Crysis 2 PC demo drops March 1

Multiplayer sample contains two maps and two modes from Crytek's upcoming shooter, due out March 22.

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Crysis 2 doesn't debut until March 22, and so far, only Xbox Live subscribers have been able to play the game's multiplayer demo. That will all change on March 1, when PC gamers will get a chance to nanosuit up to try out the graphically intense shooter.

Crysis 2 is coming home to the PC, in demo form.

This morning, publisher Electronic Arts announced the demo, which will allow players to engage in six-versus-six battles on two maps and two modes. The maps include Skyline, which takes place atop and inside several New York City skyscrapers, and Pier 17, an open area on the Manhattan waterfront. Modes include Team Instant Action, a form of team deathmatch, and Crash Site, a variant on traditional capture the flag.

All of Crysis 2's multiplayer content was developed by Crytek UK, the studio formerly known as Free Radical. Following the lackluster reception of its long-delayed shooter Haze, the once-independent studio found itself in dire financial straights, allowing Germany-based Crytek to swoop in for the acquisition in February 2009.

Unlike previous games from the formerly PC-focused Crytek, Crysis 2 will be released simultaneously for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. For more information on the shooter, check out GameSpot's recent preview.

Discussion

88 comments
epencrep
epencrep

idk whats wrong with game spy but i will make it my personal goal to boycott any and all games associated with them! this is all due to their terrible login and the number of emails i had 2 create in order to play their demo! it's a great game don't get me wrong but the hassle makes new comers to pc gaming turn back to their consoles with their tails between their legs hurting the industry as a whole.

cjtopspin
cjtopspin

Single player demo would be nice.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Its 1st March already and still no sign of the demo :( @GabrielOnuris The minimum requirements of Crysis 2 are the same as the recommended requirements of Crysis. So in all probability, Crysis 2 is gonna be heavier than Crysis !!!

doktron
doktron

cont'd(I SENT by mistake) I also have both system shock and system shock2( 2 selections of my 200+ pc games, all of which were bought and paid for legally))and my 2 very fast computers are named shodan and xerxes! U probably have me mixed up with someone else cuz I dont play games like TF2 anymore and I have never even commented on said game.And I kno your a child cuz u dissed me with unfactual info in your whiny nya nya post to me.So I forgive u, child.

doktron
doktron

@SPARTAN1171 FYI, child, I havnt played team fortress, since the original in the late 90's,before u were born.I have played all of valves games from halflife to EP2.I havnt bothered playing TF2 since it came out in valves orange box cuz I have moved on to other games.

spartan117a1
spartan117a1

@doktron FYI, I Preordered the game you smart smart man. I beg to differ, YOU are the cancer killing the PC gaming market. The first game you ever played on PC was Team Fortress 2 and you call yourself a pc gamer. I bet you don't even KNOW what System Shock is.

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

Let's see if my pc can handle it (I think so, once I can play Crysis 1 very well, and Crysis 2 system req isn't as bombastic as some people could imagine).

seanssss
seanssss

ughh hope my 7600 handles it. Bragger Douche Bag. Legen... dary

hesam2050
hesam2050

I have a stolen Game from CRytek company in test time of this company. this game is realy Pereftc and nice.

e1337prodigy
e1337prodigy

What a coincidence, I have booked annual leave the same week Crysis 2 comes out. lol

amogh8188
amogh8188

Hoped a SP demo .. neway preordered it ... hope my 9800GT manages it ..

pidow
pidow

This games mp I will try to play more of, it cuts the playing advantages down considerably, I think.

Aravesque
Aravesque

@Pete5506 Not exactly, Its Slightly more Demanding than Crysis 1 If not same, So If your PC can handle Crysis 1 like a dream you wot have much of a problem with Crysis 2

Pete5506
Pete5506

My PC is going to melt, just wished it was a SP demo

Litchie
Litchie

Cooal! A single-player demo would be cooler, but at least I'll get to see how my rig handles this baby. Thank you, Mr. Crytek.

D3thN1gh7
D3thN1gh7

YESSS! OH THANK YOU! It's a bit late but at least all of us PC gamers finally get a demo.

doktron
doktron

@spartan117a1 its people like u who are hurting PC gaming. U wouldnt have bought this game anyway. U could wait for the demo or some game reviews before u buy this game.Go play with your xbox.

doktron
doktron

crysis is mainly a single player game that should be played on a PC.Hopfully it dosent catch consolitis. p.s. if it wasnt for us "purists" u wouldnt have any decent games to play on your inferior xbox. Its the PC that advances the technology and the art.

meltrs62
meltrs62

Ugh. I wish the purists would just go away already. They make console gamers think we're all eltists idiots who wouldnt try a game if it were multiplatform. While you guys whine in the "RUINED FOREVER!" corner, I'll go have fun playing this. PS: Anybody who tries to use the leaked beta as "justification" that the game is going to suck needs to look up the definition of the word "beta".

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

mp, no thanks.Crysis is about single player and the PC.

mardinn
mardinn

People who are saying the gameplay is boring have no idea how the game really plays. I mean come on what do you expect from people who think Call Of Duty games are the best. I feel sorry for you guys.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

@Zloth2 I slept just fine, full seven hours even. NO, gameplay looks BORING. so did the first one. I'm really not trying to be mean but I saw a Let's Play of the first game and I never made it past two videos that's roughly 20 minutes. I was falling asleep there too.

Zloth2
Zloth2

Tessellation or bust! @MJ12-Conspiracy, just four minutes?? Errr... maybe you should get more sleep?

mindgamers
mindgamers

Well... wheres the main dishes...

Transparanoia
Transparanoia

@Toysoldier34 Dude, that scenario is from Liar Liar.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Who cares? after seeing the Now Playing episode today I'm like definitely forget this game. I was falling asleep and they hadn't gotten but 4 minutes into it. Don't get me wrong graphically it looks nice but gameplay looks rubbish.

CCGR_Pheonix
CCGR_Pheonix

Everyone somehow got it in their head that Crysis is trying to be a COD-Killer in terms of multi-player. WRONG. Crysis is all about single-player. The multi-player is just a side mode for main show.

spartan117a1
spartan117a1

Who the hell needs a demo when you already have the beta ? Sincerely, Playing that Beta made me sure not to buy this utter disgrace. It is an abomination that should've never been made.

kevinsdb
kevinsdb

Kind of wish it was a single-player demo instead of a multiplayer demo but oh well it will do. All I want from the demo is to see how well my beast of a gaming rig can run it.

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

NO! I want you guys to give a demo but I don't want my computer destroyed BEFORE the game comes out! I'm screwed. :|

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@ecw1983 Usually it is legal loop holes. I read about a case where a man breaking into a woman's home fell through a skylight on her roof and landed on a knife on her table and he was able to sue her for getting hurt on her property and he won the case. The legal system has some huge problems. Also lots of times the sites can say they aren't aware and it is too hard to monitor, or say that they support the legal uses of the files and it isn't their fault if people use them illegally. Whether everyone knows it is all lies or not doesn't matter in courts.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

The way it is meant to be played. Wish it was PC only so the consoles wouldn't hold Crysis 2 back in anyway.

OleanderX
OleanderX

Come on MacBook!!!! You can run it!!!

Hekynn
Hekynn

AWSOME!! Dragon Age 2 Demo then Crysis 2 demo awsome demos awaiting for launch =D

zeebenzene
zeebenzene

wtf. There's a piracy argument even here. Stop beating the metaphorical dead horse people. There is nothing that anybody will ever argue on either side that most people haven't seen dozens of times before. People will do what they do. Leave them to themselves and just wait for the game.

Cobretti1818
Cobretti1818

Xboxers gather round, this is what a Crysis game really looks like.

ecw1983
ecw1983

Can someone please tell me why Dev's or Pubs cant legally close down torrent sites that have pirated games on them ? I would appreciate it

mardinn
mardinn

1st of March? God damn that is to late man, but oh well..