Console owners should mark the date in their calendars
The original Crysis first person shooter from Crytek will be released onto consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 4, after being announced earlier this month.Seeing as how Crysis 2 impressed not just PC gamers but also console owners, Crytek, together with its publishing partner, Electronic Arts, have decided to bring the original Crysis shooter, which appeared only on the PC, to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.
After the announcement earlier this month, alongside a stunning trailer showcasing the first Crysis with the new one's CryEngine 3 technology, Crytek and EA have now confirmed, via MCV, an official release date for the new title.
Crysis 1 will be deployed as a downloadable title for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 4, via the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Live Marketplace, respectively. It will be available, as announced earlier this month, for $20 (around 15 Euros) or 1600 MS Points, depending on the platform and your own home continent.
"We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality – and still is for many gamers even four years later," said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, when Crysis 1 was confirmed for consoles. "By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming."
The remastered Crysis uses the new graphics engine from its newly released sequel, CryEngine 3, which means enhanced textures, lighting and visual effects, not to mention support for stereoscopic 3D.
Despite the steep price, the array of features offered by the new Crysis is pretty tempting, so expect a big number of PS3 and Xbox 360 owners to buy the new downloadable title, especially if they didn't get a chance to experience it on the PC back in 2007 when it first came out.