The open beta will include two game modes:
Hunter Mode: This multiplayer game mode is all about survival of the fittest. There are two teams, initially comprised of two permanently cloaked “Hunters”, and up to fourteen CELL troopers awaiting extraction. Each trooper slain respawns on the Hunter team to prey on their former allies, building to a frenetic climax. If any of the troopers survive the round, the hunters lose. Whichever way you play, Hunter Mode delivers a heart-pounding test of strategy and survival.
Crash Site Mode:
This multiplayer game mode is the ultimate King of the Hill type experience. An Alien dropship deploys a pod at random around the map. Players on each team must remain near the dropped pod in order to capture the zone and accumulate points. Each alien pod holds two shields players can utilize defensively as weapons. In addition, each Crash Site map will have a “Pinger”, a CEPH-constructed walking weapon of mass destruction. But be careful, other players can hijack the Pinger while you’re inside of it!
Two maps will be available during the beta:
Museum: Roam the dark Ruins of Museum in downtown Manhattan and use the verticality to your advantage.
Airport: Close to the financial district, nature has taken over buildings and planes in this open fields area.
I'm quite glad that this multiplayer demo is hitting all platforms. While I'm not too excited to play Crysis 2, err... I mean Crysis 3, multiplayer is something I really enjoyed on Crysis 2 and I'd like to see the changes made for the third game.
Crysis 3 is said to max out the capabilities of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. It's possible since until now, Crysis 2 is still one of the best looking games out there thanks to the CryENGINE 3.
Together with the news about the beta, EA also released a new trailer, enjoy.