Posts Tagged ‘Crysis 2’

Crysis 2 Retaliation Map Pack Available

You didn't hear it from me, but the Car Wot Goes Fast devs are working on Men Wot Go Bang.

Level up! Four of them, actually. The Retaliation map pack for Crysis 2 is now available for $10, say EA, presumably for purchase within the game because I certainly can’t see anywhere on the internet to buy it. The four maps, “Park Avenue” “Transit” “Shipyard” and “Compound” all look like they’d make a nice home for an excitable nano-warrior, and you can see all four in the following trailer, which is actually as much of an ad for the new maps as it is for Crysis 2 multiplayer in general. Look at those big men frolic!
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Cry For Free: Crysis 2 Editor, CryEngine SDK


A new splashpage at CryMod, which is currently being overhauled, reveals that this summer will see the apperance of both a Crysis 2 editor and a CryEngine SDK. What does this mean? Well, it means people will be able able to make levels for Crysis 2, but also that they’ll be able to make non-commercial stuff for free using the CryEngine tech. Crytek’s Mr Yerli says: “In August 2011 we will be launching a free CryENGINE SDK. If you want to use it for fun, like all our previous MOD SDKs it will be completely free of charge, to anyone who wants to play with it! You just register, download the SDK with a personalized license key and you’re good to go! If you want to use it to make a game to launch commercially, we’d like to help you with that. If you want to take your product down a traditional commercial route, we will offer an innovative low cost licensing model if you want to release your game digitally.”

More details here.

Crysis 2 Will Go Up To 11

If this shot was in DirectX 11, you'd be able to see the dismorphic light map cloth effect texture occlusion on those gloves

After a couple of weeks of web-wide worrying and shouting and bickering and excellently satirical editorials, you may be glad to hear that Crysis 2 is to receive its in-doubt DirectX 11 patch after all. This comes via the official forums, wherein it was officially said on an official forum, despite being officially said on other official forums that it mightn’t happen. That seals it: all is well in PC gaming tech land. For now.
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Spotlight On Biscuit- Crysis 2 Impressions

Later, the military tribunal would not look kindly on Sgt. Havok's excuse that the Renault Megane meant him harm

It’s a top quality Spotlight on Biscuit we’ve got for you this week. Not only do we have Total Biscuit giving his hugely positive impressions on Crysis 2 single player in a video he’s dubbed “How Being Allowed to Fail is Awesome”, a sentiment very close to the hearts of most everyone here at RPS, but I do some thinking about the mighty Party Ring. Just why is it so popular?
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Crysis 2’s Shocking Tech Compromise: Proof

It's just hideous.

Having played Crysis 2, the latest from the former technical innovators at Crytek, I have to express that I’m not only horrified, but also shocked, at the paucity of graphical accomplishments in what should have been a groundbreaking game. It’s quite clear that massive compromises have been made in order to keep the console market happy, meaning the PC version of the game is crippled to the point where it’s literally impossible to look at without feeling physically sick. I have put together some detailed analysis of the differences between CryEngine 2 and CryEngine 3, to prove that the developers have let everyone down.

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Wot I Think: Crysis 2

Some kind of metaphor.
Crysis 2 is now available in both Europe and North America. The sequel to the Crytek’s PC-only 2007 technology showcase FPS, Crysis, it’s one of the most intensely anticipated games of 2011. And it’s now multi-platform, too. What does that all mean for us?

Well, it’s a given that many computer dudes will get shot, but just how good is the shooting? And should this sparkling sci-fi spectacle be sat at the top of your shopping list? (Probably.) Here’s Wot I Think.
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Hans Zimmer Working On Crysis 2 OST

Wow, DOG's looking ill.

EA have just announced that the Crysis 2 score has been worked on by Hans Zimmer. Er, actually, let’s start again. Open this page in another window, and then press the button at the same time as you read that. Done? See, that’s why this is worth a post. Zimmer, who’s behind the excellent scores of Inception, Dark Knight and Renaissance Man, has also worked on, oh, Modern Warfare 2. Did that have music? Quite how involved he really is becomes a little more confusing when you read the press release.

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Yes, Crysis 2 Multiplayer Progression Trailers

I hope these guys rotate, like cars in a dealership. Or food in a microwave.

They exist! And you’ll find them after the jump. Crysis 2 is out on the 22nd of March in America and the 25th in Europe, which means all of these trailers will come to an end soon and it’ll be time to start “playing” the “game”, which if memory serves is a bit like a trailer crossed with a choose-your-own-adventure book.
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Byte-Syze: The Crysis 2 Demo

Just a quick one, as gallons of hot caffeinated beverage must be consumed before full-scale writing can commence. The Crysis 2 multiplayer demo is now available: prepare your tubes for delivery of Crytek’s latest GPU-troubler.

It’s got two maps (Skyline, set on top of the rooftops and interiors of skyscrapers, and Pier 17, an open environment with limited cover), two modes (standard team deathmatch and a defence mode) and it’ll cost 1.5GB of your precious hard drive space. Grab it from places such as here and here. I have yet to play it, but I nonetheless award it 119.7 Shooty-Bangs out of Tier 7 Ultro-Death.

Crysis 2 Shows “Prophet’s Journey”

NoooOOOOoo
Via beautiful Blues, we get another Crysis 2 trailer. Yes, this is turning into Far Cry 2, where the number of trailers reaches a crazy saturation point before launch. Anyway, this one is about Jacob Hargreave, the man with the nanosuit obsession. It’s detailing some of the story, which was written by Richard Morgan and Peter Watts. Watts, incidentally, it is a genuinely excellent SF author, and is worth looking up.
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Speaking Of Crysis 2… The Story Trailer


Crysis 2‘s story trailer is quite the thing, with elements of pretty much every big-name sci-fi film you can think of crammed into a cascading series of exciting flash cut edits. There’s a bit of game footage in here, but it’s mostly all the fancy bookend stuff that is trying to sell us the fiction of a Manhattan in ruins. And it sure is fancy.
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Crytek: “PC Gaming Is Very Important To Us”

Probably an exciting sound-effect to go with that.
Crytek bossman Cervat Yerli has spoken of his disappointment over the recent leak of Crysis 2. Writing on the MyCrysis message boards he said: “While we are deeply disappointed by these events, we are all completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from you, our community.” He continued: “We can assure you that PC gaming is very important to us and will always be important to Crytek in the future. We are all still focused on delivering a great gaming experience to our true and honest fans. I hope you will enjoy Crysis 2 on PC, as we think it is our best PC game yet!”

And we’re looking forward to judging that when the game is released on March 22nd (US) and March 25th (EU).

An Actual Crisis: Crysis 2 Leaked

'Holy shit!' 'I know!'

EDIT: Read EA’s curt response here. “Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.”

I have no words. Actually, I have some words- according to a thread of the Facepunch forums (which may or may not be deleted any second depending how the Facepunch server holds up), a developer build of Crysis 2 containing the full game, multiplayer and the master key for the online authentication has been leaked, and is currently freely available from all sorts of astonishingly illegal websites. This sounds like it might be a serious tragedy for Crytek. Crysis 2 was scheduled for release on the 22nd of March, so the leaked build could be dangerously close to finished. More on this as we hear it, and thanks to RPS reader James B for letting us know.

Crysis 2’s Nanosuit Has Surprising Features

Men. They get shot
CryTek are revamping the “Nanosuit Showroom” thing on their website, rightly surmising that the clever battlesuit is the best thing that Crysis has going for it. There’s not much there at the moment, to be honest, but to tie in with this there’s another multiplayer focused trailer (posted below) that talks up the features of the suit in the online game. There’s lots of detail on the specialisations for the suit, which is the game’s take on unlocks, but the sheer range of enhancement modules detailed in this trailer is surprising, and made me raise my eyebrows and say “that’s surprising.” There’s also lots of footage of combat, and I think this is best look at the maps we’ve had so far. So go take a look at the trailer, and listen to the pleased-sounding salesman voice explaining to you why there are so many cupholders in that new nanosuit you just bought into.

Thanks to Blues for the video link, and also for the news that Crysis 2 will have dedicated servers. Because those lazy, feckless undedicated servers were no use to anyone.
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If Only There Was Some Kind Of Game Trailer


You know, I was just sat here thinking: it’s been hours since I posted a game-related trailer footage. Ideally it would be a trailer in which dudes gets shot, other dudes get kicked, and even more dudes get exploded. It would also contain voice-over in which some slightly sinister older guy talks about weapons in a creepy way. Now THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING.
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Chryst: Crysis 2 Minimum Specs Out

If you could marry HUDs I would marry the HUD from Dead Space but I would have an affair with this one.

More than three years on and Crysis remains one of the most technically demanding games you can buy for your PC, a dubious honour it shares with such fine programs as Arma 2 and Photoshop. Now it is the future and Crysis has a sequel and the minimum specs for that sequel have been disgorged by VG247. How bad are they? Are they awful? Well, they’re actually not too bad at all. I just really like that headline.
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Cry For Me(n): Crysis 2 Multiplayer Manshoots


Aha! I thought we were going to see a bit more of that Brink-style sliding and vaulting from Crysis 2, and here it is in the multiplayer trailer. Overall: men get shot. But also: they get punched. Additionally: there’s some frictionless arse travel. Yeah, and it looks like a riot, frankly. Looking forward to getting my hands on this. (Never did really get on with the original game’s multiplayer.) Go watch! (Via Blues.)
This way for hot manshoots>>

This Is Probably The Best Crysis 2 Footage


Not sure how I missed a new Crysis 2 video coming out a few days ago, I guess I was entombed in ice, my face silently frozen in a scream… Anyway, this is the best of the single-player footage shown so far, I think, with lots of alien-whacking, and plenty of general showing off of both features and visuals, all from the perspective you will actually play the game in. It’s a trailer all about how that nanosuit does things. And it does things with violence. There’s also a bit of sliding around going on, which makes me wonder if CryTek are wanting to demonstrate that they can compete with Brink. It’s still not clear whether you can carry around a terrified Korean soldier by the throat, however.

Yes, you will want to watch this one. Go!
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