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Crysis 2 gets stereoscopic 3D support

Further confirmation of the Xbox 360's stereoscopic 3D features has just come from Crytek, as the hardware-grinding developer announced that Crysis 2 will support stereoscopic 3D effects on all three of its target platforms.

The ever-ambitious developer announced the plans for its forthcoming city-based shooter during EA's press conference at E3. Crytek's CEO, and vocal opponent of PC pirates (opens in new tab), Cevat Yerli, described Crysis 2 as, "the first big action game to be available in true stereoscopic 3D."

He added that, "the 3D experience represents a quantum leap in interactive entertainment. With all of the same story and action seen in the 2D version of the game, the 3D version adds another dimension of intensity and immersion to the action.”

Crytek says that the game will also be available in 2D on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. However, it hasn't said whether you'll have to buy a different version of the game or whether one game disc will cover both options.

Whether you choose to play the game on a 120Hz 3D screen or not, Crytek says that the spirit of the game will remain the same. Set in the streets of New York amid an alien attack, your job is to don your second-generation Nano Suit and save the city with your super-human abilities.

EA hasn't announced an official release date for Crysis 2 yet, but it's currently scheduled for release later this year. Last week, Crytek said it was opening up a beta testing scheme (opens in new tab) for the first few gamers who signed up to the new Crysis website this week, so the game must be nearing a finished state. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.