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It’s rare for a sequel to be surrounded by even more uncertainty than the first game in a series, but Crysis 2 has managed to pull off just such a hat trick. For one, the game is having something of an identity crisis itself, attempting to walk the line – or gulf, really – between lowest-common-denominator console games and bleeding-edge PC titles. And how about the new setting? Concrete jungle though it may be, New York’s not exactly a tropical island.
Fortunately, you’ll have a chance to answer those burning questions without burning right through your paycheck. Through the relaunch of its MyCrysis service, Crytek’s confirmed that Crysis 2’s getting a beta test.
“Looking to get your hands on Crysis 2 early? Now is your chance! Early registrations will be tracked, and our first wave of users will have a chance to win a key as and when the Crysis 2 beta takes place. All you need to do is sign up early and one day in the near future you may be receiving a mail with an invite to the game,” reads a post on MyCrysis.
Meanwhile, a recent trade press ad from EA carries word that the supersuit-centric shooter is gunning for an “autumn” release date. So, odds are, you can expect the beta test to take place sometime this summer.