Crysis 3 Owners With Pre-Loading Issues: Some Things You Should Know
Crysis 3 unlocks at midnight PST tonight for most of the world on EA’s Origin service, but some players are reporting their inability to even preload the game. Numerous players have posted their complaints on the game’s official forums, some of which complain that they will not even be able to unlock the game until March 6, with preloads only going live on March 1. Notably, this issue only seems to be affecting gamers in the Middle East.
Owners of the game have since created a support thread on the MyCrysis forums to discuss and document the preloading issue and to help other owners of the Hunter Edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition. So far, many of them have managed to resolve their issues without much explanation. As such, it would appear that the problem exists on EA’s end, and not on the player’s.
Users who have managed to preload the game report being able to download 10.7gb worth of files. Other users report having to download up to 14.6gb due to additional localization files.
An EA representative on the Answer HQ forum says that owners of the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game may see the Hunter Edition box art in place of the DDX box art, but notes that they shouldn’t worry about it as they are entitled to all of the DDX content. Additionally, EA says that both Crysis and Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, both of which come included in the DDX package, will only be unlocked once Crysis 3 goes live in the US tonight.
“Please do not worry if this appears for you, as long as you have purchased the DDX version, you will receive all related content,” he wrote.
The company has posted the following times for the game’s availability:
North America will find Crysis 3 available on February 19th at 00:01 EST/EDT
Russia will find Crysis 3 available on February 19th at 11:01 MSK
European Nations (except Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom) will find Crysis 3 available on February 21st at 00:01 CET/CEST
Australia will find Crysis 3 available on February 21st at 00:01 AEST/AEDT
Ireland, Portugal & United Kingdom will find Crysis 3 available on February 22nd at 00:01 GMT/BST
Japan will find Crysis 3 available on March 7th at 00:01 JST
Unlisted locations should be regarded as part of the game’s North American release.