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Old 27th February, 2006, 09:31 PM
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CrySis

Well, it's not FarCry 2, but it's called CrySis and is essentially the next edition to the FarCry franchise:


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CHERTSEY, UK. – January 23, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company and award-winning developer Crytek, today announced they will bring Crysis™, an exciting new first person shooter, to gamers worldwide. Developed by Crytek, the makers of the award-winning Far Cry™, Crysis will be an original first person shooter game for PC based on new intellectual property.

“Our focus has always been on innovating gameplay and technology, and bringing new experiences to gamers through our original intellectual properties,” says Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek. “Crysis will be a showcase for that commitment and will offer gamers from all over the world the next step in FPS gaming.”
Source: http://www.crytek.com/news/story.php?id=9&p=0&n=pr&t=1

so it is goin to be licensed by EA. There's also a release date, not at their official site: 30th of September 2006. There's also a preview of CrySis: http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3147944&did=1

So what are everyone's thoughts on this one?
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That preview does make an exciting read, I must say. I think I will have to get a whole new system to run it though - it sounds like it will be very cool, but very hardware intensive.

Having said that, the original Far Cry pushed the boundries at the time it was released, and it still looks damn good now.
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Old 27th February, 2006, 10:14 PM
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My thought's on EA's involvement can be be found below.

Crytek sign with EA for Far Cry II
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They couldn't have come up with a more appropriate name now that EA owns it!
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I thought that the part two of far cry was ''Far Cry Instincts'' am I wrong?
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Instincts was the console port.
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Whats a console port?
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The console version which was derived from the original PC version.
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So it's kind of like a new map pack upgrade of the same game. Thanks
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Not quite. It's basically Farcry ported across to the XBox.
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It's FarCry for Xbox but with more updates to the game engine.
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It's FarCry for Xbox but with more updates to the game engine.
The texture quality, draw distance etc. where just turned to absolute minum. Also the levels were made more linear to reduce load on the Xbox.
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That's because Xbox is how old now, 5, 6 years? With even more technologies emerging (yes, new GPU technologies will be emerging soon i expect), i expect something pretty lifelike on our screens when CrySis hits it. Let's just hope it isn't a slideshow that we see. Since EA are licensing it, i expect they'll do everything they can to help (that only means that they have to put the 'advertise everything' motto at the beginning, and as my avatar correctly states, 'O RLY?').
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This truly is a CrySis.
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