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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 DesertCat on 10/28/2007 11:35:46 AM , Rating: 5
As to the original intent of your post, there have always been demanding PC games that push people to upgrade their rig. It's part of being part of pushing things to the next level.

Kings Quest (1984) got people interested in VGA graphics over CGA

Wing Commander (early 90's) got people to upgrade to a Soundblaster card so that they could buy and hear the optional "voice packs"

Diablo was the "killer app" that finally got me to upgrade to Windows 95.

Yes, consoles are nice because they provide platform stability. Some people prefer computer games, however, and these days it's where the tech is being pushed.


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