Crysis console trailer shows off improvements

Crysis was a thesis for PC superiority over consoles when it released in 2007. It was heavily promoted as being too “advanced” and “powerful” to run on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, and featured graphics that looked years ahead of anything found on consoles. Sure, it required an absurdly expensive gaming rig to even think about playing it on the highest settings, but that was the price that needed to be paid for the amazing realism of Crysis—for an experience that simply couldn’t be had on consoles. Oh, what a difference a few years can make.

Now, not only is the original Crysis coming out on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it’s going to be downloadable, have improved controls, feature Stereoscopic 3D support, and, better yet, sport an enhanced presentation over the PC version. Best of all, it’s coming out in October for only $20. Take a look at the first trailer and see for yourself.

Console gamers are really in for a treat. Crysis really was one of the best shooters in recent years, with more substance than many gave it credit for. Being able to use the Nanosuit’s abilities to wreak havoc and approach situations in different ways lead to some intense gameplay that even Crysis 2 didn’t replicate. If  you were one of the many who didn’t feel like dropping $1k+ on a new gaming rig when the original was released you’re now going to have your chance to see what all the fuss was about. Well, as long as it’s as “improved” as they say it is.

Sep 12, 2011


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  • Net_Bastard - September 13, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    Jaggier foliage, less detailed models = "Better presentation"? Don't get me wrong, I'm not a PC elitist by any means. But seriously, "Improved presentation"? LOL. But anyway, you guys are in for a treat right here. This game is fun as hell. But downloadable? The PC game was a 9GB installation. I doubt that CryEngine3 will reduce the filesize that much.
  • inkyspot - September 13, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    The price is right, so I'll be getting it.
  • d3v - September 12, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    Since when has less detail and foilage counted as 'enhanced presenation?'
  • AxiamWolfe - September 13, 2011 5:20 a.m.

    Despite the reduced foliage, at least it looks pretty much the same as the original Crysis. Without Cryengine 3, this probably wouldn't have seen the light of day. Of course if they'd changed the gameplay then I'll be pissed. And why no Warhead?
  • StrayGator - September 12, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    Scaled down version labeled and marketed as "improved"? yup, That's crysis 2 all over again.
  • SnowCat - September 12, 2011 10:54 p.m.

    +1 to that. Trailer don't give same feeling of scale, especially if you looking in tank battle part. Anyway played it in 2007? it was damn good, and it still kicking, thanks to mod community. Something that crytek diffidently can't port. :D
  • Fox_Mulder - September 12, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    Amazing. I wonder how big the file's gonna be........
  • angelusdlion - September 12, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    two words to any PC fanboys reading this. suck it. that is all.
  • Kethmach - September 12, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    WHAT?!?! I was thinking this was a full $60 release and I was READY to pay it! $20 AND it's DL!?!? I have that in my account right NOW! HOLY CRAP CRACKERS I'm on this! :-D No wonder I couldn't find it on gamestop's release list! :-D DONE!
  • bebl09 - September 12, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    Downloadable? As in not disc-based? Why would you do this EA?! *sadface*
  • larkan - September 12, 2011 6 p.m.

    This is Crytek's way of saying "oh, Crysis 2 didn't sell that well....I wonder why? Oh that's right, because our first game was better. I bet people won't pirate it if we put it on consoles!" Idiots.
  • Redeater - September 12, 2011 7 p.m.

    Except for the fact that it sold very well....
  • D0CCON - September 13, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    Yeah, were are you getting your sales figures exactly?
  • D0CCON - September 12, 2011 5:19 p.m.

    Wasn't this same story done on this same site including this same trailer put up last week?
  • Redeater - September 12, 2011 5:18 p.m.

    Holy crap! $20 is a steal. Any word on achievements? I would assume the normal 1000/1000?
  • birdro - September 12, 2011 6:59 p.m.

    Unless they release it as an arcade game, must be. Not that I know why they'd do that. I'm kinda scared as to how much space this is gonna take up. If it really does look better, maybe it could even rival the RAGE download :P
  • Anderstmnt - September 13, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    I imagine like with the upcoming Resident Evil 4 hd release it will have the standard 1000 gs on 360 & Platinum trophy on PS3 awards, since it is a $20 title like with RE4.
  • gondarpwns - September 12, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    cool wanted to get this for my comp but when i heard of the ridiculous setting standards i decided not to.... probably gonna get

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