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Published on September 9th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

Crysis Coming to XBLA and PSN

Four years ago the original Crysis was released to critical acclaim. At the time graphics were considered to be the bar that all other games were to be judged. Today, Crytek and EA announced that Crysis is heading to consoles for the first time when it releases later this year on Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network.

“We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality – and still is for many gamers even four years later,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.”

EA also announced that the game won’t simply be a straight PC port. Just when you thought the game couldn’t look any prettier, I’ve been told that Crysis has undergone some serious visual modifications in order to make it the best version yet. Crytek has given the game a complete CryENGINE 3 overhaul, meaning the game has been remastered with new lighting, special effects and other optimizations. Crysis‘ controls have been retuned for console play, and both versions support stereoscopic 3D.

Crysis will be available to download for $19.99 or 1600 MS Points on October 2011.

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