Wait a second, what?
Crytek has just said that they want to move back to open world exploration, which is a huge step in the right direction.
They follow this up with the statement that there will be 7 environmental levels (jungle, lava, ice, .... I'd imagine), weapons unlocked by buying the initial game at a higher price, and finally stating that the "advanced" weapon that will be used is a composite crossbow. What?
I realize that EA will be the distributor, and leaking this information will help with the Mass Effect PR disaster, but why would you tell people anything more than "we're going back to our sandbox roots?" The rest of this statement basically says "we listened to some of what you said about the second, but still decided to sledgehammer in concepts from other successful games, despite not fitting the developed continuity, anyways. You're all idiots who will buy this game anyways...."
I really hope that I'm proven wrong, but even Crytek has to answer to EA. No matter how good the creative team, EA's goals kill franchises far more often than they improve them.
You haven't seen anything until you've seen this.
Wow! I didn't know the blue screen of death could get a blue screen of death.