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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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It will own consoles!
By Soldier38 on 8/3/2007 2:13:32 PM , Rating: 2
This game even on low settings will make consoles look like toys. Anyone who has upgraded in the last year should be fine with this game. Im adding 2 more gigs of ram just to be sure, up from 2 gb now. DDR2 ram is cheap enough now in paired sticks why not. 8800 GTS 640 and X2 6000+ and 4 GB of DDR2 800 ram will run it at 1920 x 1200, if not I will get the next gen Nvidia cards by then, they should be out in Nov.

RE: It will own consoles!
By ryandmiller1 on 8/4/2007 2:43:48 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah I'm just gonna get a 9800GTX in nov, with my FX-60(at 2.95) and 4GB of regular DDR400 XMS both a year old i think it will still be able to handle it just fine.

RE: It will own consoles!
By Domicinator on 8/5/2007 10:08:01 AM , Rating: 2
There is not going to be a 9800GTX this year. They always refresh first. It will likely be a 8900 line or something like that.

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