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Crytek: Crysis 2 “Back Fired A Little Bit”

by Ernice Gilbert on June 24th, 2011, under EA Partners, Hot, News, PC

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has admitted that making Crysis 2 to play on most PCs winded up “backfiring” on his company.

He said unlike the first Crysis, a game they wanted to look the best three years after release, Crysis 2 was a supposed to change that, but the goodwill ended up backfiring. Thing is, the premier title’s minimum specs was to high for most PCs, and the firm wanted to rectify the situation with Crysis 2, however amongst the PC community, disappointment ensued.

“Crysis 1′s intention was, if I were to play it three years later, it looks great. And it does, actually, it fulfilled that. But it made it difficult for entry-level players,” Yerli told Gama in a recent interview.

“So with Crysis 2, we took a different direction, and it backfired a little bit.”

Therefore in an effort to appease gamers with an OS which supports DX11, Crytek will release next week an upgrade which utilizes the tech.

“This is much more like a gift to the high-end community. And I think gamers will appreciate that.

It lifts up Crysis 2 and gives a sneak peak of how PC gaming will evolve in the future, if you support a high-end preference.”

On Monday June 27th, Crysis 2, version 1.9 goes live.


  1. Sat, 25th Jun 2011 at 8:13 am

    a bit!?
    understatement of the century!
    what they forgot though is PC gamers dont want console games, why the %$#@ would you spend 2,3,4,5,6 thousand dollars on a PC so you could play console games?
    ok they wanted to cater to those who have lower specked PCs, thats fine, but since when does catering to low specs mean you cant cater to the large?
    look at metro 2033, or the witcher 2.
    a cheap 5 year old PC could play both of those easily, but if you want to you can really crank it up to 11, and the witcher 2 is by far the best looking PC game ever released!
    makes crysis 2 look like a last gen game!
    i cant wait to give the DX11, and high texture pack a go, but i still cant believe they did not do this for release!
    i mean come on, people have to wait 3 months, and push aside this months games to finally get the game they should of 3 months ago?
    sorry crytek, but you shot your foot with this, you lost a MASSIVE amount of your fans, and your going to have to move heaven and hell to get them back!
    if we wanted a console port, we would of bought it on consoles.
    remember that while creating your next game, and maybe this can be swept under the rug.

  2. Sat, 25th Jun 2011 at 8:17 am

    It’s hard to move heaven and hell at the same time…..

  3. Sat, 25th Jun 2011 at 11:42 am

    if anyone can do it, its crytek!

  4. Sat, 25th Jun 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I hear ya.

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