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Indoor environment showing off depth of field effects  (Source: Crytek)

Back outdoors with intense foliage  (Source: Crytek)

It's a tank!  (Source: Crytek)
Demo of Crysis sacrifices self to preserve retail release

All Microsoft Xbox 360 owners have September 25 marked on calendars as being the launch day of the highly anticipated first-person shooter, Halo 3. For PC-only gamers, however, that very same day was supposed to be host to the playable demo of another much awaited game, Crysis. Unfortunately, September 25 will now only play host to one of those games, as the Crysis demo will not be released.
Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crysis developer Crytek, sent a message to the media apologizing for the delay, explaining that the demo had to be delayed in order to assure the retail release target.
“We are taking some extra time to make sure you that you have an amazing experience but also we did not want to risk the release date of Crysis at this stage,” said Yerli. “To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call.”
As a result, the demo will be delayed a month to October 26, but will come with a couple extras for gamers. 

“The SP demo will be released with our CryEngine 2 - Sandbox 2 game editor, giving the community the opportunity to get familiar with the vast amount of tools they will have at their disposal four weeks before we ship, something we have always wanted to do," Yerli explained.
Although gamers are surely disappointed by the delay, Crytek looks to keep its promise for the shipment of the final product.

“This is an exciting time for us at the studio as the development of Crysis comes to an end and we are only a few weeks from Gold Master,” added Yerli. “We appreciate your patience and are looking forward to getting Crysis into your hands on November 16.”

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Awesome graphics!
By Locutus465 on 9/22/2007 12:32:00 PM , Rating: 3
Assuming they take as much time with story and Quality (in so far as the game not being buggy/twitchy) I'm guessing this will be a killer release. I just wish DT didn't make the assumption in this artical that there is no cross over between PC gamers and Console gamers. I'm waiting for Halo 3 for my 360 with bated breath, but I'm also waiting for great new PC game to play as well.

Though sadly for me, Crysis is probably the beginning of the end for my current PC.... I've only got a A64 X2 (3800+ no less) with 2GB ram (on vista 64) with a Geforce 7800GT. Great for most everything in the market right now, but Crysis and ID's new game will probably put the system on its knees.

RE: Awesome graphics!
By MonkeyPaw on 9/22/2007 4:22:47 PM , Rating: 2
What's the deal with all the jaggies in those screenshots? Is the game so demanding that nothing can run it with AA or something?

RE: Awesome graphics!
By HotdogIT on 9/22/2007 6:02:58 PM , Rating: 2
You're right: Those screenshots look like total ass. Either whoever took them didn't know to turn AA on, AA simply doesn't work yet with release drivers, or there's some other oddity. It looks hideous without AA, a shame those screen shots even made it out.

RE: Awesome graphics!
By Omega215D on 9/22/2007 6:18:11 PM , Rating: 2
Read the October issue of MaximumPC. They interviewed the developer of Crysis in which he states that the game is designed to run well on a system that is a couple of years old but the visuals can improve over time as the hardware becomes available. I won't state it word for word for obvious reasons.

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