"Though many gamers have had a great experience playing the demo, we are aware that others have been experiencing server connection delays," EA said yesterday. "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."
The first, Xbox 360-exclusive Crysis 2 multiplayer demo also suffered connection issues when it launched in January.
Crytek's super-suited shooter sequel is due to be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 22.