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access_time October 4, 2011 at 10:19 AM in Microsoft by Ramon Aranda

Original Crysis Hits Xbox Live and PSN Today

Well, EA did say that the original Crysis would arrive on Xbox Live and PSN in “October 2011”, and just like that, the game has officially dropped on both consoles this morning.

Originally released in 2007 for PCs, the game was a graphical masterpiece that required ridiculous amounts of graphic and processing power that many gamers unfortunately could not play.  Now, the game is more than playable on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and has even received some additional visual upgrades along with 3D support.

“We’re really excited to bring the legendary Crysis to gamers who weren’t able to experience it the first time around,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “The CryENGINE 3 has allowed us to remaster the single-player campaign and make significant advancements to the gameplay. We’ve added a new lighting system, some advanced rendering techniques and most importantly, we’ve optimized the Nanosuit controls to utilize its full potential on a gamepad. We really hope that gamers will enjoy playing the game as much as we’ve enjoyed developing it.”

The game is downloadable today for $19.99 (PSN) and 1600 Microsoft Points.

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