On Crysis Warhead/Crysis Performance

The German PC Games Website has a tidbit from an interview with Crytek boss Cevat Yerli that will appear in an upcoming issue of their print counterpart. The story is in German, but a translation tells us Yerli is offering reassurances to gamers that Crysis Warhead should be able to achieve frame rates of 30-35 FPS in "high" detail mode on a PC that costs around 400 Euros. He also says changes may possibly be retrofitted into Crysis in a future patch to offer similar performance improvements, but that this will be a timely process, as the optimizations involved are complex, so if they revisit Crysis performance, this will be after development of Crysis Warhead is complete.
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today. They had claimed in their newest episode that a 634 dollar PC could run Crysis Warhead "silky smooth with all bells and whistles turned on."

In essence, it was on an Intel mobo, 2Ghz Dual Core, 2 Gig of cheapo RAM and an 8600 GT. No word on resolution, ofcourse, so it wouldn't surprise me if it was at 320x200.

Since this seemed like a bullshit claim, I emailed them, saying they should stop taking developers' words as truth without testing it themselves.

Dan Stapleton wrote me back saying that that was the exact PC they had played it on at Crytek's offices, and that they'll be sure to test it when the game is released.

In any case, the preview is FULL of claims that Warhead will run far better than the original Crysis. Crytek also admitted that by releasing a game that's almost unplayable on the large majority of today's computer, they made a mistake.

So who knows. To be honest, Warhead looks pretty good, so I'll probably pick it up.

On the other hand, the campaign is said to last 8-10 hours, and I have no doubt that the game will cost 50 bucks.

Yerli also said that the creation of Crysis 2 will depend heavily on the success of Warhead. (in other words, don't count on it, since I doubt even half the people that bought Crysis will buy essentially the same game over again.) and that there's a possibility they'll do ANOTHER game, this time featuring the story of prophet. Yawn.

Creston

Thanks for that info - I can't wait to read that PCG preview, and hopefully they talk about it more on today's podcast that just went up.

For $634 though, I figured you'd be able to put together a computer with something better than an 8600GT though!

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