The unexpected news is that at the moment Crysis 2 does not yet support DirectX 11 graphics
Not for me, I knew this game had been consolized immediately.
Lol its a PC game without the option to customize AA. Wasnt that a feature we got back in 98 and today in 2011 we are getting games with such basic features. I wonder if the PC gaming community is now going to carry on using Crysis 1 as a standard benchmark, a game which most mid range GPUs play fine these days. I guess GPU makers wont be selling too many GPUs with these sort of games coming out.
Does it even have a benchmark??
I'm running this on extreme settings at 1920x1080 on my i7 930 gtx 460 with an avg of 35-40fps. I couldn't max out crysis 1 with that framerate so I know it's either been dumbed down or better optimized and it sure as hell doesn't look better than crysis 1 or warhead.
It runs DirectX 10 fine though. It might be a bit of a surprise to some. I was expecting this to be true since I heard of CryEngine 3.0. Its just CryEngine 2.0 reshelled in a new package. Now the truth is out there. :) DirectX 11 support is likely to be added into the game and engine soon either way.
What are you all comparing it to? Crysis is set in lush forest environments, Crysis 2 is set in the Concrete Jungle.
Yes it is consolized in some ways, but is still a fantastic game. Not being able to customize AA and other settings is bullshit though. I hope they don't take too long with that DX11 patch. The game is gorgeous in any case.
Can't you force AA through the GPU's manager? That, and I'm pretty sure someone will hack their way around it to allow people to enable/disable features. It happened with the demo as well.
@fatoldman no ones debating if you can or cant turn on AA. We know PC gamers have choices to do all that stuff. However AA question is why all the work arounds, why isnt it in the game be default? no excuse why it shouldnt be. Also its not just a question of AA, PC gamers generally like to tune the game to their preferance. Why are the options to tune to the game missing?
I kinda figured this sh*t too. It's insane because the graphics on the consoles pale in comparison to the PC with a updated rig. Consoles are where the money is at the moment.
The PC game of Crysis 2 is a port from the Xbox 360. Sad indeed. Crytek has basically put the middle finger in the PC gamers that helped make what Crytek is today.
wtf no directx 11 support i thought they would've been better than that
yeah i know thats crazy
It's a quick fix for them though.
They have really let down the PC community. The same community that made Crytek what they are today. But they decided this game would be a cash grab from the consoles so who cares about PC features.
"But they decided this game would be a cash grab from the consoles". Would have sold well on PC just like the first one, however sure selling it on 3 platforms will sell better.
THIS IS MADNESS!!!!! You better release the DX11 patch within a week or PC gamers are going to not believe in you at a much faster rate.
Yeah i agree
i completely agree
They shouldv'e had the DX11 integrated on the PC all ready and rarin to go for PC users in the first place for all those High-End Tech Gamers why keep it from the PC community with a patch, i'm sure their are some pretty angry Gamers within the PC community
oh well, it's coming. at least better than nothing at all.
They should have held Crysis 2 back on the PC till they could deliver what they promised, a few months more wouldnt have mattered, then Crytec could have gave the PC the version it deserves.
Just a quick question...Not meaning to insult Crytek (or any company really since they all do this now-a-days)...But why would they need to fix/patch anything on "day one"? Should the fix be done before the game is released? Just a noobish question...I might be missing something.
my only guess is so that only legit copies of the game can get it, other then that idk.
I think it's because the discs get printed weeks in advance of release. In that time from printing to release the developer may find it necessary to release an update that will improve the game.
Wait, wait, wait......Crysis 2 is on Computers now too? Weird. Picked mine up on the Xbox 360 and it's pretty spectacular. Couldn't imagine sitting in a hard chair playing on a small computer screen though, but to each their own. Cheers to the people that do and congrats on your patch?
Don't mean to sound like a broken record, but you can use a HDTV with your PC you know, can use a controller as well if that's your thing. Still not sure why in 2011 some people STILL think you're limited to a monitor and keyboard when gaming on a PC.
God I know huh? Thank god I have a 54" Panasonic VT25 sitting right next to my Xbox 360 and PS3 on my TV stand. It's really nice sitting on my huge comfy sofa with my wireless keyboard and mouse playing in full 3D 1080P at 60+ FPS on Extreme settings. I couldn't imagine playing the best graphics around on PC dumbed down to play on a TV in sub HD, no AA, pop-in textures and low res textures, but to each their own. cheers!
I have a jvc x3 3d projector and 120'' screen and wireless keyboard and 360 controller and ps3 controller. With PC gaming there is no limits there is no need for small screens and for me sit a desk to play.
tunnel vision huh.... well Nothing could beat an xbox in your world, I just can't take that illusion away from you. Have fun :)
DOES NOT MATTER! The pc version Rapes the console version It's actually HD It actually has anti aliasing It is not loaded with HORRIBLE pop-in It LOOKS and PLAY 10x better on PC The console version is port aimed at Cash and nothing else The console version runs at 20-25 frames per second and stutters like shit @raven, my pc is connected to my 50" plasma and my surround sound, it was super hard though, I had to hire a electrical engineer to come connect the hdmi for me
Hell yeah it does. The PC version looks far better. Love the sarcasm at the end. I guess people don't realize you can easily connect a PC to an HDTV.
wait. can some1 answer this? On the retail game, can I adjust individual graphic settings? Or is it like the demo?
Can't wait for the DX11 patch because it is compatible with my DX10 card. Still waiting for a Nvidia Driver update.
Can't imagine why they didn't want to have it ready for the people that have waited patiently for the launch with the equipment to get the quality that the game is supposed to deliver.
Let me show you something http://www.youtube.com/watc... That's this year... Crysis and Crytek has some SERIOUS competition.
BF3 looks amazing. But to be fair even in DX9 Crysis 2 looks pretty damn good.
Dont forget Red Orchestra 2
& MOH will use the same engine!! Red Orchestra 2 beats just about every shooter imo.. It's not a main stream console trying to beat call of duty type of game so It will be good game! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I think the Graphics will be equally as good on Xbox
I think bananas are round
This is the mental melt down of PC gamers at it's finest. Do you also think the sky is a big blue cozy blanket? Sheesh, I think your a waste of a comment.
it doesnt really matter cuz even with the directx 11 graphics the console versions look just as good
So where are these dx11 shots you are comparing?
I agree, PC graphics today own the console.
We will see come BF3.. The HD version of crysis 2 looks way better than console!!
It looks a little better, not way better.
this is bull sh*t. They are focusing on the consoles final version more. They have already put the PC on the back list of things to work on.
Devs are going to force me to become a console gamer. I hate it , but it looks like I have to follow the trend they follow.
wow, all this crysis 2 graphics talk, and I've yet to see somebody bring this up. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Can't wait to see the mods for this game. That is if Crytek gives the right tools like in the first one.
It should be a quick fix but it does appear consoles take the priority
i was hoping that the day 1 patch would be DX11 for PC but NOPE! Well as an Enthusiast PC Gamer I have chosen to pass on Crysis 2 until maybe the DX11 patch is released and Steam is selling it for like $20 or less. so far Crysis 2 reviews from respected sites confirm the game is dumbed down for consoles. Crysis sold 3.5 million and Warhead sold 1.8 million but Crytek chose to place the PC version on the back burner for the easy cash made on consoles. Battlefield Bad Company 2 PC sold more than the Ps3 and 360 so any talk of piracy or low PC sales is null and void. The DX11 upgrade better be awesome but so far I'm not impressed. well back to playing STALKER COP Complete.
Who would of though the cause of 2012 would be bad console ports?
please, the pc version runs in beautiful stunning 1920x1080p with 8x anti aliasing at a silky majestic 60 frames solid the visual fidelity is unmatched in a fast paced shooter with online component. The console version is VERY impressive, for consoles and looks wayyy better than killzone 3 or uncharted or halo or gears or any other console heavy hitter. Crytek is to be commended for taking the time to bring this game to consoles(granted i know they did it for the money) I am running it in extreme mode in 1080p with a constant 60fps single or multiplayer and it is hands down the best looking shooter I have seen besides maybe, MAYBE metro2033, which is much slower, corridor based and no MP. This is no small feat, the visuals will only get better when DX11 does drop. Also, I 100% guarentee this hold off on DX11 was a very calculated move for a few reasons; 1. pirates will have to wait and you will need an authenticated account, it might help, who knows, pirates always find a way. 2. This will keep the 'tards with a dual core and a gtx 250 from trying to max the game and ranting on the forums how it only runs at 20 frames per second on their "monster rig" 3. It keeps PC gamers in general from totally ragging on the console version, even though, obviously after trying both the 360 beta and the pc version, the pc completely and utterly RAPES the console version. This game is a great achievement in development and really puts crytek on the map in the multiplat scale. Kudos to Crytek!!
my biggest issue with this article is that the day 1 patch is classed as a disappointment instead of nothing. Also, the lack of dx11 wouldnt be a surprise if you looked around the internet like 2-3 weeks ago.
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