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Crysis demo delayed until Oct 26 -- spurred by Halo effect?

Ross Miller

If you were expecting to play a new futuristic online shooter tomorrow on your PC, we've got some bad news for you. Crytek has announced that the Crysis demo has been delayed from its initial September 25 release. Instead, the one-level trial will hit the internet on October 26.

Additionally, Crytek has announced that the originally-teased "huge surprise" coming with the demo is the CryEngine 2 - Sandbox 2 game editor, now also due out next month.

Though they are on separate platforms, we can't help but wonder if this delay was in some way influenced by the oncoming flood of Halo 3 copies invading gamers' cerebral cortex tomorrow. Master Chief is very likely going to overshadow everything, Bratz notwithstanding, in the near future. Crytek's official reasoning is that they needed some extra time and did not want to risk affecting the November 16 release date.

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