Crysis 2’s ‘choreographed sandbox’ system explained

A new gameplay video for Crysis 2 has just been released with commentary by Nathan Camarillo, the game’s executive producer, and Cevat Yerli, founder of Crytek. What you’ll see is a tour through the hold-out mission in New York’s Central Station, which was featured at E3 2010. The creative leads touch on the philosophy behind Crysis 2’s ‘choreographed sandbox’ system, which combines the freedom of a sandbox title with powerful cinematic moments you usually see in more linear action titles.

Above: A detailed look at Crysis 2’s Central Station mission with commentary

Aug 16, 2010


  • lovinmyps3 - August 17, 2010 9:16 p.m.

    That's not a sandbox. Just having a small area where you can move around does not make it a sandbox. You're contained to that one small area where you fight that choreographed enemy, just because you can pick up another weapon and hit it from a different angle doesn't make it any different from another linear shooter. There are levels in any other non-sandbox shooter where you have a room you can move around and pick up different weapons. These guys are full of themselves.
  • spideralex90 - August 17, 2010 4:40 p.m.

    This looks Epic.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - August 17, 2010 5:29 a.m.

    Isn't this the video they showed at e3? I'm getting Crysis 2 mainly for the graphics but I wish they would have ported the original Crysis to consoles first so I could know the full story.
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 17, 2010 3:09 a.m.

    Eh, Mafia II are already doing the "open but scripted & cinematic" approach, not that I'm saying Crytek are copying them, god no, the games are too close together, but hey, they aren't the first either. I hope at least one of the games end up being amazing.
  • awsomemaster - August 17, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    looks like a hi-res conduit.
  • JADENkOTOR - August 17, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    I agree... and this video has been out since E3 just without the commentary.
  • Gameguy94 - August 17, 2010 12:24 a.m.

    GR I saw this video a week ago! and as Jacko415 it is slightly underwhelming. We already know that Crytek!!
  • Jacko415 - August 16, 2010 11:44 p.m.

    i dont know why... but i felt kind of underwhelmed by this video... doesnt really feel like Crysis..

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