Crysis Finally Arrives On Consoles

By Alastair Stevenson on October 4, 2011, 4:53PM EDT

Roughly three-years after its initial release, Crytek's popular first-person shooter Crysis has finally arrived on consoles.

The game was released today onto the Xbox 360 and PS3 and is currently available as a download on Xbox LIVE for 1600 Microsoft points or $19.99 from the PlayStation Store. For their money gamers will be rewarded with a re-worked version of the original title's single player campaign.

"We're really excited to bring the legendary Crysis to gamers who weren't able to experience it the first time around," commented Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. "The CryENGINE 3 has allowed us to remaster the single-player campaign and make significant advancements to the gameplay.

"We've added a new lighting system, some advanced rendering techniques and most importantly, we've optimized the Nanosuit controls to utilize its full potential on a gamepad. We really hope that gamers will enjoy playing the game as much as we've enjoyed developing it."

Outside of gameplay tweaks designed to optimise the game's controls for a gamepad, Crytek did not report any additional changes to the game. The decision to release the game on consoles was reportedly made after its sequel boasted impressive sales, dominating the upper-echelons of the gaming charts for several weeks after launch.

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