Crytek has announced that they will be running a multiplayer beta for Crysis 3, beginning early next week. Contrary to the ongoing Dead Space 3 beta, Crysis 3's testing phase will be on all of the platforms that the game will be launching on next month; Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
“With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis multiplayer experience yet,” said Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli. “We have listened closely to our fans and have evolved the multiplayer in Crysis 3 by adding a host of new gameplay features including the unique Hunter mode, deadly new weapons like the Predator bow, deeper loadout and unlock options, enhanced upgrade systems and more social features like the New York Feed.
"Top it all off with the ultimate weapon in the Nanosuit and you have a multiplayer experience that is unlike anything else out there.”
Crysis 3's multiplayer beta will feature 2 of the 8 available multiplayer modes in the game, including Crash Site and the brand new Hunter game mode. Players who enjoyed Crysis 2 will remember Crash Site from that game, which tasked players to capture and control rotating points on the map. That game mode returns in Crysis 3 and will be playable in the upcoming beta.
Hunter is something brand new to the Crysis franchise, but not to shooters as a whole. This is Crytek's take on Infected, or Michael Myers as it's sometimes referred to. Two players start out as cloaked Hunters. They are up against 10 CELL troopers, who must work together to stay alive until the round ends. The catch, of course, is that whenever a Hunter kills a CELL soldier, the soldier respawns as a Hunter themselves, swelling the ranks of the Hunters with each fresh kill. Hunters are armed only with enhanced Nanosuits and Predator bows.
Both of these game modes are playable on two of Crysis 3's twelve multiplayer maps; Airport and Museum.
The beta starts on January 29th and will run through February 12th. Crysis 3 ships on February 19th on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Check out a brand new gameplay trailer below, showing off the might that awaits you in the Nanosuit.