Crysis 3 gets open multiplayer beta on January 29

Two-week beta to be available to all on 360, PS3 and PC.

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EA has announced an open beta for Crytek-developed shooter Crysis 3 for all platforms on January 29.

Crysis 3's open beta will run for two weeks and includes two modes playable on two maps. Both maps, Airport and Museum, are set in Crysis 3's rainforest-themed take on New York City.

The first mode on offer, Crash Site, is the familiar King of the Hill gametype - two teams battle it out to secure a rotating set of locations on the map. The other available mode is called Hunter, and is a spin on the Infection gametype seen in games like Halo; two people spawn as stealthy Nanosuit hunters and must work to take down the remaining 10 (14 on PC) regular players. Knocking off any one of the competition will see them respawn as a Nanosuit hunter.

Players will also be able to sample New York Feed, Crysis 3's take on DICE's Battlefield social tracker Battlelog.

Crysis 3 -- which allegedly "maxes out" the 360 and PS3 -- will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on February 19 in North America and February 21 in Europe.

Discussion

93 comments
SalahDinThe2nD
SalahDinThe2nD

ps3 suffered from frame rat issue , so i do not think i willl buy it

fluxetreflux
fluxetreflux

"Launch the Origin client and log in to your account. 

You can now select the My Games tab within Origin to see the Open Beta. From here you can download and install the game."

Does anyone see something there ?

nintendians
nintendians

bring back power struggle then i might play the multiplayer part.

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

"Multiplayer Beta". Gonna suck. Until Crysis stops being the crappy console game that it has become and starts to focus on singleplayer and next-gen technology it will be terrible. Just another great game that has gone down the same path as Call of Duty.

Ratpoison_m
Ratpoison_m

Is it going to be console port like crysis 2? 

skipper847
skipper847

How do you get this beta key for PC been looking every where even on my crysis website

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Is it going to be a complete disaster like Crysis 2's free period was?

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

Loved Crysis 2 as far as single-player but multiplayer was very frustrating. I'll still check out the beta and get Crysis 3 on pre-order. 

Rotondi
Rotondi

I respect these dudes (and Crysis).  But they needed to start working on a different game. 

BuBsay
BuBsay

I sincerely hope it returns to Crysis 1, both in terms of quality and in terms of multiplayer style (the huge maps, vehicles, ridiculous weapons and of course the suit abilities). Crysis 1's multiplayer seemed like a throwback to the golden age of Multiplayer FPS's and felt a lot like Unreal Tournament in certain settings.


Crysis 2 came off as much more bland and uninteresting. And of course in terms of singleplayer nothing beats the fantastically open Crysis 1 levels over the painfully linear Crysis 2.

lemmy2
lemmy2

Crysis 2 was not as good as Crysis 1 at all. And the multi-player for Crysis 2 was terrible. It was so unbalanced that anyone new to the multiplayer didn't have a chance against 50th level guys with over powered suits...hated it and won't play Crysis 3 multiplayer.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

Never played Crysis for the multiplayer but I might check it out, I guess.

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

Crysis 2 on PS3 was absolute sh*t Unless they pay more attention to PS3 version, im out.

pathosfire
pathosfire

I played in closed beta, and something about competitve multiplayer really has no appeal for me.  Perhaps I'm just not that kind of gamer, I've never really enjoyed competitive shooters, especially any featuring voice chat because they always have tons of really vulgar, angry chat going on.

Was really hoping the game would feature a co-operative multiplayer mode against NPCs, like Mass Effect 3, but alas, I haven't seen any mode like that yet.

flamingboard
flamingboard

2 weeks. Good, I'll be able to play for a day after it gets done downloading.

lorider25
lorider25

12 v 12?  No Thanks.

At least has to be 32 v 32

BrainFart01
BrainFart01

Never been part of a beta before and have an xbox...will they just have it for download on live or do I need to sign up somewhere to be invited? Thanks for any help.

BlueTurtz
BlueTurtz

"the amount of data we put in and the detail level is far superior" Well that doesn't matter if the game is not that fun. Which is what Crysis 2 multiplayer was for me. Halo 4 looks just as good as crysis 2 and has a better art style. Halo multiplayer is far superior to crysis multiplayer in nearly every way. ( Maps, Gametype variety, Popularity) Crysis may technically "look" better but that doesn't mean shit when your gameplay doesn't live up to it. Look at GTA IV, the graphics of that game are very dated, its 4 years old, yet its still in the top 20 most played on xbox live.  I haven't seen crysis 2 in there since the game came out.

BlueTurtz
BlueTurtz

Maybe this will actually make me want to buy Crysis 3 later on down the road because at this moment, I'm not too eager to buy it because Crysis 2's multiplayer was not that fun.

Cyanide4Suicid3
Cyanide4Suicid3

Its too late for a beta? It seems like it will just be another Multiplayer demo, which is fine with me lol.

akdiuuuryttt
akdiuuuryttt

crysis 2 multiplayer was just a cod knock off not good

dkdk999
dkdk999

You can't "max out" consoles. It's always possible to improve graphics atleast in this time frame.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

Don't they mean open multiplayer demo? It's way to late for a beta.

ztron370
ztron370

I enjoy the single player of the crysis series but I have never been a fan of the crysis series multiplayer and Crysis 3 multiplayer will be no different.

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

Video said, "the best technically competent game every released on consoles". That is not saying much considering the console tech is seven years old.

danielwd
danielwd

@Rotondi Why, crysis 2 was quite different from crysis 1, and crysis 3 looks like it will once again be quite different. Objectively speaking, they are making perfect sequels (some innovation whilst keeping overall theme the same.)

jorge69696
jorge69696

@BuBsay They can't do that because the game would not run in consoles. The console market is their primary target now.

You can see it in the simplistic gameplay and plot in Crysis 2. Even the CoD-like forced multiplayer that was dead 3 months after launch. 

EA killing another IP.

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

you never know this one could be balance. Though i doubt it

Labaoman5000
Labaoman5000

@lemmy2 I disagree with you. I got Crysis 2 on the fourth day it was out. I was on par skill-wise with level 40+ players. By level 20, I was pawning level 50 players. Maybe you just couldn't keep up.

The game was perfectly balance, I could even see cloaked dudes without nano vision. They're also easy to kill with two bullets from a SCAR.

Lol at casual players trying to play Crysis.

DeusAlex
DeusAlex

@pathosfire Try BF3. Best FPS and more team oriented. Community is more mature and less lil kids cussing and throwing tantrums.

flamingboard
flamingboard

@BrainFart01 You have to open your xbox up and type a secret code into the keypad hidden under the DVD drive.

kenmanius
kenmanius

@BlueTurtz Halo has a lot of symmetrical maps, I noticed. I liked the vertical integration of the levels in Crysis 2 as a fresh idea despite the COD loadouts which Halo emulates now as well.

vault-boy
vault-boy

@dkdk999 Ya, you can max out consoles. There will always be a little bit more you can stretch, but at the point Crysis 3 will probably be at its so small that its not even noticeable. 

SalahDinThe2nD
SalahDinThe2nD

@ztron370 yeah but this time the modes are from singplayer game instead of Team Death match and Free for all mode they used in Crysis 2

vault-boy
vault-boy

@TheOnlyConan Ya... it kind of is. Of course your probably a PC elitist with a stick up his ass and if somebody mentions the words 'Crysis' and 'graphics' while omitting the word PC than you will be the first to point out console inferiority. But don't worry your pc master race head, little one, Crysis 3 for PC is going to be the best looking game to date, I'm sure.

BlueTurtz
BlueTurtz

@kenmanius @BlueTurtz Yeah, i don't mind the COD style loadouts because they work well in both crysis and halo 4, because they have different elements that make the games unique.

NosadaAssasin
NosadaAssasin

@vault-boy Lol.... your reply to conan was way too hostile and insinuating waaaaaaaay too much. A+ if you're going for trolling. All he did was state a fact....current gen consoles are in fact seven years old..... Consoles are nothing more than simplified PC's.... But they are always going to be inferior to real PC's because of economical reasons they only change once in a generation.... whereas PC's are always evolving. Nothing to be Butthurt over.

danielwd
danielwd

@robbiejones @danielwd @Rotondi Who would disagree with that? It is a fact that they are making what is considered to be an objectively perfect sequel, they change some things whilst keeping overall themes the same. Weather the sequels are subjectively better is a completely different matter.

robbiejones
robbiejones

@Scorchstar @robbiejones  i dont doubt you'll get it at all, jus saying im sure crysis 3 wont be as good on ps3 jus like crysis 2, been an xbox 360 port and all

chano880
chano880

@OldJames420 @NosadaAssasin @vault-boy Well for 400 or so dollars (or less even) you can also upgrade your pc nowadays and easily beat consoles, assuming you already got a screen and a case (from your normal desktop pc you use to browse the web for example) wihle getting games at a cheaper price, be it retail or steam/digital distribution sales. So ... hum yeah...

OldJames420
OldJames420

@NosadaAssasin @vault-boy although now, you can spend 300 to play crisis 3 on a console, or 1200 on a pc, and get a fairlly similar experience. Not the exact same, but for the money, i couldn't give a fuck about the slight nudge of pc's.

OldJames420
OldJames420

@NosadaAssasin @vault-boy How much money would you spend in 7 years, in order to keep your pc rig at the top? thousands of dollars, right? not including games.......i would sure hope that they would be better than the 400/500 that consoles cost at start.