Console gamers will have many, many amazing games to play
this holiday season, but PC gamers will have an exclusive title to make the
console crowd jealous. This game, of course, is Crysis – a title that has already wowed anyone who has seen video
of screenshots of the gorgeous graphics.
Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Crytek have announced
that Crysis will be hitting retail
stores in North America and Europe on November 16, 2007.
“Crytek is constantly striving to push the boundaries of
both game design and technology, while maintaining quality at the highest bar,”
said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “We’re thankful to our fans for
their support and patience, and we’re excited to bring them Crysis this year. It’s going to be worth
Official system requirements and recommended specs
have yet to be announced, but it is estimated that the lowest-spec PC that will run
Crysis will consist of:
CPU: Athlon 64
Graphics: Nvidia 6600/X800GTO (SM
RAM: 768Mb/1Gb on Windows
Software: DX9.0c with Windows XP
With the recommended system expected to be:
CPU: Dual-core CPU
(Athlon X2/Pentium D)
Graphics: Nvidia 7800GTX/ATI X1800XT
(SM 3.0) or DX10 equivalent
Internet: 512k+ (128k+
Optical Drive: DVD
DX10 with Windows
quote: Although Crysis won’t be the first game to carry with it DirectX 10 visuals, it could be the killer app to entice gamers to make the jump to Windows Vista. Unlike the other DirectX 10 titles Halo 2 and Shadowrun, Crysis will also run with DirectX 9 on Windows XP.
quote: I expect Crysis to be well capable of bringing something like an 8800 GTX to its knees without even completely maxing out the settings.