Crytek, the major developer perhaps best known for the Crysis series, has broken silence on rumours regarding its inability to pay staff, confirming that it's closing down a whopping five of its wholly owned studios. The move means that its Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai (China), and Istanbul (Turkey)...
PS4 Pro footage of Crytek's prehistoric campaign
Wow, this is a looker! If you've been disappointed with the visual fidelity of PlayStation VR games, then Robinson: The Journey may just change your perception – especially when played on the PlayStation 4 Pro. The thick foliage and cavernous cliff-faces make for an immersive experience – and...
Crytek will take you on a tour of a dinosaur-infested otherworld from 8th November in North America and 9th November in Europe, as that's when PlayStation VR exclusive Robinson: The Journey will release. It's a terrible name, we agree – but what we've seen of the game has been decent enough. You can hear some of our early impressions...
Who hasn't dreamed of living alongside dinosaurs? This author was obsessed with prehistoric creatures as a boy, and we're sure that many of you were the same. Robinson: The Journey may have an awful name, then, but it promises to let you live out a lifelong fantasy – to walk with dinosaurs on an alien planet. The game very much...
Guts and glory
There’s been a lot of chatter about intellectual property ownership of late, with Sony coming under fire from some corners of the industry due to its reluctance to publish Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive without controlling the brand. However, we recently wrote an article about why the manufacturer may have made the right...
Title potentially in tatters
Homefront: The Revolution, the first-person franchise revival by Crytek UK, only got announced a few weeks ago – but the project already appears to be in tatters. Widespread reports suggest that the firm formerly known as Free Radical has been working without pay chequ
More tales of woe for the studio
Yesterday, we reported on rumours that Crytek is in financial trouble, with staff going unpaid and hints that bankruptcy could be on the cards. Today, there are fresh reports which relate to the company's British studio Crytek UK, which was formed form the ashes of TimeSplitters and Haze developer Free Radical...
"We continue to focus on development and publishing"
Crytek — the studio behind the Crysis series and CryEngine — has been forced to issue a statement today regarding claims in the German media that it is on the verge of bankruptcy. German magazine Gamestar is the source of the claims, and says that the Frankfurt-based firm's problems have...
Back from the brink, baby
THQ’s ill-fated first-person franchise Homefront looks set to be making a comeback after all, as box art for a release named Homefront: The Revolution has been spotted on a Swedish retailer’s website. While the listing has since been pulled, the title is purportedly due out in 2015, and is being published by Deep...
Back from the brink
Darksiders may have been caught by the scythe of Death, but that’s not stopping a number of former Vigil Games employees from finding new life at Crytek USA. The Austin-based outfit, announced earlier today, represents the ninth studio in the German firm’s portfolio. Its foundation follows closely in the footsteps of Crytek...
Featuring a truly magnificent toad
A new trailer for Crysis 3 has emerged, showing off the amazingly detailed CryEngine 3. Crytech has used the trailer to point out some of CryEngine's effects such as "tessellated vegetation", "dynamic water volume caustics", "unlimited particle effects lighting" and "top secret tessellated toad tech". And believe...
Despite rumours to the contrary, Crytek has denied that it is currently developing a fourth entry in the TimeSplitters series. The company joked in a statement to CVG that it had attempted to employ the infinite monkey theorem to develop the game, but ran over budget after purchasing seven monkeys. The developer continued that thus...
Broken invisibility cloak
The video game sleuths are at it again – but this time it isn’t a publisher or loose-lipped employee at fault. Instead it’s Swedish magazine GameReactor, who’s somehow managed to let the cover of its upcoming issue slip out into the wild. While the cover’s not especially upfront about its contents, a series of...
Homefront divided opinion upon its release in early 2011. Despite not receiving particularly positive reviews, the THQ published first-person shooter enjoyed a fairly favourable commercial reception, thanks in part to a strong promotional push. The sequel to Homefront is currently in development at former TimeSplitters studio...
Tears of joy
Crytek is gearing up to announce an “absolutely fantastic” new title next month, general manager Nick Button-Brown has announced. Brown wouldn’t elaborate on the title itself, but it’s rumoured to be a sequel to the much loved TimeSplitters series. He told CVG: We still want to deliver the highest quality that we can, wherever...
Back when Crysis was the graphical benchmark for every PC gaming enthusiast out there, one very specific question was passed between fans: "Can it run Crysis?" Well the PS3 can, as an updated version is now available from the PlayStation Network
There's a trailer after the jump.
EA's slapped an October 4th release date on the PlayStation Network version of Crysis
A European release will follow on October 5th. The remastered game boasts a "modified and enhanced" version of 2007's campaign, with optimised Nanosuit controls, stereoscopic 3D support and more. The whole game's been reworked using Crytek's brand new...
Well this one's a turn up for the books
You could probably call this a megaton if you wanted. THQ has just announced that the next entry in its Homefront series will be handled by Crysis developer Crytek. What the heck, indeed. Naturally the game will run on Crytek's CryEngine technology. The game's currently scheduled to release in THQ's fiscal year ending March 31st, 2014. We'd assume — given..
The PlayStation 3 may already play host to Crysis 2, but EA and Crytek has announced this week that that the original Crysis game will retroactively accompany it
The game is said to be 'remastered' on PS3, with new lighting effects and Nanosuit abilities. At the time of writing, no price has been announced.
A rumour in the latest Official PlayStation Magazine hints that the TimeSplitters franchise may be on the verge of making a come-back
The magazine notes, "Gun-wielding monkeys are finally making a comeback! A fourth TimeSplitters title is to be announced soon." Crytek UK — the studio behind the TimeSplitters titles — has previously hinted it will have something to announce after..
As with every other big-budget first-person shooter, Crysis 2 will be getting its first slice of DLC this month
Crytek's gorgeous alien-invasion blockbuster will get a pack called "Retaliation" on May 17th. Obviously, any PlayStation DLC dates have a big question-mark looming over them while the PSN stays offline. The pack will include four new multiplayer maps, including: Park Avenue,..
Crytek's semi-sandbox shooter, Crysis 2, has jumped to the top of the UK sales charts, scooping the accolade away from last week's winner, Homefront
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars finished up second, while the afore-mentioned Homefront settled for third. Last week saw the release of the Nintendo 3Ds, and naturally there was an abundance of titles for the new handheld in the top ten. No Ridge..
"Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today. I want to be a part of it - New York, New York," are the lyrics that would be present in this Crysis 2 launch trailer if Crytek hadn't gone for some dodgy street remix majig. Don't get us wrong, we like some urban beats. Not keen on this tune though. But that doesn't matter because it's Crysis 2! Hide behind your desks folks. Stay in your house. The..
Amidst a huge backlash from the gaming community, EA has pulled the PlayStation 3 version of the Crysis 2 demo from the PlayStation Store
The publisher's told gamers that it wants to resolve reported issues so that players can enjoy a "flawless" launch. "Though many gamers have had a great experience playing the demo, we are aware that others have been experiencing server connection..
EA's confirmed that legendary composer Hans Zimmer has contributed to Crysis 2's soundtrack
It'll be the second shooter Zimmer has scored, after he previously worked on Modern Warfare 2. Zimmer said he was drawn to the project because of Crytek's "passion", and eventually teamed up with current composers Borislav Slavov and Tilman Sillescu to create the score. I was drawn to Crysis 2..
The net's been alight with criticism aimed at Crytek over the PlayStation 3 version of Crysis 2
While nobody seems to be all that satisfied with the XBOX 360 version, apparently the PlayStation 3 version is worse. But Crytek's Nathan Camarillo insisted that is not the case on the PlayStation Blog. "I've gone on the record saying that if you stick PS3 and 360 side by side I would challenge..
Crytek's finally broken the silence on the PlayStation 3 version of Crysis 2, releasing a new gameplay trailer running on Sony's platform
Technically the footage looks fine, but we're still a little concerned by how bland the action looks. Bad editing? We hope so. The trailer confirms that PlayStation 3 owners will get access to a multiplayer demo at some point in the future. The demo's already..
We already know that Epic's Unreal Engine will run on Sony's NGP, but now Crytek has revealed that their CryEngine game development suite is also compatible
The news comes as part of an SCE press-release which rattles off compatible game engines and middleware that's likely to end up powering a lot of NGP content in the future. Notable entries include the aforementioned CryEngine, Havok physics and..
Considering Crysis 2 is a multiplatform game, Crytek's been mighty silent about the shooter on PlayStation 3
While both PC and XBOX 360 gamers have had access to a demo of the sci-fi shooter for a while, PlayStation 3 hasn't gotten so much as a sniff. But executive producer, Nathan Camarillo, told PSU that we "can probably hope for a demo". Would certainly be a good way of getting people..
As far as bad names go, Warface has got to rank pretty highly
Still, that's the name of Crytek's latest project currently in development at their South Korean studio. There are very, very little details at the moment, so enjoy the first screenshot above.</em> Update: Turns out this is a PC-only title. Nothing to see here PlayStation peeps.<em></em>
Fans of special editions will be pleased with the news coming out of Crytek this morning -- Crysis 2's set to get two special editions upon its release next year
The Nano Edition, which will retail for £119.99 / $149.99 will include an 11" statue, a high quality art-book and a specially modelled backpack to house the goods. Obviously, you'll also get a copy of the game housed in a steel case..
After details regarding Crysis 2's delay emerged last week, Crytek's been tellingly hush about giving the first-person shooter an alternative launch window
Until now, at least. The studio's just confirmed on Twitter that Crysis 2 will launch in March 2011. More specifically, the game will hit the US on March 22nd and the UK on March 25th.
The boss of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, has revealed in an interview that his company has "considered" making a PlayStation 3 exclusive in the past
But don't think because Cevat is speaking in the past-tense, that the idea is totally ruled out. The boss reckons a little something could well be on the cards — but first their first priority is Crysis 2 and XBOX 360 exclusive Codename: Kingdoms. Sony is..
You know Crytek's new engine majig, CryEngine 3, that's running the particularly pretty Crysis 2? Well, there's hope that the pretty little video game tech will end up replacing the current off-the-shelf standard, the Unreal Engine
At least, there's hope from our corner, because we think Epic's engine looks like smeared turds up the bathroom wall. First signs of the tearful tech taking over —..
Crytek's just revealed that Crysis 2 will be one of the first multiplatform titles to be playable in 3D
The game will join Killzone 3, amongst the ranks of the first FPS titles to support the television industry's latest push. "The success of 3-D movies like Avatar and the introduction of 3-D TVs from the hardware manufacturers tells us that this is the next big movement in entertainment,..
There are guns and fancy visual effects, therefore it must be Crysis 2, right? Here's your first look at Crytek's long-hyped first-person shooter which is looking
.. alright. Perhaps this is a bad selection of footage, but it all looks like rather average run-of-the-mill console shooter stuff to us, with the exception of a few standout moments (like where that building collapses, that's..
When was the last time you saw a game get moved forward? Yeah, long time ago right
Games only ever get delayed, they never get pushed forward. Well, except for Crysis 2 that is. EA's just announced that they're moving the game forward into the Autumn, as opposed to the previously announced end-of-year date. Woohoo. The news comes via a trade press advert in the latest issue of MCV. Word. If the..
Crytek's been hyping Crysis 2 for a while now
They claim that they're going to set the graphical benchmark of all three consoles the game's due to release on. From the Playstation 3's perspective - it's some challenge to take on Sony's own in-house studios. But man - these screens do look pretty. We're assuming they're running on a super-powerful PC rig, but if Crytek can get the visuals anywhere..
Hats-off to Crytek
Rather than going for platform-parity (and essentially gimping everyone), they are trying to squeeze every inch of performance out of each of the three platforms their upcoming shooter Crysis 2 is to be released on. And that means the company has admitted that they are getting "slightly more performance" out of the Playstation 3 version of the game. "We haven't..
There's a lot going into Crysis 2
Not only will the game be the showpiece for Crytek's new multiplatform engine, the CryEngine 3, but it's also got an entire team - the respected Crytek UK, formerly Free Radical (TimeSplitters, Haze) - working on its multiplayer. This goes against initial claims which suggested that Crytek UK were working on a new "original FPS" aswell as Crysis 2. Not..
The original Crysis is largely considered the best looking PC video game of all time
Those with a high-powered rig are able to squeeze unbelievable visuals out of the game. In fact - whisper it - if it weren't for Crysis' amazing visuals, no one would much care for the shooter. So in making the move to consoles with Crysis 2, developers Crytek want to ensure they leave the likes of Uncharted 2:..
Here's a new way of making your debut - put it on the big-screen at New York's Times Square
That's exactly what Crytek's done with their upcoming shooter Crysis 2. The footage doesn't really reveal much: people are missing, aliens have invaded, New York's ruined, there are people in big suits. Still. What did you expect? Gameplay? Pssht.
Naughty Dog set the benchmark with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Sony Santa Monica raised the benchmark with God Of War III. Now Crytek want to take the console visuals crown with Crysis 2. Were aiming to set the graphical benchmark, executive producer Nathan Camarillo told British Playstation magazine, PSM3. Why would anyone not want to play a game with the best graphics they have ever..
Finally - we might be staring at the end of the Unreal Engine
Let it be known - here at PushSquare we hate the Unreal Engine. It's such a bummer when a new game drops in the office and that familiar "U" pops-up the moment we push the disc into our system. The problem is: all Unreal Engine games look the same. Shiny, fuzzy, no personality whatsoever. We dare say the natural progression to..
If you're a game developer type, you're probably really excited that Crytek's CryEngine 3 games engine is totally available now
Aside from offering cutting edge next-generation graphics, CryEngine 3 is able to simultaneously test games on PC, PS3 and XBOX 360; so even if you don't know how to develop for the PS3's Cell - the CryEngine 3 will optimise the game."With its scalable graphics and..
Not much to say here other than: this is a video of someone filming someone playing with the new CryEngine 3 on the Playstation 3
The upgraded engine of the one that powered the likes of Crysis on the PC is finally coming to consoles and it's looking rather spectacular, right? Thank God some developers can bring their engine to the PS3.
Were you ever curious how CryTek's new CryEngine 3 (running on Playstation 3) stacks up against the previous PC version, CryEngine 2? No, us neither, but those PC elitists - they just gotta remind us that their £1,500,000,000
01 rig is better than our lovely little Playstations. If you watch the embedded video you'll be able to read all the technical jargon and assumptions on how much better the..
.. If you can call this a Crysis 2 trailer at all. It just looked like shards of floating glass on a black background to us. But hey, different strokes for different folks - no doubt the Crysis fanboys are already screaming "game of the year".
Only Killzone 2's graphics are talked about as much as those in Crysis
Simply put, on a high-end PC, Crysis is technically the best looking game ever built. And now it's coming to the Playstation 3, via the creatively titled Crysis 2. Nothing else is known about the game, aside from the fact it will be built with the new CryENGINE3. Fact: this will be at E3.
Crytek's infamous CryEngine is many a fanboys wetdream
"Sure Killzone 2 might look good but, my PC's £8999 setup with Crysis set to 'uber' looks about a billion times better y'all." To which we respond - "shame the gameplay isn't very fun." Yo, burned. It's been no secret that Crytek have been working on their engine for consoles for some time now. Today at GDC their work was..
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