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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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Need an upgrade soon...
By finbarqs on 11/2/2007 5:35:26 PM , Rating: 2
My Specs:
Q6600 @3.256 (1450 QDR)
4x1GB G.Skill 800 (3-3-3-9 1T linked/synced)
1x 8800GTX @ 630/1025
Soundblaster x-Fi
680i EVGA-A1 mobo
74gb raptor
1x500 gb maxtor
1x500 gb hitachi

water cooled

my results on VERY HIGH is:
14.74FPS @1680x1050 0xAA
15.23FPS @1680x1050 0xAA

with the CPU and GPU benchmark they had.

Seriously, this game ripped a new one in my system. I had to try Lost Planet in DX10 just to make sure my Video card was running okay.

RE: Need an upgrade soon...
By CrimsonFrost on 11/2/2007 5:51:57 PM , Rating: 2
That's almost identical to my set up except the raptor, it's sad we spent so much on our stuff and this game trounces it... it does still play well on "High" settings though with 4xAA. I get the dreaded nvdkmblahblahholycrap.dll if I play too long on "Very High" though... nice...

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