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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
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
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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RE: Sys requirements
By Pitbull0669 on 8/3/2007 8:46:52 AM , Rating: 0
Yea they are a Bit low. The Crysis Dev. Team said Point blank this will utilize all the cores you can toss at it.!AND it was just running at E3 on a Pynryn Quad core 45nm chip WITH a 8800GTX/Ultra. so i think these are a BIT low.Giveing people hope when ther is none.

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
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.

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