Crytek denies Halo envy

Halo 3 hype not a factor in Crysis' single-player demo delay

Oct 5, 2007

Earlierlast week, we reported that Crysis' single-player demo - which was originally scheduled to release on September 25 - had been delayed till October 26. According to developer, Crytek, the delay was meant to ensure that the November 16 ship date could be met.

Although Crysis is one of the most highly anticipated first-person shooters scheduled to release this year - with many fans eager to get their hands on the demo - there was another big title launching on September 25: Halo 3.

There's beensome speculation that Crytek's true motive for delaying thedemo was tolet the Halo 3 hype to die down a bit so the demo would receive more attention.

However, according to Crytek's Sten H%26uuml;bler - whose work focuses on Crysis' single-player experience - the delay had nothing to do with Master Chief's third adventure. "I think that was just a coincidence," said H%26uuml;bler, when asked if the real reason for the delay was due to the demo's initial release date coinciding with Halo 3's debut.

To be fair, Halo 3's launch date was announced before Crysis' single-player demo was set. When pressed, H%26uuml;bler admitted that he's looking forward to giving Halo 3 a whirl, but is busy working on making sure that the single-player experience meets fans' expectations. You can read our full interview with H%26uuml;bler to find out more about the single-player demo and see what Crysis might look like on an average gaming rig later this afternoon.