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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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  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

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  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

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  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

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  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

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  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

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  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

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  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

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  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

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  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

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  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]