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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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More Hardware need it
By DailyRMP on 11/2/2007 2:54:23 PM , Rating: 1
Hello !
Well…
I think that I’m only going to install Crysis when I have this system:

Windows Vista SP2
AMD Phenom X8 4 GHz (8 core)
8 GB Ram
ATI Crosfire HD3900 XTX 2 GB GDDR5
.
.

And maybe playing Crysis at 60 FPS at full 1980x1024 full settings….
How far am I?
Am I going to wait to long?




RE: More Hardware need it
By CrimsonFrost on 11/3/2007 12:38:56 PM , Rating: 2
The RAM seems like overkill, I have 4GB now and with the game running I am not using more than half of it for the whole system. SP2? Hahah, you're funny. Maybe... MAYBE the 3900s in Crossfire would keep this game running at a decent framerate.

I am looking for the next gen cards, I think they'll be the ones to actually whip this game into shape, at least I hope they will.


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