Never got round to downloading the Crysis 2 demo on the PS3? Tough luck as you won’t be able to play the demo for much longer. After numerous gamers began to complain about severe connection issues, lag and delays, EA has decided to cut the demo short , and end it soon.
PS3 gamers have already lost out on playing Crysis 2 before release – 360 owners were treated to an exclusive beta, and both PC and 360 users were given the demo 2 weeks before the PS3. Unfortunately, while the demo did finally come to the PS3 only a couple of days ago, it will already be removed from the PlayStation Store, with publisher EA citing server issues as the root of the problem. Speaking briefly on the EA site, the company announced that the demo would be gone within 24 hours, although they are ironically still heavily advertising the PS3 demo on their main page:
Thank you for your interest in the PlayStation 3 version of the Crysis 2 multiplayer demo. Though many gamers have had a great experience playing the demo, we are aware that others have been experiencing server connection delays. We’ve identified the root cause and have decided to close the PS3 demo in the next 24 hours to ensure all issues are resolved when the game launches next week. Our priority is to ensure that the final product is flawless at launch.
Crytek have yet to speak out about the closure of the demo, but recently stated they were working on fixing the problems:
We understand that players are having technical issues with the PlayStation 3 Crysis 2 multiplayer demo and we are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. We apologize if it is affecting your experience and we appreciate your patience and support.
We will update this post with any relevant news.
It remains to be seen if the final product will be “flawless” – Crytek at least insist that the graphics and gameplay are equal to the 360’s – but we can’t help but wonder if things could have been different with a PS3 beta.
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