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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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By CrimsonFrost on 10/29/2007 4:38:58 PM , Rating: 2
e6600 @3.2GHz CPU
EVGA 8800 GTX Superclocked Vid
4GB PC8500 Corsair Dominator RAM
Vista Ultimate 64-bit
1680x1050 22 inch LCD

Runs fine for me at all settings on "very high" with 4xAA. I did run into one problem on my first run when I tried nVidia's new beta driver 169.75 or something like that, really choppy gameplay(even though nVidia recommends it) reverted back to EVGA's 163.75, everything worked fine after that.

Something to keep in mind for all you framerate junkies, 30 FPS is the speed your movies play at, and anything past 60 FPS your eye can't tell the difference at that point. So at 60 or averaging, you can complain all you want that you expect higher, but you're simply being foolish.

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