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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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By gigahertz20 on 9/22/2007 12:33:03 PM , Rating: -1
Crap, I was getting all hyped up to play the demo for Crysis next tuesday. I really want to play Halo 3, but I never bought a X-Box 360 and none of my friends own one either. I use to play Halo and Halo 2 all the time on my old X-Box and I really would like to see what happens in Halo 3.

Hmmmmmm....maybe I'll buy a X-Box 360 from Walmart, play Halo 3 until the return policy is close to ending on the X-Box 360, and then return the X-Box 360 to Walmart for a full refund.

I'm pretty sure Wal-Mart will give you a full refund no questions asked and no restocking fees or any other BS.

RE: Damn!
By sxr7171 on 9/22/2007 12:40:56 PM , Rating: 1
Why in the hell did they not anti-alias those screenshots? They look like shit.

RE: Damn!
By omnicronx on 9/22/2007 1:00:05 PM , Rating: 2
The game isnt out yet? And there is obviously some AA going on here, look at the first screen. You have no idea when those screens were taken, those could be really old shots with AA lowered because of system performance issues.

RE: Damn!
By sxr7171 on 9/22/2007 1:06:30 PM , Rating: 2
Go to Gamespot and notice that all other screenshots were anti-aliased. These shots are the latest dated September 12, 2007. The depth of field one is so bad that it is obvious that there is no AA applied at all. There is no excuse for this.

Also, even if the game runs slow with AA, a screenshot needs 1FPS to be taken.

RE: Damn!
By Master Kenobi on 9/22/2007 3:02:21 PM , Rating: 2
Gonna go out on a limb here even though im under an NDA.... The game does not slow down with 16xAA on a 8800GTX card on a C2D system. *cough* The demo and game will be worth the wait, yes indeed. This will likely end up competing with Quake Wars, and I see Quake Wars losing.

RE: Damn!
By sxr7171 on 9/22/2007 3:25:21 PM , Rating: 1
Awesome! I can't wait. Finally something that shows the superiority of my computer over the Xbox 360. Sadly Bioshock couldn't do that.

RE: Damn!
By FITCamaro on 9/22/2007 4:30:41 PM , Rating: 2
I tried the Quake Wars demo. It sucked. Felt like a 10 year old game with prettier graphics.

I'm running a E6600 @ 3GHz, 2GB of RAM, an X1950XTX, and dual raptors in RAID0 so I'm hoping for 1680x1050 with high details. Still downloading. Won't get a chance to play it till tomorrow though.

RE: Damn!
By archcommus on 9/22/2007 4:35:47 PM , Rating: 2
What resolution? Think AA will hurt an 8800 GTS much at say 1680x1050?

RE: Damn!
By Master Kenobi on 9/25/2007 9:26:28 AM , Rating: 2
1280x1024. I have not had a reason to go higher than that yet.

RE: Damn!
By Locutus465 on 9/22/2007 12:43:12 PM , Rating: 1
Honestly the 360 is a great console... If you're in a position to spend the money at all on one I would consider making a real purchase rather than "renting" it.

RE: Damn!
By FITCamaro on 9/22/2007 3:12:30 PM , Rating: 1
You could return the 360 but you can't return open games for a refund. Only for exchange.

RE: Damn!
By Fnoob on 9/22/2007 4:25:52 PM , Rating: 2
Very true. But methinks that he'll be hooked on that Halo3 crackpipe too long to return it in time ;)

Crysis will surely spank Halo3 in the graphic detail department without a doubt. In the gameplay/feel dept? We can't wait to see.

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