Although the demo to EA’s hotly anticipated FPS Crysis 2 only hit the PSN three days ago, the publisher has stated that it is about to be removed. This is even more of a blow to potential fans when you consider how much longer PS3 owners had to wait than Xbox owners to even play the demo to begin with. Server connection issues have been cited as the culprit, as explained in this statement from the game’s website:
Thank you for your interest in the PlayStation 3 version of the Crysis 2 multiplayer demo. Though many gamers have had a great experience playing the demo, we are aware that others have been experiencing server connection delays. We’ve identified the root cause and have decided to close the PS3 demo in the next 24 hours to ensure all issues are resolved when the game launches next week. Our priority is to ensure that the final product is flawless at launch.
This is pretty unfortunate for PS3 owners who wanted to try the game before they bought it. Unless you own an Xbox or know someone who does, it looks like purchasing the game will practically be a complete gamble. If you know you’re buying it either way, then the good news is that you only have to wait until next week, when the game launches for HD consoles and the PC on March 22nd.