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Crysis 2 Will Support Stereo 3D Mode on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC

June 15th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Stereo 3D Games


Good news coming from EA about the upcoming First Person Shooter Crysis 2 that is expected to be available by the end of the year. During a press conference at E3 Expo Electronic Arts has announced that the game will support Stereoscopic 3D mode not only on the PC, but also in its console version available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and this probably means native S3D support built-in the game engine, as Xbox 360 still does not offer any official Stereo 3D support on console level, unlike the PS3 and PC. Unfortinately still not a lot of details are being disclosed, but we’ll probably get more details with the game nearing its official release date that still hasn’t been announced yet…

“At Crytek, we always strive to raise the technology bar. As the 3D revolution sweeps movies and television, we are excited to bring Crysis 2 to 3D, making it the first big action game to be available in true stereoscopic 3D,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “The 3D experience represents a quantum leap in interactive entertainment. With all of the same story and action seen in the 2D version of the game, the 3D version adds another dimension of intensity and immersion to the action.”

Whether played in 3D or standard 2D, Crysis 2 drops players into a devastated New York in the midst of an attack by a frightening alien species. The alien enemies are armed with deadly weaponry and exceptional sensory abilities that test players’ skill and push them to the limit. These terrifying invaders stalk the streets of New York, leaving the streets in chaos and the skyline in flaming ruin. Surrounded by catastrophic destruction, players harness the superhuman abilities of the Nanosuit to level the playing field, becoming the ultimate weapon on a mission to save New York.

Now, considering the fact that first Crysis games was one of the most demanding titles for your hardware when it was first released, so we can expect to get the same from Crysis 2 too, especially when played in stereo 3D mode. And when talking about that I’m referencing the PC version of the game, as with the console versions it will most likely be a bit stripped down from advanced graphical effects and features in order to be able to provide good performance even in stereo 3D mode. So you better start thinking about upgrading your PCs CPU and GPU from now if they are not yet up to date… ;)

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 StarKnight // Jun 15, 2010 at 12:34

    I hope that the PS3 version will support Full 3D (frame sequential) and not a poor solution like the side-by-side required by Xbox360…

  • 2 Thomasjn // Jun 15, 2010 at 12:43

    Damn, so excited about Crysis 2, and now they will be supporting 3D.
    And i beleive its one of the first games that are build to support 3D?, so its gonna be awesome.

    But about the requirements of your computer:
    From what i’ve heard, one of the goals of “CryEngine 3″ is to reduce the requirements of your PC, and still boost the grapich level.
    So hopefully, you wont have to sell your house and family, to afford a PC that can run Crysis 2 on maximum settings in S3D :)

  • 3 Josh // Jun 15, 2010 at 16:53

    This is awesome! I can’t wait. I have a feeling the xbox 360 and Ps3 are going to struggle with this game in 3D. hope my mt gtx 480 is up for the task.

  • 4 Josh // Jun 15, 2010 at 17:40

    Thomasjn, these game official are 3d vision ready according to nvidia website, i have played Batman AA and watched the Resident Evil 5 benchmark video and they look incredible in 3D.

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-3d-games.html

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    Biohazard 5
    Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
    Supersonic Sled Demo
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Just Cause 2
    Resident Evil 5

  • 5 vesper8 // Jun 15, 2010 at 17:53

    That’s good news. I really wish they would also fix the s3d support on their original two games too though.

    In fact how awesome would it be to re-release crysis and crysis warhead using the cry engine 3 ! I wonder how much effort that would require.

  • 6 Thomasjn // Jun 16, 2010 at 01:15

    @ Josh. Ah, i havnt checked for specific titles, but its good to see a list.
    But its still good to see new games like Crysis 2, is focusing on S3D :)

  • 7 jacob pederson // Jun 17, 2010 at 16:48

    Yea, their first two games look epically bad in 3d; looking forward to this thoough.

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