The long-awaited Crysis 2 demo for the Xbox 360 seems to be plagued by a number of annoying glitches, such as freezing and animation “quirks.”
Other issues reported by users include hit detection errors, inaccurate latency, abrupt disconnects and even failure to connect using WiFi.
Unsurprisingly, Crytek attempted to downplay the above-mentioned glitches, claiming that the technical problems were limited to just a few people.
Still, as Logan Westbrook of the Escapist notes, it is a “little surprising” that the problems weren’t detected during extensive beta testing of the demo.
“[Yes], they’ll almost certainly be ironed out before its release in March. [But] this is quite bad news for Crytek, because for better or worse, multiplayer plays a big role in making an FPS successful.
“If Crytek wants Crysis to take on the likes of Call of Duty, and producer Nathan Camarillo has said that he thinks the series can, it can’t really afford to have these technical problems persist.”
Crysis 2 is slated to hit store shelves on March 22 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.