Crysis 2 BETA footage gives you a taste of things to come

GB: Someone’s uploaded some rather good looking footage from the closed BETA of Crysis 2, from what we have seen, the game does look promising and might prove to be a great multiplayer experience when it comes out next year.

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pedrami912969d ago

Does not look that good, guess that's just me though.

Pandamobile2969d ago

It's the console version. What did you expect, Crysis 1 level graphics?

pedrami912969d ago

I did not play the first one (not strong enough PC) so i wouldn't really know, sorry.

D4RkNIKON2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

I think that it is funny how they are boasting that Crysis 2 will be the best looking console shooter even though it will be multiplat. Killzone 3 owns Crysis on consoles hands F*in down.

KZ3 has an engine built from the ground up to preform best on the PS3. Not only that but this is the second game GG are using with this engine so they will be able to improve it from the last game.

BrianG2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Honestly at this time in the industry with what other developers are pushing out, yes, I kind of would expect Crysis 1 level graphics Pandamobile.

I don't expect full anit aliasing or anything like that, but as far as graphics, yes.

@ Pedrami, def agree, honestly I expected much better based on what they were promising. This video surprised me, not in a good way. And yeah I know its Alpha, but other games in Alpha look much better.

iamgoatman2969d ago


"I kind of would expect Crysis 1 level graphics Pandamobile."

I think you're being a bit too optimistic, considering no console game has come anywhere near the first Crysis. So hoping for that level is possibly asking a bit much out of what is essentially pretty out-dated hardware.

HolyOrangeCows2969d ago

I hope all of that screen tear is due to a crappy capture.

The sound is pretty off, so there's a good chance that is the reason.

Traveler2969d ago

The gameplay looks fun and I am sure the PC version will look beastly, but this version seems to have some performance issues. It makes me worried for the PS3 version. They haven't even showed the PS3 version and if the 360 version runs this bad I shudder to think what the PS3 version might look like. Of course they might have other reasons for not showing the PS3 version and it still might end up looking good, but I can't help but be worried.

StanLee2969d ago

Rage is the best looking game I've seen on consoles. Crysis 2 is kind of disappointing after the hype.

Rage running on XBox 360

The Wood2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

that rage engine eats this crysis engine easily

As it stands now taking their development stages into consideration its Rage vs Killzone 3 for the graphics crown easily. This crysis engine is a little underwhelming at the moment...The final build my tell a different tale but as of now its not fighting for top spot

Heartnet2968d ago

Did he mention graphics ? looks pretty average gameplay to me :)

and yeh graphics looks bout average to :)

y0haN2968d ago

A good game do not make.

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CyberCam2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

I don't like the crosshair, I know that will bug me.

Pandamobile2969d ago

Crysis 1 had the option to change the crosshair to your liking. If I recall, there were about 10 different crosshair variants, ranging from the three lines (which I liked the best/default), four lines, small circles, animated circles,

-Alpha2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

It's very similar to COD, but I do have hope that it's good considering it's from Free Radical!

However, it sounds sort of tacked on, and too basic. Hoping the SP is strong too.

theEx1Le2969d ago

This beta is pre-alpha code is it not.

AEtherbane2969d ago

Is made for a PC, hence why I wont get a console version.

Snakefist302969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

I agree with U!! Crysis is made for pc.Maybe they wanted to make more profits on consoles or they wanted to prove that they are developers on consoles too.

pr0digyZA2969d ago

Probably a bit of both, they want the extra sales plus it's a good way of letting other developers see your engine and maybe license it. I know that they tried that with the first engine but if I'm not mistaken only one or two developers ever used it, if any. So this is a way to get it working on consoles which wasn't possible with the first one as they said it wouldn't work.

visualb2969d ago

looks GOOD, but no where near the PC quality.

still, I buy games for the gameplay, and Crysis has an interesting gameplay dynamic =) might check it out when it comes out for PS3 =D

FanboyPunisher2969d ago

Cant believe people actually held hope to this, 720 = barfed up graphics.

If you care about the best, get this for PC.

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MGRogue20172969d ago

Been playing the beta & it's quite good.

You do notice the FPS drop at times but gotta' remember that it's a beta so performance will most likely improve in the final build.

cyborg2969d ago

for non-Killzone ,Call of Duty and Battlefield game this is looking mighty fine so far to be honest

wwm0nkey2969d ago

Actually its an alpha we are stress testing the engine so they purposly overloaded certin things to see just how much the 360 could handle. I personally LOVE this game I always get 20+ kills a game with the SCAR, this game is just soooooo much fun.

MGRogue20172969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Actually.. It's a stress test for their servers.

FrigidDARKNESS2969d ago

its the video quality the reason it looks bad.....definitely jas more colors on screen than KZ3.

Simon_Brezhnev2969d ago

I guess you saw all the levels in KZ3 already just like you said KZ3 has a lot of screen tearing.

kaveti66162969d ago

How come GG hasn't shown any of the colorful levels they keep talking about? Even in their alpha test videos, all the levels are filled with dark colors?

raztad2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

lol what? it is all about colors? That video has a very bland palette btw.

Looks good overall.


KZ3 is v-locked. 0% screen tearing.

visualb2969d ago

Crysis 2 BETA footage gives you a taste of things to come

where the hell is KZ mentioned? fucking troll

Traveler2969d ago

Color palette has nothing to do with the game engine or graphics in a technical sense. It's an art direction decision, nothing more. Neon pink is just as easy to render as gray or brown.

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tdrules2969d ago

I'll never understand why when doing betas developers would rather have a beta on a fixed hardware platform than the most varied platform in the world

wwm0nkey2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

This is NOT a beta, this is a stress test, they are seeing how much they can do on the 360. This is just to get an idea of what they have to cut back on to make the game preform a constant 30 FPS because right now its pulling about 25, I had a game where the audio randomly cut out and everyone had a constant frame rate of 30-35 FPS. Yet even though its an alpha this game is fucking incredible, the gameplay designers really knew what they where doing.

EDIT: Ok disagree for stating a fact, gotta love N4G -_-

Pandamobile2969d ago

You get a disagree because you are wrong. It's a network stress test more than anything. They're testing out the load on their servers, not the performance on the Xbox 360. I'm sure they can test the 360 performance internally.

wwm0nkey2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

You REALLY dont think they are also testing out the engine as well?

granted yes you where right about it being for the servers but still they could have waited till the engine was stable to do a server test too, its obvious they are testing more than that.

Pandamobile2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Obviously they're looking for gameplay bugs and stuff too, that's implicit with any sort of beta, I'm just saying, the main reason for them testing the 360 version over the PS3 version or the PC version is because they know Crysis 2 will sell more on the 360 than the PS3, so they're doing the network stress test on that platform, and in the case of the PC version of the game, Crytek doesn't run the PC servers. Users can host their own server or rent from providers like or Hypernia.

My guess is that we'll see an closed, but easy to get into PC beta a month or so before release.

maxcer2969d ago

"You REALLY dont think they are also testing out the engine as well??

why would they need us to tell them about the "engine"? as if we knew how to optimize it better then they do. like the reply said its for stress testing and to a lesser extent, promotion. the internal testers at crytek are testing a newer build that has most likely fixed your worries about the sound/fps.

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badkolo2969d ago

this video is washed out , there is better fottage out there aND WHILE EVERYTHING IS IMPRESSIVE THE ONLY THING IM NOT LIKING IS the animation of the players, looks cheesy.

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