Crytek Denies DirectX 11 Patch for Crysis 2

Crytek Denies DirectX 11 Patch for Crysis 2

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Crytek says a report of an upcoming patch that will enable DirectX 11 support in Crysis 2 is unconfirmed and inaccurate.

Last week, German site PC-Max [via Maximum PC] reported that a patch was being readied for the PC version of Crysis 2 that would enable support for DirectX 11 and add an "Advanced Graphics" menu allowing for finely-tuned performance tweaks. It was good news for those with the latest and greatest cutting-edge hardware, but there's one minor problem: according to Crytek, it ain't so.

"No patch was ever confirmed, I have no idea why this website even posted such information," Crytek community rep "Cry-Tom" wrote in a thread asking about the patch. "This thread is locked just the same as the others for trying to spread inaccurate information. When there are any big announcements regarding Crysis 2 they will be posted on MyCrysis, if you read something about a patch for example, but don't see it on MyCrysis.com, then it isn't genuine."

PC-Max also cited a tweet from Crytek's principal R&D graphics programmer Tiago Sousa commenting on the "highly anticipated" patch, but there's no sign of such a tweet now.

Whatever's going on, it's obviously not a flat-out denial that a DirectX 11 patch exists, just that it's not going to be available today, as PC-Max reported. Hardware enthusiast types may still get their giggles, they'll just have to wait awhile before it happens.

via: Blue's

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If it was happening, it'd have been in the game when it was launched.

Sure, why confirm a patch that would actually make more people buy the game?

What is it about so many publishers that they deliberately antagonise their core demographic?

At the moment I rather want them to kill them bugs before I want to see a DX11 patch.
Yes DX11 maybe be very nice and advanced options are great to get the right amount of frames and visuals.

But I want to melee when I say to melee! *raises fist*
And I want to play multiplayer without getting disconnected and starting all over again!

Bah...I had hopes for this game...
If Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and The Witcher 2 will disappoint me launch...I will have only faith in the bargain bin.

I'm surprised it wasn't supported at launch. Which I believe is just stupid, especially when you hype up developing for the PC and all that.

Irridium:
I'm surprised it wasn't supported at launch. Which I believe is just stupid, especially when you hype up developing for the PC and all that.

I really wish I could judge on how well they developed this game for the PC, sadly I'm still stuck on the startup screen, I just can't seem to find the darn start key...

I can just smell the incoming rage. But I'm having fun with measly DX9 and the Hall map just looks like a 1080p killzone :D

Rednog:

Irridium:
I'm surprised it wasn't supported at launch. Which I believe is just stupid, especially when you hype up developing for the PC and all that.

I really wish I could judge on how well they developed this game for the PC, sadly I'm still stuck on the startup screen, I just can't seem to find the darn start key...

It should be right between the "Ctrl" and "Alt" key. Some keyboards replace it with the Windows Logo though. But it doesn't matter, pressing it doesn't seem to do anything.

Tigurus:
At the moment I rather want them to kill them bugs before I want to see a DX11 patch.
Yes DX11 maybe be very nice and advanced options are great to get the right amount of frames and visuals.

But I want to melee when I say to melee! *raises fist*
And I want to play multiplayer without getting disconnected and starting all over again!

Bah...I had hopes for this game...
If Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and The Witcher 2 will disappoint me launch...I will have only faith in the bargain bin.

please dont go down the bargain bin road........ sure you will find some awesome games for relatively cheap....ness... but it is always sad seeing a gamer dig through bargain bins....

also, if you are putting faith in your gaming with Skyrim... that is like saying "I will flip this quarter and it will either land heads or tails up."

OT: I was considering buying Crysis 2 today and re-subscribing my XBL account...... but then I got a hungry, so I bought food......

Seriously though, if Crytek was going to set out a patch to enable DX 11, they would be parading it around, after all, Crytek loves DirectX.

I doubt they will/would keep it a secret or a surprise for their gamers, but I have seen developers do some really.......really............REALLY stupid things in the past, so who knows.........

Irridium:

Rednog:

Irridium:
I'm surprised it wasn't supported at launch. Which I believe is just stupid, especially when you hype up developing for the PC and all that.

I really wish I could judge on how well they developed this game for the PC, sadly I'm still stuck on the startup screen, I just can't seem to find the darn start key...

It should be right between the "Ctrl" and "Alt" key. Some keyboards replace it with the Windows Logo though. But it doesn't matter, pressing it doesn't seem to do anything.

You didn't get it, did you?

The_root_of_all_evil:
Sure, why confirm a patch that would actually make more people buy the game?

What is it about so many publishers that they deliberately antagonise their core demographic?

According to Steam stats (which I'd say is a fair indicator of Gamer community) 5.6% of users have both DX11 capable cards and OSes. Hardly a "core demographic" simply a very noisy one.

GeneticallyModifiedDucks:

Irridium:

Rednog:

I really wish I could judge on how well they developed this game for the PC, sadly I'm still stuck on the startup screen, I just can't seem to find the darn start key...

It should be right between the "Ctrl" and "Alt" key. Some keyboards replace it with the Windows Logo though. But it doesn't matter, pressing it doesn't seem to do anything.

You didn't get it, did you?

I got it, I was just trying to be funny...

Grey Carter:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Sure, why confirm a patch that would actually make more people buy the game?

What is it about so many publishers that they deliberately antagonise their core demographic?

According to Steam stats (which I'd say is a fair indicator of Gamer community) 5.6% of users have both DX11 capable cards and OSes. Hardly a "core demographic" simply a very noisy one.

More to the point, I have yet to see ANY game take advantage of DX11 effects. Hell, in the original Crysis DX10 made hardly any difference whatsoever.

Regardless, the fact that I can run Crysis 2 on Very High with a smooth framerate is a VERY welcome result of CryEngine 3. Still looks pretty damn good too.

GeneticallyModifiedDucks:

Irridium:

Rednog:

I really wish I could judge on how well they developed this game for the PC, sadly I'm still stuck on the startup screen, I just can't seem to find the darn start key...

It should be right between the "Ctrl" and "Alt" key. Some keyboards replace it with the Windows Logo though. But it doesn't matter, pressing it doesn't seem to do anything.

You didn't get it, did you?

I didn't. I've never been asked to press start.

Roboto:

GeneticallyModifiedDucks:

Irridium:

It should be right between the "Ctrl" and "Alt" key. Some keyboards replace it with the Windows Logo though. But it doesn't matter, pressing it doesn't seem to do anything.

You didn't get it, did you?

I didn't. I've never been asked to press start.

Obviously you need to adjust your T.V. then.

HerbertTheHamster:

Obviously you need to adjust your T.V. then.

Maybe I'm the exception to the rule, but I bought the game on release day and both of those were fixed by the time I started the game.

Tigurus:

But I want to melee when I say to melee! *raises fist*
And I want to play multiplayer without getting disconnected and starting all over again!

They did patch the game yesterday and the multiplayer seems more stable. I was playing for about an hour today and no disconnects, before the patch I would probably have had a couple in that time.

Rednog:

Irridium:
I'm surprised it wasn't supported at launch. Which I believe is just stupid, especially when you hype up developing for the PC and all that.

I really wish I could judge on how well they developed this game for the PC, sadly I'm still stuck on the startup screen, I just can't seem to find the darn start key...

I just press enter like it says.

Grey Carter:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Sure, why confirm a patch that would actually make more people buy the game?

What is it about so many publishers that they deliberately antagonise their core demographic?

According to Steam stats (which I'd say is a fair indicator of Gamer community) 5.6% of users have both DX11 capable cards and OSes. Hardly a "core demographic" simply a very noisy one.

What it doesn't show though, is the people who a) Want a DX11 card and b) Would then give crecedence to the "PC version isn't dumbed down".

A vocal minority often has a large crowd behind it. Even if they're not working on it, it's a good idea to springboard off.

JeanLuc761:

More to the point, I have yet to see ANY game take advantage of DX11 effects.

So, perhaps saying "We might do this", would be a good idea?

The_root_of_all_evil:

Grey Carter:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Sure, why confirm a patch that would actually make more people buy the game?

What is it about so many publishers that they deliberately antagonise their core demographic?

According to Steam stats (which I'd say is a fair indicator of Gamer community) 5.6% of users have both DX11 capable cards and OSes. Hardly a "core demographic" simply a very noisy one.

What it doesn't show though, is the people who a) Want a DX11 card and b) Would then give crecedence to the "PC version isn't dumbed down".

A vocal minority often has a large crowd behind it. Even if they're not working on it, it's a good idea to springboard off.

JeanLuc761:

More to the point, I have yet to see ANY game take advantage of DX11 effects.

So, perhaps saying "We might do this", would be a good idea?

Eh. Appealing to a potential demographic is far less appealing to companies than appealing to one that definitely exists. The fact is the vast majority of PC users have mid-range-at-best hardware and want games optimized for mid range machines. Despite Crysis' reputation for being tech heavy the truly hardcore graphics-uber-alles gamer made up a far smaller proportion of sales than most people seem to think.

That being said, I find the lack of graphics sliders and options in Crysis 2 disapointing. One of the reasons I play PC games is because I can tweak games to my particular wants. Having to add commands to the .exe just to disable motion blur is... well... ghetto.

Grey Carter:
Having to add commands to the .exe just to disable motion blur is... well... ghetto.

Crysis 2 Advanced Graphics Options Application
http://www.incrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=33008

Support the mod community. They rule.

As a sidenote, they better be coming up with our DX11.
I can deal with having to wait a bit, 'cus after all, better to have the game now and DX11 later, than having to wait for both.

The amount of BS the people who bought it for PC has already had to put up with is crazy.

Grey Carter:

That being said, I find the lack of graphics sliders and options in Crysis 2 disapointing. One of the reasons I play PC games is because I can tweak games to my particular wants. Having to add commands to the .exe just to disable motion blur is... well... ghetto.

Agreed, it's less about DX11 than about acknowledging the problem. Simply brushing off people will make them hunt harder. Notch/Toady/Gabe/Schafer/Pitchford all know the simple trick of waving shinies in front of the crowd to distract them. Kotick/Riccitiello/Cry-Tek still think that carpet-banbombs are the best way for customer service.

DX11 support is growing rapidly.

Also, DX9 now only makes up about 45% of the market. Some games aren't going to even support DX9 anymore.

Additionally, MANY current games support DX11.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_11_support

Most disappointing PC launch evar!

And Crysis 2 suddenly disappears from the list of games on wikipedia that support DX 11. Wish I could have checked their refernce for the claim. Along with Nvidia having to backtrack, this really has been an embarrassing piece of mis-information.

JeanLuc761:

More to the point, I have yet to see ANY game take advantage of DX11 effects.

Erm, Metro 2033, DA2, stalker all support tessellation which is definitely a major DX11 effect. And those are just of the top of my head. You have not looked very hard.

Grey Carter:
Eh. Appealing to a potential demographic is far less appealing to companies than appealing to one that definitely exists. The fact is the vast majority of PC users have mid-range-at-best hardware and want games optimized for mid range machines. Despite Crysis' reputation for being tech heavy the truly hardcore graphics-uber-alles gamer made up a far smaller proportion of sales than most people seem to think.

That being said, I find the lack of graphics sliders and options in Crysis 2 disapointing. One of the reasons I play PC games is because I can tweak games to my particular wants. Having to add commands to the .exe just to disable motion blur is... well... ghetto.

It doesn't go that way... both graphics features and hardware had a symbiotic relationship in the past. Why would a lot of people buy DX11 cards if there are no games making use of them and they can still play everything on Very High/Max anyway (other than their old cards being out of warranty/stop working like in my case)? It's like expecting people to buy a HDTV when every single TV station out there is still transmitting in SD... what's the point?

Also real smooth how they waited till after the Release of the game to make any kind of comment about lack of DX10/11 and till 1 week after it was out to deny any sort of Patch.

Rednog:

I really wish I could judge on how well they developed this game for the PC, sadly I'm still stuck on the startup screen, I just can't seem to find the darn start key...

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I am stuck on your post, can't find press start anywhere... Strange.

Dexter111:

Grey Carter:
Eh. Appealing to a potential demographic is far less appealing to companies than appealing to one that definitely exists. The fact is the vast majority of PC users have mid-range-at-best hardware and want games optimized for mid range machines. Despite Crysis' reputation for being tech heavy the truly hardcore graphics-uber-alles gamer made up a far smaller proportion of sales than most people seem to think.

That being said, I find the lack of graphics sliders and options in Crysis 2 disapointing. One of the reasons I play PC games is because I can tweak games to my particular wants. Having to add commands to the .exe just to disable motion blur is... well... ghetto.

It doesn't go that way... both graphics features and hardware had a symbiotic relationship in the past. Why would a lot of people buy DX11 cards if there are no games making use of them and they can still play everything on Very High/Max anyway (other than their old cards being out of warranty/stop working like in my case)? It's like expecting people to buy a HDTV when every single TV station out there is still transmitting in SD... what's the point?

You're assuming Crytek has a stake in selling hardware, which they don't. The constantly escalating hardware demands of PC gaming are an oft cited reason for Core PC gaming's lesser market share and I can see why Crytek doesn't want Crysis 2 to be the posterboy for excessive hardware requirements like the original game was.

That being said you are right about how they've handled the situation. It's been pretty atrocious thus far.

Grey Carter:

Dexter111:

Grey Carter:
Eh. Appealing to a potential demographic is far less appealing to companies than appealing to one that definitely exists. The fact is the vast majority of PC users have mid-range-at-best hardware and want games optimized for mid range machines. Despite Crysis' reputation for being tech heavy the truly hardcore graphics-uber-alles gamer made up a far smaller proportion of sales than most people seem to think.

That being said, I find the lack of graphics sliders and options in Crysis 2 disapointing. One of the reasons I play PC games is because I can tweak games to my particular wants. Having to add commands to the .exe just to disable motion blur is... well... ghetto.

It doesn't go that way... both graphics features and hardware had a symbiotic relationship in the past. Why would a lot of people buy DX11 cards if there are no games making use of them and they can still play everything on Very High/Max anyway (other than their old cards being out of warranty/stop working like in my case)? It's like expecting people to buy a HDTV when every single TV station out there is still transmitting in SD... what's the point?

You're assuming Crytek has a stake in selling hardware, which they don't. The constantly escalating hardware demands of PC gaming are an oft cited reason for Core PC gaming's lesser market share and I can see why Crytek doesn't want Crysis 2 to be the posterboy for excessive hardware requirements like the original game was.

That being said you are right about how they've handled the situation. It's been pretty atrocious thus far.

Well since nvidia gives them money for to develop games optimized for Nvidia and all cards from the gtx 400+ supports dx11 and has that as a selling point you could argue they get money from nvidia so people will buy shiny new stuff so they can play a shiny new game

Tubez:

Grey Carter:

Dexter111:

It doesn't go that way... both graphics features and hardware had a symbiotic relationship in the past. Why would a lot of people buy DX11 cards if there are no games making use of them and they can still play everything on Very High/Max anyway (other than their old cards being out of warranty/stop working like in my case)? It's like expecting people to buy a HDTV when every single TV station out there is still transmitting in SD... what's the point?

You're assuming Crytek has a stake in selling hardware, which they don't. The constantly escalating hardware demands of PC gaming are an oft cited reason for Core PC gaming's lesser market share and I can see why Crytek doesn't want Crysis 2 to be the posterboy for excessive hardware requirements like the original game was.

That being said you are right about how they've handled the situation. It's been pretty atrocious thus far.

Well since nvidia gives them money for to develop games optimized for Nvidia and all cards from the gtx 400+ supports dx11 and has that as a selling point you could argue they get money from nvidia so people will buy shiny new stuff so they can play a shiny new game

That's a solid point. And it does make me reconsider why Crytek shipped the game without DX11.

Perhaps Nvidia's stance has shifted from "get them to buy our latest card" to simply ensuring a (shiftily) guaranteed performance increased over ATI products.

Grey Carter:

Tubez:

Grey Carter:

You're assuming Crytek has a stake in selling hardware, which they don't. The constantly escalating hardware demands of PC gaming are an oft cited reason for Core PC gaming's lesser market share and I can see why Crytek doesn't want Crysis 2 to be the posterboy for excessive hardware requirements like the original game was.

That being said you are right about how they've handled the situation. It's been pretty atrocious thus far.

Well since nvidia gives them money for to develop games optimized for Nvidia and all cards from the gtx 400+ supports dx11 and has that as a selling point you could argue they get money from nvidia so people will buy shiny new stuff so they can play a shiny new game

That's a solid point. And it does make me reconsider why Crytek shipped the game without DX11.

Perhaps Nvidia's stance has shifted from "get them to buy our latest card" to simply ensuring a (shiftily) guaranteed performance increased over ATI products.

Perhaps.. and I do think its quite brave of crytek to say this will not be a console port and then not ship with dx11... Im sure if they had shipped with dx11 it would have given them a even better reputation ( at least from pc players)

HerbertTheHamster:

Roboto:

GeneticallyModifiedDucks:

You didn't get it, did you?

I didn't. I've never been asked to press start.

Obviously you need to adjust your T.V. then.

Pc version! Ouch!

Actually I'm starting to wonder if that's all part of a viral marketing strategy. I mean, they obviously knew how much they'd piss the PC-nerds off with the "start"- and TV-thing, not to mention the fact that they don't use any of the stuff those guys paid hundreds of bucks for (tesselation and...well...tesselation)...

So why do that? Either they genuinely don't care about the PC market anymore, but then why release a PC version after all?

Or they wanted to create buzz. And hell what an amount of buzz they created!

Well played, EA :)

We'll see how it worked in the sales-figures...

And now confirms it...

http://www.mycrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=22276

Seems to have passed the new posters by....

 

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