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.

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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.

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