Crysis demo delayed until October

By on September 24, 2007, 7:12 PM
While millions of Xbox 360 owners will likely be getting their copy Halo 3 tomorrow, it seems FPS addicts hoping to get a sneak peek at Crytek’s graphically impressive PC shooter, Crysis, will have to wait a little longer, as the much anticipated demo which was earlier confirmed for September 25 has now been pushed back to October 26. In a statement, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, said:

"We are taking some extra time to make sure you that you have an amazing experience but also we did not want to risk the release date of Crysis at this stage. To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call."
This will no doubt upset many PC gamers eagerly awaiting the demo’s release. However, to compensate for the delay, Yerli said that the demo will come with the CryEngine 2 Sandbox game editor, giving the community the opportunity to get familiar with the tools they will have at their disposal four weeks before the actual game ships.

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nirkon said:
oh man.. I heard this a few days ago, quite a bummer, I got ready to game... set the date on my calender... and then... delay.... this sure isn't the first time that a game company delays something... I guess its some new disease that's been going on.
Julio said:
What can I say, other than I trust these guys after they delivered Far Cry. As long as the full game is not buggy and on time, I can wait on the demo.
icye said:
It also gives us the chance to properly prepare our computer systems to play the game. As World in Conflict has proven, even many DX10 cards can't even properly run that game at a reasonable frame rate. (ATI Radeon 2900XT couldn't even run it. Need a 8800GTX 768mb minimum to achieve 30 fps according to Maximum PC) If thats the case, Crysis might be too much for many computers to handle without a high-end graphics card. To play it on the higher resolutions with very high graphic detail, it might be a good idea to use SLI or Crossfire. (One needs to think about the cost factor with buying 2 high-end DX10 cards)When the game comes out, Techspot should run some detailed benchmarks on video card performance.
icye said:
Correction on above post (ATI Radeon 2900XT had 25 fps while the 8800GTX 768mb version had 31 fps according to Maximum PC)
Coth said:
There is a Beta Multiplayer Demo available from FilePlanet but you need to be a subscriber to FP. I have very adequate hardware but the beta is a HOG (poor performance) as is World in Conflict. I hope the finished product will run well on a high performance system...
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