Electronic Arts and Crytek have just announced – via the game’s official Facebook page – that the online multiplayer mode for the first Crysis game will no longer be available from October 11th.
According to the teams, there aren’t enough players to justify maintaining the online services for this title. Needless to say that Crysis game out almost 11 years ago, so this is something that does not really surprise us.
Here is the full message:
“Online multiplayer will no longer be available from October 11, 2018.
We don’t have the required number of players to keep up the service and ensure all our players have a great online experience.
We appreciate your support and hope you continue enjoying our single-player campaign.”
Crysis’ online multiplayer was interesting and I really enjoyed back in the days. Witnessing the player interacting with the environment and plants for the first time in a multiplayer game was a unique experience, and Power Struggle was a mode that took advantage of everything that Crysis was offering (from the nanosuit to the vehicles). It’s just a shame that it never really took off.