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  • Blog Post: Crysis And Crysis 2 Multiplayer Servers Shutting Down

    If you want to play a game's multiplayer these days you pretty much have to play it while the game is hot, because a few years down the road you might not be able to get online with the title. Case in point: The servers that Crytek use for Crysis and Crysis 2 multiplayer will be shutting down on... More
  • Blog Post: Crytek Is Excited About The Wii U

    Crytek founder Avni Yerli and director of global business development Carl Jones have both expressed excitement about the Wii U and its processing power in an interview with gamesindustry.biz . Crytek has been working with Wii U development kits and Yerli says that the team in Nottingham is, "very... More
  • Blog Post: Crytek Co-Founder Responds To Allegations From Ex-Employee

    Last week a blog appeared accusing Crysis developer Crytek of poor working conditions and a "hire and fire" mentality. Earlier this week, Crytek co-founder Avni Yerli responded to these claims. Speaking to Develop , Yerli called the accusations "completely misleading" and said that... More
  • Blog Post: EA Pulls Dragon Age II From Steam

    It looks like there's a feud brewing between Electronic Arts and Valve's popular digital distribution service. Continuing a pattern of EA titles being pulled or not made available on Steam, BioWare's Dragon Age II is no longer available on the site. Apparently, Dragon Age II was pulled by... More
  • Blog Post: Crysis 2 Outsells Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2

    Adopting Crytek's shooter to the console space paid off for Electronic Arts, as its sales numbers soared above two of the company's other highly publicized franchises. Electronic Arts' Q1 earnings statements revealed that the sequel to the high performance PC game has shipped over 3 million... More
  • Blog Post: EA Explains Crysis 2's Removal From Steam

    When Crysis 2 and a handful of other Electronic Arts titles disappeared from the Steam download service, many assumed that EA was making more PC games exclusive to its new Origin download service. But despite remarks from EA Games president Frank Gibeau last month , apparently this is not the case. In... More
  • Blog Post: Crysis 2 Enters Current PC Graphics Generation

    EA and Crytek released a patch today that adds DirectX 11 support to the sci-fi shooter. Snark aside, the new renderer looks incredible on a capable machine. You probably won't understand the list of technical terms that this update includes, like Parallax Occlusion Mapping or Sprite Based Bokeh... More
  • Blog Post: Crysis 2's 1.9 Patch "A Gift" For High-End PC Users

    The Crysis series is equated with great graphics, but Crysis 2's cross-platform development brought the PC version's graphics down from the usual high standards – until now. Developer Crytek is releasing a 1.9 patch on June 27 for Crysis 2 that will give the PC version of the game DirectX... More
  • Blog Post: Crysis 2's Decimation Pack Introduces New Maps And Weapons Today

    Fans of Crysis 2's multiplayer have some new content to look forward today, thanks to the release of the Decimation Pack. This pack costs 800 Microsoft Points, or $10 for PC users (the PSN version will release on the 28th). Included in the pack are five new maps -- 5th Avenue, Chasm, Plaza, Prism... More
  • Blog Post: Crysis 2 Retaliation Map Pack Available Today On 360, PC

    If you're looking to spend some more time in your Nanosuit in Crysis 2, the Retaliation map pack is now available. Retaliation includes four multiplayer maps in new locations. Among them are "Park Avenue", "Transit", "Shipyard", and "Compound". The download... More
  • Blog Post: New Trailer Shows Off Crysis 2 Retaliation DLC

    Crytek has released a new trailer for the upcoming Crysis 2 Retaliation DLC, showing off each of the download's four multiplayer maps. Get ready to unleash some chaos in Park Avenue, as well as in the Transit, Shipyard, and Transit maps. Retaliation will be available for the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3... More
  • Blog Post: Sequels Sell: Dragon Age 2, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2 All Hit Over 2 Million Sales

    Ever feel like you're drowning in sequels? We feel you. Sequels are big business, though, and Electronic Arts has the evidence to show it. As part of its announcement of results from the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, EA revealed that Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, and Dead Space 2 have all surpassed... More
  • Blog Post: Free Crysis 2 Editor, CryENGINE 3 SDK Coming By August

    If you're a modder, Crytek has some news that might be of interest to you: Crytek is releasing a pair of tools that by August that will give you complete access to Crysis 2's game engine. Crytek president and CEO Cevat Yerli has posted an open letter to the gaming community announcing his company's... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Rules March 2011 NPDs

    We've got the latest video game sales report from NPD, and in news that should surprise very few people, the Nintendo DS and the newly-launching Pokémon White and Black are the top sellers from March 2011. According to NPD, if they were listing sales based on individual SKUs, Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: New York City Has Seen Better Days In Crysis 2 Launch Trailer

    Poor New York City. When it's not getting ravaged in games like Prototype, the Godfather games, and just about every Spider-Man title, it's being cloned and repurposed for inFamous and GTA. The release of Crysis 2 shows that the Big Apple isn't going to be getting a break anytime soon, either... More
  • Blog Post: Electronic Arts Pulls Plug On Crysis 2 Demo For PlayStation 3

    Citing performance issues, Electronic Arts and Crytek decided to abandon the PlayStation 3 multiplayer demo on the eve of the game's retail release. After several people complained of excessive download times and connection issues, the company issued the following statement on its website : "Thank... More
  • Blog Post: Crysis 2 Backed By Hans Zimmer Soundtrack

    The renowned composer best known for his work on blockbusters Inception and The Dark Knight is lending his talents to Crytek's new shooter. The German born musician has been crafting film scores for over three decades. His career took off when he penned the music for the Barry Levinson film Rain... More
  • Blog Post: New Crysis 2 Trailer Encourages Players To "Be Invisible"

    The latest trailer heralding Crysis 2's March 22 release focuses more on the stealthier functionality of the nanosuit...and a skyscraper-sized tentacle. We've already seen videos on the game's multiplayer progression and weapons , but this one's all about the sneak. More
  • Blog Post: Still No Date For PS3 Crysis 2 Demo

    Today Electronic Arts reminded everyone that the Xbox 360 and PC demos for Crysis 2 are coming on March 1st, but there's still no word on the demo for PlayStation 3. A press release on the matter simply says that the PS3 demo is "coming soon," but that's it. The demo is multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Crytek Talks About The Crysis 2 Leak

    A little over a week ago, an early build of Crysis 2 was leaked onto the Internet . Though playable from start to finish, the iteration of the game was not complete. Crytek's executive producer Nathan Camarillo goes on the record talking about how the leak impacted the development team, and what... More
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