January 23, 2011

Crysis 2 Gets a Demo… Only on Xbox 360.

In an announce­ment that is like­ly to make the entire PC gam­ing com­mu­ni­ties blood boil Cry­tec announced that Cry­sis 2 will be get­ting a mul­ti-play­er demo.  How­ev­er, that demo will only be avail­able to Xbox 360 users and Gold sub­scribers at that. 
“The Cry­sis 2 Mul­ti­play­er Demo will fea­ture the ‘Sky­line’ map, and two game modes: ‘Team Instant Action’ and ‘Crash Site,’ ” EA said on Fri­day. “ ‘Team Instant Action’ pits two teams against each oth­er as they kill as many oppo­nents as pos­si­ble to earn high­er ranks. In ‘Crash Site,’ play­ers will bat­tle for con­trol of alien drop pods, earn­ing points by guard­ing their pods and keep­ing ene­mies at bay.”
Cry­sis 2 is still on track to be released on March 22, 2011.  EA says the mul­ti-play­er com­po­nent of Cry­sis 2 will fea­ture six game play modes and 12 maps based on real life New York City loca­tions.  The game will also include 50 lev­els that play­ers can advance too and acquire a num­ber of weapon and armor upgrades as well. 
This is sad­den­ing news indeed as Cry­sis was one of the last exclu­sives that PC gamers held on to and now they aren’t even get­ting a demo of the game before con­soles do.   This is like­ly to upset a large num­ber of PC gamers who have been play­ing Cry­sis for years. 
It should be men­tioned that EA is not delay­ing the game, port­ing the game or oth­er­wise doing some­thing that would offend me as a PC gamer so I am going to give the game the ben­e­fit of the doubt and wait for the release before I pass my judge­ment.  I must say how­ev­er that this game real­ly reminds me of Halo when I watch it being played.  I real­ly don’t like Halo mut­li-play­er so here is to hop­ing it does­n’t turn out to be a Halo clone. 
So what do you guys think?  Is this an offense to the PC com­mu­ni­ty or does it real­ly not mat­ter?


  1. ScrotusKilmystr - January 24, 2011 3:14 pm

    I do agree it real­ly looks like a halo reach clone with a vari­a­tion of armor abil­i­ties but who knows it maybe more indepth than you think.…
    And don’t fret pc guys accord­ing to engaget at CES this year alot of com­pa­nies where put­ing out a ton of new gam­ing rigs so PC gam­ing isn’t going any­where

  2. zero_19 - January 24, 2011 4:34 pm

    I’ve nev­er played any of the cry­sis games but the game­play looks a lot faster than Halo (grant­ed I have not played Reach).

  3. ScrotusKilmystr - January 26, 2011 12:52 am

    just played the demo it’s a mix between halo and cod there graph­ics look about 2 years out of date and it’s has some intrest­ing lag issues I hope this engine does­nt look like this in the full release it does have poten­tial


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