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Crysis 2: First PS3 Footage Reveals Multiplayer Demo

Crytek has said many times that PlayStation 3 owners needn't worry about a crappy Crysis 2 port.

And they try to back that up with the first available PS3 footage of the highly anticipated sequel, which can be found at Eurogamer. The footage is from a single-player level called "Semper Fi or Die" and it should satisfy the naysayers. On top of which, an announcement at the end of the video tells us a PS3 multiplayer demo for Crysis 2 will be available. Executive producer Nathan Camarillo told everyone they could "probably hope for" a PS3 demo and that has proven true. We don't have a date just yet but considering that the game arrives on March 25, we have to assume that demo isn't too far off. The multiplayer demo for PC hits on March 1 and it includes two maps and two separate modes for 6-on-6 matches. That's likely what PS3 owners will get, but you never know. We'll definitely be on board with that demo, if only because the hype has been really building over the past couple of months, and we just need to see this thing...

Will Crysis 2 be best played on the PC? Yeah, probably. But console players shouldn't be left out in the cold.

Related Game(s): Crysis 2

Tags: crysis 2, crysis 2 ps3, crysis 2 demo

2/24/2011 10:45:54 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (38 posts)

city96
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:13:46 AM
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The lack of footage of PS3 gameplay is worrying, there's barely any screenshots or videos.

Maybe you should just get the game on PC

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PasteNuggs
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:18:28 AM
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About time. Now maybe I can actually play the thing and it won't lock up my console.

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Mornelithe
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:25:19 AM
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I'll save everyone some time and effort, they only released a demo on 360, buggy, glitchy and rife with problems.

The 360 being the easier platform to develop for, doesn't leave me filled with a great sense of hope for what the PS3 version will look like. I love Crytek, scratch that, I loved Crytek, for their work with Crysis and Warhead, but they sacrificed far too much to bring it to console, and now honestly, I just don't think what made Crysis as amazing as it was, is being carried over to Crysis 2.

Definitely passing on this, on PS3 and on my PC. Have no need for another consolized shooter.

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sawao_yamanaka
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:46:21 PM

I really do find it annoying when people keep saying (pc purists) that games get the shaft when shifted over to console. Crytek lost a lot of money on the original crysis due to piracy. They admitted that so of course they want to make money and I have yet to see any consolization in the game.

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Mornelithe
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:58:34 PM

I could care less what annoys you. Considering I have both a PS3 and PC, I know what I'm talking about, as you apparently do not.

The facts are, Crysis and to a lesser degree Crysis Warhead were both originally very glitchy on PC. That's one platform. We now have 3 platforms that Crysis 2 is being launched on. The easiest to program for? Has already had so many bugs and issues, that Crytek is now backtracking on the 'exclusive' demo, because the world's pretty much aware this game will have problems and they want to try and reassure everyone these issues won't occur on PC or PS3, of course, we won't know for months, because they're going to hold out on the demo as long as possible.

Additionally, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli, already stated publicly that PC components were cut, or never added in the first place, because they wouldn't carry over to console.

Next up, the power suits been dumbed down to be more manageable on controller. After that, the environment sizes have been nerf'd to allow for the consoles lack of RAM, ruining the ability to tackle objectives in any way you see fit.

These are valid concerns, and a large deviation from the original games scope. Maybe it's better to be unaware of these changes, maybe not, dunno, for me personally though, I prefer games to be tailor made for the system they're on. Not running as low as the lowest common denominator can handle.

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sawao_yamanaka
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:01:27 PM

I game on the PC as well and tailor made or not instead of focusing on each individual platforms strength they make it even on all. I have not once complained about consoles ever getting pc ports if the company is confident enough about doing cross platform gaming they can. Crytek does not apparently.

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Mornelithe
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:05:14 PM

Ports are garbage and are ruining the industry, if devs can't get their heads around one platform, why the hell are they attempting all 3? Because, they know sheep will simply buy it without doing any research, thus, it's a money grab. Nothing more, nothing less.

What made Crytek amazing, was their unflinching desire to push boundaries of what hardware and their engine can do. They have simply turned their back on that, and as such, are going to flop.

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___________
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 1:49:35 AM

dude dont write off the game before youve played it.
have a look at the trailers from the leaked beta, this looks 10 times better then the original crysis and 10 times larger!
only thing thats disappointed me is you cant choose which suit powers to use, then use them.
as soon as a powers chosen power drains, so if you want to use the shield ability power drains even if your not getting shot, where in the original the shield only depleted when getting shot.
thats such a stupid change, why should the power go down if your not getting shot?
so if you want to use the shield ability, you basically have to wait till your almost dead then turn it on to maximize its full potential, and hope your reflexes are flash fast!
freaking utterly freaking stupid!!!!!!!!

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Mornelithe
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 9:07:27 AM

Too late, it's written off, I've got way better things to do with my money that perpetuate the myth that multi-platform games are worth anything this day and age.

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___________
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 9:32:23 AM

your loss, crysis 2 is a much better game then the original!

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Mornelithe
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:04:30 AM

I'm going to actually wait for the game to release, before making comparisons to previous games in the series.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 11:32:55 AM
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Believe it if I see it.

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Excelsior1
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 12:05:40 PM
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the lack of ps3 footage has been worrying. the 360 demo wasn't that impressive, so i remain unconvinced. this developer has done a lot of talking that has kind of turned me off to the game for whatever reason.

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Xombito
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 12:49:19 PM
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Well it looks and runs pretty good regardless. I'll might pick it up if the reviews are good. I wasn't all that impressed with the first though.

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Bloodysilence19
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 1:28:05 PM
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just watch the vid, it looks ok, but i dont see it looking better than uc3. until the demo or mp demo for ps3 comes out im still going to be skeptical. i don't mind seeing vids of gamplay or pics but its never same unless you play the game first hand yourself.

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Zen_Zarab
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 1:46:48 PM
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I can't wait for this game to come out. Not because I want to play it. But because Crytek can start fully working on Timesplitters 4. :D

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H8WL3R
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:09:08 PM

Awwwe yeaaaah! I've only played TimeSplitter:Future Perfect and played a lot of it too. In fact I still have my copy of TS:FP. It think that was my fave PS2 FPS. I really liked the four player split-screen, the variety of themes and modes (which I thought there were a fair amount of), the many guns and even more characters to choose from (like 150 or so with their respective hands, height and attributes). Actually I'd probably welcome an HD upgrade of that game!

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redman479
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:20:03 PM
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KZ3 is all the shooter I need right now, I'll catch this one later in the year.

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AStiffyIffy
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:45:52 PM
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At around the :35 mark, waterfalls pop up. That isn't really a good thing.

On a side note, I tried to log in and as I was doing so, the add page popped up. I thought I remembered reading a while back that the site wouldn't become like IGN in terms of ads and such. Those full-page ads annoy the hell out of me.

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daus26
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:58:57 PM

I have a big ad blocking all the left area and all the left side of the article, and I'm using a PC. Thanks to the ads, I can't read any article at the moment. It looks like its becoming of ign. I really, really don't like it.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:39:03 PM

I hear this a lot and I can only repeat myself.

Fire fox and adblocker plus.

Never seen a single ad on this site.

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Excelsior1
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:56:56 PM

i completely agree about the full page ads. they are annoying as hell. i used to use my cell phone to view this site, but the ads make it clunky as hell. can't seem to skip them, and they come up more than once.

i still love this site, but it's getting kind of clunky.

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A2K78
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:29:21 PM
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"Will Crysis 2 be best played on the PC? Yeah, probably."

What do you mean by yeah, probably? When it come to a game like Crysis 2 the PC will be the obvious choice of platform(for anybody serious about the game) given the fact you can run the game on settings higher than the console version and the avaiability of future mods/add-ons.

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A2K78
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:31:11 PM
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"Will Crysis 2 be best played on the PC? Yeah, probably."

What do you mean by yeah, probably? When it come to a game like Crysis 2 the PC will be the obvious choice of platform(for anybody serious about the game) given the fact you can run the game on settings higher than the console version and the avaiability of future mods/add-ons.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:39:39 PM
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Oh another thing I noticed, if nothing else, Crysis 2 will definitely have the F word down.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 3:58:13 PM
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OK, just watched the footage & it looks like a decent game though only average as far as games go, And so far, it's not even being as 1/10th as impressive as Crytek keeps claiming it is.
And so far, It can't even hold a candle to KZ3's "WOW" factor.

So one or the other, Crytek now needs to either "put up, or STFU"!!!!!!!!!!!

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 4:12:24 PM
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Crytek has put up guys, is no one in here impressed by this footage? It's aesthetically appealing, no framerate issues, excellent sound design, and the ps3 version actually looks solid. I am actually quite impressed, the demo should be incentive enough to try this out. I tried the demo on my crap-box and wasn't disappointed. Well, the map was 'meh'.

For a multiplat game this is shaping up well.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 6:40:45 PM

first off, that's all cgi, not in game. They could make cgi like that on ps2, so not really anything to be impressed by.

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 5:59:33 PM
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I was really hoping for a single player demo instead. But I'm thinking this game is looking quite nice and I'm hoping it delivers the goods on release.

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_valdips3_
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 7:23:15 PM
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waiting reviews, maybe a buy, maybe not, depends on the single-player lenght.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 7:32:12 PM
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@ kraygen,

Yeah, if this isn't the same ps3 gameplay I watched it ISN'T all cgi, so, what?

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kraygen
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 11:03:40 AM

In english?

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 8:05:48 PM
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Coupling the incredibly short player limit of this multiplayer with what I've played from the 360 demo, its clear to me that Crysis 2's multiplayer is very much the same as every other multiplayer out there, with very few distinguishing characteristics (if any) at all.

So it looks like the only reason I would get this game is for the single player. And so far what I've seen of the story and gameplay is not as excellent or revolutionary as Crytek would have us believe.

But Kraygen is right, at least they got the f-bombs down. I'd be horrified if they didn't have that in an FPS.

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NonProphet
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 9:26:07 PM
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Just downloaded the 'You are the Weapon' trailer from psn and I have to say that I was not impressed at all by the graphics or story. While Crytek may be a developer that is best known for producing one of the best looking pc games ever, they sure have a ways to go towards doing the same on a console. For anyone thats played Uncharted 2, I'm betting that you will be completely underwhelmed by the graphics of the this game unless Crytek makes some major changes in the next couple months, which I doubt.

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___________
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 1:51:46 AM
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cant wait till this is out!
this, RAGE and arkham city will be duking it out for GOTY.

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sawao_yamanaka
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 2:01:46 AM

I'm betting Uncharted 3 or RAGE.

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maxpontiac
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 10:33:21 AM
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Another loud developer who has yet to back up their words on the PS3.

Sure, the 360 got a demo, but to be honest, I don't care.

Go figure.

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STAY3R
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 11:25:34 PM
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is that what cryteck calls best graphics ever in consoles? ''f'' u crytek, thank god i didn't preorder

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