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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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RE: 25 Fps average on my setup..
By choirbass on 10/28/2007 10:54:07 AM , Rating: 2
i may have not had very high expectations for my hardware being mostly from 2005, and am not much for fps games in general, though i thought i would give the demo a try after hearing about about it for months, but even running the below hardware on the highest settings @ 1280x1024 native, with a few sacrifices too (0xAA, low shaders and shadows, DX9), the game is completely playable, as in above 20fps avg (wasnt using fraps to really tell), since it was playable at those settings, which should be the main emphasis, at least to me anyhow, with graphics quality coming in second.

XP x64 sp2
X2 3800+ @ 2.4
2.5GB PC3200
7800GT 256
74GB ADFD Raptor
19" LCD

By therealnickdanger on 10/29/2007 12:23:35 AM , Rating: 2
Vista 32
E6300 C2D 1.8GHz
2GB DDR2-800

Combination of low, medium, and high settings. No AA or AF.

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