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Crysis 2 delayed until early 2011, dated GPUs rejoice

By Matthew
Aug 3, 2010
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  1. If you were expecting to find a copy of Crysis 2 under the Christmas tree, we have some tough news to break: it's not happening -- at least not this Christmas. Previously set to debut during the holidays, EA announced yesterday during its earnings report that the sequel won't ship until the publisher's fiscal fourth quarter, or early next year.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,373   +407

    GOOD! That'll give me some extra time to finish off the other 50 games I've bought through Steam sales over the last year. ;-)
     
  3. Not to mention the next round of GPUs may appear around this time, and the current round will be cheaper. Although waiting longer sucks, there are benefits!
     
  4. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    Well, here's to hoping they put that extra time to good use and polish the heck out of it. I really, really want Crysis 2 to do well so that it can squash all of the haters. Crytek, keep up the good work, and don't forget your loyal PC fans.
     
  5. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 327

    I suppose its a good thing in a way, as it does give people extra time to spruce up thier pc's. and the game will no doubt be better of course.
     
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,528   +324

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    I upgraded my PC with better stuff a few days back in prep for this!

    Not a joke, i'm going to have a little cry when I go to bed tonight ;(

    Please Crytek make this the best game i have ever played :)
     
  7. RuskiSnajper

    RuskiSnajper TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Heheh , I skipped Radeons 5000 series and will jump to 6000 , good for crysis 2 , new cod , doom 4 , rage , and just maybe Duke Nukem Forever
     
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Hopefully by then we'll have some PC trailers. Every trailer out is on an xbox or ps3 and looks piss poor compared to the first game.
     
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    A little sad by this news since I was looking forward to playing it this holiday season, but as most of you point out this gives everyone more time with other games and to hold off on a GPU upgrade.

    My understanding is they've been intentionally demoing the game on the worst platform graphically speaking /shurg. My biggest concern however is the game play changes and that it might be to corridor like since they are in NYC rather then open world.
     
  10. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 182

    Good news to me I should have my new system and hopefully 2 460GTXs in SLI by then.
     
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    Everyone talks about this Crysis game so much, it almost makes me want to see what the fuss is all about...

    Except my PC would likely melt under strain if everything I've read about how demanding it is, is true!
     
     
  12. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    Everything you've read is probably overblown due to fanboyism. Back in 2007, it was crazy demanding, but in 2010, you don't have to break the bank to play it. What are your system specs, including make and model (assuming you didn't build your PC)? Chances are, you can just add a GTX 460 and be on easy street for the next few years, which includes being able to play Crysis 2.
     
  13. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    I am sooooo disappointed, I mean I spec my machines with the highest standards (within budget) to run crysis at the lowest quality and then they go and do this. Now I'll have to upgrade again :-(, when it comes out just to barely be able to run it, Again.
     
  14. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    It's just a fact they chose new york to get it to run on consoles. The game has buildings blocking things and you going in corridors so it doesn't have to render as much. If people think they could have it "Surpass the first game" in a jungle environment they are very mistaken.
     
  15. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    called it, everything is getting pushed to next year...

    now i think i will wait on a new graphics card for sure, or maybe a nice xmas gift at least :)
     
  16. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    OK, with the lots of games i have on console & PC, it will indeed give me some time to finish them & also to build a new machine, sure hope they do a very good PC version.

    cheers!
     
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    I have:

    Dell Vostro 420 PC
    2x 22" Viewsonics
    Foxconn Mobo (Dell supplied)
    Intel Core2Quad Q8200 2.33ghz
    4GB DDR2 800mhz RAM
    (I can't remember the name but its aftermarket replacement) Ati Radeon HD 4670 with 1GB DDR3
    Oh and a rather expensive 256GB Crucial SSD. :D
     
  18. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    4870 > gtx 260
     
  19. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    That is a complete and utter lie. The gtx 260 and hd 4870 go back and forth between better performance in different games. And as we all know Cryengine favors nvidia GPUs. So your comment is complete rubbish.
     
  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,951   +731

    With regards the HD 4870 v GTX 260 debate...I think you'll find that there are only a couple of sites that retest each card using the newer drivers. TPU's test suite has 90 benchmarks of which 46 favour the 4870 , and 44 favour the GTX. Neither is what you would call a runaway winner.
    Point to note that the HD 4870 in the test evaluation is a 512Mb, not a 1Gb model, although there's not much difference between the two.
    The charts over at Tom's tell the same story
     
  21. dcrosenthal

    dcrosenthal Banned Posts: 25

    WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!!!!!!! HOLD ON>>>>> I just found this website today and think it great but.....Crysis delayed? says who? Go on there website and it still says holiday 2010! http://www.ea.com/games/crysis-2 so I do not think it will be delayed but anything is possible... this is my thinking.... crysis has A LOT of people working on the game so if it got delayed at least one person could change the website! Its not like its hard.... So how factual is this?

    AND PS.... how could the holiday season not be a good time to release a game? that way everyone could ask for it as a Christmas gift. January is the worse time to release a game due to no one having money and February is right around that area to. March is tax time so that would be an ok month but still...
     
  22. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Guess what. This is OFFICIAL INFO. It's delayed. End of story.
     
  23. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    God you contribute so much to this site. You deserve your own section. Thanks for the links.
     
  24. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    @Leeky That system should be more then capable of running Crysis, just mess around with the settings to see what works best and preferably run the game in DX9. If you're into shooters you really should check it out and I'd recommend the maximum edition since you get both Crysis & Warhead.

    Of course but that doesn't mean it has to be all linear which is what I was trying to get at. While Crysis did have its linear moments like all FPS games it still felt open and I hope they can achieve this as well in Crysis 2. Articles I've read so far do indicate that it's smaller then the original but compared to other FPS games quite large. I guess we'll see when it comes out if they "dumbed" down the game or adapted it well for multiplatform.
     
  25. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    @Relic
    I'm somewhat suprised actually. I didn't really consider my PC capable of playing the latest games! Maybe I'll consider it, the more time I spend on here the more curious I'm getting about trying games out on my PC - If anything to see the difference between our games consoles and a PC. :)

    One question though; Whats DX9? And DX10/11 for that matter. lol.
     


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