Crysis Multiplayer Beta

It’s the night of the New Game Download. The Crysis multiplayer beta, oddly described as “Friends and family”, is accessible to anyone with a Founders’ Club FilePlanet account. Which anyone can get by paying IGN’s insanely awful download service $10 they don’t need or deserve.

It's a Far Cry from something something something!

Spaces on this beta are limited, with more due later as it’s rolled out to the more general public. So get in there quick if you think early access to Crysis is worth £5 of your penny jar collective.

Not that I’m bitter or anything, after having a friend on the inside who’d got me onto this “Friends and family only” beta, receiving an email that told me it was secret, shhhh, and not to tell, and then finding that the hoi poloi are downloading it willy nilly. Dreadful people littering my private beta access, leaving their cigarette butts everywhere I shouldn’t wonder. Grumble.

EDIT: And they’re all gone. I can go back to feeling smug now.

FURTHER EDIT: Remember you’re under NDA before commenting, everybody.


  1. Bet says:

    Wow, those keys went quick.

  2. Mr Wonderstuff says:

    A games to make my PC cry buckets…any predictions how a 3800×2 7800gs will perform?

  3. Alec Meer says:

    I’d have thought that will be fairly stoutly up to the job, though your ‘splodes will be nowhere near as mega as they could be.

  4. Crispy says:

    Small correction, but ‘hoi polloi’ actually means ‘the many’ in Greek, so “the hoi polloi [sic]” is unneccessary repetition of the word ‘the’.

    As for Crysis, their multiplayer, although it sounds worth checking out, will seriously suffer with such overblown system requirements, and the single player looks far from unmissable.

  5. Crispy says:

    …ack, typo’d the quote itself! The article reads “hoi poloi” when it should read “hoi polloi”.

  6. John Walker says:

    Excellent correction – thanks. I learned a thing.

  7. The Sombrero Kid says:

    a thing that no one should care about and few do.

  8. Crispy says:

    John’s a journalist, if he doesn’t care (which I doubt) his editor probably does.

  9. Kieron Gillen says:

    Actually, I’m interested in it too, Sombrero. Etymology is pretty cool.


  10. Miles says:

    In fact I’d say etymology is downright sexy.

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