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EA confirms Crysis 3 for 2013

EA confirms Crysis 3 for 2013

Crysis 3, due to launch in early 2013 on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, promises to bring with it an enhanced version of Crytek's CryENGINE.

Electronic Arts has confirmed that Crysis 3 is on the way, due to bring a new version of the CryENGINE game engine with it when it launches in early 2013.

A direct sequel to Crysis 2, the third game in the series sees player-character Prophet setting out on a mission of vengeance against the Cell Corporation following his discoveries of the second game. Much of the game will take place in New York, which has been encased in one of Cell's Nanodomes with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and rapid-filled rivers among the scene-setting backgrounds to the game.

'Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,' claimed Cevat Yerli, Crytek chief executive, at the announcement. 'Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we're able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game.'

EA, for its part, has confirmed that it will be up to its usual tricks with a bunch of pre-order bonuses for those who want an edge in the game's multiplayer mode with a massive selection of retailer-exclusive editions.

As well as the standard release, EA is pushing the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition - which is available for pre-order on the company's Origin digital distribution service today. Buyers plumping for the $59.99 Hunter Edition get the base game plus early access to the new signature bow weapon and its various attachments, plus a Hunter module for Prophet's nanosuit which provides additional power and functionality. In addition, those who pre-order the pack will also receive an instant boost in experience points to level five, a unique skin for the bow, and three exclusive dog-tags.

As well as the Hunter Edition, there will be three retailer-exclusive editions. The Stalker Pack unlocks the semi-automatic Jackal shotgun with exclusive silencer attachment for use in multiplayer, custom skin plus two themed in-game dog-tags; the Overkill Pack unlocks the Typhoon assault weapon, custom skin and matching pair of dog-tags; while the Predator Pack unlocks the Feline submachine gun and exclusive camouflage.

While the skins and dog-tags will be exclusive to each retailer, the weapons are simply early unlocks and will be available in all versions of the game once the player reaches a high enough level.

A formal launch date has yet to be confirmed, with EA indicating a Q1 2013 launch on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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B1GBUD 17th April 2012, 10:46 Quote
Still yet to play through Crysis 2, it just doesn't hold the same appeal as the original game and the fact that PC wasn't lead platform meant it felt like another poorly executed console port.

Will EA push for Crytek to make the PC lead platform like Dice did for BF3?
Jack_Pepsi 17th April 2012, 11:35 Quote
Don't forget that PCs were the lead platform until they (DICE/EA) switched to the PS3.

I was slightly disappointed with Crysis and Warhead which is why I haven't purchased 2. Maybe when it's cheap I'll pick it up. The screenshots I've seen look like an artist's rendition to me.
pucpop 17th April 2012, 11:44 Quote
Crysis 2 is amazing, I loved every moment. Still the best looking game.
Omnituens 17th April 2012, 12:37 Quote
Assume this will require Origin, rather than an option.

Interest lost.
Shayper09 17th April 2012, 13:19 Quote
Why? ^
Disposeablehero 17th April 2012, 14:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by pucpop
Crysis 2 is amazing, I loved every moment. Still the best looking game.


It didn't even look as good as crysis 2, or a plethora of other games, it was very watered down graphically. Heck even Ps3 games like Uncharted looked better. Game was massive fail in every way.
Disposeablehero 17th April 2012, 14:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by pucpop
Crysis 2 is amazing, I loved every moment. Still the best looking game.

It didn't look half as good as crysis 1, nor a plethora of other games. Heck it was massive fail in every way.
javaman 17th April 2012, 14:16 Quote
EA: OK guys Crysis 2 didn't do as well as we hoped

YERLI: Well consoles are holding things back too much, the original crysis....

EA: Perfect, lets reuse everything from the second game....only add a jungle theme from the first one to it

YERLY: What, no, why, how?

EA: Never mind that, we could get north korea to invade as well and unknown to everyone there is a doment alien you have to capture.

YERLY: I'm phoning nanosuitninja.......................
mighty_pirate 17th April 2012, 14:17 Quote
Crysis 2 was very pretty, shame the graphics upgrade came a month after launch, but that's no longer that relevant. Some decent gameplay moments in there too in places.
My beef with it was that the story made no sense in relation to the first game. It was like a reboot & unfortunately I also liked the atmosphere & alien design of the first one better. So my feelings towards 2 were kind of ruined. Since 3 is continuing in that (as far as I'm concerned) inferior canon, I doubt I'm going to be interested.
feedayeen 17th April 2012, 15:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shayper09
Why? ^

For me, it's because Origin isn't a competitor to Steam. Until major titles exist on both platforms, you simply have 2 monopolies in the same market.

Downsides are:
There is no price advantage since you can not buy a product at a competing store
It's always on, just like Steam and Impusle, just hogging a few resources
It's another account I need to manage, and this one is tied to my banking information too
It encourages fragmentation in digital distribution which is the only industry keeping PC gaming alive, the potential end result is that every single major studio will attempt to create their own 'competitor' to distribute their games.
Gunsmith 17th April 2012, 15:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by pucpop
Crysis 2 is amazing, I loved every moment. Still the best looking game.

good joke there.
Eiffie 17th April 2012, 18:21 Quote
More Tara Strickland in Directx11 please. Thank you!!!
Er-El 17th April 2012, 18:56 Quote
Oh gosh here come all the cynics, when they haven't even shown any gameplay yet. Quit your bitchin, honestly. Yes, Crysis 2 wasn't nearly as good a game as C1, but C1 set the bar way too high to beat and C2 is still a decent game compared to most shooters anyway.
Teelzebub 17th April 2012, 18:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
good joke there.

Agreed, I didn't even bother to finish it thought it was boring myself.
fodder 18th April 2012, 09:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by feedayeen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shayper09
Why? ^

For me, it's because Origin isn't a competitor to Steam. Until major titles exist on both platforms, you simply have 2 monopolies in the same market.

Downsides are:
There is no price advantage since you can not buy a product at a competing store
It's always on, just ..........

Got BF3 for £25 at play, mucho cheaper.

Agree with the rest, except you can leave origin off until you want to play BF3. Shame it has to on during the game, all my server connection issues are due to Origin. Also narked that every time I launch it get a pop up add for some crap game.
Aracos 18th April 2012, 21:52 Quote
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Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,' claimed Cevat Yerli, Crytek chief executive
They could've said this about any of them games. That to me just says it is a rehash without originality, not interested.

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Donteatmypanda 29th April 2012, 14:01 Quote
Looking forward to seeing what crytek do next with no 3- my hopes are for larger play environments with less spoon fed mid level story like in crysis 1 (the degree in which you were able to veer from the path impressed)

Agree with other posters comments in that crysis 1 set the industry gaming experience/visulas bar so high in 2007 (mainly because the tech required to enjoy max settings didnt exist yet :) with some of the cryengine 2 features - (smooth character animations /large play environments/ realtime physics rather than set piece events /post processing motion blur and so on) it makes it easy to notice when these features are streamlined or out right removed (hence crysis 2 back lash)

Also the new bow sounds like fun to me. Please crytek sort out the AI this time around though because seeing the beautiful game characters walk into the walls was just poo.
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