Didn’t have the super powerful crazy rig it took to run Crysis 1? Don’t worry, the folks at Crytek Studios have been working on a console adaptation using CryENGINE 3 – and they will be releasing the game for Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation 3 through their respective online services in a few short weeks.
Certainly one of the best looking games during its time and still managing to hold up today, Crysis took that open-world approach to combat situations and shook things up a little bit by giving players access to the Nanosuit. Super strength, super speed, and super survivability allowed players a kind of kid-in-a-sandbox glee when it came to fighting enemies of human and non-human varieties.
There were rumblings a few months back regarding Crysis 1‘s jump to consoles and it was finally confirmed by Crytek, complete with releasing a trailer of the game in action. Hint: it still looks great, maybe even a little bit better.
Crysis is a series near and dear to Crytek’s heart. Earlier in the year at GDC 2011, we got to interview executive producer for Crysis 2, Nathan Camarillo, regarding the changes that went into CryENGINE 3 to make graphic heavy games possible on consoles. The engine is continuing to pay off for them as the company is now getting a chance to re-release Crysis to the masses – who might not have been able to play the game before.
The optimized edition of Crysis will feature full stereoscopic 3D support, adapted controls for the Nanosuit, and other gameplay changes – to ensure players the best experience possible. If you’re unfamiliar with the story in Crysis 1, players move on from the concrete jungle of New York to the sort of real jungle island somewhere in the South China Sea and race against the North Koreans to obtain a U.S. archaeological find. Adapt. Engage. Survive.
Crysis releases October 4, 2011 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for 1600 MS/$19.99 PSN.
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