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

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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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RE: Exciting, but...
By Cheapshot on 9/22/2007 6:27:26 PM , Rating: 2
Slow down?!?!? After 3 years of crap we are finally getting some good ones coming out again, and you feel FPS's are slowing down?

First, I realize we all have differing opinions of the choice of shooters out there, but 2007 will be able to meet all levels.

For PCs there is no single game more FanBase anticipated than UT III. Going back to the original UT99 - fans have been playing it even up to today... it is The Game for FPS, and UT III promises to return to the same kind of gameplay that made it a smash hit.

Crysis... will no doubt be a site to see, and video cards are getting cheaper. Just give it some time.

Blacksite: Area 51 is also another game that looks amazing, and blends standard combat with a little scifi (or a lot).

Team Fortress 2 is a new take on the shooter genre that from what I hear out of the Beta testers I know, the game is immensely fun to play.

BioShock is already out, and everyone knows or should know how good the game looks and plays - as well as the many different aspects of it.

These are all 2007 releases to come... you won't even need to wait for 08.

Personally... IMO... UT III will be all the shooter you need.


RE: Exciting, but...
By JonnyDough on 9/23/2007 2:15:52 PM , Rating: 2
I'll be waiting to 2008 for StarCraft 2. Anyone else? :-)


RE: Exciting, but...
By murphyslabrat on 9/24/2007 2:47:21 PM , Rating: 2
There is a tittle that i am anticipating. And, from the way they describe it (An engine optimized for a few big guys and a lot of little guys), it is sounding like it's going to be as demanding as Supreme Commander. Then again, it would be cool if they made a "good ol' RTS" that everyone's mother's PC could run, and would still stick around for a decade.

p.s. When is StarCraft's 10th anniversary? I think that would be demanding of a commemerative LAN party.


RE: Exciting, but...
By 1078feba on 9/24/2007 10:27:58 AM , Rating: 2
Don't forget CoD 4, supposed to be chock full of graphical goodness as well.


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