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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Crytek
Crysis, the Great PC Humbler of 2007, is now available on Live and PSN. More specifically, the single-player campaign is what’s available for the 360 and PS3. The 1600 MS Point/$19.99 release includes an upgrade to the CryEngine 3 and support for stereoscopic 3D.
THQ has announced that Crysis developer Crytek will be taking a shot at the Homefront series for the next entry. Kaos Studios, developer of the original Homefront, was closed last June. The sequel is scheduled for release during the publisher’s fiscal year 2014.
The original Crysis will be making its way onto consoles for the first time next month when an updated version launches on Live Marketplace and PS Network. The 1600 MS Point/$19.99 release will include the original campaign gussied up with new lighting, effects, and other extras, courtesy of CryEngine 3, as well as full stereoscopic 3D support.
The PC version of Crysis 2 received an update recently, dubbed the Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade, that adds full DirectX11 support. The update includes tessellation, water rendering improvements, high-quality HDR motion blur, higher quality texture formats with the optional high-res texture pack, and even more effects. To download the upgrade, simply boot up the game and go online for the auto install to initiate. A new Map Editor Pack will also be released for free this Wednesday at http://mycrysis.com.
Crysis 2’s multiplayer is getting a bit of a jolt today, thanks to the new Retaliation map pack. For 800 MS Points/$9.99, 360 and PC gamers will gain access to four new maps spread throughout several iconic locations in New York: Park Avenue, Transit, Shipyard, and Compound. PS3 gamers looking to get in on the action will have to wait a bit, since Retaliation “will be made available on PlayStation Network at a later date.”