We already know how much of a technical beast the first Crysis game was on PC. Well it seems Crytek are looking to push the envelope even further this time around, with this announcement that Crysis 2 will support 3D across all platforms. What intrigues me is that USA Today is reporting that even the multiplayer portion of the game will be in 3D, which brings an extra level of excitement to the whole thing. Not only that but the 3D will be supported across all platforms, meaning it will even be supported on the Xbox 360, despite Ray Maguire’s recent comments about Microsoft’s ability to embrace 3D technology. A quote from USA Today reads:
“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, much like HD was years ago,” Crytek boss Cevat Yerli told the publication.
“For games especially, 3-D gives gamers an increased level of immersion, which can enhance an intense experience like Crysis 2.”
A 2D version of the game will of course be available for those who have yet to invest in 3D technology; but even though I personally not wish to hop on the 3D band wagon, I would say that if there was one game I would play in 3D, it would be Crysis 2. Crysis 2 is expected to drop later this year for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360; expect more Crysis 2 news at E3 2010.