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"But will it run Crysis?" Turns out your console actually will, NEXT MONTH (your console is not a Wii)

You see people, this is how you make an exciting video game announcement. You don't put out an empty web-site with a countdown timer to a countdown timer to a countdown timer for a crap online puzzle that the world has to spend six months solving by providing free marketing via Facebook likes and uploaded photos of corporate logos painted on their houses, only to be rewarded with one pixel of production art and the revelation that the whole process will be repeated for every single pixel until the ultimate, life-changing revelation of a logo and a half-shadowed picture of a none-more-generic bald man who's glowering a bit, some time before the second half of 2018.

No, you just nonchalantly say "Yeah, now this is happening". You make this statement out of nowhere, you make it with a bloody impressive trailer, and you make it a month before release, so that the frenzy is still raging when your game drops. Crysis. Consoles. Boom. Next month.

Sep 9, 2011

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66 comments

  • 435 - September 9, 2011 3:29 a.m.

    Wish they'd used something akin to your headline. "Coming next month to your console. And it runs beautifully."
  • Szethius - September 9, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    I am pretty sure everyone will get red ring of death from this or there 360 will explode. PS3 I can see it running ok. My computer is laughing at this news.
  • StarkyLuv - September 11, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    You do know that the footage in the trailer is from the 360 version, right? Or do you enjoy making yourself looking like a silly, irrational fanboy?
  • DarkSynopsis - September 9, 2011 3:36 a.m.

    Looking forward to this I never got around to playing it on PC simply because I always wanted to play it on the highest settings since that was the big push for the game was how good it looked and well my computer can't do that but I will pick it up since I beat Crysis 2 on Xbox and well I can get me some achievements playing the first game! Wonder if Warhead will be part of the package or if they will save it and push it out later...
  • razmataz12 - September 9, 2011 3:44 a.m.

    Totally unfair, now I have to get Crysis as well as MW3 and BF3. That should be enough shooters to last the rest of my life.
  • taokaka - September 9, 2011 4:30 a.m.

    I like this strategy crytek are using by announcing it a month before release, take note of this square enix
  • hester2 - September 9, 2011 4:32 a.m.

    Console guys, even if you didn't like Crysis 2, pick this one up. It was SO much better. Including the graphics.
  • SonicX_89 - September 9, 2011 6:02 a.m.

    I hope so. I was so excited for Crysis 2, then I played it. I can't help but feel disappointed by that game.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - September 9, 2011 5:01 a.m.

    This is how I imagine HL2E3/HL3 will be revealed.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - September 9, 2011 6:06 a.m.

    Me too.
  • TheRandomFool - September 9, 2011 5:18 a.m.

    SO SEXY! Will you be able to import edited maps on the PS3 version? Cause that would be pretty cool.
  • thesnoozefox - September 9, 2011 5:20 a.m.

    "Yeah now this is happening" Sonic Adventure reference? or am i just too much of a sega fan
  • GR_DavidHoughton - September 9, 2011 6:08 a.m.

    The latter, I'm afraid. But fear not, I work opposite Justin, so am toughened against these things.
  • RoeTaKa - September 9, 2011 5:31 a.m.

    This was the most exciting thing 4 years ago and I don't think I've ever had so much fun with a demo in my life. This just makes me want to buy it again for PC.
  • db1331 - September 9, 2011 6:04 a.m.

    I couldn't help but chuckle at the "Remastered with all new lighting..." bit. Is that just a clever way of saying they had to remove HDR?
  • GR_DavidHoughton - September 9, 2011 6:07 a.m.

    Yeah, I was wondering that...
  • ParagonT - September 9, 2011 6:25 a.m.

    Ditto.
  • goggamanxp - September 9, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    When the first crysis came out it was a pc exclusive, now in the 2nd one the pc is the afterthought.
  • db1331 - September 9, 2011 6:55 a.m.

    Happens all the time. See Call of Duty, The Elder Scrolls, and hopefully not The Witcher...
  • hester2 - September 10, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    I haven't seen that with TES. Sure, they've been showing console footage, but they've said that they want to show the graphics at their baseline and that PC players will be amazed by what their version looks like.

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