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Crysis 2 Will Go Up To 11

If this shot was in DirectX 11, you'd be able to see the dismorphic light map cloth effect texture occlusion on those gloves

After a couple of weeks of web-wide worrying and shouting and bickering and excellently satirical editorials, you may be glad to hear that Crysis 2 is to receive its in-doubt DirectX 11 patch after all. This comes via the official forums, wherein it was officially said on an official forum, despite being officially said on other official forums that it mightn’t happen. That seals it: all is well in PC gaming tech land. For now.
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Crysis 2’s Shocking Tech Compromise: Proof

It's just hideous.

Having played Crysis 2, the latest from the former technical innovators at Crytek, I have to express that I’m not only horrified, but also shocked, at the paucity of graphical accomplishments in what should have been a groundbreaking game. It’s quite clear that massive compromises have been made in order to keep the console market happy, meaning the PC version of the game is crippled to the point where it’s literally impossible to look at without feeling physically sick. I have put together some detailed analysis of the differences between CryEngine 2 and CryEngine 3, to prove that the developers have let everyone down.

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Crykey: The Real-Life Nanosuit

Given my height, I'd need a Nano-nanosuit

He calls himself Master Le Cosplay. Going on this, he’s probably right. This gentleman has built himself a frighteningly detailed Crysis Nanosuit, complete with weapons. Super-strength, speed and invisibility TBC. Though frankly invisibility’s going to be nigh-on impossible looking like that.
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Retro News: Crysis 2 Trailer

I will defend this Burger King until my final breath.

In our excitement of posting Pat’s shaky-hand-footage of Crysis 2 we didn’t actually post the full thing when it popped up on the 9th. We’d normally rather be never than late, being obsessed by appearances and fearing being mocked by our cool blogger friends, but we’ll make an exception in this case. Basically, because it looks pretty lovely, doing the Gears-of-War-esque SAD SAD SONG OVER RUINED LANDSCAPE thing and featuring shit getting real. I love it when shit gets real. When shit remains fake it’s distinctly inferior. Er… trailer follows.
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MAXMIMUM HYPE: The Big Crysis 2 Reveal


The internet is about to be ablaze with info from the recent Crysis 2 event in New York, which I totally didn’t get invited to. I’M NOT BITTER. Fortunately news-sleuth Pat from VG247 has a load of it, including an interview with Crytek superboss, Cervat Yerli. Not much concrete on the PC version, other than suggestions that it will be “best”. The impressions of the game sound impressive too, even if it is more aliens, and even if it did cause Pat to collapse into some kind of modernist experimental streamed free-association brain-burst:

Wall Street, through a tunnel and someone talking in ear, like fucking wow, epic scene of crumbling buildings and falling debris player drops out onto ledge and room gasps just fucking awesome zooms in Chrysler building and down onto street trees and burning cars marking enemies scanning MAXIMUM ARMOUR CLOAK ENABLED grab from behind, invisible sneaking round on rooftop shoots human enemy through something like solar cells distance marker on enemies…

Yeah. [There’s also an interview with Mr Yerli, by the excellent Miss Alexander, just here.]

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Cry Me A Robot


The MechWarrior: Living Legends mod popped a few times in comments over the break, and it has been landing in my inbox from various people, too. I can see why there’s excitement. It’s a Crysis mod based on the Mechwarrior universe, the beta for which is now underway. That means, well, robots piloted by men, with lasers, and missiles. You know the sort of thing. You can grab the most recent version of the mod over at the Moddb page, but you’ll need Crysis to play, obviously. Judging by the beta footage (posted below) this is look very promising indeed.
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Here Is A Pun: Time Crysis

Lorraine, my density has bought me to you.

I remember being very pleased the time I found a Delorean mod for GTA Vice City. That lovely car, upward opening doors, very cute. It was as nothing compared to this mod for Crysis that Lewie points out to us – all that Back To The Future detail. You can time travel in it! (To the opposite time of day, but you know, it’s still time travel.) Check out the video below.

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Replicants Of A Different Kind


This is rather beautiful: a series of famous movie environments – including BladeRunner, Aliens, and I Am Legend – recreated in the Unreal 3.0 (apparently) and Crysis engine, over on Incrysis.com. These were pulled from the original competition threads over at the Game Artist community forums.

EDIT: Full submissions thread here.

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Welcome (Back) To The Jungle: Crysis Warhead


Wahey, it’s another video! But it’s a bank holiday, so you should be grateful you’re getting anything at all out of us tradition-spurning Brits, quite frankly. Plus it’s apparently a leaked video, which adds the scintillating thrill of watching something you’re not supposed to. Because seeing footage of games that might make you want to buy them is a bad thing. Yes.

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Crysis Heads to War In September

So we’ve got a release date for Crysis Warhead, the… yep, I’m gonna say it. You can’t stop me from saying it… expandalone for last year’s system-eating FPS. It’s September 16th – in America. In Europe, it’s September 12th.

Which is a) great news for we oft-second-fiddle Eurotrash and b) steeeeeeeyoooooooooopid – or at least it is so long as you subscribe to the theory that staggered release dates can increase piracy. It’ll be an interesting situation to watch, at any rate.
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E3: The Trailers – Crysis Warhead

Explode! No sign of the rubbish-o-aliens, mercifully:

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Clearing Up Crytek Confusion

Some PC fans arrive at Crytek HQ

Next-Gen.biz seem to have gotten some clarity out of Crytek over their platform plans for the Crysis series. Crysis Warhead was long in development as a PC exclusive before studio boss Cevat Yerli announced they were going multi-platform.

However, from now on their games will be released across the range of platforms, obviously still including the PC. Crytek’s business manager, Harald Seeley, added,

“[W]e had no desire or intention to disappoint our loyal PC fans.”

Um… There were possibly slightly more uplifting approaches that could have been available. Anyhow, he states that the different platforms will receive different treatments.

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Patches: Too much? Too little?

Yeah, I went there. I went there. Yes, I did. 'There' being 'Google'.

Two stories caught my eye. Firstly, Cryptic Comet – as well as revealing Solium Infernum – announced their next free content patch for Armageddon Empires. The innuendo-provoking Tip Of The Spear is primarily about increasing the utility of infantry troops through new advanced training cards. It’s due on the 17th of July, the anniversary of the game’s release. Which is nice. Secondly, Crytek announcing that the long awaited 1.3 version of the Crysispatch “almost certainly” isn’t going to come out. And not in a skipping straight onto 1.4 way. They’re just not going to bother. Which is less nice.

So… how much patching can a community actually expect?
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