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Crytek Releases First Crysis 2 Images

Gordon Kelly


Crytek Releases First Crysis 2 Images

Just a week ago we got the news Crysis 2 would be set in New York City. Now we've got images!

Since I'm feeling spoilt it is worth pointing out these exclusive shots come from PlayStation: The Official Magazine so 1. We're not looking at the full fat £3k PC gaming rig potential, and 2. Whoever scanned them needs to upgrade said scanner and quick. That said, it's worth putting down this placeholder since obsessive perfectionists Crytek will no doubt see this and throw out some proper electronic grabs and I'll update the article.

Still, the (lame - get over it Gordon... and stop talking to yourself) scans to do start to give us an impression of what scenarios will be bringing our shiny new machines to their knees sometime around the end of the year.

In the mean time there's squabbling to do because while the 2007 original game receive unprecedented amounts of criticism for setting unrealistically high demands upon PC hardware, the follow-up has fans fretting the bar has been set too low to accommodate consoles. That seems harsh, though it is also unlikely Crytek will overshoot the average user's specs so far this time around.

Either way, it looks pretty good to me... now let's have that demo!


via The Sixth Axis


February 2, 2010, 10:32 am

Finally, a pixel pushing developer will be coming to the consoles...cant wait for GDC!


February 2, 2010, 3:26 pm

Hmm, I'll wait to see some in-game footage rather than pre-rendered screens, thanks. Given how notoriously bad the consoles are at handling AA I'll eat my hat if the game looks anywhere near as good as that.

It's like Crysis all over again...



February 2, 2010, 3:26 pm

I respect titles like Crisis for making better performing hardware more affordable. The same way, despite Vista being hardware demanding, and performance poor, it did bring down prices of hardware to the point 2gb of ram was bare minimum for adequate performance which runs windows 7 superbly.


February 2, 2010, 3:29 pm

There are more Crysis 2 screenshots floating around the webs, and I must say, either they're doctored up Crysis (1) screenshots or I might have to look into downgrading my monitor and upgrading my graphics card. :S


February 2, 2010, 3:40 pm

Bring on the three-red-lights!


February 2, 2010, 4:41 pm

Meh. They're in dangerous territory TBH. It could very well end up looking too similar to other products. And the graphical quality is unlikely to stand out as much as we're all used to looking at tall grey buildings (rather than tropical forests).

It'd be bad to pre-judge though, at least it doesn't look as bad as Max Payne 3...


February 2, 2010, 6:30 pm

@drdark - I agree - to a point. However if you imagine that many of these buildings will be actual objects and subject to damage as much of the original landscape was in Crysis 1, then these buildings could be huge fun. You could wipe out troops by shooting out windows, and letting the glass and rubble fall on them - all sorts of possibilities.

If it turns out to be another FPS in a city with slightly better graphics and a pointlessly stupid last 1/3 of the plot, then it won't be great.


February 2, 2010, 6:34 pm

Pff they made Crysis impossible to run at high settings on purpose. Think of all the free publicity they got in "Yeah, but can it play Crysis" comments.

Personally I like that they future proofed it, released over two years ago and nothing better has come along, quite an accomplishment.


February 2, 2010, 7:19 pm

As much as the article is appreciated it would be nice for a pro site such as this one to avoid using magazine scans. OPM obviously spent a lot of money to get the exclusive in their mag (which isn't out yet, just leaked) and to steal their exclusive is kind of low. I remember when PSM3 shut down a bunch of blogs and sites after they used scans of PES2010 in articles before the mag had been released.


February 2, 2010, 7:22 pm

@Max Power - appreciated, though covered this and the reasoning in the article


February 2, 2010, 7:24 pm

have to say it but if it uses securerom like the first crysis there is no way I'll buy it

which is a shame because from the demo the first crysis was very very good


February 2, 2010, 9:30 pm

@Jay: Heard about Ubisoft's new plans? You have to be online to play their PC games, even SinglePlayer. All the time.

Don Kanonjii

February 3, 2010, 1:36 am

drdark if thats true then there will be an upraor!

Also if those are PS3 shots i will be very surprised.


February 3, 2010, 4:45 am

@Darren: Start roaring - http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01...


February 3, 2010, 5:41 am

It looks good, but I can't believe whoever made securom are still in business! It actually reduces game sales and its so retarded, I can't install any of the games I got on it anymore cos I reinstalled windows. And I have an unstable connection to the internet, are they gonna boot me off my game everytime my internet goes down?

TBH I hope Ubisoft go bust and sell off all of their franchises to a decent developer!


February 3, 2010, 5:55 pm

What's all this talk of Ubisoft? This isn't Far Cry 2; it's being published by EA :/


February 3, 2010, 7:32 pm

@smc8788: Jay mentioned SecuRom DRM so I brought up Ubisoft's recent plans and it just went from there.


February 4, 2010, 3:10 pm

I too hope that Ubisoft's decision blows up in their face. I can also just seen hackers using localhost to divert the signal to allow pirated games to run without chatting back to Ubisoft's servers.

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