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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: Q6600 and 8800GTX?
By SiliconAddict on 10/28/2007 8:26:00 PM , Rating: 3
Where is the line between pushing a system to the "next level" (Whatever the hell that means.) and just shit programming? Not claiming that this game is poorly programed but you never saw this shit in years past.
A top of the line, or near top of the line PC could always run rings around any game that came out. Doom 3 changed all this with requirements that weren't even on the market yet. They advertised it as a "game that could grow with your system." which was a load of bullshit. Since then we've seen more and more of these games come out. Games that do not cater to the common denominator in hardware but the absolute high end gamer who has 5K invested in their rig. Instead of upgrading one's hardware a thought....don't buy the game. Developers will get the clue and start coding for high end but not extreme high end rigs.


RE: Q6600 and 8800GTX?
By SlyNine on 10/31/2007 10:27:14 PM , Rating: 2
What about Giants Citizan Kubuto SP? . That game was way to much for the Geforce 2 Ultra and If memory serves even the Geforce 3 ( it came out after the game) wasnt able to push it at high resolutions smoothly.


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