The makers of Star Citizen - Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries - are being sued by Crytek over misuse of CryEngine.

Cloud Imperium Games has dismissed - in a statement on Polygon - the claims as "meritless" and said it will "defend vigorously" against them, but they may prove hard to wash away.

It boils down to what was agreed upon in a General Licensing Agreement between the two parties in 2012, back before nearly 2 million people pledged a combined $174m towards development of the game.

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A new EA job ad suggests Crysis 3 is in development.

EA is after a video director to work with EA "partner studio" Crytek to capture game footage.

The job ad, spotted by AllGamesBeta, says CryEngine knowledge would be an asset.

Crysis 2, which launched in March 2011, was published by EA under the EA Partners label. As of July 2011 it had sold three million copies worldwide.

Enough to convince EA to get on board with a sequel? Looks like it.

Announced projects at the German developer include Kinect-fuelled Xbox 360 exclusive Ryse and Homefront 2 (Crytek UK).


Update: The original report was misleading - Crysis from Xbox Live Games on Demand does not require an always-on internet connection to play.

The lock-out timer described below only appears when playing Crysis on a second Xbox 360 console - a different machine than the one it was originally downloaded to. If the connection to the Live account drops, you'll need to recover the Gamertag within 10 minutes to resume gameplay.

Original, erroneous, story: You cannot play Crysis, bought from Xbox Games on Demand, offline.

The moment your connection drops, a 10-minute timer appears. That's the window you have to reconnect. Fail to do so and you're dumped back to the dashboard, reported MS Xbox World.

Presumably a similar always-on internet requirement will be present in the PSN version of Crysis, available today.

Crysis costs 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox Games on Demand or £15.99 on PS3.


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PC shooter Crysis fires onto the PlayStation Store this week. It's a polished port of the original's single-player campaign, available for £15.99.

Arcade slamdunker NBA Jam: On Fire Edition also courts your wallet this week, while new and free Portal 2 DLC continues the adventures of co-op robots P-Body and and Atlus in a new two-player test track.

There's still no sign of Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection - now over a month late - and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, expected last week.

Co-op shooter Payday: The Heist is also missing after Sony issued a last-minute delay yesterday. Citing extra time was needed to ensure "overall game quality", Payday will now come later in the month.

Here's the full list, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog:

Special Offer:

  • Borderlands - Game Of The Year edition (Was £27.99/€34.99 - Now £11.99/€14.99). Offer ends on 12th October 2011.

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Eufloria (£7.99/€9.99)
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition (£9.99/€12.99)

Full Games (PS3)

  • Ape Escape (£19.99/€24.99)
  • Crysis (£15.99/€19.99)
  • De Blob 2 (£19.99/€24.99)
  • Homefront (£27.99/€34.99)
  • Saints Row 2 (£15.99/€19.99)
  • Sega Bass Fishing MOVE Edition (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Space Channel 5 - Part 2 (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Shift 2 Unleashed (£23.99/€29.99)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Masters Edition (£57.99/€69.99)

minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • The Marbians (£3.49/€3.99)
  • 5 In 1 Solitaire (£2.49/€2.99)
  • Street Smart (£1.99/€2.49)

PSone (PS3/PSP)

  • Arc The Lad (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Cho Aniki (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Gex 3D: Enter The Gecko (£4.79/€5.99)

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Ace Combat Assault Horizon - F-15C Death Rider (free)
  • Agarest: Generations Of War Zero: Subordinate's Present Pack (free); Extra Dungeon 2 (free); Extra Dungeon 1 (free); Dream Oracle Pack (free); Point Addition Pack 1 (free); Point Addition Pack 2 (free); Fallen Angel Pack (free); Healing Hand Pack (free); Healing and Defence Pack (free); Legendary Goods Pack (free); Logistic Support Pack 1 (free); Rear-Echelon Support Pack 1 (free); Noble Person Pack (free); Shrivelled Chicken Pack (free); Impregnable Defences Pack 1 (free); Status Boost Pack (free); Status Boost Pack 2 (free); Zero Starter Pack (free); Impregnable Defences Pack 2 (free)
  • Atelier Totori: Atelier Totori: Additional Party: Ceci (£2.39/€2.99); Atelier Totori: Additional Party: Iksel & Cordelia (£2.39/€2.99); Atelier Totori: Bgm Mode (free); Atelier Totori: Bgm Pack: Atelier Pack (£2.39/€2.99); Atelier Totori: Bgm Pack: Battle Pack #1 (£2.39/€2.99); Atelier Totori: Bgm Pack: Battle Pack #2 (£2.39/€2.99); Atelier Totori: Bgm Pack: Battle Pack #3 (£2.39/€2.99); Atelier Totori: Bgm Pack: Battle Pack #4 (£2.39/€2.99); Atelier Totori: Model View Mode (free)
  • Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer - Music Pack 3: Sound Director's selection (£0.95/€1.19)
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Free Support Pack (free)
  • Elemental Monster - Booster Box -The Legend Begins (£4.79/€5.99)
  • Eyepet - Lucky Dip Rain 2 (free)
  • Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012: Auramancer Deck Unlock (£0.79/€0.99); Cloudburst Deck Unlock (£0.79/€0.99); Grave Whispers Deck Unlock (£0.79/€0.99); Foil Auramancer Deck (£0.79/€0.99); Foil Cloudburst Deck (£0.79/€0.99); Foil Grave Whispers Deck (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ModNation Racers - Oil Stain Mod & Kart (£1.39/€1.79)
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition - Time Is Money Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Portal 2 - Peer Review (free)
  • Rock Band Network: Bagatelle No. 25 - Für Elise (Beethoven) - Thomas Walker (£0.59/€0.79); Farewell, Mona Lisa - The Dillinger Escape (£0.99/€1.49); Glow - Alien Ant Farm (£0.99/€1.49); Heroes Don't Cry - Free Spirit (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Rock Band 3: Limp Bizkit Pack 01 (£3.49/€5.29) (contains the following songs also available separately) - Gold Cobra - Limp Bizkit (£0.99/€1.49); My Way - Limp Bizkit (£0.99/€1.49); Nookie - Limp Bizkit (£0.99/€1.49); Re-Arranged - Limp Bizkit (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Spiderman: Edge of Time - Identity Crisis Costume Pack (free)

Themes (PS3)

  • Abstract: Flying Tiger Themes - Tokyo Shrine (£1.19/€1.49)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Abstract: 3D Circuits Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99); Bridge At Night Theme (£1.59/€1.99); Colored Ink (£1.59/€1.99); Iron Shield Theme (£1.59/€1.99); Lynx Excite Theme (free); Ying Temple Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Nature: Silent Lake Theme (£1.59/€1.99); Sunrise Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Seasonal: A Murder Of Crows (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • At The Ready Wallpaper (free)
  • The Baconing Wallpaper (free)

Videos (PS3)

  • Access Episode 003
  • Aliens Colonial Marines Gameplay Trailer
  • El Shaddai Trailer
  • Fifa 12 Gc Trailer
  • PAYDAY The Heist: Green Bridge Trailer
  • Rubgy Wc 2011 Launch Trailer
  • The Sims 3 Pets Trailer 1
  • Yakuza: Dead Souls Confirmed

Some PlayStation 3 owners are reporting that the PlayStation Network is currently down.

Gamers are receiving error code 80710092 when trying to sign in to the online service.

Sony has announced it is aware of the problem and is on the case.

Fingers crossed PSN sorts itself out sooner rather than later. In Europe, Crysis, NBA Jam On Fire Edition, Eufloria and Portal 2 DLC are all scheduled to launch on PSN today.


Crysis launches on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on 4th October, EA has revealed.

That's a Tuesday, so for Europeans, the game will release on PSN a day later, on Wednesday, 5th October.

The game costs £15.99 or 1600 Microsoft Points.

Publisher EA has described the console download as a "modified and enhanced" version of the single-player campaign from 2007 game Crysis 1. It also features optimized Nanosuit controls, fine-tuned combat and full stereoscopic 3D support, all powered by CryEngine 3.

Eurogamer's Crysis review shot a 9/10. "This is a game that feels supremely engineered, like a precision machine, or a German automobile," Jim Rossignol wrote.

Video: Crysis 1 on console.


UPDATE 2: Crysis costs 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and £15.99/$19.99 on PlayStation Network.

Publisher EA describes the console download as a "modified and enhanced" version of the single-player campaign from Crysis 1. It also features optimized Nanosuit controls, fine-tuned combat and full stereoscopic 3D support.

Crytek boss Cevat Yerli has confirmed that Crysis will launch as a PlayStation Network and Xbox Live title.

"For many years people were asking, can you do Crysis 1 on consoles?" he told GameTrailers. "We have been secretly working on that for a while. It's a digital download only. It looks just awesome, I believe."

ORIGINAL STORY: Sci-fi first-person shooter Crysis launches on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next month.

The game, which first launched on PC in 2007, is described as "remastered" in its debut GameTrailers exclusive video.

It has "all new lighting", "all new effects" and "all new Nanosuit controls".

Eurogamer's Crysis review shot a 9/10. "This is a game that feels supremely engineered, like a precision machine, or a German automobile," Jim Rossignol wrote.

Far Cry®

Microsoft and Crytek discussed the possibility of the Crysis 2 developer going first-party just after the launch of Far Cry.

At the time, Crytek was about to create Crysis for PC. Microsoft corporate vice-president Phil Spencer told OXM it was decided the Xbox 360 manufacturer had enough shooters in a similar genre, so let the idea slide.

"The first time we met with [Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli] and the team was around seven or eight years ago, and we started talking about what it'd mean for them to become first-party," Spencer said.

"And it was a process of what do you guys want to do, what's unique for us, and they were just going to do Crysis, and they'd just come out of Far Cry, and we said we've probably got enough military future shooters, so go do that."

Crytek is currently hard at work on Xbox 360 exclusive, Kinect-fuelled first-person brawler Ryse.

"Then they came up with this idea around Ryse, and now they've really fallen in love with Kinect, and it's a perfect marriage for us," Spencer continued.



The first Crysis game is coming to Xbox 360, judging by a Korean Ratings Board listing spotted by Kotaku.

Crytek's PC-only shooter has subsequently popped up on the ESRB site too, for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Korean games site Inven has reportedly received confirmation from EA Korea that the port is happening, though a release date has yet to be confirmed.

We've asked EA for further clarification. Stay tuned for an update.

Crytek boss Cevat Yerli didn't seem too interested in bringing the game to consoles when he spoke to Digital Foundry earlier this year.

"We wanted to move on to our next game and come up with a fresh setting to further develop the Crysis franchise," said Yerli.

"A port to consoles wouldn't have been easier or cheaper necessarily and we always want to innovate and thus offer improved and refined gaming experiences."

Crysis originally launched on PC back in 2007, picking up a 9/10 from Eurogamer.

"Personally I'd like to see where this astounding world-forging technology will take us," wrote Jim Rossignol in his Crysis review. "I can't wait to see what Crytek will do next."


Upcoming science fiction shooter Crysis 2 will unravel some of the mysteries left dangling at the end of 2007 FPS Crysis, Crytek has teased.

Crysis 2, set three years after the events of the first game and standalone expansion Crysis Warhead, sees players muck about in a ravaged New York City under assault by an alien invasion – a far cry from Crysis' open sandbox jungle setting.

"There is a continuation of the Crysis 1 story and some flashbacks to some Crysis 1 information," executive producer Nathan Camarillo told Will Porter for Eurogamer.

"If you're new to the Crysis universe you won't be lost and you'll understand there's a deeper fiction there and maybe you'll want to go back and play Crysis 1 as a result.

"But if you played Crysis 1 it'll reveal some of the mysterious to you and give you more information about them, some of the characters from Crysis 1 and events that happened and why they happened.

"It's actually really cool how it all plays together. But that's for you guys to experience when the game comes out."

One question we're keen to answer is whether British SAS Sergeant Michael "Psycho" Sykes, star of Crysis Warhead, makes an appearance.

"You'll find out," is all Camarillo offered.



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