it, ignorant much?

After saying that crysis 2 looks like a massive bore, with resistance 3, Rage, killzone 3, socom 4 GEars of war, I dont think it will be close to the best shooter of 2011.
Showerhead 18th August 2010, 15:19 Quote
It is well coded if it was badly coded your fps would be all over the place it's just a resource hog so that while fps is constant it is unfortunately very low. I thought the gameplay was rather good it gives you plenty of options on how to attack an outpost stealth, go in guns blazing, snipe from range, stealth round it killing no one, use your imagination. If you only play it one way you're missing most of the game.

Though the alien parts do suck in that there are far fewer options on how to approach it.
m0ngy 18th August 2010, 15:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by mastorofpuppetz
people who know noting of coding, graphics engine should not comment on it, ignorant much?

After saying that crysis 2 looks like a massive bore, with resistance 3, Rage, killzone 3, socom 4 GEars of war, I dont think it will be close to the best shooter of 2011.

These are all crappy console games, what about BF3? I've noticed people on here are very quick to make personal insults, likely because their arguments are so weak. Pardon me, I mistook these forums as the abode of real gamers with real opinions based on actual experience.
Gunsmith 18th August 2010, 16:08 Quote
comparing cryengine 2 to that which tyey used on cod?

lol thats like comparing "war and peace" to "spot the dog"
sstteevveenn 18th August 2010, 17:27 Quote
[QUOTE=m0ngy]
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Originally Posted by _Metal_Guitar_
Wrong on all counts. It's brilliantly coded. (See how easy it is to stay stuff you know nothing about) The graphics surpass 99% of games released now because they all run on some for of U3, or they're a COD game. I can go from any game from this year and then back on Crysis, and the way it looks still impresses me.QUOTE]
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Originally Posted by xaser04
Crysis and 'looks like a POS' in the same sentance..... Poorly optimized (coded is the wrong term); possibly, but looks like a POS? Just no.

If Crysis was so well 'optimized', why did no decent games ever use the engine? No one I know ever played Crysis in the first place, they were all hooked on BF2, which ran pretty well on everyones stock-standard P4 3Ghz/X800 machines. I can't believe you guys think it looks good. It looks terrible, Warhead was even worse! If you're going for photorealism there's no comparison to new FPS games like BC2. Have you witnessed the subtle play of light over the gun models in BC2, it's simply mesmerising. It's like camparing Radiohead to Coldplay; one is arguably the greatest band in the world, the other is radio-friendly garbage for 40 somethings.

You REALLY need to get some perspective. There is no way on Earth Coldplay are, or ever will be "arguably the greatest band in the world." Seriously, WTF?! You should broaden your horizons.
October 18th August 2010, 19:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
These are all crappy console games, what about BF3? I've noticed people on here are very quick to make personal insults, likely because their arguments are so weak. Pardon me, I mistook these forums as the abode of real gamers with real opinions based on actual experience.

They are, you said BC2 was photo realistic. You have clearly not played it.While it is indeed an awesome and very pretty game, it's not photo realistic. Also you think Crysis looks like crap, again, clearly hasn't been played much. Actual experience? Of what, internet backlash from people who can't afford/be arsed to actually play the game the way it was intended?

Regardless of how well it may or may not have been coded, you can't seriously say it doesn't look good. The subtle play of light as dawn breaks over the mountain when you top the ridge that first time...simply mesmerising

Crysis 2 will no doubt be a bitch to run (I hope anyway) and this is A Good Thing. Since when was the best option to make games run on 5 year old hardware just to keep inline with the consoles? Remember even five or six years ago, when you needed to upgrade almost every year just to keep playing new games on medium? If all your game needs to run is a 9800 Pro (surprisingly large amounts of games) why bother with any new hardware ever? Hell, why aren't we all still playing Pong? I mean, if your machine can run that why should developers make anything that requires an iota more processing power? How dare they, the money grubbing scoundrels.
south side sammy 18th August 2010, 20:07 Quote
OCTOBER: "Remember even five or six years ago, when you needed to upgrade almost every year just to keep playing new games on medium?"

I was just thinking about this. The card manufacturers always seem to just "almost" make available the card you really need to run the next best game. I bet if they tried we would see cards that wouldn't need updating for 5 years. Kinda like when the 8800gtx came along...... but at a more reasonable price. That card was king for several years and only recently needed to be replaced per se. Unfortunately business is business...... unfortunate for the end user that is.
EvilMerc 18th August 2010, 21:16 Quote
Too many new games use post-processing effects to hide shoddy textures and models, Crysis doesn't. Instead it has very high resolution textures and detailed models, just look at the guns, nanosuits, faces etc.

The post processing it uses is far more realistic. Instead of making every single lightly coloured surface look like a supernova it enhances their brightness a bit. It also blurs objects individually when they move quickly as well as the entire screen when you run/turn which is subtly effective. The sun beam effects, while a little overdone, are gorgeous, it makes the lighting so dynamic.

Sure, BC2 is better looking in some circumstances and its environment modelling is ace, but it still hides so much behind post processing. And then there's games such as the CoDs, they're still using the same engine that used several games ago (I could be wrong on this, but it certainly looks like it) and all they've done is boosted the model textures and added overdone HDR to it to make it look next gen, when in fact it's a glossy looking previous generation engine. Just look at the physics modelling in it and the bullet impacts for crying out loud.

Basically, Crysis is one of the few true next gen games that appeared which is also why it was PC only.

/rant
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 19th August 2010, 00:00 Quote
Not interested in this game until I see actual PC game pLay. Console ports don't get my hard earned cash.

The original version of this game utilized DX10 pretty good but so far I haven't heard them mention DX11 for the sequel.

I'm more excited about STALKER Call of Pripyat Complete
m0ngy 19th August 2010, 01:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by October
They are, you said BC2 was photo realistic. You have clearly not played it.While it is indeed an awesome and very pretty game, it's not photo realistic. Also you think Crysis looks like crap, again, clearly hasn't been played much. Actual experience? Of what, internet backlash from people who can't afford/be arsed to actually play the game the way it was intended?
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Originally Posted by EvilMerc
Basically, Crysis is one of the few true next gen games that appeared which is also why it was PC only.

Haven't played BC2? Dude, I'm level 45, got nearly 400 hours under my belt, I'm a bit over it now actually (...must get to 50!). I didn't say BC2 was photorealistic (though the improved Frostbite engine is very impressive), I said that if you were going for photorealism, as opposed to a game designed to look cartoonish (Worms), minimalist (Limbo), or overwhelmingly strategic (Civ) then BC2 was a better example than Crysis. But, truth be told, I haven't played a hell of lot of Crysis or Warhead, just enough, maybe 10 hours, to get a feel for the visual style and gameplay... meh. Ok, it was revolutionary for its time, and i'm sure it does incorporate all the key technical features previously described, but it ain't 'da bomb', as so many here would have us believe. It's important for 'next gen' games to keep pushing the envelope, introduce new technologies, but at the same time I play almost all my FPS online, as is the growing trend. If a game designer can fool my eye with a few post processing tricks to make it look 90% as good as crazy textures and hyper-advanced lightmaps, while giving me twice the frame rate to frag nubs with, then I'll take it thanks very much. Having said that the last few iterations of CoD did use the same engine with minor tweaks and it didn't look that great. In regards to the hardware, it's the NSA holding back technology so they're always a few generations ahead of the masses... 8)
xaser04 19th August 2010, 08:04 Quote
I genuinely can't believe we have people in this thread using the terms Crysis and doesn't look very good (or looks like a POS) in the same sentence.

BC2 looks fantastic and runs very well indeed. It doesn't, however, come close to Crysis (very high) in terms of overall graphcial quality. You only have to look at the ground textures (or tree foliage) to see a stark difference between the two games.
Xir 19th August 2010, 09:00 Quote
...I still haven't played Crysis (nor BC2). Still waiting for AT LEAST a 5870 to happen so I can run it on 1920x1080 :D
m0ngy 19th August 2010, 09:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by sstteevveenn
You REALLY need to get some perspective. There is no way on Earth Coldplay are, or ever will be "arguably the greatest band in the world." Seriously, WTF?! You should broaden your horizons.

You're kidding, right? Just in case you're not, I was actually referring to the Radiohead. I thought this analogy would've been fairly obvious, maybe not...
Xir 19th August 2010, 11:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
I was actually referring to the Radiohead.
You Scottish? :D
mastorofpuppetz 19th August 2010, 13:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
These are all crappy console games, what about BF3? I've noticed people on here are very quick to make personal insults, likely because their arguments are so weak. Pardon me, I mistook these forums as the abode of real gamers with real opinions based on actual experience.


Crappy console games? LMAO, stuck up Pc snob, I am a PC gamer mainly , but some of those console games are quite good. Also, Crysis was PC only and was fairly crappy. Crysis 2 all we have seen is XBOX crap, another console game. True PC games are rare.
Djayness 22nd September 2010, 06:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by mastorofpuppetz
Crysis was PC only and was fairly crappy.

Compared to what? Show me a storyline FPS thats better and for the love of all things good, dont mention COD because it doesnt even come close.
CardJoe 22nd September 2010, 08:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Djayness
Compared to what? Show me a storyline FPS thats better and for the love of all things good, dont mention COD because it doesnt even come close.

Half-Life.
System Shock.
Deus Ex.
Thief.
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.

There are tonnes. I like Crysis for what it is, but, really, you can't try and hold it up as the best story driven FPS ever, can you?
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