January 23, 2013 // 6:01 pm
- Crytek Producer Mike Read
has announced today that the Crysis 3 PS3 Beta kicks off this January 29th on PSN.
To quote: Hey PlayStation Nation! We're a few weeks away from the release of Crysis 3, the premier sandbox shooter of 2013. In order to give those fans that can't wait any longer a preview of what's to come, we're launching a worldwide cross-console beta.
The Crysis 3 beta will be available for download on PlayStation Network on Tuesday, January 29th and lasting until February 12th. Get ready to suit up!
The beta is designed to give you a taste of the full Crysis 3 multiplayer experience, and help the development team collect your feedback. Read on for answers to some common questions regarding the Crysis 3 Beta, and for more information visit www.crysis.com
What modes will be playable in the beta?
This multiplayer game mode is all about survival of the fittest. There are two teams, initially comprised of two permanently cloaked "Hunters", and up to 14 CELL troopers awaiting extraction.
Each trooper slain respawns on the Hunter team to prey on their former allies, building to a frenetic climax. If any of the troopers survive the round, the hunters lose. Whichever way you play, Hunter Mode delivers a heart-pounding test of strategy and survival.
Crash Site Mode:
This multiplayer game mode is the ultimate King of the Hill-type experience. An Alien dropship deploys a pod at random around the map. Players on each team must remain near the dropped pod in order to capture the zone and accumulate points.
Each alien pod holds two shields players can utilize defensively as weapons. In addition, each Crash Site map will have a "Pinger," a CEPH-constructed walking weapon of mass destruction. But be careful: other players can hijack the Pinger while you're inside!
What maps will come with the beta?
Roam the dark Ruins of Museum in downtown Manhattan and use the verticality to your advantage.
Close to the financial district, nature has taken over buildings and planes in this open fields area.
The full game has 10 more maps and six more game modes that are not to be found in the Open Beta.
How do I install the Open Beta on PS3?
The Open Beta will be located for download and installation on PSN in the demos section.
Where do I go if I have a problem, comment, or question?
The Crysis 3 forum at MyCrysis.com
is your first stop. There will be threads for each problem as well as for comments; please post in the correct forums. You may find the answer to your problem already posted by someone else in the community or answered by one of the developers.
When posting a new problem, please include as much detailed information as possible in order to help us understand the issue and resolve it.
What state is the game in? How close to final is the code I am looking at?
This is an Open Beta, which means most areas of the game are nearly complete; however, we are still looking at balance and polish. Feedback is always welcome.
Do my comments about balance or gameplay matter?
Absolutely. We will read every post. Keep it constructive and keep it civil, but keep it coming!
Is there single-player content in the Open Beta?
No, the Open Beta is only multiplayer content. The goal of the Open Beta is to serve as a final testing of the game's backbone and features, and to give fans and the curious out there a chance to play the game before it is released.