E3 2009: Crysis 2 Announced for PC, PS3, and XBox 360
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 2 a huge event."
"Nothing speaks more to the success of the EA Partners program than when a studio the caliber of Crytek continues to work with us," said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners.
"Crytek is already one of the elite PC development studios in the world and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with them in bringing their award-winning technology and gameplay to more platforms and a wider audience with Crysis 2."
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this is awesome news!
It is good news but Crysis wasn't really a great game to begin with. None of the Cry Engine games have been much more than average gameplay around nice graphics.
I don't see the changing suit powers thing working too well on consoles with controllers either.
And... hopefully the engine is better on consoles than the one Far Cry 2 used because it looked A LOT better on PC's than 360/PS3.