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Crysis 2 patch 1.8 goes live, still no DX11 support

Crysis 2Many PC fans were a bit bummed with the lack of graphics options and customization with the release of Crysis 2 back in March.

The graphics options in the game made it appear like a balls to bone console port. Crytek now want to give PC users the ability to customize graphics options beyond the presets, with the inclusion of ‘advanced graphics options’. There are also quite a few bug fixes and other features included in patch 1.8.

• Added advanced graphics options
• Added F1 to vote during vote kicks
• Prematch mode for ranked servers added allowing people to fight on the map until sufficient players have joined for the ranked play to start
• Upped the default score limits in some game modes:
• – Crash Site has a limit of 175 (was 150)
• – Team Instant Action has a limit of 75 (was 50)
• – Instant Action has a limit of 30 (was 25)

One very notable absentee is support for DirtectX 11. This will unfortunately have to wait for a future patch I’m afraid; consarnit. For a full list of changes, head on over to MyCrysis.

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Crysis 2 ‘Retaliation’ trailer hits the web

A new trailer has been released showing off the upcoming DLC for Crysis 2, Retaliation.

Retaliation is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on May 17th, just one week from now. The DLC will feature 4 new maps; Park Avenue, Transit, Shipyard, and Compound.

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Amazon slash 33% off Crysis 2

Crysis 2 , 33% off.If you hurry over to Amazon now you can snag Crysis 2 for only $39.95, down from $59.95; a saving of 33%. The deal includes the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 version of the popular sequel. This is an Amazon ‘Deal of the day’ so it won’t be around tomorrow.

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Crysis 2 DX 11 support is in the pipeline, Crytek say

Crysis 2In a short and to the point post on the official forums for the game, Tom Ebsworth of Crytek announced support of Direct X 11 is coming to the game:

We would like to announce that there will be a DX11 patch released for Crysis 2. We are working to get the best out of DX11, so we’ll wait to announce the features until a little closer to release.

That’s literally all the details included in the announcement so suffice to say there’s no release schedule for the patch available as of yet.

Previously, rumours of a patch containing DX 11 support were flatly denied by the developer. The most recent patch for the game was released on April 4 and targeted cheaters using exploits in the multiplayer version of the game.

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Crysis 2 patch addresses online cheating

Crysis 2 patch addresses online cheatingThere is a new patch available for Crysis 2, intent on addressing the exploits which hackers are taking advantage of in the online version of the game.

Patch number 1.2.0.0 is an attempt to improve anti-cheat measures plus a wealth of bug fixes and enhancements.

A few days earlier Crytek came under fire for a plethora of exploits that were allowing players to (among other things) remain cloaked indefinitely. The company is on damage control and trying to fix the problems that are causing a headache for anyone online.

This new patch will be applied automatically when you start the game. The Steam build may cause “some prolonged loading times” according to Crytek, which will be updated in the coming days.

List of changes
• Further improved anti-cheat measures
• Fix for spurious characters appearing when initiating text chat
• Fix for Chatlog doesn’t disappear after kill cam
• Fixed occasional login issues
• Changed VOIP defaults
• Fixed some UI aspect issues on multiple monitors
• Added option for crouch toggle in MP & SP
• Fixed a bug where players lost Nano Catalyst points after restarting the game
• Filter settings in server browser are now retained
• Default player count required to start a game from the lobby lowered to 4
• Fixed issue related to “Deleting Reference Counted Object Twice” error that appeared for some users with strict router/firewall settings
• Fixed issue of not being able to melee after dying
• Fixed issue where some video cards were being stated as unsupported

Via Bluesnews.

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Crytek set to punish cheaters and plug Crysis 2 exploits

Cheater beware, Crytek is clamping down on exploits.After a lot of complaints about people using exploits in the muliplayer version of Crysis 2, Crytek is trying to assuage fears that they’re somehow soft on hackers/cheaters.

In a statement on the official forums the company stressed they’re working on patching exploits in the game that are allowing hackers to get the edge over everyone else:

We do take cheating very seriously here at Crytek.  We are currently taking steps to permanently remove exploits from Crysis 2 and to penalize those individuals that choose to utilize them.  We thank you for your patience and want to ensure you that we will continue to work hard to keep the integrity of Crysis 2 intact and cheat-free.

There is still no word on when the PC version of Crysis 2 is getting patched up with DirectX 11 support. Earlier rumour of an iminent release was quickly dismissed by Crytek, leaving PC gamers wondering just when they can take full advantage of their shiny new PC hardware.

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Crytek dismiss DX11 patch rumour

Crytek dismiss DX11 patch rumour

Crytek deny DX11 patch is imminent All the hoopla started when MaximumPC claimed Cryek had confirmed an imminent release of the patch for the PC version of Crysis 2, which would bring some DirectX 11 features to the game.

This was then flatly denied by Crytek representative Cry-Tom, saying the company never confirmed they are even working on the DX11 patch:

No patch was ever confirmed, I have no idea why this website even posted such information. This thread is locked just the same as the others for trying to spread inaccurate information. When there are any big announcements regarding Crysis 2 they will be posted on MyCrysis, if you read something about a patch for example, but don’t see it on MyCrysis.com, then it isn’t genuine.

So for time being PC users are stuck in DirectX limbo until Crytek gets this patch out. Although going on what most reviews are saying the game looks pretty slick as it stands. But for the purist it will probably be worth holding off until the update arrives, especially those who shelled out hard-earned dollar for a DirectX 11 PC.

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Crysis 2 in crisis

Crysis 2Crytek’s luck with Crysis 2 seems to be going from bad to worse. Put aside the fact that the PC game doesn’t support DirectX 11 upon release, and the screen-flickering issues with certain dual-card setups. Now it seems many players can’t even login to play the game.

A long thread has been started over on the Crysis 2 forums full of complaints from people who say their credentials are not being recognised by the ‘MyCrysis’ login screen.

EA announced a fix for a separate issue with regards to serial keys not being recognised, but it is unclear when a fix will be made available for the login problem. Some users have even resorted to changing their emails in order to play the highly anticipated Crytek sequel.

Here’s hoping Crytek and EA put these issues to bed, and we finally get a concrete release date for the DirectX 11 patch.

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Crysis 2 miltiplayer video reveals holographic projection kill

Another multiplayer Crysis 2 video has been making the rounds on YouTube. This 2 minute clip focuses on weapons and tactics in the multiplayer aspect of the upcoming shooter. One notable feature is the ability to project a holographic version of yourself a few metres in front of your position, enticing the enemy in as you take aim and shoot him in the head.

The full game will be relased to PC, Xbox and PS3 on March 22nd (US). Steam and Amazon are taking pre-orders of the game.

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Crytek: Crysis 2 demo downloaded 1.7 million times

Crysis 2

According to a press release from Crytek, 1.7 million Xbox users downloaded an early multiplayer demo of the upcoming shooter last month; surely alleviating any fears that the recent leak would affect interest in the highly anticipated game.

Crytek today released a new multiplayer demo for the PC and Xbox. Weighing in at 1.5Gb the new demo features 2 maps ‘Skyline’ and ‘Pier 17′, and 2 separate game modes in which Crytek promises “hours of fun.”

The full game will be relased to PC, Xbox and PS3 on March 22nd (US). Steam and Amazon are taking pre-orders of the game.

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Crysis 2 multiplayer demo available today

Crysis 2 demo available today

As promised Cryek has delivered PC users a multiplayer demo of Crysis 2. The short demo features 2 maps and 2 gameplay modes and weighs in at 1.5Gb in size.

As of this moment Steam doesn’t have the demo listed but you can snag it from GamersHell. Finally the question “..but will my PC play Crysis 2?” can be answered.

The full game will be relased to PC, Xbox and PS3 on March 22nd (US). Steam and Amazon are taking pre-orders of the game.

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Crysis 2 video confirms PS3 multiplayer demo

Crysis 2 - Limited Edition

An unusually lengthy Crysis 2 video has surfaced. The clip shows some muliplayer action of the upcoming shooter on the PS3. Although we already knew PC users were being treated with a multiplayer demo on March the 1st, this video confirms that PS3 users won’t be getting left out of the party, and a multiplayer demo is on its way.

The full game will be relased to PC, Xbox and PS3 on March 22nd (US). Steam and Amazon are taking pre-orders of the game.

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New Crysis 2 trailer shows an angry Prophet

A new Crysis 2 trailer has surfaced on Youtube. In this 2 minute video you get a glimpse of Prophet’s angle in the Crytek sequel. Prophet was the squad leader in Crysis the first and his character makes a return for part 2. You might even say that this time, it’s personal.

The full game will be relased to to PC, Xbox and PS3 on March 22nd (US) and fans will be treated to a multiplayer demo on the 1st of March. Steam and Amazon are taking pre-orders of the game.

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Nathan Camarillo

In an interview with The Guardian’s Games Blog, Crysis 2′s executive producer Nathan Camarillo thanked fans of the franchise for discouraging (or attempting to) others from acquiring the recent beta that appeared online.

Camarillo talks about how the leak of the game deflated the atmosphere in the Crytek offices, where all the hard work that went into the game was potentially put in jeopardy.

We were really high off the feeling that wow, we’ve got this really awesome game that came together, that we want to play and which will be a lot of fun. Then, getting that kind of news swings your emotions in completely the opposite direction. Our offices are generally really energetic, upbeat and excited but suddenly, everyone was deflated and walking around with their shoulders hunched. We’re normally very communicative at the office, but people just weren’t talking to each other like they normally do – it hit really, really hard. We went through all the phases that you do when you experience a loss – denial, anger and depression. That’s the one that sat in the longest

Despite the presence of an early build on the internet most sites were in solidarity with Crytek in urging people to wait for the finished version. That fellowship with the game’s developers was felt by the Crytek team, as Camarillo describes:

What really got us out of that was our fans and the community, and even people who haven’t been the biggest fans of Crytek, all jumping to our side. They were saying, ‘Don’t download it, don’t post anything from it, don’t participate in file-sharing of this – it’s not the final version, so it’s not what they want you to see. Don’t spoil it for me – I want to see the final version. I’m glad, at least, that it runs on your PC – it runs on my PC as well, but you still shouldn’t have downloaded it.’ Everybody was very supportive, and the community exercised self-policing in that regard, so it didn’t quite erupt like when, for example, a final version is leaked.

Crysis 2 is coming to PC, Xbox and PS3 on March 22nd (US) and fans will be treated to a multiplayer demo on the 1st of March. Steam and Amazon are taking pre-orders of the game.

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Steam taking Crysis 2 pre-orders, free Limited Edition upgrade

Crysis 2 - Limited Edition

Amazon has been taking pre-orders for a few weeks now, but Valve today announced they are accepting pre-orders on the digital end of the spectrum.

To incentivise people into a pre-purchase Valve is offering a free upgrade to the ‘Limited Edition’ bundle for anyone who pre-purchases the game on Steam before March 26th 2011.

Those who opt for the Limited Edition bundle will receive:

Hologram Decoy
- SCAR weapon attachment
- Project a hologram of yourself used to deceive and confuse enemies

SCAR weapon skin – digital
- Medium assault rifle
- High accuracy and fire rate
- Unique digital camouflage variant

Unique Platinum Dog Tag
- Displays your rank
- Can be viewed by others
- Helps identify players
- Unique platinum frame not available through any other means

Bonus XP
- Awards additional experience
- Immediate boost to level 5
- Immediate access to all preset classes

Crysis 2 is coming to a PC, Xbox and PS3 near you on March 22nd (US) and the 25th (EU). There will also be a multiplayer demo on the 1st of next month. Crytek promise a good overview of the online action, with 2 maps and 2 separate game-modes in the demo.

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Crysis 2 PC multiplayer demo coming March 1st

Crysis 2 multiplayer demo coming March 1st

Crytek don’t seem in the least bit phased by the recent leak of an early build of Crysis 2. Over on the EA website the games developer announced the multiplayer demo for Crysis 2 on the PC will be availabe for download on the first day of March.

The demo will include 2 maps with 2 different game modes and feature 6 on 6 action in a war-torn Manhattan; promising “hours of fun” in the demo alone.

“Skyline”, set on top of the rooftops and interiors of skyscrapers, and “Pier 17”, an open environment with limited cover. The demo also features two modes: “Team Instant Action” pits two teams against each other as they kill as many opponents as possible to win the round and “Crash Site,” where players will battle for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay.

The full game will be released to PC, Xbox and PS3 on the 22nd of March. You can pre-order on Amazon

More info on each map in the demo including download links can be found here and here.

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Crytek urges restraint with leaked Crysis 2 build

Jack Sparrow

Friday brought reports that an unfinished build of Crytek’s upcoming Crysis sequel was leaked to the internet and gone viral across the usual torrent sites. The beta build which weighs in at a hefty 9Gb plus, apparently contains the full single/multiplayer game with a way to circumvent the online authentication.

Crytek must be worried that this is going to somehow damage sales of the game. In a short post on the EA website they urged fans to wait until the finished version is released on March 22nd and not to bother with this early build.

Crytek has been alerted that an early incomplete, unfinished build of Crysis 2 has appeared on Torrent sites.  Crytek and EA are deeply disappointed by the news. We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on March 22.  Crysis 2 is still in development and promises to be the ultimate action blockbuster as the series’ signature Nanosuit lets you be the weapon as you defend NYC from an alien invasion.  Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.

I frankly don’t know anybody in their right mind that would download some early, unfinished version of the game from a dodgy torrent site, with the risk of infecting their PCs with a trojan or God knows what else. Not to mention the fact that you ought to buy the game anyway. How can we expect companies to invest all this money into developing a game if every Joe “pinch penny” just goes and downloads it without paying.

You only have to wait a few more weeks and the full, polished game will be there to enjoy. I urge anyone thinking of grabbing it with Utorrent or whatever means to just hang on until March and support Crytek.

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Crytek reveal minimum hardware specs for Crysis 2

Crysis 2

Anyone eager to find out if their PC will be up to snuff when it comes to playing the upcoming Crysis 2, may feel their burden lightened by Crytek’s recent announcement about minimum specs.

In 2007 Crysis ate up and spat out most high-end PC rigs. Even today a pretty meaty graphics card is needed to max it out.

This time around however Crytek promised a more forgiving engine. Although the recommended hardware requirements have not been announced, the minimum specs will appeal to anyone with a PC that’s a few year old.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better
  • Nvidia 8800 GT or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • 9 GB free hard disk space
  • Internet connection

Crysis 2 is hitting store shelves and download slots on the 22nd of March (North America) and Europe 3 days after.

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Crytek founder wants to make Crysis 3

Cevat Yerli

Crytek’s founder and CEO Cevat Yerli has hinted at a possible third installment of the popular franchise. The story for Crysis 3 is apparently already mapped out but according to Yerli it will all depend on the success of Crysis 2, which is due out on PC, PS3 and Xbox on the 22nd of March.

We definitely want to make Crysis 3. I’m not making a formal announcement. We’d like to make Crysis 3 but the second game needs to be successful first. I will mention that there is a plan for how the fiction of Crysis should roll out, but again, it depends on the success of Crysis 2.

Earlier today we got word that a pre-release demo of Crysis 2 will be coming to PC.

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