Crysis Coming to XBLA/PSN

Dear Reader,

For you “Crysis” fans out there, and I admit I’ve recently joined your ranks, there’s somewhat exciting news: Crytek’s original litmus test for your PC hardware is making its way to DLC this October. That’s the good news. The bad news is, it kind of sounds like they’re going to have to nerf the game to squeeze it onto the console digital space.

The press release says this downloadable version of the campaign will be “modified” and “enhanced,” and it’s worth noting that it doesn’t just say “enhanced.” It then goes on to claim that there’s going to be “all new” lighting, as well as other “visual optimizations.” Notice none of these actually mean “improved.” They say they’re going to “optimize,” that things are going to be “new,” but not “superior to the former version.” It sounds to me like a very cryptic way of saying, “We had to strip mine this thing to fit in onto Xbox Live.”

But hell, maybe I’m being picky. You’re gonna have “Crysis” for 20 bucks, that’s not a bad deal at all.

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