Much like a soap opera, it's getting pretty confusing following the twisted saga of Crysis' fate on consoles. We just want to know whether it's coming or not. Some of us pour all our money into consoles, not massive computer updates including new graphics cards or operating systems. What do we know so far?
First, that’s not how you spell “Crisis.”
It is if you’re Crytek, creators of the rather beautiful, original PC version of Far Cry. It is, in fact, a rather clever spelling in light of that.
So is it a sequel?
Not as such. There’s no connection with the original Far Cry, beyond the same developers having similar ambitions, only a lot more evolved. Oh, and luscious tropical island surroundings. And perhaps a flavor of Far Cry Instincts’ super-enhanced human abilities. But no, honestly, it’s not a sequel.
So what it’s all about then?
In 2019, an asteroid strikes the Earth in the middle of a chain of tropical islands. The North Korean and US governments immediately begin bitching about to whom it belongs, when the asteroid splits open and reveals a 2 mile high spaceship. Oops. The main character, a - wait for it - super-soldier with super-leap and super-speed abilities, along with augmentable weapons, decides to take them on, in the most graphically rich engine our eyes have ever peered at.
Sounds pretty good so far.So what’s the story with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions?
That’s a very good question. And the answer is… murky. At the early stages of its development it was believed that we’d be seeing the remarkably pretty shooter on 360, as well as its native PC. However, as things have progressed, and Crytek’s new CryENGINE 2 graphics system has evolved, it’s been denied, confirmed and denied again.