Sep 9, 2011

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Crysis Coming to Consoles in October

Crysis Coming to Consoles in October

Earlier this year, Crysis 2 was heralded by many as a worthy sequel to the game that started it all. When Crysis debuted on PC in 2007, it jumpstarted a new era of PC benchmarking and offered a deep and compelling gameplay experience to boot.  Still, the game was a system juggernaut, and CryEngine 2 still taxes PC hardware to this day. With CryEngine 3, developer Crytek was able to optimize the experience and bring the game’s sequel to consoles.

Now, it seems that the original game will be getting the console treatment as well. Publisher EA announced in a press release this morning that Crysis will be remastered using CryEngine 3 and released on consoles in October. The game will only be available as a digital download on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE and will retail for $19.99, or 1600 Microsoft Points. The remastered Crysis will feature fine-tuned combat and controls, improved lighting, and full stereoscopic 3D. Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, had this to say on the announcement:

We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality — and still is for many gamers even four years later. By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.

Are you excited for this console re-release of a PC classic? Or are you going to be too busy playing Resistance 3, Gears of War 3, RAGE, or Batman: Arkham City to care? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned to Vivid Gamer for more on all things Crysis.

[Source: EA]