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Crysis 3 Gets Firm Release Date, Video Series

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Director Albert Hughes is launching a video series based on Crysis 3. Meanwhile, EA sets a firm release date.

EA provided a firm release date in its announcement about Albert Hughes' "The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3" cinematic video series. The company said that Crytek's upcoming sandbox shooter will invade North American shores on February 19, 2013 followed by a European invasion on February 21.

According to EA, the upcoming video series sets the stage for the new Crysis title, introducing weapons, enemies, and gameplay features new to the franchise. The videos will also showcase the "stunning" visuals, dynamic environments of the urban rainforest, and intense adaptive warfare fans.

EA said on Wednesday that Hughes was "intimately" involved with the development team at Crytek, writing the scripts, storyboards and shot plan for each CryEngine 3-based video. Using Crytek's CryEngine 3, Hughes created "emotional stories" using only in-game props and characters.

"The challenge of producing something intensely human without ever seeing a human on screen was incredibly compelling, and the technology of the CryEngine that Crytek developed enabled me to do that and venture into a completely unique medium of storytelling," Hughes said.

Hughes crashed the Hollywood scene at the age of 20 by teaming up with his brother Allen to write and direct Menace II Society in 1993. He then went on to co-direct Dead Presidents (1995), From Hell (2001) and Book of Eli (2010). His latest directorial project is Motor City although there's currently no estimated release date. It's supposedly about a recently released felon that seeks revenge against those who framed him.

The first episode of "The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3", entitled "Hell of a Town", will debut on December 12, 2012.

As for Crysis 3 itself, EA recently updated the game's website with three sets of system requirements. Whichever PC gamers may choose, they'll definitely need a DirectX 11-compatible GPU like the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or the AMD Radeon HD 5770. Minimal requirements also include a dual-core CPU and 2 GB of RAM (unless you play on Team Vista with requires 3 GB).

"Crysis 3 will already ship with hi-res textures, advanced graphics settings, tessellation and DX11 support," said Marco Corbetta, Technical Director on Crysis 3. "Additional tech areas that have been enhanced since Crysis 2 are: AI navigation system, animation system, water, fog volumes, cloud shadows, POM, AA, cloths, vegetation, particles, lens flares and grass."

February can't come soon enough.

 

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    stevo777 , December 6, 2012 11:52 PM
    Looking forward to seeing how far they can take graphics.
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    Shin-san , December 7, 2012 12:31 AM
    TomfreakConsole port remains a console port = force automatic save, no freedom to save, base on video the gameplay seems CoD inspired like crysis 2 = fail Crisis 1 IMO, is still the best. and with steamsales + other sales nowadays + my backlog is growing, I think I can pass this one as well.
    The original Crysis did have checkpoint saving. But yeah, not being able to save where I was did make Crysis 2 less fun. One of the best parts of Crysis and Crysis Warhead was the ability to save the game and screw around at whatever point of the game I was at.

    "What would happen if I put all of these trucks together, chuck oil barrels at them, and shoot the oil barrels?"
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    innocent bystander , December 6, 2012 11:59 PM
    Crysis 2 was underrated. I thought it was a really good game. Too bad the Ultra setting and DX11 absolutely murdered my Phenom II X4 965 + Radeon 5870 setup... so it was a pleasant surprise that dialing it back to DX9 brought the performance back with no noticeable loss to graphical awesomeness.

    Besides, don't knock console ports. They are the reason I'm not computer poor.

    IB
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    stevo777 , December 6, 2012 11:52 PM
    Looking forward to seeing how far they can take graphics.
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    tomfreak , December 6, 2012 11:55 PM
    Console port remains a console port = force automatic save, no freedom to save, base on video the gameplay seems CoD inspired like crysis 2 = fail

    Crisis 1 IMO, is still the best.

    and with steamsales + other sales nowadays + my backlog is growing, I think I can pass this one as well.
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    innocent bystander , December 6, 2012 11:59 PM
    Crysis 2 was underrated. I thought it was a really good game. Too bad the Ultra setting and DX11 absolutely murdered my Phenom II X4 965 + Radeon 5870 setup... so it was a pleasant surprise that dialing it back to DX9 brought the performance back with no noticeable loss to graphical awesomeness.

    Besides, don't knock console ports. They are the reason I'm not computer poor.

    IB
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    JJ1217 , December 7, 2012 12:05 AM
    Oh boy are graphics cards going to be slapped in the face like what Crysis did. I remember reading somewhere that the 690 only got 41.2 FPS maxed out at 1080p. Crazy stuff, and quite scary too. Imagine this game on 1440p, probably going to make everyones eyes implode.
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    Anonymous , December 7, 2012 12:15 AM
    Good to see pc gamers getting the love this go round after the part 2 console port. My GTX 680 4gb and 2560 x 1600 display would love to play it.
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    assasin32 , December 7, 2012 12:17 AM
    JJ1217Oh boy are graphics cards going to be slapped in the face like what Crysis did. I remember reading somewhere that the 690 only got 41.2 FPS maxed out at 1080p. Crazy stuff, and quite scary too. Imagine this game on 1440p, probably going to make everyones eyes implode.


    I'd rather be impressed with gameplay rather than pretty pictures my computer rendered. And I haven't heard anything really on Crysis 3 other than it's more intensive on your machine.
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    kellybean , December 7, 2012 12:31 AM
    Sorry EA but Origin will not be installed on my Gaming Rig.
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    Shin-san , December 7, 2012 12:31 AM
    TomfreakConsole port remains a console port = force automatic save, no freedom to save, base on video the gameplay seems CoD inspired like crysis 2 = fail Crisis 1 IMO, is still the best. and with steamsales + other sales nowadays + my backlog is growing, I think I can pass this one as well.
    The original Crysis did have checkpoint saving. But yeah, not being able to save where I was did make Crysis 2 less fun. One of the best parts of Crysis and Crysis Warhead was the ability to save the game and screw around at whatever point of the game I was at.

    "What would happen if I put all of these trucks together, chuck oil barrels at them, and shoot the oil barrels?"
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    abbadon_34 , December 7, 2012 12:33 AM
    I'm a bit skeptical since this is same engine they used for Crysis 2. I'm amazed by the graphics of Hitman Absolution (Glacier2), Assassin's Creed 3 (AnvilNext), and Far Cry 3 (Dunia2) but have yet to be wow'd by a CryEngine3 game
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    Cons29 , December 7, 2012 12:33 AM
    even if this plays like crysis1, ill still buy it (ea games are like
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    tomfreak , December 7, 2012 12:41 AM
    Shin-sanThe original Crysis did have checkpoint saving. But yeah, not being able to save where I was did make Crysis 2 less fun. One of the best parts of Crysis and Crysis Warhead was the ability to save the game and screw around at whatever point of the game I was at. "What would happen if I put all of these trucks together, chuck oil barrels at them, and shoot the oil barrels?"
    what would happen if I stack all the trucks together to block the tank b4 the tank come?

    And fist kill the whole base without replaying from X spot again. Crysis 2 remove that fun.

    year 2012 already we have games without the freedom to save anyway we want....whos stupid idea is this?
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    rocknrollz , December 7, 2012 12:56 AM
    kellybeanSorry EA but Origin will not be installed on my Gaming Rig.


    Origin is not bad, it doesn;t get in the way at all. I really do not see what peoples problem is with it. Open up origin, run game, and play. Same as steam. And if you MUST have steam, you can add non steam games to it.
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    fonzy , December 7, 2012 1:37 AM
    Why are the requirements so high on this game? IMO looking at the trailers it doesn't look that much better than Crysis 1 which came out over five years ago back in 2007. Is it just me?
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    deftonian , December 7, 2012 1:42 AM
    I'm an avid and active fan of C2 multiplayer. They've made some interesting changes to C3 based on the Alpha I played but for the most part, the groundwork felt the same. I'm still going to play it because I feel the Crysis series offers more competitive and diverse gameplay style via the nanosuit.
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    MisterZ , December 7, 2012 2:49 AM
    This was supposed to come out on Feb 26th, it seems they've pushed it ahead by a week for some reason?
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    clonazepam , December 7, 2012 3:16 AM
    Quote:
    "Additional tech areas that have been enhanced since Crysis 2 are: AI navigation system..."

    Please, please... If you have highly trained military combatants/mercenaries... please make sure they don't walk the exact same path in a single file line. You line up the shot, open fire, and they all die w/o any adjustment to aiming. Please, make sure all ai pathing includes staggered/fireteam formations.
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    clonazepam , December 7, 2012 3:17 AM
    Oh, and if you are going to include long range sniper rifles, there's always a point where the distance of the target is so far out, the AI doesn't respond to shots fired.
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    Gundam288 , December 7, 2012 3:24 AM
    rocknrollzOrigin is not bad, it doesn;t get in the way at all. I really do not see what peoples problem is with it. Open up origin, run game, and play. Same as steam. And if you MUST have steam, you can add non steam games to it.

    Still waiting on EA support to get Dead Space 2 working on Origin for me, it's been almost a year if not longer. Works fine on steam, doesn't work on Origin on Win7 64 bit for some reason.
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    tiret , December 7, 2012 3:41 AM
    better graphics = better immersion, just don't annoy with sh1t gameplay.
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    invlem , December 7, 2012 4:09 AM
    "Additional tech areas that have been enhanced since Crysis 2 are: AI navigation system, animation system, water, fog volumes, cloud shadows, POM, AA, cloths, vegetation, particles, lens flares and grass."

    I wonder if they leased the lens flare generator from star trek, that thing was amazing.
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