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PC killer gaming app "Crysis" to ship November 16, 2007

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 the wait.”

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 3000+/Intel 2.8ghz
Graphics: Nvidia 6600/X800GTO (SM 2.0)
RAM: 768Mb/1Gb on Windows Vista
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 256k+
Optical Drive: DVD
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
RAM: 1.5Gb
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upstream)
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX10 with Windows Vista
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.



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Sys requirements
By sgun on 8/3/2007 8:41:38 AM , Rating: 2
Aren't they a bit low? I know - optimization and so on, but 1,5 GB RAM, whichever Core 2 Duo? Sure, and FSX runs fine on P3 1,5GHz.




RE: Sys requirements
By omnicronx on 8/3/2007 8:46:36 AM , Rating: 2
1.5gigs should be enough, i would probably recommend 2 gigs but.. and as for cpu power, its starting to mean less and less as mhz stay the same and the core count goes up. Most pc's these days are capable of playing games, its just the vidcard holding them back.


RE: Sys requirements
By xsilver on 8/3/2007 8:52:10 AM , Rating: 2
what would be really funny is if the code optimization is so good that you dont really need a 8800gtx to run it @ 1680 resolution

fingers crossed eh?


RE: Sys requirements
By CascadingDarkness on 8/3/2007 5:26:51 PM , Rating: 2
Good thing you’re crossing your fingers and not holding your breath. Otherwise I'd likely call an ambulance for you. Seems lately everything thing is brute force rather than elegant. Tons of recent games seem to be big hogs on resources just because constant advancements in power let them. (also likely because elegant = more production time/costs)

IMHO BTW


RE: Sys requirements
By dajeepster on 8/3/2007 12:31:53 PM , Rating: 2
in my case of BF2142, it was my processor holding me back. With the 1.25 update, I noticed a lot of lag, where I was losing frame rates. I was running an Athlon64 3000+ with dual 6800gts and 2gigs of ram on XP 64bit... I upgraded my processer to a dual opteron 175 and I was in the game again with no problems. the processor was the cheaper upgrade for me (939 socket).


RE: Sys requirements
By JimFear on 8/6/2007 4:54:35 AM , Rating: 2
Current gpu's from the 8800 range and 2900 range are heavily CPU limited.


RE: Sys requirements
By Pitbull0669 on 8/3/07, Rating: 0
RE: Sys requirements
By probedb on 8/3/2007 9:13:53 AM , Rating: 2
More than likely this is with all the eye-candy etc turned off, I'm guessing the demo was running with everything turned to max?


RE: Sys requirements
By VERTIGGO on 8/3/2007 4:46:41 PM , Rating: 2
the screenshots look like medium/low settings At least there's no AA and only 4xAF if any and they're taken at a low res. to boot.


RE: Sys requirements
By EarthsDM on 8/3/2007 9:36:25 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
Giveing [sic] people hope when ther [sic] is none.


That's a bit of an over statement on your part. Since DirectX 9 (and before) most games have come out with code paths for DirectX 8 (or even 7!) using Shader Model 2.0 instead of 3.0. Crysis might not look as good on a two or three year old system, but it should run fine without eye candy. It may even be 'only' as pretty as FarCry without DX10 pushing it. Besides, that's only graphics. Even on a Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (which, lets face it, has been outclassed since Sep 2003) bullets will go just as fast, your character will jump just as high, etc.


RE: Sys requirements
By Screwballl on 8/3/07, Rating: -1
RE: Sys requirements
By caboosemoose on 8/3/2007 1:13:50 PM , Rating: 2
Hate to rain on your parade, but the X1950 isnt going to rock your world with Crysis.


RE: Sys requirements
By Screwballl on 8/8/2007 11:56:29 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
by caboosemoose on August 3, 2007 at 1:13 PM
Hate to rain on your parade, but the X1950 isnt going to rock your world with Crysis.


I am also using XP so its not like I will have the entire DX10 library on my hands either to see all the extra eye candy... I am one who buys a game for gameplay, not cinematics. I am part of the Commodore64 and Atari and 8-bit Nintendo generation, I play games with content, not eye candy.
I have so many games through the years, most of which I played for a few days and shelved it because it sucked so bad. I still have them sitting there as far back as some 486 games and console stuff back to the PS (before it was called PS1).


RE: Sys requirements
By EarthsDM on 8/3/2007 1:19:55 PM , Rating: 2
From what I hear, the last C&C game was really good. I've been considering getting Crysis as well, despite my boycotting EA. I guess I'll just have to see how happy ET: Quake, UT 3, and HL, episode two can make me, not to mention my addiction to Medieval: Total War II ;)


RE: Sys requirements
By Samus on 8/3/2007 4:25:36 PM , Rating: 2
EA's coming back around with quality games, but their business politics are always questionable.


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