The Crysis 2 multiplayer demo is now available for Xbox 360. Hit the jump for more details.
I'll wait for a better version. @lord Yeah what did you think I meant? PS3 will only be a little bit better than 360 but PC version will blow both of em out the water, obviously... with the right rig of course.
me,im gona check it out and finally see if the graphics are all that on console
Has Crytek released the system requirements yet? I hope my GTX 260 SLI can still handle it.
Fully equipped? Yes, generally a computer needs its components to function.. A single 8800GT and a dual core outperforms consoles and it would still for this on PC. 8800GT is considered low end, pretty much every single ATX desktop machine now sold has at least a dual core CPU. That sort of setup ran Crysis on mostly high 1280 x 1024 three years ago. Haven't seen a console game that looks better than Crysis on just high, one below maximum. Wont do either until the next gen comes along. The consoles are using 5 year old hardware, naturally even cheap PC gear knocks it into a cocked hat as it bloody well should. Enjoy the demo
@SnakeMustDie You'll be absolutely fine with that setup, maybe not with all the bells and whistles turned on, and obviously no DX11 effects, but even a single 260 would be enough for at least the equivalent of Crysis 1's high settings, minus AA maybe. Crytek have said Crysis 2 will run better than the first did, so I doubt we'll see the same hardware crippling performance that Crysis 1 had on release, especially now the consoles are involved. Ordered a bunch of upgrades myself this morning, almost a complete rebuild, so I'm eagerly waiting to see how this game performs as well
Well, im putting it in the que just noo :)!
Can you guys who try the demo let us know if there really is noticeable input lag in the demo or if ign are just incompetent and weren't playing the demo on a properly set up t.v. (aka having settings turned on that increase input lag such as 120-240 hz motionflow or automotion plus type settings) Thanks
will try checking it . EDIT : the demo isnt truly there yet so ...
Ok thanks anyway...if you want to try later when it's available go for it i'd appreciate it. I'm leaning more towards the fact that since only ign is complaining about the lag so i'm thinking that someone was playing with some lag inducing tv settings. If true it will truly show that ign have no professionalism or credibility at all. Half of their employees are casual gamers anyway. Listening to them irritates me sometimes because they're getting payed for reporting on videogames when I could do it ten times better then they do. Half the time they don't get the full story on an announcement or report incorrect information about a game they are talking about.
I wouldnt put it past them . They don't even seems to know if their tv set are Full rgb compatible or not , and would turn the option on/off regardless of it for the ps3 games
Yea I agree with you there. I think if they were journalists in another field like politics they would at least get their facts straight but they think that since they report to a bunch of kids they don't have to be professional or have any real integrity. Same thing could be said about G4 or other sites like that. Some of them, it looks like, are still run by kids lol
Tried the game , and while i'm not really liking it , it's solid . On the technical side , no input lag noticed so far . IGN are just idiots as usual , and dont even know how to measure input lag to begin with
Can't wait.. Crysis 2 demo + Bulletstorm Demo + Dead Space 2 FTW.. Evil
considering that multiplat tends to be better on 360 (most cases not all) its hard to assume ps3 version will be better. I still wish I got Black ops on 360 instead of ps3
Crytek aretempting me to buy a 360. Exclusive Crysis 2 stuff and Kingdoms. Hell I don't even know anything about that game but my love of Crytek us getting me excited. Pity bloody MS don't sell the arcade by itself anymore in Aus, they're all bundled with bloody kinect and as such is ridiculously expensive.
Your going to buy a 360 for an early demo of a multiplat game? There has also been next to no info on Kingdoms.
"Hell I don't even know anything about that game but my love of Crytek us getting me excited." I already covered that. And no, of course an early demo isnt enough to make me buy a 360. However, a Crytek exclusive game certainly is a major part of it. For me, being a hugh fan of Crytek, it would be like ND making a 360 exclusive game for fans of Uncharted (obviously will never happen, it's just an example). But there are other games on 360 i wouldnt mind getting such as Gears 2+3, and umm, nah actually thats it. Ohwell, maybe put the idea of buying a 360 on the back burner for a while (untill after 2011).
crysis 2 is a multi platform release and nothing is known about kingdoms
360 fanboy trying to get idiots to buy a 360.
let the xbros have have their fun. Doesnt seem that special to me either, especially if the game plays like crap because of performance issues. I dont expect it to look better on the ps3 though, but games like KZ3, RE3 will be very hard to beat for any multiplatform game.
Says someone with one bubble, obviously a colosal fanboy. Brother, I don't own a 360. I own a PS3 (actually 2) with over 70 games and Move, and a powerful PC. I would like to point out that obviously I will buy Crysis 2 on PC (becuase I can, and I'm not dumb) but I am such a huge fan of the series that i would be prepared to spend Aus$300 on a 360 to play the game 3 months early, especially considering that i can then use it for another Crytek game. If you don't believe I game on PS3, check out my user, Tachyon_Nova2 on PSN and have a look at my trophies! Also I've reviewed 20 or so PS3 games on N4G yet not a single 360 game. Hmmm, funny that. Edit @ 2.3.1 - Yeah Resitstance 2 was a fantastic game so I have high hopes for Res 3, and although I didn't really enjoy KZ2, I'm loving the look of KZ3 the MP looks really intense! @ 2.3.3 - Thanks mate for pointing that out, I hadn't realised. When Crytek announced that the 360 was getting an exclusive MP demo i immideatly though "Awesome, I get to play the entire game on 360 on January 25th". Thanks for putting that delusion out of my head. Numpty...
But you are not playing it early ... it's a demo , just that a demo ... EDIT : That's exactly the funny thing ... i know it , you know it , everyone knows it , and yet you behave as if you didnt know .. advancing it as a reason to buy a console . Of course it's your life
^^ Bitter over corrupted Mass Effect 2 saves, inferior Black Ops version and waiting 5 years for a slightly average racing sim. No Crysis 2 MP demo, and most likely getting the inferior version as usual. I feel for you. :(
Fail troll, Troll is fail.
dude i would just wait and watch gameplay demoes of the multiplayer demo. I'm sure there will be extensive videos about it in the weeks to come. I mean if you want some other things coming to the 360 then by all means get the 360 but don't do it on an impulse buy just for a timed multiplayer exclusive demo. This is like the best case scenario companies come up with for this kind of market strategy of keeping demoes exclusive to a platform. Most of the time it just feeds on the impatience of people and is usually announced 2-3 weeks later for the other platforms that weren't included. Be wise, don't feed into this shallow form of marketing.
Can't wait to try it. Too bad my cousins out so I can't borrow his 360. Can you guys post screenshots and compare it to the first Crysis.
I will take some when I am able to download it.
can't wait hope they make a 360/crysis2 bundle
Very lame if you ask me...
Bigger isn't always better. Some games benefit from a large number of players, like battlefield, whereas other play better with a smaller, more compact number. And I can imagine the chaos that would ensue if a game like Crysis had large scale battles, you'd have people slaughtering you left and right with the various abilities, any and all tactics would go out the window.
You people are really annoying me. If that's (6 players per team) what they've found works best then great. I didn't see people complaining about Uncharted 2 only having a max of 5 people per team, and before you say its completely different, one of those modes is Deathmatch so there you go! And as far as it being a rumour, it was made official back at GC last year...
Imagine Gears with 10 v 10. It would just become a giant Homosexual Chainsaw Conga line.
Great point and funny bubble for you
well, good news for Xbox then. Can't wait for PS3 release though
Went to marketplace couldn't find it in the standard list, went to A-Z and it was there but I needed to clear space, went back after clearing some and now it shows on the front screen but not in the list, anyone else have this problem?
thank goodness my little bro owns 360s gonna download this now!
Dont know, read some comments about it!??
can't find it... I see it in the demo section but when I select it noting apper in the newest demo?
I found it under a special icon that said "try it now" or something. It's not under the demos section.
It's in the demo list but there's no download option! any ideas?
the same for me crysis2 and bullet storm I see them but their is no download option for both of them... WTF some help please
As some people mentioned here just go to the xbox website and download them from there ^_^ Edit: I just checked and now they're downloadable from the marketplace on the dashboard.
@CoLD FiRE & darkknight0996 there in the A-Z section
for some reason it did not appeared even in the A-Z section so I download from the website.
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THIS DEMO IS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!! THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE PLAYING IT RIGHT NOWWW!! GUYS, ILL BE BACK IN 4 MONTHS CAUSE I CANT STOP PLAYING IT
im sick of all this "exclusive" crap why can't I play this on my ps3 too -.- .. gotta hook up a 360, the effort *sigh*
UK got the demo first it will be up later this morning for north america ect soon.I saw the same thing in the demos but no actual demo in there.be patient.
You can dl it off the xbox site. Gah mines dl'ing so slow :/
Go onto Xbox.com, go to game demos, sort by title and Crysis 2 is there, 1.8gb :)
sweet now do I get this or PC version
To whom it may concern, the demo (it's officially a "closed" MP Beta) is a rather large 1.80 GB to download. Still waiting though, so no opinions yet!
but they decided to tease us abit by putting pictures of the demos on the menu screen but not in tha actual demo section
its there but u have to get it by going into a-z
its freekin awsome
Tell me when the the demo releases the superior platforms.
took em, a while.. have to wait till after work to play this BAH!
@GrumpyVeteran grow up mate.
UK: it's on now.
Thought it was decent although everyone in the room was a yellow bar so it's hard to tell. I thought the roof top map was kind of big for the amount of players on it though.
Really enjoyed my playtest, I can't wait until the full version comes out, not as easy as COD, not as fluid yet either but for a first attempt on consoles much respect, the graphics are pin sharp but I want to see more levels. Good job.
First impressions..... Play time; 1.5 hours graphics - nice,smooth,detailed,colourful without being overly so. sound - functional,nothing exceptional as of now gameplay - tight, as fast paced as you want it to be. Shooting an enemy from a distance is g=harder than in COD etc due to them being able to run off real quick - unless you suprise them first. The slide is fun; run and hit the 'B' button to execute. Cloak and maximum armour are well implemented with a decreasing bar so you cant overuse them. i unlocked the Gunner,Sniper and Scout classes during my play through and strugled majorly with the Sniper class - sure the map isnt bulit for sniping but even when getting the drop on an unsuspecting enemy from a distance and hitting them with 5 rounds they still wouldn't drop with the sniper rifle - even with a headshot or two!!!!! Overall - decent first impressions and will go on later for another blast
I finally played Crysis 2, here my first Impression: The game plays like Black-ops and Reach combine, but not as fast pace shooting like Black-Ops more like Reach speed of play( Call of Duty inspired Killcam is in this game lol). Love the Rooftop map its definitely good for all out pakour and free running with guns gameplay. Since this is a demo; I could imagine explosives on this map in the full game to be truly intense, so much like The "Invader Must Die" trailer. Reminds you of the rooftop scene in the first Matrix. Since this is a early demo like they always said,"This doesn't represent the final game," there are balance issue that will most likely be fix. Nothing to complain much about, just hope it will be successful like how they hype it out to be.
Everyone is saying that the graphics are not up to par. Well all I can say is upgrade your televisions. It looks great and is most importantly FUN...do we remember what that is?
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