EA in its first quarter 12 financials unveiled some very interesting and encouraging stats. Let’s start with the giant in the room: FIFA 11 sales, including digital and mobile downloads, are closing in on 15 million units, while Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has sold over 9 million copies. But that’s not all.
Crytek has finally released the DirectX 11 patch for the PC version of Crysis 2, an automatic upgrade that’ll happen as soon as stick your copy of the game in your PC.
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has admitted that making Crysis 2 to play on most PCs winded up “backfiring” on his company.
Crytek’s released a new trailer for Crysis 2 map pack dubbed Decimation, one which includes lots of guns and bullets. It’s below the break.
It’s Memorial Day on Monday in the U.S., one of the biggest holidays in the year, and likewise in the U.K. there’s a bank holiday. We’re free all weekend. Since that’s the case, Crytek’s planned a double XP event for its shooter Crysis 2 across all platforms, beginning today and running till Monday at noon.
As promised, EA’s released the latest DLC offering from Crtek-developed shooter Crysis 2.
That game Homefront. It simply won’t die. Doesn’t matter how many times critics knock the Kaos Studios-developed shooter, it keeps on placing high on game sales charts across the west. Even the mighty Crysis 2 from Crytek couldn’t kick Homefront down, and taking a closer peek at the aforementioned two, we realize Homefront’s doing much better, and that’s while being one of the lowest scoring shooters this generation.
The next batch of consoles is just around the corner, believes Crytek boss Cevat Yerli, and speaking in an interview recently, he told the story of how they’ve been preparing for the moment with CryEngine 3.
Crytek’s known for pushing beyond boundaries in the graphics department, and the studio’s graphics engineer, Tiago Sousa, has demanded that Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo adhere to a minimum of 8MB of RAM because, according to him, the low memory in consoles is a “crippling factor” from a “visual perspective.”
Although It was Crysis 2 which held the UK Xbox 360 chart’s number slot, the bigger story to be told is Homefront’s seemingly diehard attitude, as the game is standing tall in second place even after a barrage of negative reviews from an overload of gaming sites.
Apart from the general UK Charts, there are separate charts detailing the sales figures for respective platforms, and this week on the PS3 charts, Crysis 2 maintained the number spot.
A good game on its on hardly sell units, but a good game mixed with some awesome advertising could net developers and publishers alike winsome cash. EA and Crytek had big plans for Crysis 2, with Cevat Yerli mentioning he’d love to see it sell COD-like amounts, and although we don’t know if said fit was accomplished, the advertising style below the break is surely clever.
Crysis 2′s single player has been deemed one of the most enthralling the shooter genre’s seen this generations, garnering great scores across the board. But how’s the mulitplayer component of the game holding up to the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Killzone 3? Let’s find out.
It’s Monday, another day for the UK’s weekly game sales chart from Chart Track. How’s it looking for Crytek, you ask? Really good, as the developer’s Crysis 2 grabs the number position from Homefront.
Say what you will but one thing you can’t deny is Crysis 2′s beauty. The game might not look as beautiful as Killzone 3 but it sure is stunning. Especially New York. Crytek really did an excellent job in making the city believable.
But enough of that, because below the break there’s some masterful footage of gunning gameplay courtesy of our very own Joseph Garrett. Over 6 minutes of alien blood spilling.