Crysis firing up XBLA, PSN October 4

Former PC-exclusive Crysis' console release date revealed; $20 price point confirmed.

Earlier this month, Electronic Arts announced that 2007's PC-exclusive Crysis was being prepared for deployment through Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network sometime this October. Now the game's exact release date has been revealed, and it's sooner rather than later.

The original Crysis was seen as a graphical benchmark for PC gaming.

EA has announced that Crysis will make its console downloadable bow next week, on October 4. As was previously announced, the game will cost 1,600 MS points on Xbox Live and $20 on the PlayStation Network.

When it arrives, Crysis will feature only the original game's single-player campaign. However, developer Crytek has said the campaign is being "remastered" for the console release with new lighting effects, optimized controls, and stereoscopic 3D support for both systems.

The campaign storyline will remain the same, with players joining an elite team of soldiers in a near-future setting where the United States and North Korea are embroiled in rising tensions. Players will be sent into hostile (but lush) territory held by North Korean forces in the South China Sea, and the situation is further complicated by the arrival of alien forces.

For more on Crysis, check out GameSpot's original review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Arkanis_Vayll
Arkanis_Vayll

@supertom221 The PC being screwed over? Seriously? This is NOT meant to be an argument that the PC is superior; merely to illustrate how absurd the complaints about the death of PC gaming are; PC gamers still have WAY more options than console gamers, but you DO have to look beyond the FPS genre. Just this year we've seen dozens of excellent PC exclusives. Shogun 2: Total War, Dawn of War 2: Retribution, Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword, Frozen Synapse, Drakensang: River of Time, The Witcher 2 (oh no, this one is getting ported a year later! maybe!) Just to name a few, both large, Trip-A titles, and smaller indie titles. There are a lot more. Then there are all the updates and additional content for PC-exclusive multiplayer games, like League of Legends with it's brand new mode and maps. And what about Minecraft? I'm not seeing that on any of my three consoles. How about MMO's? Just this year (fiscal year, at least) we've had Cataclysm, Rift, and recently the Isengard expansion for LotRO. And coming up for the remainder of the year and into next year? Oh, just Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, DotA 2, TERA, Tribes: Ascend (*Swoon*), a little game called Diablo III, Starcraft 2 expansion, And I'm skipping a nearly endless list of smaller or indie games. If you think PC gaming is dead, or having it's titles "Stolen," honestly, you just aren't looking hard enough, or don't want to be a PC gamer to begin with - you just want a mouse and keyboard for your FPS's.

hezimoe1
hezimoe1

You know all this PC vs Console is pretty silly,I .m able to buy a nice pc because I make pretty decent money. I also own a xbox which I enjoy quite a bit. I cant play fps on the xbox because I cant use the damn controller! However when playing racing games the controller kicks ass. All I.m saying is that we all should be grateful to be able play some of these awesome games no matter what hardware you own!

supertom221
supertom221

@thegamegod I never said other systems suck because mine can do extra. I love the PS3, for one. Why won't you want to play on a PC?? Keyboard & Mouse is the way to play, but in case you don't like that, you can plug in a controller. Switch parts so often? Y'know, at least know something about PCs before going down on them. My PC is from 2008, and it's still going strong with 95% of games being released. The time to change parts is roughly 5-6 years for a good PC, about as much as that of a console's life cycle. call it elitism if you like, though it's not. Some games belong on consoles, some are not. I'm mad because the ones that don't are being nought off of it unfairly while we get nothing. If PC is an elite console, why is it constantly being screwed over? Don't go all underdog on me, please.

supertom221
supertom221

@face_value I owe you no respect, get over it. Money to throw around?? If you work, you have money. You pay for your rent and other expenses, that leaves you with leftover money. You save up money, after a few months, you buy a rig. Roughly the same price as a console. If you work 6 days a week, you should have more than enough money. Unless you are working at slave labour, that is.

face_value
face_value

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DrKill09
DrKill09

Meh, I bought this when it first came out. If they were going to make a console port, they should've done it before Crysis 2 was released.

pszone
pszone

Im getting on psn know since i want play it so im not going to change my mind about it since i wanted so bad. i wanted for pc but i didnt had pc back then so im glad be getting it 2 weeks and i think this might get 50% off since im a ps plus so i be getting this game cheap. aslo got dead riseing 2 the 2nd game dead riseing 2 so all gd

thegamegod
thegamegod

@supertom221 you should really calm down with your rants...can you imagine,that some people just don't want to play on a pc?not everyone likes the m+k combo for playing games,regardless of how many ''facts'' support that its better...Not everyone wants to invest the time and money in upgrades for specific parts every so often...some people just want to pick up and play a game,and not have to worry about compatible drivers and other such hassles. Apples and oranges,apples and oranges man. Just don't be an elitist,we're all here to play games,and just cos your system can do extra things,doesn't mean ours suck,we still enjoy them.

lyncer777
lyncer777

My 2008 rig has a core 2 quad Q6600 and an old 7900GT 2gb ram, and performance of the first Crysis is Horrible at that time, even on high settings. I read in the PS3 wiki that RSX GPU is based on Nvidia GeForce 7800 Architecture almost the same as my GPU at that time, but for me is running pretty bad, but after researching and viewing the annoucement trailer of the console version im like WTF, it looks good, even better than my RIG at that time. So my question is: Is CRYTEK tooooooo laaaaazzzzzyyyyy optimizing the PC version? BUT! to play it faster i lower the resolution...1024x768 WTF i read somewhere that the XBOX 360 version is running on 720p that's really not a bad resolution. It is still HD. I watch the console version the visual effects looks good but i notice the framerate drops...7800 vs 7900 WTF!!! sorry for my english...

lyncer777
lyncer777

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NotJackieChan
NotJackieChan

@supertom221 I think I did insult you, or else you wouldn't be whining about it. And a point loss? I think I might cry.

supertom221
supertom221

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NotJackieChan
NotJackieChan

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ProjektInsanity
ProjektInsanity

I know this has been beaten to death, but it still amuses me. What's with the animosity between console and PC gamers? It makes very little sense. My console experience is not diminished because somehow, somewhere, there's somebody playing the same game on PC, or vice versa. I love how gamers have this mindset that their respective system should own a particular title, and if say, Halo was released on PS3, some X-box owners would consider it an unspeakable betrayal. A game either plays well on the system you own or it does not. If it does not, take issue with THAT. Making a federal case out of the fact that the same game is running on another system makes you seem like an illogical, spoiled child.

supertom221
supertom221

@NotJackieChan Uh huh. Tell me your Crappy PC's specs. DO you even know what specs are?

NotJackieChan
NotJackieChan

@supertom221 I'm not an underage brat and I work every day and go to college and I still don't want to spend $700 on a crappy PC.

newhighscore
newhighscore

Awesome! Now I get to see what all the hub bub was about.

supertom221
supertom221

@Ronnie_Rim Because you don't see Microsoft giving up HALO3 for PC. You don't see Sony porting Demon Souls to PC. You don't see even a proper port of what PC does get. And yet, consoles have taken Battlefield, they want to take Witcher, and they took Crysis. And what did we get?? I'll tell you what we get: OnLive, a delay for Arkham City release, and a big load of BULL. I'm kinda sick of it.

supertom221
supertom221

@face_value Typical, Hide behind he "it's too expensive to get a rig" excuse, why don't you? And this is to all console gamers, not just you. Just so you know, these whole "1000$ bucks at least for a capable PC" thing is bull, unless a useless computer like a Mac. You can get an excellent gaming rig That will handle even BF3's maximum settings for roughly 600$-700$, PS3's Launch price, or for 300$-400$, a moderately well built PC that will give you a similiar gaming experience to consoles on most games out there, if not better. SO stop whining. Money isn't such a big problem for a gaming rig unless your an underaged brat who didn't work a day in his life, in which case you really don't get a say at this. Again, not specificaly pointed at you, but you get my point.

doktron
doktron

I think all games should be "allowed" to be played on all systems, if possible, so that all gamers could enjoy any great game. So how about releasing the halo series and gears of war series to the PC? Its not that the pc cant handle those games since halo1 and GOW1 were released on the pc(they even looked and played better on the pc than the xbox). I am also pretty sure that halo and GOW would sell better than crysis on the consoles since pc gamers generally have more money and are older than console gamers.(console gamers always complain that gaming PCs are too expensive...which is a false claim that I wont go into here)

DFBTG
DFBTG

About time. Been wanting this for a while. Granted, could've bought/built a better PC...

pszone
pszone

I might wait for a consle reasle so its coming in the shops next year so know im going to wait. because it said they reasle the game with new engine so ya i going to wait ;[

Atheosis
Atheosis

Wow, that came out of nowhere.

noshbar
noshbar

Also, the vids a preview from the original release, hence the "improved lighting effects".

noshbar
noshbar

If they can adapt Crysis for console maybe they'll bring back some of the that made it great for Crysis 3: like aliens that are actually dangerous, the freeze (Seriously crytek? The Spore?), and the setting.

samedizombie
samedizombie

Well, I'm a PC user and I think it's great news. it will give our console chums the opportunity to enjoy a great game and an enhanced one at that.

face_value
face_value

Cue all the PC lovers telling us why it shouldn't be on a console?! Why should a game not be on a console? To be fair, I myself don't really know a LOT about PC's, just never been interested in gaming that much on the PC, so I've always been in love with the console. Some of us can neither afford nor understand top, high end pc's. So yeah, this should have a right to go on the consoles so EVERYONE can enjoy a great game. Thanks, that is all.

CustNam
CustNam

Is this going to fall under the 2gb max? Or is it going to be released under the games on demand? Because if it is going into the live arcade I dont see how they squeezed such a big game into under 2 gigs.

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

i smell pc-rant..anyway i´m looking forward to this, i go for stability rather than hignend graphics .

doktron
doktron

to all those who think this trailer vid is taken from the console version, u are mistaken;this vid is from the pc version.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

@GeigerdolylWodd ~ Indeed. I'm thinking it'll be around 8....

doktron
doktron

why would u want to play this on a console instead of a PC?Theres no way any console(xbox or psn) will be able to make this game look better, or even as good as, a PC.This game even looks better than most games that are coming out on PC today,even better than crysis2(in my opinion). If u are a gamer then u should have a pc that can run crysis properly by now,and if u havnt played it yet I would suggest to pick up the PC version instead of any console version.

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

@NorwegianWinter on the PC end you can't really say that indefinitely and know beyond shadow of the doubt that that is true or not. I mean how many PCs have you tried to play Crysis on? What were their graphic cards and when if ever were you able to try them side by side against a console version of them?

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

@Lotus-Edge You're planning on installing it on your console's harddrive aren't you. So is it safe to say you have an Xbox 360 you plan to install it to?

Drkcloud07
Drkcloud07

@Ronnie_Rim yup have fun playing dark souls on your almighty pc. Oh wait

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

I'm just going to come out and ask this question. Was the single player part of the original Crysis worth $20? I never had a PC that could handle it, and while reviews were great, they always go back to talking about the MP element. I'm not the biggest FPS fan in the world, but I enjoy playing good ones that have a decent story, and have a campaign that lasts more than 3 friggin' hours.

Rovelius
Rovelius

@Ronnie_Rim Better from a technical point of view? Absolutely. Has better games? Absolutely not. And, unfortunately for you my elitist PC gamer friend, only games matter.

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

@Flint247 Visuals are a major part of game dynamics. They have an affect on the level of graphic content as well as level of graphic detail. After all, why do you think games went 3D instead of remaining 2D?

CptOliver
CptOliver

Judging by the trailer, the 360 version looks better than the pc version.

gpm23
gpm23

Hey, console people....enjoy this game. I really really hope you guys do because it was one of my favorite games of all time on the PC. I'm stoked to hear what other people's opinions are other than the PC folk out there. 20 bucks is a steal for such a great game.

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

@dRuGGeRnaUt Windows XP isn't bloated and most gamers were still using XP when Crysis released. PC's with more demanding OS' simply require greater specs. Makes me wonder why they couldn't "optimize" Crysis 2 for PC beyond a DX11 upgrade? Oh yeah, it was already "optimized" for the consoles. Hardware only takes you so far. I don't know why people think "optimized" means better because they can probably "optimize" Crysis for the SNES too.

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

Glad to see this coming to consoles, however, I don't think it will do well because it's coming the same day as Rage. But I definitely will be buying and supporting this game. :D

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

It seems like a dumb idea to release the original Crisis like this, The console version of Crysis 2 should have come with the original Crysis, then they could have justified releasing it without multiplayer support. $20 for a 4 year old game that could probably be beaten in an evening doesn't seem worth it. Maybe if this was an RPG or a racing game it would be worth it because those can be stretched over a much longer time but once a shooter is over there usually isn't any reason to back to it unless it has multiplayer and everyone knows only a few shooters end up on top.