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Crysis coming to 360; 2 other new games too

You’ve all read the heading, so now you have to calm down and read. Crysis has been announced to be coming to the 360 on the 1UP show. A developer talking to the 1UP guys when they were at CES revealed several details about the 360 version. Two other games also announced are Warhound and CrimeCraft.

The big news first is the PC game Crysis is coming to the 360. However, that PC game won’t be the same game as what we will see on the home console. Because Crysis will be running at DirectX10, the game would look inferior since the 360 can only do DirectX9 (as mentioned before). So, the developers are using the same universe that the PC game is set in, with some similar story elements, but the gameplay will be entirely different. The developers told the 1UP guys that they weren’t even going to try and replicate Crysis. This would be because the PC version will be running so much more stuff that the 360 couldn’t handle, and would be disappointing. They stated that the game needs to run deeper, with the physics and world needing to be constructed differently. They admitted that the 360 version may not be as “wow” as the PC version in terms of graphics. It’s not a port in any way, so if you bought both versions, you would still get two different experiences with the game. The developers Crytek are the same developers responsible for FarCry, so we could see a game similar (but hopefully better) to that.

There will be a big debate no doubt between the PC fanboys and the 360 fanboys about this one. Everyone knows that the Crysis on the PC will look stunning on a top end PC. But can the console version be just as good, even if it doesn’t look anywhere near as pretty? Only time will tell, but graphics don’t make everything. This confirms earlier rumblings last year of a possible port, although as already mentioned, it’ll be a different game. Skip to the 22:30 mark on the 1UP podcast to hear the chatter about the 360 version.

There is currently no news of when the game will be released for the 360.

Warhound is another PC game coming to the 360, and is again another shooter, adding to the already slightly crowded genre. The game sees you attempting to make a career out of an elite mercenary, and work for everyone; be it the President, a man in the street or a high powered businessman. The game will feature the following:

  • SOS messages come from many places. Freely plan you way of a mercenary.
    Gain the license of an Alpinist to climb harder and harder rocks, learn to operate new vehicles - from jeep to tanks and boats; practice shooting and test weapons on your own firing ground.
  • Each mission has a number of ways to reach the goal. The number depends on your abilities.
  • Enemies are like weed which revive in uncultivated soil. Many missions can be repeated many times.
  • Buy better weapons and trade the equipment found on the battleground.
  • Buy information that will allow you to learn more about your enemy.
  • By completing tasks of given type you become a specialist. Build your reputation which will bring you new orders and will open the way to the top of the ranking.

The developers Techland are yet to reveal a release date.

Finally, the third game to be announced for the 360 is CrimeCraft. Touted as a MMO game, it will see you take the role of a businessman and run a variety of different shops. Taken from Vogster:

The game is set in a modern world. Players will take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city. They will run businesses, engage in commerce, and suffer the consequences of confrontations with criminal groups and shadowy law enforcement figures. Powerful AI will support the constantly changing atmosphere of the streets and enable players to feel the live pulse of the Megapolis.

The game sounds really interesting, something similar to Monopoly Tycoon only far more in-depth. Features of the game include:

  • Ownership of real-estate and cars
  • Possibility to run shops, warehouses, banks, productions
  • Fight over territories and clan wars
  • Combat system unique for MMO
  • Developed social system. Possibility to solve conflicts without a single shot
    or possibility to choose law-obeying, criminal or financial professions and changing of those throughout the game.

The game’s developers Vogster Entertainment have announced a 2008 release for the game.

So there we have it. Three new games coming to the 360, and only one port. Not a bad deal. Hopefully Crysis will steer clear of being anything like Far Cry: Instincts Predator, and hopefully Warhound will bring something fresh to the FPS genre, such as a free roaming element. CrimeCraft sounds like it could be a great game, and one I will personally be keeping an eye on!

Thanks narsil for the podcast link!

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All sound shit.

Lol, you said that about the new Arcade titles coming as well. Do you only like Halo?!

No, I like a wide range of stuff. I want Halo, Assassins Creed, Crackdown, LEFT 4 DEAD (sounds better than Crysis) Resi Evil 5, Halo is just the best!

Comment by MIT ACID on 2007-01-13 22:49:29 | Reply

ARE YOU ALL THERE MATE
THESES GAMES SOUND AMAZING WELL ONLY ONE CRYSIS , BUT STILL I BET YOU WILL PROBERLY GET ALL OF THESES GAMES AT THE END(I PROBERLY WILL)

Comment by Karlos Antiqueros on 2007-01-13 23:03:06 | Reply

Crysis maybe, the other games im not so sure of but the second one sounds promising

To be honest it sounds like the second game “Warhound” sounds like everything i wished Mercenaries was going to be.
And the third game “CrimeCraft” sounds like GTA mixed with [insert any generic tycoon game], should be fun :)

I cant wait to see what these turn out like.

Should be interesting to see whether “not as good as PC” means “good by 360 standards, just not groundbreaking” or “crappy”.

Comment by Halcyon07 on 2007-01-13 23:58:02 | Reply

I want DirectX 10 on my 360 :(

Comment by Sabre on 2007-01-16 15:50:55 | Reply

These guys are stupid. The 360 has an early version of a DirectX 10 R600 GPU in it. IT IS NOT A DIRECTX 9 CARD YOU IDIOTS! Do these people not know anything about the 360. Crysis IS possible on the 360…but certainly not the PS3 with it’s 7 series GPU.

Comment by toekutr on 2007-11-06 07:30:31 | Reply

Actually it is a directx 9 gpu. Although it is a more advanced version of DX9 and it does use stream processing, it is still directX 9.

Comment by mathias on 2007-01-14 00:04:49 | Reply

I wont get excited about crysis till I see some pics or video… reason being this might be a way for the development team to coup some cost with selling a inferior game with just name alone…

Comment by Jasonic on 2007-01-14 01:31:27 | Reply

Sorry but, Halo 1 and 2 Blow. There, I said it…

Comment by Lone Goat on 2007-11-06 22:11:04 | Reply

damn,,,, that was offtopic

Comment by Praetorian on 2007-01-14 02:07:09 | Reply

Why can’t they update the 360 with direct X10 via an update? its only been out one year and already its software is too outdated to handle modern games. I have had enough of pc to console ports that are just shoddy imitations, not the actual game.

Damn you crytek…. why bother at all if you wont do it right? Argh!

Comment by toekutr on 2007-11-06 07:33:11 | Reply

Directx10 needs fully compatible hardware, the 360 doesn’t have that. Anyway, directX10 so far hasn’t been that much better in games, it’s noticeable , but barely.

Comment by coojo on 2007-01-14 03:26:28 | Reply

will probly brick 360

Comment by 3rlod on 2007-12-20 23:07:17 | Reply

It’ll brick with any f-king game..

Directx 10 requires hardware improvements (I think with the shaders?) to work, that requires an updated GPU.

Oh yeah the whole 360 lacking DX10 issue, ummm M$ fucked up there….BIG. Crimecraft sounds cool.

Comment by piet_piraat on 2007-01-14 11:53:58 | Reply

The whole 360 does not do dx10 is false, it doesn’t even do dx9. The 360 has a custom api, with procedures even dx10 does not have. For example the memexport function is not available in dx10. I do not have much faith in a good game when the developers do not even know the system.

The lead designer of Crysis said at CES, “we haven’t even started one line of code for the 360. We have no plans to move it to that system.”

At least that’s what he told me.

Comment by Strangelet on 2007-01-15 00:15:03 | Reply

Well, this game looks stunning (in terms of visuals) but a good game isn’t only that, as everybody knows.
And I’m tired of this company saying xbox 360 can’t handle this game. it’s absolutly fake.

Graphic power isn’t generated by a tool like DirectX10, DirectX is a fabulous ‘aplication’ who makes that part much more easy.. Xbox 360 and PS3 have a lot of ‘power’, but companys have to do the right stuff for each one. The most companys do the almost the work for a general plataform, and then they use specific stuff for each platform. What they did here was developing the game using a ‘tool’ that actual consoles don’t have, it’s like Gears Of War, Epic said PS3 can’t hadle the actual game because of the PS3 memory architecture.

Be sure Xbox 360 and PS3 can do even better than this. And they should stop saying poor statements..

They are dreaming very high and sometimes disasters happen. What I know is that this year I will be playing Halo 3 on my Xbox 360 and I won’t give a fuck if anyone is playing this game..

mannnn! lost planet is sweeeeeeet!
oops! sorry what r we talking about again.

Comment by www.nanosuit.com on 2007-10-26 20:21:19 | Reply

The CryEngine2 is published to be ported to the other systems the game itself… no way.

Crysis on pc is much better grappic than 360 beacuse of the shader/vertex 3.0 and DX 10!

Comment by oprime on 2008-05-23 18:30:32 | Reply

Lol I love how 360 fanboys talk like the 360 can handle full blown crysis in 1080p. Look dudes, it’ll never happen. The Ati 4870 R770 is around 4~5 times more capable then the beta R600 in the 360. Yet it’ll take 2 or 4 R770’s in CrossfireX to handle crysis on a 24in monitor @ 1920 x 1200 (aka 1080p).
That is with 4GB of video Ram. Now if you add the fact you’re in vista. You’ll need 4~8GB of Ram and a quad core CPU. After all that crysis will run at perfect frames with no lag.
How will a 360 be able to produce that with it’s 2 year old hardware? Now if you want to compare Gflops to Gflops… That sort of PC will have around 4,000Gflops of processing power vs 360’s 300~400 or w/e it is. 360 is just a cheap-o $300 machine. It’ll never match the strength of a $3,000-$4,000 PC. Even the price makes it obvious.

Comment by taylor on 2009-06-17 11:01:05 | Reply

crysis is one of my favourite games I’v ever play.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2009-06-17 13:01:56 | Reply

Go and play with your banjo string instead you pointless fuck.

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