Last week EA and Crytek announced that a playable multiplayer demo of Crysis 2 was heading exclusively to Xbox LIVE Gold members on January 25. The news was rather disappointing given that the highly-anticipated shooter is heading to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC platforms on March 22.
But like with many multi-platform game launches, it seemed that Xbox 360 gamers were in the Preferred Members club with their early hands-on while PC gamers were left salivating over screenshots out in the cold. Heck, even PS3 owners were left out of the loop for a change.
However things have changed for the better for eager fans. The Xbox 360 demo will supposedly come down off its Gold Members exclusivity throne and let the little wee folk with Silver accounts get a multiplayer taste this weekend only. Crytek also verified on Twitter that PC gamers will even see the demo in the near future.
"At this time, Crytek & EA are glad to confirm that we'll be releasing a pre-launch Crysis 2 multiplayer demo on PC!" Crytek said on Twitter. "Stay tuned for details."
Given that's the only info the duo has provided thus far, at least PC gamers know that something is heading their way before the end of March. Unfortunately, PS3 gamers are still left out of the pre-release club until EA and Crytek announce otherwise. That said, there's a good chance the demo will hit PlayStation Plus subscribers around the same time the PC demo goes live, followed by a general release shortly thereafter.
The free trial weekend for the Xbox 360 demo begins on Friday, January 28th at noon Eastern Time and runs until noon on January 31st. Have fun.