Crysis 3 multiplayer beta nets 3 million downloads

EA reveals millions of gamers have downloaded beta since launch January 29; preorders up 35 percent over Crysis 2.

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC multiplayer beta for Crysis 3, which went live January 29, has been downloaded over 3 million times worldwide, Electronic Arts announced today. In addition, EA said preorders for the first-person shooter are pacing ahead of Crysis 2 by 35 percent.

On top of this, EA revealed that its online video series "The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3" helped the Crysis YouTube channel cross 16 million views. This series was produced by From Hell and Dead Presidents director Albert Hughes.

Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter set in 2047 New York that casts players as Prophet, a supersoldier seeking vengeance. The game is due out for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on February 19, 2013.

A "lack of business drive" killed the Wii U version of Crysis 3, according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli.

For more on Crysis 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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infamous13579
infamous13579

How many have downloaded it and deleted it after five minutes? I know i did.:P

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

I'm sure the majority of those downloads did not enjoy the beta...I know I didn't. I was a fan of the 2nd but this one so far has driven me away.

JimmyThreeBalls
JimmyThreeBalls

yeah, i tried for ps3 to show my freind the difference between ps3 and pc  and it didnt even look as good as killzone3  pathetic.  I guess crytek is focusing on pc more which is good, they were only pc to begin with


JimmyThreeBalls
JimmyThreeBalls

@ztron370 You will be just fine there is no difference between i5 and i7 performance in games . i have same cpu 3570k that is the sweet spot for gaming thats all i do and surfing the net. I have a 670 and it plays great. Your crossfire config willl have no prob dont listen to that i have a i7 guy big woop. the system requirements say latest quad core, and that is the latest. Wahob- MinSeo  his i7 is three gen old , he dont know what he is saying.    game on.


drumma1
drumma1

I love the PS3 (yet I understand the PCs are more powerful), but the console port really fell flat. I'm shocked considering that they said that graphically it was "pushing the consoles to their limits." Not buying it. I've seen many exclusives that look phenomonal. Even the console ports of Far Cry 3 and Battlefield 3 looked great. Crysis 3 was a joke, graphics wise.

devilsportal
devilsportal

they should have wait for the next gen consoles for the console ports...

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

Guys with soon-to-expired hardwares should stop posting their useless specs.

PhilipO45
PhilipO45

I'm on the fence with Crysis 3. I'm getting 50+ fps using an I7cpu and 670gpu(16GB main, 4GB vRam).

 Far Cry 3 is still my game from 2012' and until something comes out that is better, i may just play through it(30hrs) for a 5th time. 

 Well that and modded GTA:IV, as playing in FP view and using ENB has made that 2008' game seem fresh, even 5 yrs later.

Vincent_Wolf
Vincent_Wolf

In da face of this idiot from EA (I think?) who said demos are bad for business. If your game is good, demo will be good, people won't be disappointed and will buy it. If your game is bad, then make it better next time and don't bitch about that it failed because of demo. Sorry for not wanting to waste money on bad games.

daniel_chacon
daniel_chacon

i played the beta and loved the hunter mode, i didn't understand the other mode

nousername66
nousername66

I played it for like 10 min on the PS3 and it looked bad, another pass for me with Crysis games.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

I downloaded and played all 3 versions of the beta just to see how they compare, and what I found was a little surprising. 

The PC version obviously looks the best, 360 is somewhere in the middle, and the PS3 version looks like absolute crap. Tons of blurry textures, pop-in, and it seemed like it was only running in 480p rather than 720p on the 360. Of course this was just a beta, perhaps the final game will look a bit better, but it was weird how big a difference there was between the 360 and PS3 versions.

Also found that, competitively,  I was performing the best in PS3 games because the PS3 players all sucked (compared to the ones on PC and 360).

ztron370
ztron370

i5-3570k

2x7950 crossfire

4x4gb ram

ocz vector 256gb ssd

I'm ready for crysis 3!

baxwam
baxwam

GTX 680 came in the mail today My Pc is like MY BODY IS READY!!!


huerito323
huerito323

I loved the beta. I had a blast. Can't wait for the full game.

shayan_47
shayan_47

Crysis 1 was the best, it was like BF3. You could drive around, capture bases, and really good maps. I loved Crysis 2 tho, but Crysis 3 is not my thing anymore. Help me out here; the invisible suit was not a big problem is Crysis 2 but here it's a disaster. I can't see anything when someone is in invisible mode. In Crysis 2 u could see something if u payed attention, but here I see absolutely nothing. I played it on PS3, I think it's because of crappy graphics! Do PC players have this problem! I know  invisible suit is going to ruin this game for me. 

TransvormerSCol
TransvormerSCol

pc version will force origin, even the beta does. So it's over for me with the crysis series. Good bye Crytek, 'will never support you again in gaming franchise.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

i hope most of these where on PC cause it look like crap on consoles 

Lexicar
Lexicar

Ya let us just forget that Cevat Yerli and the rest of the vocal scumbags of crytek are total dicks and let us buy their game!


No thanks. You can shove your game where it belongs.

XspidervenomX
XspidervenomX

Game sales continue to slide, yet, game companies continue to cannibalize themselves and make games worse, more restrictive,  and more expensive...then they want to blame it on Angry Birds..

NTM23
NTM23

@nousername66 Yeah, I played it for about ten minutes as well on 360, and it looked bad, so I turned it off. I'm still getting the game though, and I hope it looks better than that from a visual perspective, 'cause even Crysis 2, through all of its bugs and glitches, looked way, way better than the beta. 

The beta looked mediocre at best. I don't see how anyone could see that, that's the best the game can offer. It just seems like there are a lot of people being nonchalant about it as if that's what we're used to, and I'm not. It looks worse than games that came out at the beginning of this gen.

I know I shouldn't focus on visuals, but jeez.

ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

ps3 players sucks because they usually have more of a life than pc gamers (mobility scooter guys) or 360 gamers (kids)... i don't want to start a war on the subject, but i just think it's a bit true here in north america... don't take it personal guys!

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@ztron370 Ready but Core i5 is Highest for Crysis
but you will get Good perfomance in medium quality 1920x1080p

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@shayan_47 Crysis 2 had a "perk" that made it easier to see cloaked players, I'm guessing Crysis 3 will too

Rohan75
Rohan75

@TransvormerSCol The loser here is you, Crysis isn't my cup of tea but if you ditch a game because of Origin, then wow,

nu1mlock
nu1mlock

@TransvormerSCol Sucks to be you then. I'm not having any issues with Origin other than some of EA's games doesn't allow you to invite friends to the games through Origin's friend list.

Gamzz
Gamzz

@NTM23 @nousername66 I see what you guys mean but i think the beta was great, since it ran beta than crysis 2 in my opinion. I hope the final product is worth the wait. The visuals were good to me.

Ferg1213
Ferg1213

@ZoTrAcK "i don't want to start a war on the subject" Says Cartman 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Wahab_MinSeo I have a Core i5 and just a single 660 ti and could run the beta with textures on Very High, everything else on High, and get between 50 and 60 fps.

Crossfire 7950s should be more than sufficient for High settings.  

baxwam
baxwam

@Spartan_418 @baxwam  Just ran a gamaply test with Fraps With Core i7 and 8 gigs of ram and a2 gig GdR5 GTX680 it run Cryisis 2 on Ultra 1080p DX11 with a Averaged  of 45-50 fps it caps at 50 IDK why. So I am expecting to play cryisis 3 at like extreme 1080p with like 40fps but muti player I am gonna keep it at very high

patiotom
patiotom

@Spartan_418 @shayan_47 Ye there is a perk where you can see where people have been. Don't moan you can't see the invisible man. Wow the irony!!!

drumma1
drumma1

@TransvormerSCol Ditiching any game just because of Origin is stupid. Granted, it's not the best platform, and it's inconvenient. But you're really gonna be missing out on some great games that EA happens to publish in the future.

TransvormerSCol
TransvormerSCol

@nu1mlock

So, sucks to be you then as well. When you say something like this, then you've no idea about life dude.

XspidervenomX
XspidervenomX

@queuing_for_PS4 @XspidervenomX yeah.. what where they thinking.. Hey lets make something that looks like a hip tablet and it will sell billions.. cheap junk..


patiotom
patiotom

@NTM23 @nousername66 Dont complain about how something looks when your looking at it through the bottom of a beer bottle. Xbox/PS3 specs are only going to run this game in the lowest settings. Crysis has always been one of those games that pushes the graphical envelope , don't moan when ten year old tech can not keep up! 

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@Spartan_418 @Wahab_MinSeo No , i do have
Core i7 960
AMD HD 5970 it's faster than the 660 ti , I play Crysis with low settings it's give me avg fps 45-50

But 7950 Crossfire is faster than mine but the core i5 is lower than mine Core i7.

baxwam
baxwam

@jhcho2  Thank you for the advice FYI I just upgrade from a GTX 260 so Im kinda behind of all this new graphic stuff 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@jhcho2 yeah the Crysis 3 beta capped the fps at 30 with Vsync on, so turning it off is important

jhcho2
jhcho2

@baxwam @Spartan_418 your Crysis 2 capped at 50fps because of vsync and directx11. I have a GTX680 as well and you get the best performance for Crysis 3 by setting everything to Very High except Shaders. Leave that at High. Turn off Vsync and use FXAA instead of SMAA or MSAA.