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Crysis 3 Accidently Confirmed by EA's Origin

By - Source: Destructoid | B 46 comments

Oops. Someone at EA accidentally confirmed Crytek's upcoming console/PC game to be Crysis 3.

Although Crysis 3 is expected to be formally announced in the Swedish edition of Game Reactor magazine, that hasn't stopped an Electronic Arts employee from hitting the "publish" button and exposing the details prematurely on Origin. Naturally the error was caught and the info removed, but not before a quick-draw NeoGAF user took a screenshot and posted it online for all Crysis fans to behold.

The only real news so far is that there will be Limited Edition versions for the Xbox 360 (box), Windows PC (box) and Windows PC (direct download). The listing had the price set to $49.99 -- even the direct download version -- but did not provide an ESRB rating (pending). Unfortunately, that's all we got.

Notice the game is slated for the Xbox 360, and not the next-gen version, meaning Crysis 3 could be available before 4Q13. What's also missing from the listing is a version for the PlayStation 3. Accidental?

Based on the product box art, it's assumed that Crysis 3 may see more of a New York landscape and less jungle action as seen with Crysis 2. The image also depicts the main protagonist (presumably Alcatraz) holding a science-fiction themed bow. Little else is shown in the product image, and the front covers of Game Reactor April 2012 editions also shows very little save for what looks like a smoke-covered Manhattan landscape.

Crytek has indirectly confirmed development of the third installment for some time now. The German developer initially tossed out a hint back in January, saying that it knew where the story would progress. Then in February a job listing appeared suggesting that the studio was working on a new project with Crysis 2 publisher EA. Another hint appeared just last month, as Crytek said it would reveal a "spectacular" console/PC game in April.

Up until now, it was presumably Crysis 3. And while it could still be another IP entirely, EA's Origin may have pulled the rabbit out of the magician's hat a bit too early, spoiling the surprise.

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    LuckyDucky7 , April 11, 2012 7:06 PM
    So we know it exists, but the question remains:

    Is the game going to be designed with the superior PC or inferior Xbox 360 in mind?

    We've seen what Crysis looks like in both scenarios (excellent (Crysis) and sub-par at best (Crysis 2), respectively)- so are they going to make the smart decision or the stupid one?
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    Pezcore27 , April 11, 2012 7:40 PM
    Bad shooting form. Bow arm too straight, wrong grip, wrong anchor point... :p 

    Sorry as an archer I nitpick these things :D 
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    zachusaman , April 11, 2012 9:07 PM
    The listing had the price set to $49.99
    confirmed for fake. EA would never sell something for under 60 bucks.
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  • 27 Hide
    LuckyDucky7 , April 11, 2012 7:06 PM
    So we know it exists, but the question remains:

    Is the game going to be designed with the superior PC or inferior Xbox 360 in mind?

    We've seen what Crysis looks like in both scenarios (excellent (Crysis) and sub-par at best (Crysis 2), respectively)- so are they going to make the smart decision or the stupid one?
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    stingstang , April 11, 2012 7:07 PM
    Not sure what other games it could be. There was no doubt that Crysis would get a 3rd game, and everyone knows about Farcry 3 already. Btw...that needs to come out like now. A playable demo was viewed during e3 last year. It couldn't take another entire year for the rest of the game to polish, being a single-player game and all. Not like Diablo, or TOR.
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    Anonymous , April 11, 2012 7:11 PM
    @DroKing
    NO FUN ALLOWED
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    hannibal , April 11, 2012 7:25 PM
    to LuckyDucky7
    Well my gues would go to Xbox 360... Maybe Crysis 4 will "upgrade" to Xbox 720 level...
    But yeah there will be some extra candy for PC at least with some patches.
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    IncinX , April 11, 2012 7:27 PM
    I sense the era of "But can it play Crysis 3?" upon us.
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    amstech , April 11, 2012 7:28 PM
    Crytek will look to rake it in again by appealing to the console gamers but it would be nice to see them put some new tech into the PC version like BF3 so us PC enthusiasts can make our console friends green with envy.
    Again.
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    Trialsking , April 11, 2012 7:29 PM
    I bet it will be just as great as Crysis 2
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    Anonymous , April 11, 2012 7:32 PM
    From the thread:

    "And yes it is on PS3 as well, I just took that pic from the PS3 page."
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    fudoka711 , April 11, 2012 7:33 PM
    trialskingI bet it will be just as great as Crysis 2


    Well I would hope its at least as great. It would be hard not to be as great as Crysis 2 because Crysis 2 sucked so much in comparison with the original/warhead.

    I'm kind of scared for Crysis 3 (and Far Cry 3). I really hope they learn from their mistakes in the 2nd installment and make the 3rd installment more like the 1st, only better/improved of course.
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    Pezcore27 , April 11, 2012 7:40 PM
    Bad shooting form. Bow arm too straight, wrong grip, wrong anchor point... :p 

    Sorry as an archer I nitpick these things :D 
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    eddieroolz , April 11, 2012 7:45 PM
    More reason for Crytek to dump Origin and move to Steam, eh.
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    Anonymous , April 11, 2012 7:46 PM
    well this is something to keep an eye to...i dont think crytek would be stupid to fu** up twice, no expectations on this though...crysis 2 were a maximum fail
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    jurassic512 , April 11, 2012 7:49 PM
    Do not pre-order this game. You've been warned.
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    jdog2pt0 , April 11, 2012 7:57 PM
    Well, with the huge change in direction they took from Crysis to Crysis 2, I can only expect more of the same in Crysis 3. Crysis 2 was a bag of ass, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. It had nothing to do with the first game. In fact, if you changed a few details and relabeled it, it could have been a completely different game. Had they done so, "Crysis 2" might have been an alright game. As far as I'm concerned, Crysis ended when Crysis 2 was released.
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    bak0n , April 11, 2012 8:00 PM
    I bought a game from Origin once for its coop gaming play. I come to find out they sell it but don't support it with servers. That was the last game I bought from EA.
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    Murissokah , April 11, 2012 8:12 PM
    LuckyDucky7So we know it exists, but the question remains:Is the game going to be designed with the superior PC or inferior Xbox 360 in mind?We've seen what Crysis looks like in both scenarios (excellent (Crysis) and sub-par at best (Crysis 2), respectively)- so are they going to make the smart decision or the stupid one?


    Well, if its New York again, then it's another crappy X360 game. Crysis 2 was set in a city for a reason, to allow level design to be restrictive enough so the feeble X360 VGA could handle some decent graphics. Current generation consoles could never be able to handle the open-world jungle of the first games.
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    bigdragon , April 11, 2012 8:28 PM
    I really enjoyed the first Crysis. When I went to buy the second one I was very quickly put off by the initial reviews. The sites giving it high review scores were downplaying major problems with the game. Sites giving it lower review scores were actually hitting it for its faults instead of trying to gloss over them. The game did not seem like it would live up to its predecessor. I'm so glad I didn't go for it especially considering all the complaints about its multiplayer being hacked to bits.

    I want to like Crysis again. However, I don't see any indication that they're going back to the gameplay that made the first one so appealing. The first one let you take your own path. It had big environments with gorgeous visuals. It pushed technology forwards. It had modding capability including custom level design. We all could see the negative influence at EA downgrading the quality and expandability of the second game. I have no doubt the same will happen with this third game.

    Crytek should never have teamed up with EA. I wonder if their competitors will get Far Cry 3 right or not. For now I'm just going to get really excited about some indie projects. We're going to start seeing some small companies take on the big guys in the next year.
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    chuckydb , April 11, 2012 8:45 PM
    Crysis 3= Crysis 2: Warhead...
    Had it been released next year, knowing how Crytek hates current consoles and how they have crippled Crysis 2, then it would have been a PC/next-gen game.
    Since it is for 360/PS3, then it will most likely be avaible by the end of this year, making the game more of a stand alone expansion pack to Crysis 2 in content.
    And with the 3 in the name, then they can sell it full price like a full game.
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    NightLight , April 11, 2012 9:05 PM
    the word "meh" comes to mind after a dissapointing crysis 2...
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