Crysis coming to PSN, XBLA in October

Even though it was released in 2007, the question “Can it run Crysis?” is still one of the best benchmarks for PC performance. So it was thought the game would never come to consoles. But developer Crytek had other ideas and they’ve revealed that “a modified and enhanced version” of Crysis will be available to download from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this October.

Priced at $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points), the console version Crysis has been remastered using the company’s new CryEngine 3 framework. With a new engine comes all-new lighting effects, all-new graphical effects, optimized Nanosuit controls, sterescopic 3D support and just as many alien invaders as before.

“We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality — and still is for many gamers even four years later,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.”

The word “modified” is a little scary, but this announcement is welcome news for console gamers who always wanted to try their hand at Crysis.

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