EA Games’ new multiplayer demo for “Crysis 2″ went online today for PC and XBox 360 players, the game publisher announced.
From the game’s website:
Players will compete in six vs. six matches set against a war-torn
Manhattan in two maps: “Skyline”, set on top of the rooftops and
interiors of skyscrapers, and “Pier 17″, an open environment with
limited cover. The demo also features two modes: “Team Instant Action”
pits two teams against each other as they kill as many opponents as
possible to win the round and “Crash Site,” where players will battle
for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods
and keeping enemies at bay.
Developer Crytek joins a sad list that includes Electronic Arts and Valve to have a game of theirs leaked ahead of release. In this case, according to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, it’s a development build of Crysis 2 for the PC. The actual posting that had initially reported the leak is here on Facepunch. No, it doesn’t lead to where you can get it. It’s only a post from a reader that found it elsewhere and wanted to report it to others.
The actual game is scheduled to come out on March 22nd, but depending on how far along this particular build is, it could very well be close to what will be considered the “gold” copy that will go out for production. In other words, this is incredibly bad. To make things worse, sites including those above report that the build apparently has the game editor (for PCs), multiplayer, and the master key files for online authentication.
A post on the official Crysis forums by Crytek expresses their disappointment at the news and urges players to support the game when it comes out in March. With more than a few publishers and developers appearing to be looking for excuses to leave PC gaming in the dust, this leak can’t be helping.
Time to prepare your PCs for death come Q4 2010. Enjoy the trailer. The shots and art are after the jump. The first two images after it are the screenshots, the next two are art pieces. Click on the images to see bigger versions. The girl singing scores moderately on the creepy scale.