It appears that EA are heavily trying to push the newest challenger to Steam. It has been notedthat Crysis 2 has been taken down from the Steam stores, and it’s not strictly a region thing, as it has been happening worldwide.
Various websites are reporting the takedown, though there is no indication whether this has been an accident, or who took it down, whether it was Steam as punishment for EA launching a rival service, or EA wanting a larger share of projects from their most recent big game.
Mind you, with no official word from either side, it’s purely speculation as to the reasons, but many are looking at EA to be the instigator in this new situation
UPDATE: It appears a statement has been sent to GiantBomb that leads a new twist in the story that has the majority confused. The following statement has been released from EA.
“It’s unfortunate that Steam has removed Crysis 2 from their service. This was not an EA decision or the result of any action by EA. Steam has imposed a set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service – many of which are not imposed by other online game services. Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam. Crysis 2 continues to be available on several other download services including GameStop, Amazon, Origin.com and more.”
As more information trickles through, the ball is right now in Steam’s court, but those who thought EA did the dirty must be in a precarious position now. As yet, there is no solid info about what these new rules are, but needless to say, we will find out when Steam try and not look like the villains.
One random note about Crysis 2 is that I think the jumping looks really funky, but that doesn’t mean its a bad game. Crysis 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC is a fairly textbook shooter, but it does it while looking very nice.
One thing that sets the Crysis seres apart is the power suit the main character wears with a variety of modes and abilities that players can take use of. After the jump, you can get a in-depth look from the developers behind Crysis 2 about the gameplay features and the actual levels themselves. You also get some nice eye candy.
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A year from now you may be able to get your hands on Dead Space 2 and a new Dragon Age title from BioWare. According to EA they plan to release both titles some time during the first quarter of 2011 along side a project named “Shooter from Epic TBA” so, expect a shooter from Epic some time around the same time frame.
As for this year though, EA said they plan on launching Crysis 2 some time between October 1st and December 31st.
German magazine PCgames got some hands on time with Crysis 2, the sequel to Crysis which was one to one of the most technically impressive games of 2007.
Crysis 2 takes place in a destroyed New York 3 years after the original title. The developer didn’t go into the story beyond the fact it takes place 3 years later, but they did assure fans it will have a deeper story then the last.
On the gameplay side the new Crysis 2 suit has a new mode called “Tatics” mode which allows players to obtain information on enemy locations, the enviroment, and retrieve data from dead soldiers. Despite the new addition, the new suit only has four modes still. This is because the “Power” and “Speed” mode in the last title have been combined into one mode.
The developer also noted that there is a more varied level design in the title. Specifically that the New York environment allowed the developers to do some vertical level design as well thanks to all those wonderfully tall buildings that reside there.
Crysis 2 is set for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, but currently only holds a “TBA” release date.
(Source: That VideoGame Blog)