Crytek has kicked off the beta for the Crysis 3 multiplayer. The beta is available on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC. It essentially works as a 'multiplayer demo', as it is designed to give you a taste of the Crysis 3 multiplayer component. Developers will also be able to use your feedback to do away with any bugs in the game. You can level up to rank 10, and customise your Nanosuit with different weapons, attachments, and suit modules. Check out the Crysis 3 website for more details.
Welcome to the jungle!
EA announced the Crysis 3 beta last week. One of the game modes in the beta is 'Crash Site', where players must secure and defend specific locations, earning points along the way for kills and their ability to hold the locations. Another game mode is 'Hunter mode', which pits two players against ten (2 versus 14 on the PC). The two players are armed with enhanced nanosuits with infinite cloaking and Predator bows. The aim is to kill all the other players within the time limit. The major twist is that when the other players are killed, they become part of the hunter team with infinite cloaking and a Predator bow.
The maps in the multiplayer beta include Airport and Museum. Both are a mix of lush rainforest and urban environments, following the general theme of Crysis 3 and its Biodome.
Back in December, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said that Crysis 3 used so much power on the current-gen consoles that not even one percent of power was left. “Crysis 3 is absolutely maxing out the consoles. There is absolutely not even 1 percent left. No game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3 on these consoles, flat out. Most games are not even anywhere near Crysis 2 technically,” said Yerli. “I’m not talking about art style–art is subjective–but the pure fact of what we have been cramming in with Crysis 2 on Xbox and PlayStation, I’ve yet to see a game do that still today.”
He also talks about the game being ready for the next-gen gaming consoles. “That’s why we said that Crysis 3 is next-gen ready already. We did that without knowing the specs but it’s not going to be much more than what we have done so far. And it turns out we were pretty much right,” noted Yerli. “Any day I will take a battle against Gears and Halo, whatever; the amount of data we put in and the detail level is far superior. With Crysis 3, we’re pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond.”
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