Crytek launches info on Warhead

Parallel story to Crysis coming this autumn, letting gamers step into the boots of Sergeant 'Psycho' Sykes.

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Yesterday, Far Cry developer Crytek updated its Web site, confirming that a project called Crysis Warhead would be coming but offering little else besides an image of a scowling man in a nanosuit.

The company has now armed the public with a few more details on the new game. A first-person shooter like the original Crysis, Warhead will be published by Electronic Arts for the PC this autumn. It's the first game to be developed by Crytek's Budapest studio, and it will be built on a new version of the German developer's graphically groundbreaking CryEngine 2.

Gamers will play as Sergeant "Psycho" Sykes, who briefly appeared in the original Crysis. As the nickname might suggest, he is described as "more brash and aggressive" than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad. The story will be parallel to the one that unfolded in the original game and will document Psycho's adventures on the other side of the same island.

The first Crysis game from the German developers was released on the PC in November last year to critical acclaim. The sci-fi story took place in the future, and Delta Force agents led by Jake "Nomad" Dunn were sent to rescue a team of archaeologists. The team had been kidnapped by North Korean forces after the discovery of an alien spacecraft on an island off the coast of China.

Crysis Warhead will feature a bigger arsenal of customisable weaponry, new vehicles, and single-player and multiplayer content.

Discussion

200 comments
soapCOD4
soapCOD4

can a DELL XPS M1730 run it?

neonitin
neonitin

Awesome ! had tried out the game in a good gamin rig i suggested 2 a friend n it just did the trick .... am a fan of crytek for their innovative whatever stuff they had used to make the game such an friggin action ,thriller and fun filled game that it is now ....

GT_APE
GT_APE

FRIGGIN AWESOME. Crysis may have been bugged at first but that's what happens when you raise the bar higher than ever. I can't wait for Warhead. I agree with the guy who said make the single player longer. I want to maximize my time playing this awesomeness.

Jose_yero
Jose_yero

meh, over rated, over used, nothing like cod4 :D good day

osxgp
osxgp

What about a real sequel instead of a spinoff?

teagan1000000
teagan1000000

I think they are gonna have to fix the hunter physics in the last level when it would throw cars and stuff at you. that was where the worst physics were in the whole game

skar3d
skar3d

hope they make a long single player as multilayer stunk. I'd also like to see them fix the A.I. other that that, the first game was amazing. Who can get tired of "maximum strength"

magikdarah
magikdarah

I hope they allow crysis multiplayer to any kind of CD like pirated,original,copy n paste and etc.my country is hard to find the original one mostly its a damn pirated CD,bull **** it is....

kissa61
kissa61

Cant wait till this one

ndrewn
ndrewn

I hope they fix the car physics and maybe add a couple of more weapons.

thatmy
thatmy

Hey, Crysis, please makes single player mode longer, ok? Also Upgrade the enemy A.I. too. please. I am not the fan of multiplayer cos I die easily so turn me off all the times. ok I admit I am weak but I wanna to say that games are for entertainment and not for turning pple off when playing, hehe.....

sulik1112
sulik1112

Delta Force agents wasn't led by Jake "Nomad" Dunn. It was Prophet.

knucles2222
knucles2222

Gah, when i heard about this, I hoped you would play as Prophet instead since he disappears throughout the entire game. But still, Sycho is my favorite character from the first Crysis.

jeffsworld
jeffsworld

In my eyes it seems like EA is milking another franchise to death, but lets hope this game is better and less glitchy than the previous one. The last one was made to sell graphics cards (nvidia even threw the Launch party lan for it, i was there lol). I am really hoping that this game will improve the gaming experience instead of the PC building experience.

Supergodzilla1
Supergodzilla1

Sounds like another glorious trip through the Crytek engine. Can't wait to see any improvements to the engine and gameplay itself.

monk117
monk117

Open your eyes, yes Crysis had amazing graphics, but it was still glitchy. Crysis : Warhead will have the same game engine, and the same bugs, because EA dont test their games properly. And now we have people wishing the game was coming out before september 16th...let me remind you the first one came out November 16th 2007, and at an estimate they started making warhead no earlier than January 2008, in other words, warhead is being rushed, as was crysis, and every other EA game, if anything i hope they delay it and spent some time perfecting it.

T-_-K
T-_-K

You know what nice about it "Its PC exclusive". I think the war is starting.

dmiisha_796
dmiisha_796

Awesome! First Crysis rocked our PCs. This Crysis can only be better! September 16, DAMN wish it were earlier!

shock_18
shock_18

looks sweet! September 16th seems so far away . . .

man_utdmasta
man_utdmasta

should be awesome, crysis was amazing!!! so warhead should be mint Crytek better release a sequel for the main story line in Crysis wen nomad goes back for prophet!!

monk117
monk117

What a retarded idea, it's just another way to make more money before they make a proper sequel.

MAT30-
MAT30-

I hope this is not another FEAR: Perseus Mandate!!!, or Extraccion Point!!!

Chilean_demon
Chilean_demon

I need to play this one....I´m already addict to crysis, and if they give me more options for the nano suit.....well that means MORE FUN!!!!!!!

khariss
khariss

ow god i love crysis i still play it this sounds great i cant wait

Flea1987
Flea1987

"If you were able to run Crysis, you'll be able to run Warhead better." - Cevat yerli, Cryteck Cofounder and President in PCGamer August 2008

Flea1987
Flea1987

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hihi2221
hihi2221

I feel the same, ramtin.

ramtin1001
ramtin1001

I jus have a feeling it might just be crysis with new levels and nothing more but i hope im wrong............ :D

ADRIANUTZU
ADRIANUTZU

I already got the graphic card but i don't have the game....I mean CRYSIS had a great story but something which is parallel with the initial game sounds awesome can't wait to get it.

noswear
noswear

Come on tweaked graphics! :)

is0lati0n
is0lati0n

I definitely need to get a new graphic card before this comes out.

chessmaniac
chessmaniac

Just in addition to my last post wherein I give lots of praise to Crysis, i would like tio add one complaint.--the music for Crysis was terrible IMO---which is surprising because the music in 'Far Cry' was so well done. The' Far Cry' music was so effective at creating tension, and a creepy atmosphere when needed. The music of Crysis was very corny sounding --like some cheap hollywood adventure flick.. I ended up turning the music off completely in the game options. Did anyone else find the music to be a letdown? May seem a small thing, but a good soundtrack can really help set the mood in a game. Games like Far Cry, F.E.AA.R., and Half-Life 2 all prove that point. PLEASE improve on this aspect in 'Warhead' Crytek. But just so I don't sound like I'm dumping on Crysis. for me it is one of the best shooters I have played.

xxxShinjixxx
xxxShinjixxx

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chessmaniac
chessmaniac

First, let me say that I loved Crysis--the nom-linear play was truly amazing--great replay value. Graphics of course were over the top. However, the game had a LOT of bugs, and even with the second patch installed the menus still don't work right.--not for me anyways.I just hope they can have a smoother runnuing game this time around. However, despite the bugs I think the game was a great achiement by Crytek--at certain points the gameplay was really awesome, and hugely immersive. Re the PC/console topic--When games are released for multi-platform, the PC versions should NEVER be dumbed down--that is simply the behaviour of companies with no vision whio are totally money driven. I do not think that console players are to be ridiculed--each to his own. However, t PC games at their best are definely superiour--and being able to customize your own build adds a whole new dimension to gaming that console players lose out on completely. If it's as good, or hopefully better than the original (without all the bugs please Crytek ) Warhead will be a game to savour.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

If Crytek make a multiplatform game then produce a separate version for the pc like they did for Far Cry. Consoles have ruined pc gaming.

jameswwrigley
jameswwrigley

Flaming_spoon, I am glad to see that someone out there actually understands the game would suffer if it was multiplatform. I was actually going to bring up UT3 also. The map size was rediculously small compared to UT2004, and I guess Pentagram6 cannot comprehend that. @ Pentagram6 The fact that Cevat Yerli said "Crysis as we know it would not be possible on a console". Only further proves the point that YES it would effect "OUR" game if they made it multiplatform. And yes I am a PC fanboy, and frankly I could give a crap if you listen to me. I don't really see how being passionate about PC gaming makes me an idiot. It only further proves to me how retarded you are not to understand that we don't want our games gimped so you can have it on your precious console. @Kirshna the game was optimized well, Crytek built an 800 dollar PC that would run it on all high settings months ago. Thats pretty well optimized if you ask me. All of the haters out there want everyone to believe you need a $2000 PC to run it. If you are trying to play the game on your moms 6 yr old Compaq then yes you are SOL. Crytek has stated that that the engine has been further tweaked, so rest easy.

kirshna
kirshna

i hope stupids make more optimize game then first one,if it run same as first i am not goona buy it

snoopyflyfish
snoopyflyfish

now this looks mre like it just what i have been waiting for. this game is going to be realy nice

WizengamotX
WizengamotX

This brings bad, bad memories of F.E.A.R. Extraction Point and worse yet, of F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate...

ele975
ele975

This is new, and a strange move... Why would they make a side-story about psycho when they have left a cliffhanger? This doesn't make any sense at all! Unless they are still rigging the CryEngine 2 (as they said they would) for the real sequel

-Origin-
-Origin-

Sweet, I can't wait to read about it in PC Gamer since Warhead is going to be their August cover story.

Flaming_Spoon
Flaming_Spoon

Pentagram6 your wrong, PC users get shafted all the time because a game goes cross platform and ends up on the console.... need i say UT3???? Games many time get a graphics cap and MP pop cap, more limited customization and crappy menus to tailor to the limits of what a console can do ... its not that we dont want games going to consoles, but when 60% of the time a game goes cross platform its usually the PC version that gets shafted to tailor to the console players. CoD4 is definitely gimped as well, definitely best on the PC but still gimped compared to what it could be. GRaW2??

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

Crysis is the best looking game ever, but I wonder how good it's going to be in the next Crysis game.

Mega-Tom
Mega-Tom

Crysis rulez!!!! This game is going to be awesome.

brain20035
brain20035

will it be an expansion pack or an stand-alone package? anyways I'm already thrilled. I'd love to step into the world of crysis yet again.