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Crysis demo released; gamers lament the weakness of their PC hardware

Gamers who recently spent a considerable sum of money on a high-end video card will finally find that their piece of hardware is no longer overkill. That’s right, the Crysis single-player demo is here as promised by the developers late last month.

The demo was originally set for release on September 25, but developer Crytek decided to push the public debut date back a month in the interest of quality. The retail date of November 16 still appears to be on-track.

“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,” Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, explained regarding the delay. “To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call.”

The demo may be downloaded directly from an EA Canada web server. The 1.77GB download includes the entire first level and the CryEngine 2 - Sandbox 2 game editor, giving the community an opportunity to get familiar with the tools before the retail game ships.

As should be well known by now, Crysis is the most hardware-demanding game to ship this year. Those who are interested in diving into the demo should read the official system requirements and recommendations before downloading.



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Here's hoping!
By tallguywithglasseson on 10/28/2007 3:23:10 AM , Rating: 2
Oi! Just bought a GeForce 8800GTS 320MB. Running with 2 GB of ram and a core 2 quad Q6600, hoping this will run Crysis OK on at least 1280 x 1024!




RE: Here's hoping!
By Domicinator on 10/28/2007 6:04:22 PM , Rating: 2
I have an identical system to yours, except I have the 640 MB GTS. I'm getting pretty good frames at 1280x1024 with everything on high EXCEPT for post processing, which I have on medium. The motion blur was destroying my fps, but it's better with that setting turned to medium. (It just means I don't get motion blur, which kind of annoys me anyway.)


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