An EA press release this morning announced that the company has agreed to a deal extension with Crytek to publish Crysis 2. Being the next installment to one of the most hardware-demanding and well-received games of recent times, they have their work cut out for them. There is a pretty limited amount of information circulating so far, but the press release did say that the title would be built on CryEngine 3, and that it would be available on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Crytek's CEO, Cavat Yerli offered a statement on the coming title - albeit one that lacks the juice I know you want to hear. He says that the development of Crysis 2 marks a major stepping stone for the company and that it was not only the next entry in the Crysis franchise, but the first title to be built on CryEngine 3. Yerli added that the company was excited to have EA's support again as the development of Crysis 2 commences.

A press conference is scheduled for 2PST today, so hopefully more details will be available then.