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Crysis Warhead is “parallel story to Crysis”, PC-only

Thursday, 5th June 2008 14:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA’s formally announced Crysis Warhead, a PC-only standalone game with a parallel story to the original Crysis.

The game will release this autumn, and follows Sergeant Sykes – ‘Psycho’ from Crysis – as he shoots things on the other side of the first title’s island. New weapons and vehicles will be included, and new multiplayer content is promised.

Warhead is the first game to be developed at Crytek´s Budapest studio.

“The best result of a partnership that we can ask for in the EA Partners program is when a world class independent studio like Crytek chooses to continue to work with us,” said EA Partners’ David DeMartini.

“Crysis was an amazing game and is going to be a blockbuster franchise. We could not be more excited to be working with Crytek to launch another hit with Crysis Warhead this year.”

Press release after the link.

EA AND CRYTEK ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF CRYSIS WARHEAD
The Next Installment of One of the Highest Rated Games of 2007 Blasts its way onto PCs this Autumn
Guildford, UK – June 5, 2008 – Maximum freedom, maximum explosions and maximum Psycho! Electronic Arts Inc. and award-winning independent studio Crytek today announced Crysis Warhead® – the parallel story to Crysis, one of the most critically-acclaimed first person shooters and PC games of 2007. Shipping exclusively for the PC this autumn Crysis Warhead is the first title to be developed at Crytek´s Budapest studio, and is built on a new, enhanced and optimized version of Crytek’s CryENGINE® 2 technology.

“We were very pleased with the reception of Crysis from both gamers and media after our launch last year,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “That being said, one of the key principles of our studio is to always raise the bar. With Warhead, we are focusing on refining our storytelling and game performance, while also delivering more of the visually stunning graphics and immersive, free-roaming gameplay everyone loved in Crysis.”

“The best result of a partnership that we can ask for in the EA Partners program is when a world class independent studio like Crytek chooses to continue to work with us,” said David DeMartini, Vice President and Global General Manager, EA Partners. “Crysis was an amazing game and is going to be a blockbuster franchise. We could not be more excited to be working with Crytek to launch another hit with Crysis Warhead this year.”

In Crysis Warhead, players will don the Nanosuit of Sergeant Sykes, also known as ‘Psycho’, one of the most memorable characters from Crysis. More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, players will experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original game, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than they ever could have imagined. Luckily, Psycho’s Nanosuit is just as capable and he’s equipped with an even bigger arsenal of fully customizable weapons and new vehicles, giving players access to the tools they need to dominate any situation. Aside from this new, exciting single player campaign, Crysis Warhead will also feature new multiplayer content. Stay tuned for more details this summer.

Crysis Warhead has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI. For more information about the game, please visit www.crysisthegame.com.

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16 Comments

  1. Whizzo

    So I was right about who the picture was!

    Psycho had the most personality out of all the characters in the game anyway and I’m not saying that just because we have a similar vocabulary. It also means it’s more NK killing goodness, hurrah!

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Is he the British one?

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Killerbee

    Doing a parallel story is a nice way of getting around the problem of having all the Koreans up and leave before the end of the first game. Good call. If it lives up to the first two third of the original game, this will be a definite buy for me.

    Hopefully the “new, enhanced and optimized version of Crytek’s CryENGINE® 2 technology” isn’t going to be any more demanding in terms of system specs…

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Whizzo

    Psycho is indeed the British squaddie who says “bollocks” quite a bit.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    Ah, gotcha. Well, there’s lovely then. Nice to put out more very quickly like this. Another guaranteed million sales, basically.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Kalain

    Oooooh.. Another Crysis game, and PC only as well? So much for Crytek saying they were not doing anymore PC exclusives anymore. I wonder what made them changed their minds?

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    Quick cash, I reckon. It’ll sell a million, betcha, and all the assets are already made. It’s even set on the same island.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. kasai

    has a computer been invented yet that can play this without dyeing lol

    #8 7 years ago
  9. patlike

    I’ve got dual AMD 64 4800s with an 8500 and it played it at crap resolution with a shocking framerate.

    Brilliant.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Whizzo

    Considering the 8800GT is a smidge over £100 now Pat, perhaps it’s time for an upgrade?! :-)

    #10 7 years ago
  11. patlike

    OK, I’m a bit of a graphics card spaz: would that make a proper, massive difference?

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Whizzo

    You’d be able to play it at a higher resolution on high settings!

    #12 7 years ago
  13. patlike

    That would be quite a difference. You’re right: they’re 116 quid. Hmm…

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Reko

    Why is he staring at the phone on my desk?

    #14 7 years ago
  15. deanimate

    its made out of pie?

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Reko

    So it is.

    JOY

    #16 7 years ago

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