Crysis Exclusive Preview - Technology and the Hardware That You'll Need to Run the Game

We get an early look at the many amazing technologies going into this cutting-edge action game, as well as an idea of what kind of PC hardware you'll need.

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Perhaps the most common question revolving around Crysis isn't when this eagerly awaited first-person shooter is going to ship or even whether it will appear on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Instead, gamers everywhere are wondering what sort of PC they'll need to run the game. And it's not hard to understand why Crysis has everyone thinking about hardware upgrades. Ever since it was revealed at the Game Developers Conference, gamers have been amazed by the cutting-edge visuals in Crysis. So when we recently visited developer Crytek's offices in Frankfurt, Germany, we got a chance to find out more about the game's technology, as well as what kind of machine you'll need to run the game.

Crysis will offer impressive graphics that make good use of modern PC technology.

Crysis will be Crytek's second game, after 2004's acclaimed Far Cry, and the company is aiming to ratchet up its storytelling, as well as its technologies. The story revolves around an alien invasion of Earth, with the end of humanity as we know it hanging in the balance. This is a far cry from Far Cry's tale of science run amok on a remote tropical island. Still, Crysis does feature a tropical island, and it serves as the setting for the game. After a mysterious meteor crashes on the island, your special forces team is deployed to investigate. However, the North Koreans have arrived first, so you'll battle not only them but also the aliens, once the extraterrestrial threat is revealed. The early screenshots and videos of Crysis are no doubt impressive and, in some ways, jaw dropping. They show combat taking place in an incredibly realized tropical paradise. More importantly, the videos show things that have never been seen before in a game, such as how the individual leaves of a plant will bend if someone or something passes by. "We tried to make everything more cinematic and more realistic," said Cevat Yerli, Crytek president and CEO.

Crytek has always been a company on the cutting edge. As we noted in our prior preview, Crytek's roots are in developing one of the first tech demos for Nvidia's GeForce graphics cards, and the company has been working with shaders and other advanced graphics features as long as anyone in the industry. Yet just as important is how the development team works together to solve technical and artistic issues.

"Our technology team works very closely with our production team, so they are not only aware of what the future is, but they all understand what is the real dilemma of pipelines, tools, and production issues," Yerli said. For example, members of the technology team are often assigned temporarily to the production side of the office, where they can work closely together to solve issues that crop up during development. The company also does a lot of internal training, workshops, tutorials, and videos to get everyone up to speed on the latest technology. "Technology is one thing," Yerli said, "but to get the team to understand technology is another."

Crysis will let Crytek show off everything that it's been working on over the past two years. The game will feature not only state-of-the-art graphics, but also advanced physics, animation, lighting, and more. A lot of the technology incorporated into Crysis is aimed at increasing the cinematic nature of the experience, as well as creating more realistic gameplay. For instance, with deformable vegetation, it will be possible to see leaves bend and sway. The movement of foliage in the distance may reveal an otherwise undetected enemy. All objects will have physical properties that can change drastically throughout the story. The tropical jungle, for instance, will flash freeze, and suddenly everything in the frozen environment will shatter apart.

Yerli explained the full range of visual tools that Crytek is working with. Crysis' camera technology will make extensive use of motion blur, so if you spin around quickly to face an enemy, the images onscreen will blur. The lighting system makes use of depth of field so that if you focus on an object nearby, objects in the distance will blur. The game uses a new indirect lighting system that tries to model the way light and color react in the real world. Lights will "bounce" off of colors and interact to create more lifelike lighting conditions. And, of course, Crysis will take advantage of high dynamic range lighting to create more realistic light, in general.

Crytek will do something very interesting with color, as well. "We manipulate color depending on the intensity," Yerli said. So if you're in an action-packed situation, the colors in the game may become grittier or more saturated to reflect that adrenalin is flowing through your system and your senses are more alive.

Fortunately for this vehicle, DirectX 10 isn't here yet.

Yerli was able to give us an idea of what kind of hardware Crysis will support. Keep in mind that these are by no means the official requirements, as the game is still in development. Still, this gives us an idea of what kind of technologies the game will take advantage of, and it may give you an idea of where you currently stand in terms of being able to run the game.

"Crysis will feature out-of-the-box 32-bit, 64-bit, DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and multithreading support," he said. That's a lot of technical jargon, so we'll go over each point one by one. The important thing to keep in mind is that you won't have to worry about configuring all of these settings when you install the game, as Crysis will automatically configure itself based on what kind of hardware you have.

Crysis Under the Hood

DirectX is Microsoft's application programming interface for games. That's a fancy way of saying that DirectX basically lets game developers easily take advantage of the latest developments in graphics technology. Most gamers will play Crysis using DirectX 9 video cards, since DX 9 has been the standard for several years and there is a wide install base of DirectX 9-capable video cards. If you have an older video card that doesn't support DirectX 9, though, it looks like you are going to need to upgrade, as Yerli said that the game will require a DirectX 9 graphics card with support for shader model 2.0. (Shaders are basically programmable instructions in the graphics card that help determine the visual qualities of an image.)

You can expect to see expansive environments like the one depicted in this concept art image.

Since DirectX 10 cards didn't exist in May, the Crysis demo at the Electronic Entertainment Expo was actually running on DirectX 9 video cards, which is a good indication of what sorts of visuals you'll get with current hardware. "The E3 demo was all about DX 9 shader model 2.0--there was no more technology than this," Yerli said. He also addressed some of the controversy around the E3 demo. While visually amazing, the frame rate struggled quite a bit throughout the demo. However, he noted that Crysis was running on dual graphics-processor-unit systems, while most other PC games at the show were running on quad GPU systems. Still, we can expect performance on DirectX 9 cards to be smoother once the game is finished and optimized.

Of course, if you want the game to look the absolute finest, you'll need DirectX 10 hardware. It's a bit hard to get DirectX 10 cards right now, though, since they're not on the market, but the first cards should be out by the time Crysis ships. What sort of difference will DirectX 10 provide? Judging from what we've seen, DirectX 10 visuals elevate the graphics from beautiful to absolutely cutting edge. Subtle effects that really help immerse you into the game's world are only really possible with DirectX 10. However, to take advantage of DirectX 10, you'll also need Windows Vista, the long-awaited successor to Windows XP. That's due to the fact that the DirectX 10 API will only be released with Windows Vista, since Microsoft has basically rewritten the decade-old DirectX technology from scratch to take advantage of Vista's new driver model.

What's interesting is that Yerli told us that if you have Windows Vista and an older DirectX 9 card, you should still see better performance with Windows Vista than Windows XP, even if the hardware remains unchanged. "DirectX 9 on Vista will run faster throughout due to the better device driver model...which is a great thing because just upgrading the operating system on the same rig, you get a better gaming experience," he said.

In addition to your graphics card, Crysis will most likely make maximum work out of whatever CPU you have. The game will run fine on current, single-core CPUs, but it will take advantage of the latest multicore CPUs, as well. Yes, that means Crysis is multithreaded, which means that it can make maximum use out of dual-core systems. Where's all that processing power going? Well, part of the CPU's time will be taken up by Crytek's proprietary physics engine (called CryPhysics, of course), and it's the reason why you'll be able to saw apart trees with gunfire and why vegetation will bend and deform when someone passes by--or when the force of explosions blow them back.

Crysis will also take advantage of 64-bit CPUs. Crytek has had experience working with new technology, since it released a patch for Far Cry last year to take advantage of the new 64-bit processors from AMD and Intel. However, while 64-bit usually doesn't bring any measurable performance increase in games (most games just take advantage of 64-bit's larger memory space), it appears that it will provide better performance in Crysis. According to Yerli, the 64-bit version "will bring a performance difference of up to 10 to 15 percent on each thread" compared to the 32-bit version.

Crysis will offer environments like the frozen jungle shown in this concept art image.

Put this all together, and it makes sense that if you want the ultimate Crysis experience, you'll need hardware that's not even available today. However, Yerli explained that Crytek's philosophy is to make sure that existing systems aren't left far behind. "The rule of development of Crysis has been by the time we ship, the game will scale back two years," he said. So, when the game is released, you might want to examine your machine and figure out if any of the components are older than two years. If so, you'll probably want to upgrade them.

All this new technology is daunting, but it seems fitting, as well. Microsoft chose to show off Crysis during its E3 press conference for a reason. Crysis will help usher in a new wave of PC gaming with its DirectX 10 support, but it doesn't forget about today's gamers and their hardware. This promises to be a game that you will want to show off to your friends when it ships sometime this winter.

Discussion

258 comments
gjampol
gjampol

Let me skip all the plaudits about this game and rant about the technical side. Why do game publishers limit their market and frustrate game players by putting out products that lay absurd demands on PC hardware? I have two PCs, a Dell XPS 400 that's been upgraded to the nines, and a more modest Dell Inspiron 531 with: Vista 32-bit Home Premium, AMD x2 64 6000+, Zotac Geforce GT 240 graphics (512 MB, GDDR5), 300-watt PSU, Direct X 10.1, 320 GB SATA HD Using the GPU Benchmark test in the Crysis directory, I ran a demo at the graphic card's default settings: Engine clock, 650 Mhz; Memory Clock, 4000, Shader Clock, 1460. I achieved an AVERAGE frame rate of 42, as reported by the benchmark test. After about 30 seconds I started getting dizzy looking at the jumpiness of the background and the popping up of objects that looked like they came out of nowhere. I used the card's overclocking utility to push the settings to the max: Engine, 798; Memory, 5320; Shader, 1941. I should blame the resuting crash on Zotac rather than Crysis, but I've overclocked the card before with success. graphics card only two weeks ago, so I'm not about to buy yet another, more powerful one, which would force me to buy a more powerful PSU. All right, I got this off my chest. If Crysis works well for you, I'm glad. In the meantime, I'll stick with games written for Windows 98.

FUN7
FUN7

I am using a 4 year old AMD 64 3700+ single core CPU (no over clocking) with a Gigabyte 8800 GT Video Card 512 Meg DDR3 Video Ram at maximum settings including AA and obtain a constant average 30 to 35 frames per second (FPS) using a LG Flatron 17 inch CRT monitor at 85Hz using highest 32 bit settings at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. The cost to me to be able to play this at the highest settings was an upgrade $300 (8800GT). Friends of mine have spent $2000 Plus but cannot play it at the highest resoutions without appreciable lag on thier 22 inch Plus LCD monitors. They have compared their 22 inch plus screens at medium/ high settings and mine looks and plays appreciably better. The best they can do is medium / high setting with noticeable lag. As the human eye finds it hard to notice lag at greater than 30 FPS, I can enjoy Crysis with all it's great graphics, and game play. I have saved plenty of money for my next Computer upgrade when I find a game I like that I cannot play at maximum settings on my current system. The rest of my Computer is as follows: 75 GIG Raptor SATA 2 Hard Drive with 16 Meg cache, An ASUS A8N-E, Socket 929, PCI express Motherboard, 2 Gig of Cosair Dual channel memory RAM (1 Gig x 2), Soundblaster Audgy 2 sound card, Thermaltake Soprano case with Themaltake 750 watt power supply, Windows XP professional optimised for gaming and a high speed cable access for excellent internet gaming. My computer does not have antvirus or firewall etc. I have never had a virus and if I had one it would be only a matter of restoring an image after formatting my hard drive and I would be back to gaming in less than an hour. My advice is when buying a computer is, look at the upgrade option, not entire systems and thus enjoy gaming at its best and save a bundle. In my opinion it better to have excellent quality on a 17 inch screen than average to poor quality on a 22 inch plus LCD screen. Forget trying to play Crysis at max settings with AA at a max on a 22 inch plus LCD monitor unless you want to spend $3000 to 5000 plus and even then I have my doubts of playing it without noticeable lag.

gah468
gah468

KICK ass!!just wondering, how well will i be able to run it on a 2.4 processor and an 8800 nvidea(thats all i know!didnt pay attention if it was gt or some stuff)this game looks kick ass, im getting the comp for medieval 2, world in conflict, and this!!!

100starz
100starz

this thing needs to go on consoles!

HotShot725
HotShot725

quote on hackur: I wouldn't wait 10 years to buy this game.... you probably won't even find it (or probably forget about it)..... anyways, this game is solid...

ruskieroy
ruskieroy

the wierd thing about my pc is this lolz u guys are gonna laugh at me i have DELL DEMENSION 4300 1.6GHZ PENTIUM 4 512MB SDRAM GEFORCE 7600GS 256MB AGP WINDOWS XP BUT WITH THIS SETUP I CAN RUN CALL OF DUTY 4 AT HIGH SETTINGS SPECUALR LIGHTING GLOW DEPTH OF FIELD AND SHADOWS I CAN ALSO PLAY RAINBOW SIX VEGAS AT HIGH SETTINGS WITH HARDLY ANY LAG THIS HAS BOGGLED MY MIND FOR MONTHS NOW ON WHY I CAN PLAY THESE HIGH END GAMES WITH MY **** SETUP I MEAN A PENTIUM 4 1.6GHZ ISNT ANYTHING COMPARED TO U GUYS SOME INFOR WOULD HELP THANKS

kaderbashir
kaderbashir

I yhought my rig will not run this game it's 5 years old Asus P4G8X Deluxe Mobo Radeon X850XT Platinum AGP8 Graphic Card 2GB DDR Ram Intel P4 3.06 Processor Win XP Pro Viewsonic VX924 Monitor I tweaked the graphic card a little bit and set all settings to medium with resolution 1280X1024 and tried Woops It's working with no lag or flickering

undead789
undead789

"Me gots a Intel QX6850 Quad Core 3.0Ghz, Two EVGA 8800 Ultra BlackPearl in SLI mode, 4gbs of Corsair ddr3-1066, X-fi Fatal1ty soundcard, and my new 24 inch samsung monitor. Windows Vista Ultimate of course. oh please let me run Crysis at Top settings @_@" You will destroy Crysis with those specs, in a very very good way :)

Titanicles
Titanicles

mailbox2112, that rig is nothing special, no offence and also when Far Cry first came out, NO PC could handle these graphics.

whocares9
whocares9

I can't wait for this! I am DX10 ready but I will be playing it on DX9 because I still am waiting for all the Vista kinks to be worked out. My 8800 Nvidia should run this nice with the 2 gigs of ram and dual core CPU. Bring it on Crytek! bring it on!

ericjt1
ericjt1

Me gots a Intel QX6850 Quad Core 3.0Ghz, Two EVGA 8800 Ultra BlackPearl in SLI mode, 4gbs of Corsair ddr3-1066, X-fi Fatal1ty soundcard, and my new 24 inch samsung monitor. Windows Vista Ultimate of course. oh please let me run Crysis at Top settings @_@

phsycodan604
phsycodan604

i have a 2.9 dual core, 8800 gts, 4gb ram, 22, 1080p monitor and hopefully i can run this game at almost best settings :) :) :) :) :)

volvaga0
volvaga0

i have Vista 32-bit version, a dual core procesor, 2gb ram, Radeon X1950XT 256mb gddr3 all hooked up to a 32" LCD HDTV via a gold plated DVI-I to HDMI cable. will this game look good on my rig?

mailbox2112
mailbox2112

Thank god i have vista,512mb of ram,a 512 geoforce 6600 OC,and a 2.8 ghz dual core pentium 4 cause the games graphics look insane(WHY COULDN"T FAR CRY'S GRAPHICS BE THIS GOOD!) ! :)

hackur
hackur

im going to need to win the lottery to be able get a pc to run this flipping game i hate pc gaming it costs too much (plus i dont even play the lottery i aint got a chance in hell) ill buy this game in about ten years time when its a classic an is going for about £9.99

rosscero
rosscero

lol...I just want to play this...but I don't know if this ''event'' gonna be on this decade...

w00t911
w00t911

Wow......Technology not even available today lol. If that's the case then this would be really good on the next gen systems like PS3 and the 360, still this looks like its going to be something amazing which my comp won't be able to handle :'(

cvilmann
cvilmann

This game has the same graphics engine as FarCry so at its worst it'll look like FarCry and run about the same. So if your rig can't run FarCry decently then your screewed for this game.

god13g
god13g

pc is not a gameing console they should bring it on ps3 or xbox 360 theys r the best consoles for high tech stuff in my way of saying it pc is the best for MMO not some high tech game that needed a lot of money and i say agein pc is not a gameing console lol

BL-kun
BL-kun

You know seeing the MINOR increases in frame rate with Lost Planet for Vista over XP I'm very skeptical about the so called Vista performance increase.

Ghosts
Ghosts

Wow, my graphics card will run this fine-i thought for sure id need something better. Plus I have a dual-core processor. WOOHOO! Anyways,I doubt many people watching this game is actully gonna play it in DirectX10. Those graphic cards will be most likely 200 and up. I doubt anyone will want to pay for a computer that is over $1000 for this. In that matter how ever, this game makes awesome use of prevous tech. I never thought I could handle something like this! And steveeex is right mine cost 500 and it runs all current day games on high quality,including Company of heroes a real time game were everything is explodable and can be destroyed. Dont buy premade comps,get the parts off line to how you want it and build it your self or get someone else to do, depending where you get it,they can build it for you! AND FOR EVERYONE THAT DID NOT READ THE PARAGRAPH OR DID NOT UNDERSTAND IT- YOU DO NOT NEED A DX10 CARD TO GET THAT KIND OF QUALTITY********

pimp_daddy_g
pimp_daddy_g

i want this game so bad but there is no way my junk will run it and i aint got 600 or how ever much money it will take to upgrade it i agree with USY911 bring it on consoles thse darn things are strong and no doubt can take this game because what is out there only uses a tiny amount of the consoles full potential

jrmyecomp
jrmyecomp

I just hope there is alot more environment than farcry cuz come on didnt we all get slightly sick of the tropical setting in farcry though the water was topnotch, o and that wintery forest pic in Crysis looks dope hope it worth the Dx10 8800 vid card upgrade

steveeeeeeex
steveeeeeeex

My ancient p4 478 3.2 (3.5 OC) Northwood with 2gb ddr1 and LAME! x1900gt will run crysis ok I hope with a little setting adjustment tinkering. Consoles being cheaper I dont think ,You buy a new console every say 3.5 years @ 350 ,games on consoles with the licsence hike of 10 on each game ,say you have 50 games for each console ,thats 1500 EXTRA for software + the 1050 over 10 years thats about 2500 . with 600 you can build yourself with some clever buying a top class system ,with infrequent upgrades the total price spent is about the same as consolery, Since EVERYONE NEEDS a pc and has one anyway I thinks its more prudent to upgrade my pc than buy into the latest console fad. Of course these numbers are off the top of my head but I hope you get my point. Im waiting for quad core CPU's for my next upgrade Im gonna skip core 2, You never know ,seeing as amd now own ati there might be some radical changes coming soon. Sorry , Ive had no internet for a few months hence the ramble.

kholdstareo1
kholdstareo1

umm yeah but pc>consoles. consoles dont deserve a game as magnificent as crysis. becides, they made 2 or 3 crappy far-cry spin offs for the xbox already, and all 3 sucked ass. consoles have more than enough next gen games already anyway. i mean us pc gamers dont get gears of war...

usy911
usy911

it never ends. after 2 years upgrade ur pc again. y crytek 3rd next gen game is on pc again. folls. bring it on consoles

02EclipseGT
02EclipseGT

Man change a whole set up for one game. And than still maybe not have enough. Didn't most just get done changing their set up last year. All those new power PCs just built a few moths ago. Thats PC gaming for yea. Man I did that stuff all threw my 20's, what a waste of money that was.

champmanfan
champmanfan

Crysis - thats what i'll have when I try to get some cash together to buy a new system. It looks very different to any game on the market now so I'll look forward to playing the demo and its the nearest to cinema quality, plus I think it is a proper HD quality game. I'm thinking - is dual-core going to be enough to play this at 60fps? When games like these MAKE you buy a new system and they double the recommended specs - it just make you wonder is it actually worth buying in the 1st place. I'll just wait a year after the game release to play it on an even cheaper PC because my AMD 3400+ and Geforce 6800Ultra will be outdated by then. Its actually outdated a bit now!

Bazook
Bazook

Your sick you know that david yeah that would be a nice comment wouldn't it David telling other people have issues and other problems when you're a damn issue you're filth and anyway you shouldn't have to say things like that what you could've done from the beggining is say I don't give a toss about you calling me an idiot but before I go David I want to say I don't think you have an 8000 dollar PC neither would I give a **** if you did you prick of all people on the planet

adnoratram
adnoratram

". you got riped off.. As newer better vid cards are comming, they will have 4 chip sets in one card. and would be cheaper, unfortantly no one is smart and waits, they just waste all of there money on things that are out now, and dont think of what will newer software hardware" What i would call Cough* Idiot Cough* ... Noob ... Will u seriously realise what your talking about ... Yo man ... If anyone would think in that terminology then we would still be in the stone age mate ... Dont forget when waiting for the 4 Chip card ... if ever to come out ... there's going to be newer technology waiting ahead, so mind aswell wait for that ... and then wait for the next one ... and keep doing that for 9000 years untill u die OK

FPShooter
FPShooter

awwww david didnt say nothing to me *crys*

dl220290
dl220290

T_T i guess this is sumthin for the "hardcore gamerz [tower-]pc"...wont get any 2 good performance on my lappy xD anywayz, it's already on my "to buy" gamezlist along w/ bf2142 etc ^^... vista -.- neva liked that topic...

davidboggsm2006
davidboggsm2006

IANCWN i simply can't spell that good,but u are far more dumb then any one in this ROOM.first because running thing's on medium does not impress me also your knoledge of any thing is far infeirer to mine.having that sad u realy need to think about what u say because u realy need help on your thoghts and coments tord other people dood u seriusly need help.i know of a person who can help u with your need of atention its ok alot of people have that need.The fact of the matter is u dont know me u only seen things that iv wrote and to judge some one on their opion is real low,and to insult them and say their dumb and stupid for this i believe u need god in your life because your filt with to much hatred.And foolish remarks back to me ant going to change that.And i dont know if u do this to a lot of people or not based on wether you agree with what they say but i guess i will nevver know that for sure.So im going to leave u with that all sad u may leave bad comets insults and other evil and uncalled for thigs that u say because it dont hert me your only herting your self.You most likley will leave something for you need atention and if thats the case so be it,realy i just wery for u and your family.But i guess thats none of my concern but being a christion i always care for others and this u dont.And im sure u dont care know am i the most stupid in this room if u feel that way then i piddey u and i will pray for u.Thanku and have a nice day.hee hee dumb i think not!!!! P.Si am begening to wonder who the dumb one realy is?

FPShooter
FPShooter

Yeah :( told crytech to keep it going :) in my post just wanted to state that david is not makin some wise diecsions with his money, i mean $8000, thats to much I only spent like around 1,500 to 2000.

osxgp
osxgp

I wish people would focus on the topic discussed instead of playing kids games by complaining back and forth. Crysis looks terrific but I hope that it doesnt kill my system!

June-GS
June-GS

Davidboggsm2006, whatever it is you think you're doing, I'm asking you to please stop it now or else. I've given you a fair warning, but if you won't heed it, you'll find my next move not as "generous". Thank you.

FPShooter
FPShooter

Was woundering why everyone was talking about david, so I read down a bit, and I was reading and now I agree, As for the SLI 4 vid card setup, your a idoit... First of all, having 4 of those is the stupidest Idea I have ever heard of, not only are you an Idoit for buy four of them, but you have no idea how they work.. you got riped off.. As newer better vid cards are comming, they will have 4 chip sets in one card. and would be cheaper, unfortantly no one is smart and waits, they just waste all of there money on things that are out now, and dont think of what will newer software hardware and windows macintosh, apple, ect. will do with your current rig.. and another thing, learn to shop smart, it may seem easy to buy everything from one spot, but its is alot more expensive, than if your looked around for cheaper things.. I know plenty of places and I got a better Pc than yours that is Id say almost 4 years old soon 5 :D hell the next 10 years that crap in there gonna be worth 50 bucks im going to LMFAO when it happens, SLI is not work the tiny increes in FPS, heh.. I hear by sentice david! the gamespot idoit!! j/k

iancwm
iancwm

david. you lost. give it up already. better for people to think you're an idiot than for you to open your mouth and confirm it. Just "becasue" you dont say something doesnt mean people will think you're orally challenged. I wont say you're dumb because its already a known fact. And for your info, I built my computer on aproximately 1.5k USD and it already runs FEAR and Oblivion on medium with no hitches at all. I only need a bit more for it to max out. And my computer is two years old. you dont need 8000 to run everything max. boy if everyone thought like you the IT industry would take over. Back on topic : Yeah the graphics are mind boggling. Is this merely a 3d animation or is it real? =D I cant wait for a dedicated modding community to be formed. I can just imagine the mods that will come out.

roemin
roemin

looks ok, same setting as in farcry, gets boring, hope it'll be a killer game

davidboggsm2006
davidboggsm2006

kevin_evaldez_7 then your even stupider then me becasue with alien ware for 1700 u can get a intell core duo with hyperthreading tech also dual nvidia 7050,sso oh your stupid lol lol lol i win u lose

Gears_0f_L0ve
Gears_0f_L0ve

I really really really hope that the depth of field in the final version is not like the screenshots. The whole foreground is clear while the background is blurry, it will make them look like miniatures. The clear area should be a smaller range.

bloodraven99
bloodraven99

computers used to piss me of but now i no its not the computer its the game i have black and white two and lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 black and white 2 runs great and the graphics are about 1000000times better than bfme and has ten times more going on then bfme but bfme runs really bad on high graphics and has nothing going on so all i know is im going to half to upgrade my comp like crazy for this game

FPShooter
FPShooter

yeah I guess im smart, I was thinking becuse of vista, and Direct X 10 there goning to make more and better Cards, ect, ect. So I didnt buy anything new, Im going to wait like 6 more months and see if anything new and better shows up, wich it will. the Tech rate for PC are going out of controll... as for this being relased on the 360..good luck with that.. 360 Unfortantly dose NOT live up to it's hype... if it dose it will not look as good as it would on the pc.. as for you cry tech people keep up the good work looks awsome ^_^

znoop2006
znoop2006

Yo davidboggsm2006....How could you be so idiot?....is it from the weather or....its in your family gen?

23d4gfh7
23d4gfh7

If a tree falls in the woods, can the AI hear it?

papajones
papajones

Crysis is another FPS in an ocean full of its kind. Obviously this is gonna showcase all never before done graphic capabilities - all dem bells and whistles. Although I'd like to state that the depth and perception of one's vision does not go beyond the monitor/screen and all the talk of these graphical whatsits and what it can do bares no direct influence on a gameplay standpoint. It' still pretty much the same basic thing right? They shoot and you shoot back? You shoot and they die right? Well unless you're too much of a retard to have your basic hand eye coordination - it ain't my problem. The point is my fellow gamers is what we are being reduced to babbling - of how pretty or how realistic your game can be. It don't really matter if its running on a console or a PC coz we all know PC's always one hundred steps ahead of consoles. But still with all the PR that they're feeding us, you, my fellow gamer will buy it regardless. Why? Coz we agree - it is one pretty game with an intriguing plot and its got multi-player. Other than that its just another fps. BTW stop with posting up your rigs peeps. All you guys are doin' is just copyin' and pastin'. It ain't cool.

kevin_evaldez_7
kevin_evaldez_7

This is for the people who don't know. GTA most likely won't go on the PS3. PS3 and Xbox 360 can probably run Crysis in medium settings. Like the guy said all 4 video cards don't split the screen work, they all work together as one to render. I don't think you know the meaning of SLI. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- davidboggsm2006 I think you are the biggest loser in the world because you need 8000 dollars to run everything max. Here's my computer and everything from F.E.A.R. to Oblivion runs maxed out on 800 * 600 ( For single player ) 1024 * 768 ( For Multiplayer ) because first and foremost I don't need a game to run 1600 * 1200 resolution ( Even though I can no problem ) because I can see just fine. My system: ( I bought this November 16, 2005 - My birthday yeah! ) Case: Cooler Master TAC-T01 Wave Master PSU: PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 SLI Power Supply CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Retail Cooling: Thermalright XP-90C w/92mm Fan Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Retail Memory: 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ EL Gold Edition DDR PC-4000 Dual Channel Hard Drive: 2 X Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB OEM Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1-inch (wide) LCD Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Digital CD/DVD-RW: Pioneer 16x DVD+RW/-RW DVR-110D OEM Modem: US Robotics External v.92 USB Faxmodem Mouse: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Natural Keyboard OEM Gamepad: Saitek P3000 Wireless Pad Operating System: Windows XP Pro w/ SP2 UPS: CyberPower OfficePower 825VA CPS825AVR Floppy: Generic Black Floppy Disk Drive The total cost of my system is about $ 3000. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusion: davidboggsm2006 You suck.