Crysis 3 Open Beta Coming Next Week

The Crysis 3 open multiplayer beta will begin on January 29 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, EA and Crytek have announced. The beta includes two team-based modes and two maps, and will be available until February 12. Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, released this statement:

"With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis multiplayer experience yet. 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 open beta will run for two weeks and includes two modes playable on two maps. Both maps, Airport and Museum, are set in Crysis 3's rainforest-themed take on New York City. The maps are two of the twelve to ship with the game. The demo also includes the New York Feed, a brand new in-game social feed that will showcase the accomplishments of gamers and their friends while offering dynamic challenges to complete.

The game will also feature Crash Site mode, where players must secure and defend specific locations, earning points along the way for kills and their ability to hold those locations. Hunter is a time based mode which pits two players vs. ten (two vs. 14 on PC) in matches that begin with two cloaked hunters stalking 10 opposing CELL troopers.

Crysis 3 will be released February 21 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.