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Crytek Tease Huge Crysis 3 Announcement – Top 5 Predictions




Crytek, the masterminds behind the Crysis franchise, and creators of one of the most powerful graphics engine ever witnessed, have taken to Twitter to tease a huge announcement, coming January 23rd:Untitled

Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter, which is set to arrive on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 next month. With such a short period between this ‘huge’ announcement, and the official release date, we’re intrigued to see what Crytek have kept under wraps for such a long period of time.

Using our collective gaming knowledge, OnlySP has a number of predictions what this announcement could mean:

1)      Crysis 3 will be announced for the Wii U

With one next-generation console already upon us, it will be a kick in the teeth for Nintendo if they can’t grab Crytek’s powerhouse for their system. To release Crysis 3 on the Wii U would be a great move by Nintendo, and allow them to showcase the true power of next-generation gaming.


2)      Players will return to the island in the original Crysis (or to a different location)

Let’s face it, New York is becoming a stale offering in video games, with the city heavily used across all genres. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a vibrant, fascinating place, full of cultural diversities, but we’ve seen the metropolis left in anarchy and ruin far too much over recent years. It would be great to return to the island setting of the original Crysis, if only to witness the location post-Crysis ending. Now, you didn’t think we were going to include spoilers did you? Let’s just say the game ended with a bit of a bang.

3)      Crysis 3 will include Kinect functionality

Let’s hope it doesn’t.

4)      Crysis 3 will include co-op, with the second player being able to play as Prophet, the squad leader of the original Crysis.

It’s already known that Crytek have cast players as Alcatraz (now also known as Prophet) for the single-player campaign, but little information has been given in regards to the original Prophet (this is going to get confusing), with the ending of Crysis 2 rather ambiguous to say the least; Alcatraz rose from a blasted crater, speaking for the first time, announcing, “They call me Prophet.” This could be a double-meaning in regards to Crysis 3, with co-op allowing both players to be called Prophet, but share two separate identities. Interesting, no? Confusing, yes.


5) Crysis 3 multiplayer will be bigger than ever, including vehicles and supporting up to 32 players.

With Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Halo 4 dominating the online shooter market, Crytek has to up its game if they want to compete. Therefore, it makes sense to not only match the above games, but exceed them, offering large scale maps with full destructibility, as well as servers that can hold at least 32 players. The inclusion of vehicles only seems natural on maps of such a size, with a combination of both human and alien transport allowing for unique combat scenarios. It might not be Single Player related, but it would prevent Crytek from releasing another generic multiplayer port that is quickly forgotten.

Which announcement do you believe is the most likely? Maybe you think January 23rd will bring completely different news. Make sure to let us know in the comments below, and sound off in the forums to continue the discussion. You can also tweet me personally, if only to vent your anger at such predictions. Just promise not to cause a Crysis.

Editor for Only Single Player - Daniel likes Single Player experiences so much, he once locked himself in his room for a year without food or water to pay homage to the solo adventure. Now back from the dead, Daniel can often be found perusing over the latest developments within the industry, whilst celebrating after successfuly completing XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Classic Ironman. Suck on that aliens! You can also follow and harrass me on Twitter @DanMightyNuke. Let me know what you think of the solo experience!


Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players



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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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