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Crytek: gamers don’t want Crysis 3 on consoles, game to offer advanced graphics on PC

crysis3It’s nice to see Crytek has heard the fans. Crysis 2 was bashed for not offering PC gamers the advanced graphics they desired. Representing the studio, Rasmus Højengaard commented that they are “definitely pushing [Crysis 3] a lot from a visual standpoint, and for sure there’s going to be visual ggodies in it that you can only get if you have a super-high-end PC.”

He added that the franchise’s community isn’t keen on seeing it move to the consoles. Crytek has repeatedly assured us that “the experience is not [going to be] different from platform to platform.”

Crysis and its sequel were released in 2007 and 2011, respectively, with the latter released simultaneously on PS3 and Xbox 360. The original game was later ported to consoles via PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Crysis 3 is due out sometime next year.

Crysis 2 multiplayer demo coming March 1

Crysis 2 screenshot

If you haven’t already played the Xbox 360 demo or the leaked beta then you finally have something to look forward to: the multiplayer PC demo for Crysis 2. Starting March 1, the demo will be available from EA and offer two maps and two modes.

Crysis 2’s multiplayer pits players in six vs. six matches on “Skyline” and “Pier 17”. The two modes are “Team Instant Action” (team deathmatch) and “Crash Site” (domination).

The full game has six gameplay modes and 12 maps. It comes out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 25.

Crysis 2 trailer tells story

Crysis 2 – the subject of an excellent demo, an infamous leak and now a story trailer. Aliens are here to stay and “ordinary humans” just can’t measure up to them. So, it’s you and your extraordinary nanosuit that have to go up against these alien bastards and save the world. Sounds about right, right? Enjoy.

The game is due out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in just a few more days. Please refrain from playing the leaked beta and support the developers by buying it when it comes out. Don’t make them lose faith in us PC gamers.

CryEngine 3 Announced

cryengine 3 Pushing graphics boundaries even further, Crytek has announced that the third iteration of its proprietary graphics engine CryEngine will debut at this month’s Game Developer Conference.

The engine will run on PS3, Xbox 360 and will be scaled for MMO and DX9/DX10 applications. It will also be next-gen ready with scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms. The engine will feature a sandbox level editor and a “What you see is what you play” tool designed by and for professional developers.

"CryENGINE 3 is a revolutionary change from our previous PC-only engines and we’re applying a similar revolution to the service we provide to developers using the software to create extraordinary games,” said Carl Jones, director of Business Development CryEngine. “CryENGINE 3 will set the benchmark for complete game engine solutions in performance, and services to game engine licensees and their players. We’ve been preparing a long time for CryENGINE on consoles and we’re confident that Crytek will again amaze developers at GDC."

The GDC runs from March 23 to 27 in San Fransisco.

Crysis Wars v1.2 Patch

A new patch is now online for Crysis Wars, the multiplayer portion of Crysis Warhead, updating it to v1.2.

The patch can be downloaded from Rapidshare – it’s a direct download link courtesy of us. You can find patch notes for the new version here, which outlines balance changes, bug fixes and other things included in the update.

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.