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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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Just wait another week.
By mWMA on 10/28/2007 6:07:29 AM , Rating: 2
I had issue getting it run on 7800GTX SLI setup but I am glad to have waited upgrading my hardware to DX10.

Those who haven't bought a hardware to play the game just wait another week and half or 10 days and you will be able to buy new RV670 & G92 based video cards that would cost less than $300 and preform unto par with GTX Ultra. Nvidia has also promised new driver to fix SLI issue.

If you really want to play the game. Get the 2-3 of new cards that come out next month. SLI or crossfire em and play at 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 glory with every thing on and possible 4xAA 16xAF for decent enough framerate. Crossfire and SLI might be the only way to get this game to give back some decent framerate at high resolutions.




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