Rumours that Cryteks fantastic shooter Crysis would be coming to console sometime in the future have been floating around the internet for quite some time now, but today the game broke cover as EA officially confirmed that Crysis will be coming to Xbox 360 (and PS3, for all you Playstation gamers out there).
The most astonishing part of the announcement is that Crysis will be a downloadable game, rather than a retail title. Come October you’ll be able to download the game for 1600MSP.
The game will feature new lighting effects and other visual optimizations for consoles, and is promised to be a “modified and enhanced version” of the original game, however it will only contain the singleplayer portion of the original game, so no multiplayer for you online lovers.
Crytek also promised that the controls have been carefully crafted to suit console players, and that combat has been fine-tuned
“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.”
The biggest question remains a simple one; how much has the original game been changed to work on consoles?