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Crysis 3 on current-gen consoles a hard task for Crytek

Things just got a whole lot more exciting for Crysis fans, as it looks like EA has inadvertently leaked Crysis 3 early. Multiple listings have appeared on the EA Origin store, resulting in Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli to admit that the ‘secret’ cannot be withheld for much longer.

This seems to have come out of nowhere, but it looks certain now that we’re just days away from a Crysis 3 announcement. To bring you up to speed, the rumors first started to appear when images were found on the Origin store. These images revealed the box art for the console and PC versions of the game and can be seen at the saved image here.

Following that, another image has been uncovered by Eurogamer and speculation from the images has begun to suggest that the game may be set in either New York or London. Given the global attention that this leak has now received, it has prompted Crytek’s CEO Cevat Yerli to seemingly confirm the existance of Crysis 3.

In a cryptic Tweet, he has said that ‘the best kept secret in shooters cannot be contained it seems’. He also told his followers to stay tuned for an announcement on April 16. We’re not sure about you, but it doesn’t get any more concrete than that and how often do we see a CEO of a company react to a AAA game leak like that? Sony wouldn’t certainly do anything similar.

So with Crysis 3 on the way, how do you feel about a third game in the franchise? There were mixed feelings over Crysis 2, although the game does have a decent score on Metacritic, with the PC version managing an 86 compared to the console versions on 84 (Xbox 360) and 85 (PS3) respectively.

Another factor worth mentioning is that it also means that Crysis 3 will become a current gen game. It looks to be a 2012 if not 2013 release game, which immediately rules out the possibility of the game being a next-gen console game. Is this disappointing to you, or are you just happy to see another Crysis 3 game in the works so soon after Crysis 2? Personally, we would have liked to see this running on brand new hardware, but there’s always Crysis 4 in another couple of years time.

The Crysis franchise is famed for its stunning graphics, so it looks like Crytek will once again have their work cut out to maximize the potential of the Xbox 360 and PS3 to make Crysis 3 look even better than Crysis 2. Will they be able to pull it off though?

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