EA published a press release today announcing that more than three million gamers downloaded and participated in the Crysis 3 mutliplayer beta, which is a pretty impressive figure for-reals. Not only that, but the people who played it must’ve liked what they saw, because pre-orders for the new game are up 35 percent over that of its predecessor, Crysis 2.
The game launches this coming Tuesday on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, and I expect it’ll perform a whole lot better than the other big releases from the year so far. DmC’s sales turned out to be pretty disappointing, and the drama surrounding the botched development Aliens: Colonial Marines continues to unfold. Will Crysis 3 snap the streak of lackluster heavy hitters in 2013? I say, yeah, it probably will.