Crytek's "Crysis Weekly Update #6" detailed that their latest patch (v1.2) is in fact ready for distribution but just needs to jump the last hurdle before going live.
Apparently these patches from the developer will not only include bugfixes and balancing but will also encompass new features for the game taken from communities' "most wanted list of improvements." Cheat protection is also a high priority they say.
"Not much to say about the upcoming patch 1.2 besides that it is final and approved! That means the patch is ready for distribution. Therefore this weekly update won’t include information snippets from the change log since you will be able to read the full one quite soon anyways."
"As for the overall cheat protection for Crysis we got some additional news to tell you about. Not only that we introduce the internal cheat-protection with the upcoming patch, we are also working together with Evenbalance™ on improving the Punkbuster anti-cheat tool."
Clickto read the full post by Alexander Marschal (Cry-Alex), Community Manager for Crytek.