CryTek has now officially announced Crysis 2
at E3 2009 today, revealing that the game will use the new CryEngine 3 engine...and that it will not be a PC exclusive title.
Unfortunately, other than the fact that the game will be multiformat, there are incredibly few details on what we can expect from Crysis 2
- not even what other platforms we can expect to see it on. The smart money says it'll be on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as the press release says the engine is designed for both consoles, but CryTek hasn't confirmed anything so a console exclusive is still possible.
“The development of Crysis 2 marks a major stepping stone for our studio,
” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of CryTek in a press statement.
“This is not only the next game in the Crysis franchise, it’s the first title we are developing for consoles and the first title being built on CryEngine 3.
The move to consoles is an admittedly unsurprising one since CryTek were reportedly very dismayed by the amount of piracy that plagued the first game when it launched as a PC exclusive. The move to develop a new engine that would work on consoles is viewed by many as a reaction to that fact, though it didn't stop CryTek from putting out a PC-exclusive expansion in the mean time.
You can check out our reviews of both Crysis
and Crysis: Warhead
for more details on the individual games, but for now that's pretty much all we know. We'll bring you more when we have it but, until then, you can discuss Crysis 2
in the forums