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E3 2009: Crysis 2 Announced for PC, PS3, and XBox 360

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286w ago - EA announced news today of Crysis 2 for PC, 360 and PS3. The press release is available below for those interested.

Press Release: EA PARTNERS AND CRYTEK ANNOUNCE DEAL EXTENSION FOR MULTIPLATFORM DEVELOPMENT OF CRYSIS 2

Next Installment of the Critically-Acclaimed Crysis Franchise will be First Game Built on Crytek's Multiplatform CryENGINE 3 Technology
Redwood City, Calif. - June 1, 2009 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that it has agreed to a deal extension with Crytek GmbH, the award-winning developers of the Crysis® universe, to publish Crysis 2.

Renowned for their technical excellence, artistic craftsmanship and commitment to quality, Crytek is building Crysis 2 on their new state-of-the-art multiplatform game development solution CryENGINE®3 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and the PC.

"The development of Crysis 2 marks a major stepping stone for our studio," said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. "This is not only the next game in the Crysis franchise, it's the first title we are developing for consoles and the first title being built on CryENGINE 3. We are excited to have the support of EA Partners again as we work together to make the launch of Crysis...
 

Killzone 2 (PS3) Vs Crysis (PC): Screenshot Graphics Comparison

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306w ago - If there ever was a graphical battle to be fought between two titanous games, I don't think it would get any bigger than this.

Now many of you would presume that Crysis is two years old in comparison to KillZone 2, and that perhaps this is an uneven comparison in favor of KillZone 2. In actuality, it's the other way around.

You see, Crysis, at first, almost looks like it could wipe the floor with KZ2. But then in some shots they almost look very much alike. Now you can yell shenanigans from here to Rovigo, but it doesn't change the fact that Crysis is still one kick-butt powerhouse when it comes to graphical presentation. Especially considering that the first KillZone 2 screenshot is a promotional shot from Sony.

In comparison, Crysis maintains a very smooth, airy look to its atmosphere. The clarity presented in both the gameplay and the screenshots are very much consistent. KillZone 2, alternatively, is grimey and dirty. But that's not what makes it look less appealing.

It's the fact that the colors are all variants of a grey-scheme palette. In a way, everything looks like metal; wood looks like metal; dirt looks like metal; blood even looks like dirty metal. That's not to say that it doesn't look good, it's just that everything looks like it was dipped in a coating of dirty,...
 

Crytek to Premier CryEngine 2 on the PS3 At GDC 2008

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356w ago - Frankfurt-based developer Crytek (Far Cry, Crysis) has announced that it will be making the debut of a cross-platform version of its CryEngine 2 at this year's GDC, with a demonstration version running on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Crytek first debuted CryEngine 2 technology at the 2007 GDC, later releasing Crysis with Electronic Arts, the first title to utilize the engine. This year, Crytek is taking appointments to see the console versions of the engine.

Crytek will also be doing public demonstrations showing how its notoriously spec-heavy technology can be run on "a budget PC which can be put together for around 600 dollars complete, including keyboard and mouse," as well as demonstrations with licensees, including architectural and serious games companies.

The company notes that anyone wishing to make an appointment for a cross platform demonstration can do so by emailing gdc2008@crytek.com with details of their own company, or by visiting the developer's GDC show floor booth.
 
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