Oops. Someone at EA accidentally confirmed Crytek's upcoming console/PC game to be Crysis 3.
Although Crysis 3 is expected to be formally announced in the Swedish edition of Game Reactor magazine, that hasn't stopped an Electronic Arts employee from hitting the "publish" button and exposing the details prematurely on Origin. Naturally the error was caught and the info removed, but not before a quick-draw NeoGAF user took a screenshot and posted it online for all Crysis fans to behold.
The only real news so far is that there will be Limited Edition versions for the Xbox 360 (box), Windows PC (box) and Windows PC (direct download). The listing had the price set to $49.99 -- even the direct download version -- but did not provide an ESRB rating (pending). Unfortunately, that's all we got.
Notice the game is slated for the Xbox 360, and not the next-gen version, meaning Crysis 3 could be available before 4Q13. What's also missing from the listing is a version for the PlayStation 3. Accidental?
Based on the product box art, it's assumed that Crysis 3 may see more of a New York landscape and less jungle action as seen with Crysis 2. The image also depicts the main protagonist (presumably Alcatraz) holding a science-fiction themed bow. Little else is shown in the product image, and the front covers of Game Reactor April 2012 editions also shows very little save for what looks like a smoke-covered Manhattan landscape.
Crytek has indirectly confirmed development of the third installment for some time now. The German developer initially tossed out a hint back in January, saying that it knew where the story would progress. Then in February a job listing appeared suggesting that the studio was working on a new project with Crysis 2 publisher EA. Another hint appeared just last month, as Crytek said it would reveal a "spectacular" console/PC game in April.
Up until now, it was presumably Crysis 3. And while it could still be another IP entirely, EA's Origin may have pulled the rabbit out of the magician's hat a bit too early, spoiling the surprise.
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