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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 Screwballl on 8/3/2007 10:44:11 AM , Rating: -1
This will confuse a lot of people. You can have a quad core cpu running at 2.0GHz and people may think that is not enough because the minimum states 2.8GHz...

I may have to break my personal No-EA rule and get this one game. No problems running it here though:
E6600 stock 2.4GHz, 2GB DDR2, X1950GT PCIe, XP + FC7, 2x SATA3.0Gb hard drives, Corsair HX520W PSU.

1: I refuse to go to Vista; XP and Linux takes care of everything I need.
2: I refuse to buy EA products since they butchered Westwood and their C&C games (but may break it this once for Crysis)

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
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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