Soothing an inflammatory comment about ripping CryEngine apart for multiplatform development, Crytek’s Nathan Camarillo has said nevertheless, Crysis 2 is built to the PC’s strengths, not for consoles.
Crysis 2 is consoles brought to PC, "not the other way around".
Your comment makes even less sense then the title, and that's hard to pull off. Well at least I don't have to listen to idiots who know nothing about hardware, telling me the PS3 is a generation ahead on the 360. It's so annoying when a rumor started by some 12 year old spreads around the PS3 population at large. Maybe now there start to learn there PS3 is actually an outdated piece of hardware from 2006. Like every current generation console. Am sorry your console doesn't have the power to bend anti matter or create space voids, but hey it's an awesome piece of 5 year old hardware regardless.
@Ryudo - Consoles are a lazy mans PC. I don't get how some one can be satisfied with five year old technology and still spend $60 for a video game + DLC.
closet 360 lover ryudo...
I do have to wonder why the eliminated the ability to save anytime/anywhere during the campaign. You could in the original. I hate games that make me wait for a checkpoint to be able to save it.
Agree with DangerTick. MAXIMUM CONSOLITIS!
So thats why the PC version is lacking DX11 right? its a console port and we already know it. Well maybe not console port but gimped thanks to consoles.
crysis 1 didnt come with its ultra settings enabled out of the box too . And a few current games are shipping without dx11 only to be patched with it later on
Sorry your wrong Crysis came on release with: Low, Medium, High and Very High. It still has the same setting today. Very High required DX10 (Vista or 7) but could be hacked or modded to work with DX9 (XP) Crysis Warhead came on release with: Minimum, Mainstream, Gamer and Enthusiast. Again it still had the same setting since release Enthusiast = Very High but this time DX10 worked This must of been some contract with Microsoft or Nvidia/ATi to push DX10 Cards and Windows Vista. Thing is, people was always going to get DX10 Cards for better performance, the problem was Vista (which I never had an issue with).
Wow can your comment be any WRONGER!! You so just pulled that comment out of thin air. Crysis and Warhead shipped with all features in tack and I can't think of any games that added DX11 in a Patch. correct some features yes but add entire support NO. way to make stuff up!!
calm down . I just remembered that back then there were stuff to mod like TABSF said . Turns out , i was wrong , and it was just for dx9 like he said . No need to tear me a new one
naw, i cannot agree with that.
If DX11 was available from the get go, then there would not be so much controversy over this entire issue.
I think the DX11 thing is being overblown. Shogun2 didn't come with DX11 at launch (hell, it doesn't even have AntiAliasing) and that thing is an exclusive. Granted, Crysis is mostly famous for its high-end graphics (unlike Shogun) so the lack of DX11 is a bit more disappointing.
Where the Heck is DX11 then?!?!?!?
Press Start to begin....j/k playing on my 360 as I type this...pretty awesome singleplayer right now...
No!! BF3 is PC brought to consoles not the other way around!! The pc demo said press start!! wtf!!!
It's funny cus PC gamers bitch about that game too (if you have ever seen the BF3 EA forums)
good thing that we complain! That's is why we get 64 players & consolers get a loose bung hole!! Like paying for on the disk dlc lmao!
What are you talking about? BF3 was always gonna get 64 players regardless of bitching. All it shows is how half the PC community is more immature and more bratty than the console kiddies. And PC people were bitching about how there is a single player in the game.... Which is just something beyond stupid to complain about... Even though I'm a PC gamer myself, I just have to say over half of our community is full of complete morons who think they are great but are just little brats who think everything should be handed to them just because they shed a couple more bucks to play games that look slightly better than everything else... They are probably the most insecure, stupid, immature, spoiled, pessimistic, sad people I have ever known. \end rant
No Dx11 and before patch - "Hit start" It is pretty clear who they were trying to please first. Hey - They want the money. I understand but please do not pretend or think we are fools. Metro will be the new benchmark for graphics or until BF3. Crytek - you could have had your name continue to be mention with every new card but you blew it. Look what the hype did for you the past few years. PC People were ready to buy this game regardless of game play but after hearing it was a gimp they did not pre-order.
Agreed Metro 2033 was the new PC benchmark day 1. Maybe BF3 will surpass it. Forged by Chaos running on the CryEngine 3 looks awesome but we will have to wait and see. Seriously I judge hardware by it's ability to run Metro 2033 w/ DOF and tessellation on w/ AA.
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!!
"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)" You are one brave soul for saying that on this site. I am surprised your disagrees have not exploded. LOL
"I am running it in extreme mode in 1080p with a constant 60fps" What GPU/CPU are you running, therapist?
Please Crysis 2 looks like ass for a PC game. Everything is so low resolution it's ridiculous. Go look at some trees, leaves, go shoot some glass, it's abysmal. The game looks less impressive than Crysis Warhead on enthusiast, hands down. Some sections of the game look extremely impressive, but some leave me scratching my head. Crytek shouldn't be commended, they should be grilled on why they are totally giving PC gamers the finger. Their is just no justifiable reason why I have to pay $60 to play a PC game with absolutely no choice of visual options whatsoever. I also play in 1080p in 3D on extreme and get a constant 60FPS and I have a i5 2500k, 8gb ram and 560 SLI. Crysis Warhead uses my GPU's 100% and my 2nd 33% in 720P! and Crysis 2 in 1080P 3D uses 100% and 28%. Crysis 2 should make computer cry, it doesn't even make it sweat. My cards don't even go over 40 degrees celsius, they're yawning.
Why the hell did you pay 60 bucks? You can buy it in Gamestop for about 39.99 and on EA Store for the same(plus you get Crysis for free). Only Steam is selling it at that outrageous price. I don't care THAT much about Steam integration, TBH.
I bought it at best buy. I had a $10 off coupon plus the $10 gift card, so it was only $45 I guess. but ea and gamestop have it at $60 too
You know, crysis and warhead weren't very optimized for anything really.. So the games are more taxing on your hardware than they're supposed to be. :P They might have upped their code with their new engine. Doesen't mean it looks worse. (Though i've yet to play it myself so I wouldn't know. I'll likely wait for the dx11 patch and then buy it for my pc if I can fit it in the budget. Also want shogun 2..)
@therapist Shouldnt you play killzone 3, uncharted, halo or gears before passing comment? And thank you for pointing out that a machine that you can spend an infinite amount of money on has better graphics than a 4-5 year old console that costs £200-£250. Thats why I love this site, we would all be ignorant of this news if it wasn't for people like you.
With the disagrees outnumbering the agree it appears that the 360 and the PS3 are the best machines for high end graphics.
IT IS a console port kiddies. Deal with it. I agree it sucks, but hey we live in a consolization age, every PC gamer has known this since the Xbox 1 was created. If it isn't a PC exclusive its guarantied to be a console port for us PC gamers.
It still looks better than crysis 1 and the console versions of crysis 2 so why complain? They said they are going to bring DX11 so just wait until then. If they take to long then there is a problem.
Warhead looks better than Crysis 2. most people get all blind sided by the light system in Crysis 2 but the detail and textures of Warhead are way better.
yeah no way Im buying this before the dx11 patch I want the final product when I play! By the way Gothic 4 is $12.50 on steam!!
$12.50....that's still too much money for that game. save that $12.50 for The Witcher II you won't be disappointed. I agree i'm not buying Crysis 2 until DX11. from what i seen on my friends Pc i'm not impressed anyway. it's a console port that got really dumbed down from it's PC roots.
if that was true.. the game wouldnt be soo amazingly optimized for consoles...
ooohh boo hooo they streamlined the nanosuit. I guess that PC fanboys have the cognitive ability to build computers but not know basic science! the process of enhanced strength and enhanced speed would involve the artificial acceleration/enhancement of the bodies muscles. How does it happen that you can have super speed but not super strength or vice versa? they involve the exact same mechanism so it only makes sense that they are combined as one power! /thread
Crytek is full of shit. We've now seen for our selves that Crysis 2 is console port. Console-tastic menu. Console-tastic textures Console-tastic DX9, with no DX11 in sight. Console-tastic FOV of ~60 gg crytek.
Don't forget no customization of graphics in the video options
Guys I would know why some of you are so pissed off I was thinking it was a port but less so now. We are getting 4 setting on release and maybe a 5th one after DX11 patch Gamer = Low Advanced = Medium Hardcore = High Extreme = Very High Maximum Extreme = Very High with DX11 - Ultra High. (patched in) Plus you will be able to modify the graphics setting individually like Crysis and Warhead through config files. Also if you look at other games like Dirt 2, DX11 added nothing noticeable besides take over half you FPS.
Have you played the game? There's only 3 settings, high very high and extreme. You pick one of those, screen resolution, full screen on and off and Vsync, THAT'S IT
"Plus you will be able to modify the graphics setting individually like Crysis and Warhead through config files. " That's the problem. You can do that with ANY GAME on the PC more or less. Why do we have to go deeper into what the devs didn't simply provide?
Unlike the original games, however, there are no configurable options in the game menu. Why should I have to dig around .ini files all day tweaking settings, restarting the game everytime I need to change one feature? The missing AA options are due to the use of a deferred renderer, in which native AA applied during the rendering process doesn't work correctly, which I will concede. Bad Company 2 gave us the option at least, even if it did little. But why can't I set texture or object detail to extreme and turn the other down? Or turn off that bloody distracting motion blur in-game, such as if I want to switch from single to multiplayer without having to exit the game outright and go fiddle with inis? I'm sorry, but it's pretty much inexcusable. It's like the PC version was a complete afterthought. It's ONE MENU. It would take perhaps a single day's work by a single developer, then another day or two of integration and testing. Then it would be in the game and no one would be complaining. Really, it's just all the more evidence of how little thought they gave the PC gamers this time.
The DX11 patch situation I can understand. The lack of any sort of advanced graphics/control options is what makes me wonder what the hell happened to Crytek...
I have no mercy for Crytek leaving out DX11. there is just No excuse. It doesn't even have DX10 support. it's 100% DX9 with no AA/Af settings or post processing settings. ZERO customization. Crysis 2 is a CONSOLE PORT unworthy to be in the presence of my Hd 5850 Cf or 560 GTX SLI. BF3 will arrive right around the intel LGA 2011 release...yeh.
@ Blad3star Uh, I don't know...maybe to actually play games? And more precisely a wide variety of games, not limited to RTS or FPS genres? Or maybe to be even more precise to play a wide variety of games exclusive to your platform, as in, geared specifically towards its strengths and fully optimised for it? Or maybe to make sure they'll be able to play their games with an actual controller in their hands, not peripherals which were originally designed to move a cursor on a screen as you're typing a letter? Or, wait for it, to be able to enjoy their games on screen sizes that are now well above a meter, and not limited to just 15" monitors? Oh, and also to be able to enjoy the sound of those games as if they were in a movie theater, in 5.1 DD, or even LPCM 7.1 uncompressed (on the PS3 at least)? You know? How do you do that on your PC? You have your subwoofer between your legs and your tweeters hanging around your ears? And don't even get me started on people who just happen to have a regular life and can't afford to spend their days and nights "working" on a PC all the time, be it to change its parts or to repair it after the obligatory Fatal-Error-BSOD-from-M$-truly has killed it, or waste 20 mins when buying a game to do some research to make sure they'll be able to run it... Die troll, you're a waste of oxygen.
Oh Jesus. No the rest of us have modern gpu's with hdmi. My pc does 3D, Blu ray and any resolution I want. It's hooked to my receiver that's hooked to my 7.1 surround sound and 54" panasonic 3D television. I sit on my couch with wireless mouse and keyboard just like you. Grow up and quit being so ignorant.
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