Crysis Demo Hits the Web, Crushes Video Cards
October 27, 2007 8:54 PM
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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
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
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,
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
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RE: Q6600 and 8800GTX?
10/29/2007 12:56:32 AM
You guys must be new to PC gaming because this is how it has always been.
Wing Commander 2 and Links 386 were two games that came out when the 386 was a $3000 PC and that was the minimum but they didn't run great until the 486 came out!
US Navy Fighters was released during the 486 days but it wasn't until 2 years later when you could run it at full resolution and settings. It featured resolutions that were unheard of, you couldn't buy a monitor for under $5000 that supported the resolutions it could support! That was back when everybody had 14" monitors at 640x480 or 800x600 or if you dropped a grand on a 17" monitor you could do 1024x768!
Nascar Racing 2003 and Rally Trophy were another couple games where you could forget about running them at max settings at the time they were released.
Even last year, Microsoft Flight Sim X you STILL can't run at max settings yet and get decent frame rates even with the hottest hardware.
The point is, this is what makes PC gaming what it is... Bleeding edge technology! Any whiners need to get over it or go back to their Xboxes and Playstations!
RE: Q6600 and 8800GTX?
10/30/2007 10:46:13 AM
You deserve a 5.
I have no idea what people's problem is with medium settings or no AA - it's like they get personally offended because their e-penis is e-erection dysfunctional, and isn't able to satisfy the demands of the latest app.
Games like Crysis are why we aren't still playing Doom 2. Get over it.
RE: Q6600 and 8800GTX?
10/30/2007 4:08:02 PM
Gonna run the demo tonight on my dual Ultras, will report back once I get the chance.
I can say it with confidence right now though: if it chugs at all at 1680x1050 at medium/meduim-high settings, I will be pissed rofl.
"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere." -- Isaac Asimov
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