Crysis re-release confirmed as download for Xbox 360 and PS3

 

By Posted 12 Sep 2011, 15:15

Fans of the first installment of the futuristic shooter series, Crysis, will be excited to hear it has been digitally re-mastered and is set to be re-released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime next month. The game was first released back in 2007 for the PC. The announcement came from the publishers EA, who also revealed a trailer of the new improved game.

Among the improvements for the console version are stereoscopic 3D support, fine-tuned combat, optimized Nanosuit controls and new effects and lighting. It will be available as a download for both consoles, costing 1600 MS Points on the Xbox 360 and £15.99 on the PlayStation 3.

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The developers behind the game, Crytek, say they are extremely proud of what they were able to achieve with Crysis, claiming the game had set a benchmark for FPS quality. Now they believe by bringing the game to consoles as a download, they are ‘setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.’

According to CVG the possibility of the game coming to consoles has been teased since July, when the release of Crysis on the Xbox 360 was approved by South Korea’s Game Rating Board. Soon after, it was suggested that the game would also be making its way onto the PS3 by the US Ratings report.

The trailer, which can be viewed below, acts as confirmation that Crysis will in fact be officially coming to consoles, meaning those who have been waiting patiently for this moment can rest assured. The footage is reported to be from Microsoft’s console version of the game, though it is thought that both versions will not differ too much.

Check out the footage for yourself below and let us know what you think of the quality. Will you be getting Crysis on either of these consoles?