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Crysis 2 Beta Program Announced

By , Eric Wang - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 39 comments

Fans can sign up for the Crysis 2 beta once the new website is relaunched.

Just in time to ride the E3 2010 hype, Electronic Arts is relaunching the official website for Crysis 2 on Saturday at 12:00PM CET (6:00AM EST). While that really doesn't sound as exciting as Valve's super-secret E3 surprise, the site relaunch will have an added benefit: the Crysis 2 beta.

That got your attention, didn't it?

To participate, visitors will need to register with the new website when it goes up Saturday morning. Unfortunately, there's no information in regards to platforms, the beta's overall size and contents, or when the program/demo will actually launch. Still, there's the blurb announcing the beta before the original site officially went offline:

Looking to get your hands on Crysis 2 early? Now is your chance! Early registrations will be tracked, and our first wave of users will have a chance to win a key as and when the Crysis 2 beta takes place. All you need to do is sign up early and one day in the near future you may be receiving a mail with an invite to the game.

At the time of this writing, the new site will launch in the early morning. Until then, fans can follow Crysis 2 news by following the game on Facebook and Twitter. The full version is slated to hit store shelves this holiday season.

[Edited by Eric Wang]

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    haunted one , June 11, 2010 6:16 PM
    Omg YES YES YES!

    I'm cancelling my Sunday trip to Niagara Falls
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    mcshasta , June 11, 2010 6:40 PM
    Augh.... why so early? Guess I will just have to register online zombie style and head back to bed.

    *Note to self: No tequila tonight.
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    HansVonOhain , June 11, 2010 6:14 PM
    Better graphics with less demand. Got me signed up! I do however believe that this going to be a limited beta just like StarcraftII.
  • 22 Hide
    haunted one , June 11, 2010 6:16 PM
    Omg YES YES YES!

    I'm cancelling my Sunday trip to Niagara Falls
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    FATAL STR1K3 , June 11, 2010 6:17 PM
    cool cool definitely going to try to get my hands on a key.
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    unrealpinky , June 11, 2010 6:17 PM
    I'm sure this will probably be a console beta exclusive premiere since they have blamed piracy for the lackluster sales for the original. Hopefully I'm wrong.
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    cabose369 , June 11, 2010 6:21 PM
    I am gonna get on this right away!!! Gonna be sickkkk!!!! :) 
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    sliem , June 11, 2010 6:22 PM
    That site will go down exactly tomorrow 12:02p due to overwhelming visits.
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    mcshasta , June 11, 2010 6:40 PM
    Augh.... why so early? Guess I will just have to register online zombie style and head back to bed.

    *Note to self: No tequila tonight.
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    borisof007 , June 11, 2010 7:08 PM
    More likely than not the registration will open up that day but the beta distribution won't happen for a few weeks/months
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    SuckRaven , June 11, 2010 7:34 PM
    But can it play Crisis II ? =) Can't wait to hear this one for the next 5 years.

    (Yes I know they have probably tweaked the engine to not absolutely butcher every computer in sight).
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    ryanjm , June 11, 2010 7:40 PM
    What are you guys smoking? It's not like the beta is being LAUNCHED tomorrow, it's just opening up for registration. And you're "invited," so it's not like you have an advantage for being online at 6:01am...
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    haunted one , June 11, 2010 7:56 PM
    ryanjmWhat are you guys smoking? It's not like the beta is being LAUNCHED tomorrow, it's just opening up for registration. And you're "invited," so it's not like you have an advantage for being online at 6:01am...


    Lol yea, I misread it! Ah well, Niagara Falls it is.
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    Assmar , June 11, 2010 7:56 PM
    I'll be up for World Cup, so I'll make sure to sign up tomorrow morning.
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    Gin Fushicho , June 11, 2010 9:11 PM
    Since I didn't get Starcraft Beta... I WANT this!
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    ehanger , June 11, 2010 10:11 PM
    I wonder how well it would run my 5040x1050 eyefinity rig...
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    joytech22 , June 11, 2010 11:17 PM
    ehangerI wonder how well it would run my 5040x1050 eyefinity rig...


    Hopefully with the awesome optimizations, it might run just as good that you might be able to compare to the Source Engine in performance!
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    joytech22 , June 11, 2010 11:24 PM
    I WANT THIS!!! i really hope the wait has been worth it, i'm expecting big things from Crytek this year.
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    Spanky Deluxe , June 11, 2010 11:43 PM
    No thanks, I'd rather have fun.
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    jfem , June 12, 2010 3:52 AM
    I'll wait for the full version.
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    jdog2pt0 , June 12, 2010 10:15 AM
    I'm kind of curious where they got the times from. It's 6:14 am EST and we've still not seen any action from the sever.
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    timbo , June 12, 2010 10:20 AM
    Lies!! It's 06:19 AM EST & it's still offline.
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