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Rumor: Crysis 2 DirectX 11 patch still 2-3 months away

Thursday, 31 March 2011 10:37 GMT By Nathan Grayson

PC gamers have been extremely vocal about loving Crysis 2 with all their hearts and not wanting anything to change ever, but even so, whispers of a DirectX 11 patch began floating around 0.47 seconds after the game launched.

Some – while optimistic – have proven less than reliable. So, does this majestic mythical e-creature even exist? Apparently, the answer’s still “yes,” but you probably shouldn’t expect it to stroll into your office tomorrow.

Eurogamer‘s spoken with an anonymous source who claimed that the DirectX 11 patch only cranked its nanosuit to MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENT in November 2010. As a result, the source explained, it still won’t be ready for another two or three months.

DirectX 10, however, is apparently not coming along for the ride, as DX11 leaves it in the dust anyway.

But hey, it’s like they say: waiting builds character. Then again, we’d be willing to wager that “they” weren’t PC gamers.

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21 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    No-one cares about DX11 or PC gamers anyway…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. TerryWogan

    Oof. PC gamer shit storm incoming.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    Apart from Crytek who are making this, even though the game has shipped and they don’t have to. Even though the beta was pirated to hell and back.

    Oh no I’ve been trolled on an internet comment section. OH HO

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mojo

    http://www.tui004.bplaced.com/web/STUUUUUUFFFFFFF/TROLL-ARCHIVE/MAXIMUM%20TROLLING%202.jpg

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Zarckan

    heh I bet those nancy boy PC gamers will all cry now.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Kalain

    I find it bizzare that DX11 wasn’t in at release. Crytek had the API’s long enough to integrate DX11 into CE3, but yet they decided not too. For what reason, I’ve no idea why unless it was for financial reasons.

    Just seems odd that they would hold back something like this from the audience that made them.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. viralshag

    I have Crysis 2 on the PC and I also have a pretty decent set up. I also have no idea what DX11 would do to the game and I’m not even sure I care.

    It looks great either way, maybe I’m still too much of a console lover to care about these things. Just to infuriate the “PC Elitists”, I do try to use a controller for as many games on my PC as I can. Mouse and keyboard sucks. :P

    #7 4 years ago
  8. blackdreamhunk

    only proves that crytek are lairs the will only lose fans and potential income that they would have other wise. Companies will lose creditability and respect from consumers. This will hurt future income for the gaming Industry as well as the hardware market for pc’s. It also prove that crytek are great lairs.

    your going to see a huge drop in gaming. I can see more game devs going bankrupt in the future. Pc gamers are a lot more loyal to gaming than consoles. When the loyalty is gone the gaming Industry will only have console gamers. If that is the case gaming is going to get stale and more loss of income.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Tamo123

    As I’ve said before, give me a DirectX 11 patch (that should be been released with the game anyway) and graphical options (we shouldn’t have to use a fan made application) and you’ve got a sale.

    Until then, go fuck yourselves Crytek. I’m not interested. I brought all your games up until Crysis 2 and now you’ve whored yourselves out to consoles and shafted the only gaming base that made you great.

    F-U-C-K Y-O-U-R-S-E-L-V-E-S.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Ge0force

    “PC gamers have been extremely vocal about loving Crysis 2 with all their hearts and not wanting anything to change ever”

    This was irony I guess? Most pc-gamers complain because of the “consolization” of Crysis 2.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. sybs

    @Tamo123
    Jesus Christ, what’s with that hatred?
    Why the hell do you want it anyway? Just because it’s the biggest NUMBER of directx? The game has pretty much the most advanced graphics of any shooter yet!
    Any why do you want it to have 20 different graphics options? What does that achieve, really?

    They’ve already said that the console versions are at the lowest of the 3 detail settings on PC.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Tamo123

    @sybs

    Then you clearly haven’t got a ‘clue’. The game blows, you clearly can’t see the difference. Being able to have COMPLETE control over the graphical options is the flexibility given to a PC gamer, what did we get? Some stupid shit with ‘Hardcore’ buzzwords.

    Obviously the consoles are using the lowest settings. But the PC version could do so much more if they let it flourish properly instead of holding it back.

    Crysis 2 may ‘look’ good to you people, but underneath the ‘looks’, it’s pure shit. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. That applies to this game. Crysis looks better than this game.

    It achieves a great deal more than what your simple brain could comprehend.

    They even added auto-aim and had to remove it due to the shit storm it caused. PC gamers got shafted, end of. Consoles gamers are used to having over priced games that look worse than cheaper PC games counterparts. Console gamers might enjoy putting up with ‘shit’ but we don’t like it.

    Go back to your control version and deal with it.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I thought Crytek settled this already stating no DX11 plans on the way, no?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Nissanthen

    RPS’s Tech Compromise report was really funny, but this so-called news story just seems like pure baiting to me.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Big_Boss

    @Tamo123 Well said. I’m not as mad about it as you are but the pc gamer base is. All the console pussyfaces dont know what they’re talking about and should go play Crysis2_Low_Rez. Pc gamers got a console version of the game with better graphics. No graphical options, no DX11, dumbed down gameplay, “ultra-mega-awesome” set pieces reminiscent of COD, a game that used to be a sandbox box game is no more. Crysis 2 is dumbed down in so many different ways it is truly an achievement to marvel at. My biggest gripe is that it went from a sandbox PC game to a scripted, set-piece filled console shooter, because the consoles dont have enough RAM to load a proper map for sandbox gameplay.

    If you think Crysis 2 is not dumbed down ON THE PC, then either you are a console gamer and don’t know any better, or you are just plain stupid.

    But like I said “I ain’t even mad”. Why? Cause I’ve got other games to play. Not only that, I play them on a PS3, not a PC. PC gaming is not dead, but more and more developers are taking all the necessary shortcuts tolerated by console gamers, hated by pc gamers, that make their games more dumbed down than ever. I dont mind playing a linear shooter like Killzone 3 but that belongs on a console, not a PC. I play games on PC that take advantage of the PC platform.

    Crysis was a PC game, it would never run on a console. Not enough RAM for maps, not enough power to run the graphics, no mouse/keyboard control for suit powers … etc. So what does Crytek do to make Crysis 2 run on consoles? DUMB IT DOWN

    Thank you Crytek for eradicating another PC game franchise and starting another console shooter franchise. JOB WELL DONE.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. m2stech

    I wonder how much Microsoft and Sony paid EA to delay PC exclusive parts!!!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    Haha, i hope the DX11 Patch never comes out. I hope you PC Gamers finally learn your place. btw. PC/PS3 Gamer and Crysis Fan here. 8)

    We will see the same thing done by DICE. And even if DICE will deliver a good looking Game on PC, you’ll still complain like little bitches.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Tamo123

    @ YoungZer0

    DICE have actually been pretty good to us, not perfect like they used to be, but they haven’t been awful.

    You ‘hope’ just proves how much of a douche you really are. You’re proud to be a Crysis fan? I bet you also love how much of a COD clone it is as well don’t you? You’re the target audience that made FPS so generically shit. Thanks a bunch.

    You seem to be okay with accepting ‘sub par’ quality games, that’s fine by me. You’re part of the cancer that is ruining what made PC gaming great. Maybe you should stick to your PS3, it seems to suit your IQ pretty well.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DSB

    Depends on your definition of good. The PC edition of Bad Company 2 was released stuffed full of bugs, including a few gamebreaking ones and a horribly lagging interface. That’s not really impressive if you’re going for a PC gaming pedigree. However, the support on that was pretty good, and they did fix it within a month or so. Not that the consoles had that problem to begin with.

    Insecurities aside, I think YoungZer0 is totally right. There are so many things wrong with Crysis 2 that bitching about the graphics (which actually look great unless you stop to count every single fucking pixel when you should be playing a game) makes you look like a bit of a tard.

    Really, any kind of tard you like. Fucktard, retard, gaytard, just a generally huge tard.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Tamo123

    @ DSB

    That’s your opinion and mine is your a tard for thinking he’s right. The douche said “Haha, i hope the DX11 Patch never comes out. I hope you PC Gamers finally learn your place.” Do you agree with that?

    Regarding Bad Company 2, like it said, it wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t awful either. Bugged to hell = yes, support = yes. It balanced out. Crysis 2 isn’t worth paying for, nor is it worth playing unless you are the same target audience that loves generic shit FPS.

    Counting every pixel? Are your eyes really that bad?

    He never made any comment stating anything else was wrong with the game, he was just having a dig because people, like myself, are pissed about not having something that was supposed to be added on release date. Basing your comment on that alone renders your comment void.

    Have a nice day.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. runbmp

    Crysis 2 isn’t a bad game. However its neither a sequel to Crysis 1 on the PC.

    Crysis 2 was designed for consoles in mind to make maximum revenue, and PC was lucky enough to get crippled port.

    Crysis has a special place because it represented the advancement we were making not only from a graphical standpoint but physics and AI as well.

    Unfortunately, this doesn’t translate into revenue.

    Crysis from 2007 still pwns the shit out of Crysis 2, it will be another 4 years for consoles users to experience something like crysis 1.

    Crysis 2 (2011) physics vs Crysis 1 (2007)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDRxGxOAx0Q&hd=1

    #21 4 years ago

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  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]