Crysis Single Player Demo Delayed
I can hear a million PC gamers shouting “Boo!” already. It is with much regret that I inform my fellow PC gamers that the Crysis demo scheduled for September 25th release is now pushed back a month. The news itself heralds from Crytek’s very own, Cevat Yerli:
First, I am sorry for the bad news – the Crysis single player demo will now be available everywhere on October 26th, 2007. We are taking some extra time to make sure you that you have an amazing experience but also we did not want to risk the release date of Crysis at this stage. To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call.
Now the good news – the big surprise. The SP demo will be released with our CryEngine 2 – Sandbox 2 game editor, giving the community the opportunity to get familiar with the vast amount of tools they will have at their disposal four weeks before we ship, something we have always wanted to do.
Somehow, I don’t think sharing news of inclusion of a new Sandbox Editor will cushion this devastating blow. One has to wonder if the launch of Halo 3 on September 25th had some influence on Crytek’s (or EA’s) decision? For now it looks like those enjoying the ongoing Crysis beta will have exclusivity for a month. You lucky SoBs…