Crysis Demo Delayed

Just scant days before the Crysis demo's planned release on September 25 (story), EA and Crytek announce that October 26 is the new release date for the single-player demo for Crytek's upcoming first-person shooter. Here's word on the delay from Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, who explains they didn't want to jeopardize the timely release of the full game on November 16 with their efforts at getting the demo out the door, but that the demo will include the game editor as a consolation prize:
Hi everyone,

We have some news to announce.

First, I am sorry for the bad news - the Crysis single player demo will now be available everywhere on October 26th, 2007.

We are taking some extra time to make sure you that you have an amazing experience but also we did not want to risk the release date of Crysis at this stage. To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call.

Now the good news - the big surprise. The SP demo will be released with our CryEngine 2 - Sandbox 2 game editor, giving the community the opportunity to get familiar with the vast amount of tools they will have at their disposal four weeks before we ship, something we have always wanted to do.

This is an exciting time for us at the studio as the development of Crysis comes to an end and we are only a few weeks from Gold Master. We appreciate your patience and are looking forward to getting Crysis into your hands on November 16th.
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Not to keep going back and forth here, but it was not the Half-Life 2 launch party.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/editorial/display/ati-rock.html

Read about the unprecedented event on Alcatraz island in San Francisco, where ATI announced the new RADEON 9xxx XT product family based on R360 graphics chip.

http://207.115.81.121/events/ati/9800xt/001.htm

As a way to introduce to the world its Radeon 9600 XT and Radeon 9800 XT ATI picked the cold, God-forsaken place of Alcatraz Island



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Finally got it installed
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XP was blocking the install even after putting in the admin info. So now that I have it installed I can say the game looks damned good. Runs good too... on an AMD 64 X2 4200+ (I think that's right) with 2GB of quality RAM & an 8800 GTS 640.

I like what they have done to the multi-play so far. I can't even remember the FarCry multi-play I think it was far than impressive so I never returned to it after my first look.

This how-ever looks promising. I refused to demo or buy BF2142 so I can't say how much is borrowed but it has a bit of a BF2 feel.

Of course the Nano Suits and the weapons are a cool angle. Prestige points and Ranks I am not sure of just yet. Since you have to buy the better vehicles and weapons with those points. Which can make the game-play very lop-sided when the better player is rewarded with even better weapons. Not that it is a total wash.

I agree with it to some extent and hope it works and feels right when the game is finalized.

Have notices some lag issues. Driving a pick-up and jumping out will at times cause whip-lash lag spikes. So when the truck continues on and splashes into the river your character who is thirty or forty yards away and struggling to break free from the lag gets the water splash over his suit.

And several times I was shooting at a stationary target with his back to me and the first round which was shot from ten feet away and should have hit him dead center on the back never registered. Took a second blast to take him down.

While engaging two opponents the lag during the gun fight was too much but I have yet to turn down my video settings to see if it is video related. So I will try that next.

Vehicles feel better than FarCry but still a bit off for some reason. Not sure why. Maybe the lag?

Anyone else trying the Frontlines Fuel of War Beta?

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While a delay of a month isn't that bad they could of given us a bit more warning. It's not like they decided yesterday that the demo wasn't going to work, they have known for a while.
Indeed. I had a similar thing with Vista drivers for my audio card... they promised beta drivers months in advance and then a day or so before the expected release they announced that they'd be several months off. At least with Unreal Tournament 3 they have given us a hint that the game may blow over to next year - it's bad news but at least it's not a week before launch.

I think Crytek needs to hire some more / better PR people. They've had numerous blunders, like the DX9/10 server debate about day-to-night cycles, the Fileplanet beta release, etc. The issues aren't really that big but people make a fuss and it can get out of control.

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That was Half Life 2's release party which was payed for by ATI. And where was Half Life 2? What about the coupon fiasco?

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Half Life 2's Alcatraz release party that was missing Half Life 2

That wasn't a Valve release party, that was an ATI product release party.

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While a delay of a month isn't that bad they could of given us a bit more warning. It's not like they decided yesterday that the demo wasn't going to work, they have known for a while. I almost upgraded my Graphics Card for this demo, a good thing I didn't. Now I can see what Nvida has on the horizon

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Well, except for that one twat who whines and complains about everything and trolls people into personal arguments because he has nothing better to do (which by the way was also indicated in this thread).
I had a look through this topic and couldn't see who you were referring to. Was that directed at me? If it was then you a seriously off base. I understand that delays happen and commented that if the multiplayer beta is ready then they should open that up so make up for the loss of the singleplayer demo.

The only person I argue with is Riley because he is so absurd it's pointless doing anything else - heck, he posts under several different names because people keep blocking him or ignoring him. Other than that I say it how it is. It is your post that is trying to incite a response and if it was directed at me I'm not playing ball. I don't come here to annoy people... I come here to express my opinions. If you want a fight then find someone else.

Actually from the preliminary system requirements, the above machine should be able to run the game ok.
Yeah, I've read that it should run acceptably / well. It seems that Crysis is quite flexible as it supports SM2.0, which Bioshock didn't manage.

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Overon maybe that's why I upgraded my system a few months ago, because what I see in the demo is just as sexy as what I have seen in the movies (minus single player art assets).

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#21 is exactly correct.
What are you two referring to? What you're saying are not revelations, and I don't see a lot of complaining happening here. On the contrary, posters seem fine with the delay.

Well, except for that one twat who whines and complains about everything and trolls people into personal arguments because he has nothing better to do (which by the way was also indicated in this thread).

In conclusion, fuck EA!


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Sure people with a 6800GT, an A64 3200+, 1GB DDR and a 17" TFT don't have as much to look forward to

Actually from the preliminary system requirements, the above machine should be able to run the game ok. They won't get all the bells and whistles, but hey. I'm sure it'll still be gorgeous.

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Re: Delays are fine with me.
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I'm to busy with TF2 and Hellgate: London betas right now, so a delay of a month or so isn't a big deal to me. Still, I can't wait for the game. Turns out my machine should be able to run the dx9 client reasonably well.

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I won't be upgrading my rig until next year, so a one month delay isn't a big deal. Patience is a virtue! People act like gave developers committed a crime against their family. The fact of the matter is games are large projects and large projects get delayed in EVERY industry.

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Everyone needs to relax about crysis. That's because those videos and those screenshots you see are not what you will be looking at when you play on your rigs unless you have the latest and greatest in hardware.
I have Vista x64, a DX10 graphics card (8800GTS overclocked) and a widescreen display... I am very much expecting what I've seen in the videos. Heck, most of the videos have been DX9 so I'm expecting more. I am very interested to see how it will perform.

Sure people with a 6800GT, an A64 3200+, 1GB DDR and a 17" TFT don't have as much to look forward to but the gameplay still looks great and the levels look very open and dynamic.

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Everyone needs to relax about crysis. That's because those videos and those screenshots you see are not what you will be looking at when you play on your rigs unless you have the latest and greatest in hardware.

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To Valve's credit, they did manage to produce Alcatraz for the party;P

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Come on now they, you really shouldn't play the Valve Delay card when bitching about other company's delaying their products. Or did you forget about Half Life 2's Alcatraz release party that was missing Half Life 2?

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Yeah and no game company has ever delayed one of their products before right? Maximum FAIL.
I don't give a shit what other companies do... I complained more when Valve delayed Ep2/TF2, etc. However, CRYTEK failed to deliver here. I'm not saying the game is going to suck or insulting their families but I'm saying they made a mistake / bad judgement and it isn't very professional, along with the whole debate about DX9/DX10 servers.

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However, Crytek announced they would be doing a demo for Sep 25th and they have failed to deliver.

Yeah and no game company has ever delayed one of their products before right? Maximum FAIL.

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