Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade - Released

Crytek has released the 1.9 Patch and the Ultra Upgrade for their shooter Crysis 2.

First of all, the patch can be seen as requirement for the Ultra Upgrade, which features new graphic elements in the main part. The HDR motion blur will be improved, as well as the water rendering.
The High-Res-Texture-Pack is only available for DirectX 11, so DX10 or even DX9 user won't see these new graphics.

Source: playeraffinity.com
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Crysis 2 DLC confirmed

Crysis 2 will get a DLC, content unknown.

A few rumors were spread about a possible DLC (downloadable content) for Crysis 2 some weeks ago. Now this is confirmed. The japanese website of Electronic Arts for Crysis 2, crysis.jp/crysis2, shows in the menu in the bottom right-hand corner "DLC". If you want to click on it, the message "Coming Soon" appears, so it's very likely that a first DLC for Crysis 2 will be announced. So far, the content of this DLC is unknown. Also the price is unknown, or if the content will just be available for free.

Crysis 2 will be released on March 22, 2011 in the US and 25 March in Europe, for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
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Crysis 2 Demo Released

The PC multi-player demo of Crysis 2 was released today by EA.

After the Xbox 360 Crysis 2 multiplayer demo was released about one month ago, on January 25, 2011, now PC player can test Crytek's newest first person shooter. Not only the gameplay but the performance on your PC can now be seen directly in the multi-player part of Crysis 2. Nvidia has released Benchmarks with different video cards, beginning with the 8800 GT, which is reaching over 40 frames per second with the lowest quality and 1680x1050 pixels. The GTX 580, Nvidia's top video card, is reaching over 140 FPS and even 70 FPS with the 'Hardcore Settings'. For the whole Benchmarks, see Crysis-2-Benchmarks-by-Nvidia.

You can download this 1.6 GB demo from many sources, like EA, Gamershell or Mycrysis, including two very different maps and two modes for a maximum of 12 players. The first map 'Skyline' features some rooftop and indoor fights and the second one called 'Pier 17' is also a mixture of indoor and outdoor but on a destroyed harbour. Both can be played as a Team Instant Action map, meaning classic Team Deathmatch, or as a Crash Site map where you have to capture alien drop pods, like control points, and defend them against the enemy team. The full version of Crysis 2 will include six game modes and twelve maps with New York City as setting, so you can play 72 different versions of the multi-player. It also supports DirectX 9, DX10 and DX11. Unfortunetly the demo supports only DX9, neither DX10, nor DX11, so the full potential of the graphics isn't realised yet.
So far there are a few problems with the demo because the log-in server are overloaded at the moment. The log-in is necessary so many players can't play at the moment. Crytek is working for a solution.

In the multi-player part of Crysis 2 there will be 50 ranks to get, and if you buy the Limited Edition, beside other features, you'll get boosted to Rank 5 immediately. With each rank you earn different upgrades for your weapons and your nanosuit. In the demo you can play to rank 10. The release date of the Playstation 3 demo is March 15, 2011.

Release of Crysis 2 is March, 24, 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
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Crysis 2 Full Game Leaked

About one month before the official release the full Crysis 2 including the Multiplayer was leaked in the internet. The version should be almost finished which means that you can play complete singleplayer and multiplayer but a few bugs can be found maybe.


Even worse:
The leaked version includes the DRM Master Files (the Master Key) which should check the Online Authentication, so that can be avoided by illegal players now. And as well the CryEngine 3 Editor is included. The finished game should be released March 24, 2011. Here's a statement from Crytek to the leaked game:

Crytek has been alerted that an early incomplete, unfinished build of Crysis 2 has appeared on Torrent sites. Crytek and EA are deeply disappointed by the news. We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on March 22. Crysis 2 is still in development and promises to be the ultimate action blockbuster as the series’ signature Nanosuit lets you be the weapon as you defend NYC from an alien invasion. Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.

Source: facepunch.com/threads/Crysis-2-leaked-49-days-early
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Crysis 2 Demo for PC

Crytek told via Twitter that a multiplayer demo for PC will be released, date and content unknown. But these are great news so every PC user can try if his or her PC can run Crysis 2, so you should download it once it's released.

The demo includes the map Skyline with the game modes Team Instant Action and Crash Site. Six game modes are included in the full version of the game, as well as twelve maps all around New York City, and like Call of Duty, Crysis 2 will get 50 multiplayer ranks and lot of upgrades for Nanosuit & weapons.

Release of Crysis 2 is March 24, 2011. For PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.


Trailer: link to the trailer
Source: twitter.com/Crysis/status/30759160
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Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo

EA (Electronic Arts) has just announced that in a few days, on January 25, 2011, the multiplayer demo for Crysis 2 will be released for Xbox 360 only.

The demo includes the map Skyline with the game modes Team Instant Action and Crash Site.
Six game modes are included in the full version of the game, as well as twelve maps all around New York City, and like Call of Duty, Crysis 2 will get 50 multiplayer ranks and lot of upgrades for Nanosuit & weapons.

Release of Crysis 2 is March 24, 2011.
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Crysis 2 New Screenshots

Electronic Arts and Crytek have released new screenshots from the upcoming shooter Crysis 2, which are showing the PS3 version of the game. You can view them here: gamesaktuell.de/crysis-2

Crysis 2 will be released March 24, 2011 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The player will visit the destroyed New York City, fighting against aliens.

Older screens of a multiplayer map called 'Pier 17' can be found here: Crysis 2 Multiplayer
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Crysis 2 new Multiplayer Map

'Pier 17', a new multiplayer map for Crysis 2, was announced by Crytek. It will be a mix of indoor and outdoor fights on a destroyed harbour, you can view the overview from gamestar.de.
Release of Crysis 2 is March 25, 2011, for PC, Xbox 360 und PS3.

Source: gamestar.de
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Crysis 2 bombastic Nanosuit Trailer

Crysis 2 will be released on March 25, 2011, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
And now EA shows us a new trailer of the destroyed New York, and the features of the Nanosuit, mankind's last hope against the aliens.

I played Crysis 2 myself at 'Gamescom', Cologne, Germany in mid August, and it was pretty good. The multiplayer is all new and the key feature.

Bonus: Crysis 2 wil support stereoscopic 3D.



Source: crytek.com
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