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CRYSIS 3 MULTIPLAYER BETA COMING JANUARY 29 AND SCREENSHOTS !

Stalk Your Prey in the Urban Jungle of New York City in the Multiplatform Beta for the First Blockbuster Shooter of 2013

GUILDFORD, UK. – Jan. 23, 2013 – Electronic Arts Inc.and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH  today announced an open multiplayer beta* for the premiere sandbox shooter experience, Crysis®3, will be available starting January 29th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Including two team-based modes and two maps, the extensive beta will give players an opportunity to master the superpowers of the Nanosuit. The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will be available for two weeks and give players the chance to get a leg up on the competition before Crysis 3 launches on February 22 in Europe.

“With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis multiplayer experience yet,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “We have listened closely to our fans and have evolved the multiplayer in Crysis 3 by adding a host of new gameplay features including the unique Hunter mode, deadly new weapons like the Predator bow, deeper loadout and unlock options, enhanced upgrade systems and more social features like the New York Feed. Top it all off with the ultimate weapon in the Nanosuit and you have a multiplayer experience that is unlike anything else out there.”

Beginning on January 29 and ending on February 12 the Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will feature two of the eight modes included in Crysis 3. In Crash Site, players must secure and defend specific locations, earning points along the way for kills and their ability to hold those locations. The exciting, all-new Hunter mode makes its debut in Crysis 3. This asymmetrical, time based mode pits two players vs. ten (two vs. 14 on PC) in matches that begin with two cloaked hunters stalking 10 opposing CELL troopers. Armed only with enhanced Nanosuits and the lethal Predator bow, hunters must systematically stalk and kill the CELL operatives, who in turn must work together as a team as they fight to stay alive before the round ends. The twist is that once a CELL trooper is killed, that player will then respawn as a hunter, joining the others in their attempt to eliminate the remaining CELL operatives before the clock strikes zero. The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will also showcase two of the game’s twelve visually stunning maps, Airport and Museum. Both will provide players a taste of the lush, urban rainforest and tactical sandbox that awaits them under the Liberty Dome of New York City.
Also included in the Crysis 3 multiplayer beta is the New York Feed, a brand new in-game social feed that will showcase the accomplishments of gamers and their friends while offering dynamic challenges to complete. Crysis 3 multiplayer also contains exciting new gameplay features including Rip & Throw, which allows players to interact with the elements of the environment to use as weapons or shields as well as the chance to control the Pinger, a fearsome alien tripod war machine that can be used to devastating effect.
Powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3, Crysis 3 advances the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay. Players take on the role of ‘Prophet’ as he returns to New York only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics, including the Nanosuit. Equipped with superhuman powers including cloaking, armor and enhanced visor abilities, the Nanosuit is the ultimate tool that allows players to assess, adapt and attack whatever the 7 Wonders throws at them. In addition to the Nanosuit, players will wield the powerful Predator bow and devastating alien weaponry to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.
Fans who pre-order Crysis 3 before launch will receive an automatic upgrade to the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition, as well as a free digital download to the game that started it all, Crysis**  for Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition gives players tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with instant access to the new signature Predator bow and its attachments plus the Hunter Nanosuit module, which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit. Owners of the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition will also have a head start when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique Predator bow skin and three exclusive dog tags to hunt in style. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available on Origin.com and other participating retailers for £42.99.
Crysis 3 will be available in North America on February 19, 2013 and in Europe on February 22 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 computer and PC.  For more information on Crysis 3, please visit www.crysis.com, and for the latest news visit www.facebook.com/crysis or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/crysis. Press assets for Crysis 3 are available at www.info.ea.com.

**Conditions and restrictions apply. See http://www.crysis.com/us/crysis-3/pre-order-offers for details.

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Crysis 3 | The Seven Wonders of Crysis 3 Teaser

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Crytek, EA and Albert Hughes have teamed up to produce an episodic cinematic video series inspired by the upcoming sandbox shooter Crysis 3.

The “Seven Wonders” episodes set the stage for the world & story of Crysis 3. Each episode was created with the powerful CryENGINE 3 for all of its stunning cinematic visuals. The first episode, “Hell of A Town”, launches on December 12th!

http://www.crysis.com/uk/crysis-3/seven-wonders

The Fields: Crysis 3 Single Player Gameplay Preview

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Get lost in the open Fields of Crysis 3 with this all new single-player gameplay video preview.

Pre-order the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition and get the original Crysis at no extra cost! See http://www.crysis.com/us/crysis-3/pre-order-offers for details. Offer available while supplies last at participating retailers. Conditions and restrictions apply.

The unnatural power of the Nanodome has transformed the train yards of New York City into a grassland teeming with wild vegetation & opposing CELL artillery. Prophet and Psycho must venture through the heavily guarded Field to meet up with the rebel insurgency. Prophet’s use of the Nanosuit and alien weapons will be critical to to get through the sandbox of the Fields level — but how will you choose to play Crysis 3?

EA AND CRYTEK DELIVER CRYSIS TO CONSOLES TODAY

Suit up and Survive as the PC Hit Explodes onto PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE

GUILDFORD, UK – October 4, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH, announced today that the critically-acclaimed, single-player campaign from the PC hit Crysis® is now available for purchase on Xbox LIVE® Games on Demand 1600 Microsoft Points and on October 5 for PlayStation®Network at £15.99. Gamers can now play with improved Nanosuit gamepad controls and fine-tuned combat as they take full advantage of CryENGINE 3®’s visual optimizations in this thrilling downloadable version of Crysis for consoles, which also has full stereoscopic 3D support.

“We’re really excited to bring the legendary Crysis to gamers who weren’t able to experience it the first time around,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “The CryENGINE 3 has allowed us to remaster the single-player campaign and make significant advancements to the gameplay. We’ve added a new lighting system, some advanced rendering techniques and most importantly, we’ve optimized the Nanosuit controls to utilize its full potential on a gamepad. We really hope that gamers will enjoy playing the game as much as we’ve enjoyed developing it.”

In 2007, critics around the world hailed Crysis as the PC game that ushered in the next-generation of gaming with jaw-dropping visuals, industry leading technology and groundbreaking sandbox gameplay, featuring the super-powerful Nanosuit. Today, gamers will have the chance to utilize the Nanosuit as they fast forward to 2019 where a team of US scientists make a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. Now with hope rapidly fading, the US and North Koreans must join forces to battle the alien menace, fighting epic battles through stunning, photorealistic tropical jungles and frozen landscapes.

For more information on Crysis, please visit http://crysis.ea.com or http://mycrysis.com and follow the game on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/crysis or “Like” Crysis on Facebook at http://facebook.com/crysis.

Crytek’s Expensive ‘Gift’ To Its High-End Players

Crytek's Expensive 'Gift' To Its High-End Players

When Crytek released its first-person shooter Crysis in 2007, it was — and in many ways still is — a benchmark for high-end PCs. It was one of the first commercial games to utilize the Direct3D 10 framework of DirectX 10, and playing the game at its maximum settings was practically impossible for any consumer-level computer. Even the game’s minimum requirements were above what many gamers had under the hood at the time.

Crysis 1‘s intention was, if I were to play it three years later, it looks great. And it does, actually, it fulfilled that. But it made it difficult for entry-level players,” Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli related to Gamasutra. “So with Crysis 2, we took a different direction, and it backfired a little bit.”

The sequel was much more accessible (thanks in part to its cross-development on consoles), so much so that it didn’t even support DirectX 10, staying safely in DX9 territory. The change disappointed many of the original game’s fans, who came to equate the franchise with cutting-edge graphical performance.

Now, three months later, Crytek is getting set to release a substantial patch to address the needs of these players, adding support for DirectX 11, and with that comes tessellation and displacement mapping, HDR motion blur, parallax occulsion mapping, and many other tweaks and enhancements, including a high-res texture upgrade. It is, he said, an attempt to “please everybody.”

Yerli admitted that there was no profit to be made from the time and money put into the patch, as the game is unlikely to sell many more units based on the free upgrade.

“This is much more like a gift to the high-end community,” said Yerli. “And I think gamers will appreciate that. It lifts up Crysis 2 and gives a sneak peak of how PC gaming will evolve in the future, if you support a high-end preference.”

The Crysis 2 version 1.9 patch will be available Monday, June 27th. A version of the patch was available on Crytek’s test environment as recently as Wednesday, but has since been pulled.

Gamasutra