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News: Crytek Resurrects Darksiders Developers with Texas Studio

Crytek Resurrects Darksiders Developers with Texas Studio

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...

News: Crytek: TimeSplitters 4 is Not in Development

Crytek: TimeSplitters 4 is Not in Development

Monkey business

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...

News: Crysis 3 Announcement Evidence Exposed

Crysis 3 Announcement Evidence Exposed

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...

News: Crytek Confident Homefront 2 Can Succeed

Crytek Confident Homefront 2 Can Succeed

Long-term investment

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...

News: Crytek Teases "Absolutely Fantastic" Announcement

Crytek Teases "Absolutely Fantastic" Announcement

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...

News: Crysis Releases On PlayStation Network Next Month

Crysis Releases On PlayStation Network Next Month

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 CryEngine 3 technology. The game will retail for..

News: What The Heck: Crytek Confirmed As Developer Of Homefront 2

What The Heck: Crytek Confirmed As Developer Of Homefront 2

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..

Rumour: TimeSplitters 4 To Return Soon

TimeSplitters 4 To Return Soon

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..

News: Crysis 2: Retaliation DLC Dated, Detailed

Crysis 2: Retaliation DLC Dated, Detailed

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,..

News: UK Charts: Crysis 2 Scoops Top-Spot, Nintendo 3DS Pads Things Out

UK Charts: Crysis 2 Scoops Top-Spot, Nintendo 3DS Pads Things Out

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..

News: Crysis 2 Does New York, New York With A Modern Spin

Crysis 2 Does New York, New York With A Modern Spin

"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..

News: Ruh-Roh: EA Pulls PS3's Crysis 2 Demo From The PlayStation Store

Ruh-Roh: EA Pulls PS3's Crysis 2 Demo From The PlayStation Store

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..

News: Hans Zimmer Contributes To The Crysis 2 Soundtrack

Hans Zimmer Contributes To The Crysis 2 Soundtrack

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..

News: Crytek Promises Crysis 2 Parity Between PlayStation 3 And XBOX 360

Crytek Promises Crysis 2 Parity Between PlayStation 3 And XBOX 360

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..

News: Crytek Releases PlayStation 3 Crysis 2 Footage, Confirms Multiplayer Demo

Crytek Releases PlayStation 3 Crysis 2 Footage, Confirms Multiplayer Demo

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..

News: CryEngine Joins List Of Compatible NGP Game Engines

CryEngine Joins List Of Compatible NGP Game Engines

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..

News: PlayStation 3 Owners "Can Probably Hope For" A Crysis 2 Demo

PlayStation 3 Owners "Can Probably Hope For" A Crysis 2 Demo

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..