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Crysis Demo; NVIDIA Updated Drivers

Finally, the single-player demo of Crysis is now available for download. It is a huge 1.77GB download from 3D Downloads, 4players.de, ActionTrip, AusGamers, ComputerGames.ro, eXp.de, FileFront, Fragland, FileShack, FanGaming, FilePlanet, Gameguru Mania, Gamer’s Hell, Internode Games Network, OnlineWelten and PixelRage

This NVIDIA page offers beta 169.01 drivers for the Crysis demo. It is recommended

to apply the driver before playing the demo, as it has been optimized specifically for that game.

Crysis System Requirements Set

The official minimum and recommended system requirements for Crysis have been released by EA and Crytek, and they’re not looking good for most of us gamers. Here it is:

Minimum System Requirements
OS – Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor – 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster* (Vista)
Memory – 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
Video Card -256 MB**
Hard Drive – 12GB
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible

* Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster.

** Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

Recommended System Requirements
OS – Windows XP / Vista
Processor – Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Memory – 2.0 GB RAM
GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar

The game will hit stores on November 16.

Console Crysis Depends on PC Success

Those looking forward to someday playing Crysis on their PS3 and Xbox 360 may still have hope: Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli told Game Informer in an interview that development of a console version of the game depends entirely on the success of the PC version, which is scheduled for release on November 16.

“What happens next we haven’t decided yet, because first we want to see how the game is received, publicly and critically, ratings wise, et cetera. We believe it will be received at least as strong as Far Cry. I hope personally a 5% average increase,” Yerli said. “That would give us an argument to, ‘OK, let’s see how we can bring Crysis to consoles.’ The engine right now is running on consoles so there’s no reason why we couldn’t.”

Apparently, none of the current consoles are powerful enough to run Crysis. “You cannot get Crysis as it is on PC on any console,” he said. “What you would have to do is compromise the design and the level design–in order of the PS3 and Xbox 360 regards you have to fulfill the memory constraints.”

Crysis Engine Being Used in Korean MMO

The engine behind Crysis is being used to power an upcoming action-strategy MMO, as Seoul-based Reloaded Studios announced that they have licensed CryENGINE 2 from German developer Crytek.

“When we saw the stunning concept visuals and exciting game design ideas they shared with us we immediately knew that what they have planned will be a true next-generation MMORPG, and become the kind of game which will set the visual and game play standards against which future MMO?s will be judged,” said Crytek director Faruk Yerli in the announcement.

Though no information is known about the project, it is the first title for the studio, which was formed last month. It was founded with industry vets from Korean MMO-publisher Webzen along with the creators of MMORPG MU Online.

Crysis Demo on September 25

Those looking to face some sweet Crysis won’t have to wait till November 16, as a single-player demo for the upcoming shooter will be released on September 25. The demo will consist of the entire first level from the game’s single-player campaign. Apparently, the demo will have a “huge surprise” from Crytek, though it wasn’t elaborated.

Along with news of the demo, they released a new trailer highlighting the usefulness of the game’s nanosuit. Check it out below, or download from EA FTP, ActionTrip, ComputerGames.ro, FileFront and Gamer’s Hell.


Crysis Special Edition Pre-order

EA sent out word that the Special Edition of Crysis is now available for pre-order across stores in North America and Europe. The 3-disc set contains behind-the-scenes looks and interviews with the developers behind the game at Crytek. It also contains art from the game.

Additionally, the steekbook box will contain a “making of” featurette, a unique in-game vehicle, “meet the developers” vignette, the initial Crysis video that started it all, a 32-page concept art book and the official soundtrack.

Crysis Gets Release Date

EA and Crytek have sent out word that Crysis will be hitting stores in North America and Europe simultaneously on November 16 exclusively for the PC.

“Crytek is constantly striving to push the boundaries of both game design and technology, while maintaining quality at the highest bar,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “We’re thankful to our fans for their support and patience, and we’re excited to bring them Crysis this year. It’s going to be worth the wait.”

One of the first ever games to make full use of DirectX10 graphics, Crysis offers full open-ended gameplay. Players are outfitted with a Nanosuit and an arsenal of fully customizable weapons, and more. The game will feature multiplayer modes such as Instant Action mode (deathmatch) and PowerStruggle – a unique team-based strategic mode for up to 32 players, where opposing sides battle for control of advanced weaponry and vehicles to overcome their enemies.

Two new screenshots were sent out to celebrate the release date. Check them out:


A countdown trailer for the game, showing off gameplay footage and more, was also released.


Crysis Delayed Yet Again

This post on the InCrysis forums offers word that the Crytek game has been delayed yet again. Crysis, as per the post, will ship a “little later than planned”, with the additional time taken to “meet our [developer] high quality threshold.”

The rest of the post goes on to state that they are working on getting the game to run on a variety of computer configurations, starting from entry-level PCs to hardcore machines.

New Road Rash, Sims 3, Black Revealed; Crysis, Army of Two Delayed

EA’s conference call saw quite a few surprise announcements, the biggest of which is the revival of the classic Road Rash series. The company revealed that development on The Sims 3 has commenced and that it will be a fiscal 2009 title, which begins on April 1, 2008. It was also stated that another installment in the Sim City series is also in the works, as well as a Simpsons sequel, Sims on Wii and a PS3 version of The Sims 2: Holiday Edition (2006 or 2007 Holiday season).

“There is a new Road Rash game,” an EA executive bluntly stated. No further details were given. It was also stated that a next-gen version of Black is being developed, though it is not clear whether it will be a full-blown sequel or a revamp of the original. As per the executive, it will be a “next-generation version of Black.”

Sad news is there too: those looking forward to Crysis and Army of Two will have to wait longer. Both titles have been delayed to EA’s fiscal 2008, which begins on April 1, 2007. No reason for the delays was given.