EA and Crytek Set Launch Date for Crysis Warhead

EA and Crytek have announced the release date for Crysis Warhead. Those of you who were interested in Crysis but found the minimum system specs unreal may find Crysis Warhead will run on your PC.

“We think Crysis Warhead is going to offer a tremendous experience to a wide range of gamers,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “Fans of Crysis are going to enjoy more of the open-ended gameplay, cutting-edge visuals and huge, epic battles from the first game, while also finally finding out what kind of havoc Psycho was wreaking on the other side of the island.

At the same time, we designed Warhead to be more accessible for gamers new to the Crysis franchise. It is a game with a story that can stand on its own, it has been optimized to run better on a wider range of PCs, and we are introducing Crysis Wars®, a tailor-made experience for multiplayer gamers within the Crysis universe – all at a great value.”

Gamers can pick up Crysis Warhead in North America on September 16th and in Europe on September 12th. The EA Store is taking pre-orders at $5 off the retail price. If you’ve got a pretty hefty gaming rig or have made use of Noobs Guide to Optimizing Crysis, you can purchase both Crysis and Crysis Warhead for $10 off.

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7 Comments on EA and Crytek Set Launch Date for Crysis Warhead

ridlas

On August 14, 2008 at 3:25 pm

awesome! cant wait.

alps

On August 14, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Nah, hate to be a prude, but this outfit already ruined my appetite when they released crysis, threatened everyone that it would only run nicely on a tiny fraction of systems – and then ranted about piracy for low sales. I guess the pirates must all have BOXX and Falcon Northwest and overpriced Alienware systems.

And then they pulled a Metallica by not only whining but getting less than great reviews on the game.

Far Cry 2 will probably be cool, though I long for the day developers will tire of the brown and gray pallet.

Serio

On August 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm

I fear Far Cry 2 will be even worse than Crysis. Consider this; It has about the same graphical level, it’s about thirty times larger, and features dynamic particles. I run Crysis on max, but i think i might need to upgrade even further to play Far Cry 2 on medium.

Who_Flung_Poo?

On August 14, 2008 at 4:03 pm

“Fans of Crysis are going to enjoy more of the open-ended gameplay,”

I find that line to be a joke because where Crysis is concerned the only thing left open was the ending. The best choices for exploring in that game are, “Do I take the beach with sharks waiting for me in the water or the canyon with unclimbable walls?”

Bounce

On August 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm

It looks as good as Crysis? Ok.. So to be able to play it on slighty less powerful systems (those that aren’t equipped with 3 graphics cards) you can turn down the details to a bare minimum.. hmm.. I’d rather play a game that looks good while delivering rock solid framerates like Call of Duty 4. That game is amazingly well optimized. Sure it’s not as open ended as Crysis, but it doesn’t require a system from the future either.

I’ll pass and I’ll wait for Crytek to whine even more about piracy. It’s easier than actually -trying- to make a game for everyone and not just the spoiled kids who get their high powered pc’s from their parents.

Duddee

On August 15, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Bounce, your bashing a game and then throw in, “I’d rather play…Call of Duty 4″. You sir can’t tell a good game from a pile of . You bash the game because your system can’t run it, that really a great way to make your point (You obviously have never played the game and have no intention to). YOU FAIL.

I played Crysis’s single player twice through and it was still fun the second time through(The ending did piss me off tho). If they can improve the multiplayer and incorporate some of open ended ideas of Farcry, it will be another great game.

FredGSanford

On August 16, 2008 at 9:13 am

I have to agree with Duddee…. People bash the game because there system can’t run it. I hardly have a top ot the line rig anymore but I can play it on max settings without any issues (other then a 10 second stutter when the Mountain starts to come apart a few thousand feet away). The only thing that will stop me from buying warhead will be if they include the same copy protection that was in Bioshock, mass effect, and spore.