Last week Electronic Arts made a slew of announcements along with its fellow E3 exhibitors, but lost among the volley of news was a fact that Xbox 360 owners should pay special attention to: Crysis 2 is going to be released in “true stereoscopic 3D” on the Xbox 360. It’ll also release in 3D on the PS3 and PC.
Crysis 2 being released in 3D for PS3 wasn’t entirely surprising, considering Sony’s upcoming firmware update this fall, but it’s worth noting that even where the PS3 is concerned, Crysis 2 will be the first major video game on multiple platforms to take full advantage of true stereoscopic 3D.
And yeah, that includes Xbox 360. Few people have discussed 3D on the Xbox 360; most conversations have focused on the PS3 and Nintendo 3DS. But Microsoft has said all along that the Xbox 360 would be capable of such displays as needed. And, well, EA an Crytek are going to make that updated needed.
Whether played in 3D or standard 2D, Crysis 2 will drop players into a devastated New York in the midst of an attack by alien enemies armed with deadly weaponry and exceptional sensory abilities. These invaders will leave the streets in chaos and the skyline in flaming ruin, surrounding players with catastrophic destruction and forcing them to harness the superhuman abilities of the Nanosuit to save New York.
The big question, of course, is whether Xbox 360 owners will experience Crysis 2 in 3D on a widespread scale. And, I suppose, whether many gamers will experience it on any platform in 3D, considering the price of 3D TVs. We’re hoping to get our hands on at least one 3D TV before the Crysis 2 release date to let readers know whether the hype is to be believed. In the meantime, keep your ears to the ground knowing that Crysis 2 will be in 3D — even on Xbox 360 — and that we may find ourselves on the cusp of a flurry of announcements from Microsoft concerning the Xbox 360 3D update.