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Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Coming Next Week

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Crytek has announced that the long-awaited Crysis 2 DirectX 11 and Hi-Res Textures update will arrive next week.

Rumors of a DirectX 11 update for the already hot-looking Crysis 2 first bubbled up back in March, followed by a quick, semi-sort-of denial from Crytek, which responded to reports of the update with a forum post stating, "No patch was ever confirmed, I have no idea why this website even posted such information." But Crytek's biggest problem with the news of the update seemed to be not that it was untrue, but that it came from an unofficial and unsanctioned source.

In any event, it was true and today the studio revealed that it's actually less than a week away. "The DX11 Ultra Upgrade is a free visual improvement add-on introducing DirectX 11 support as well as a wealth of graphical improvements and performance optimization for both DX11 and DX9 APIs," Crytek wrote in an announcement of the package that was apparently premature and has since been pulled but remains on NeoGAF.

"When using the new 'Ultra' spec, DX9 platforms will benefit from realtime local reflections and contact shadows," it continues. "The owners of DX11 platforms, in addition, will be able to enjoy hardware tessellation (requires the installation of the 'Tessellation Package'), parallax occlusion mapping and several improvements for shadows, water, particles, depth of field and motion blur."

The "Crysis 2 DX11 and High Res Textures Update" comes out on June 27 and will require the newly-released 1.9 patch, a video card that supports DirectX 11 and of course the PC version of Crysis 2. For more information, keep an eye on MyCrysis.com.

via: Eurogamer

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Yay! About time, better late than never I suppose. Love the performance improvements with it, and Tessellation looks pretty amazing as well.

Its 2 months later, I don't give a shit. Should have been in with the game.

Kind of odd that it wasn't in the game to begin with. What with Crysis being one of the first games to support DX10, you'd think Crysis 2 would be one of the first to support DX11 right at launch.

Looking forward.
Crysis 2 was sort of stingy on value for money.

Woodsey:
Its 2 months later, I don't give a shit. Should have been in with the game.

This. Crytek can go fuck themselves, they spend months talking about how this game would ship with DX11 and how it would use it to its fullest potential... Fuck them. I didnt even buy the piece of shit and as soon as I heard about DX11 and mod support being left out I was glad I didnt.

No one cares anymore. People are still playing Crysis 1 and Warhead SP rather than Crysis 2 SP or MP. And that has nothing to do with Dx11. It's just a shit game on PC.

Woodsey:
Its 2 months later, I don't give a shit. Should have been in with the game.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
This. Crytek can go fuck themselves, they spend months talking about how this game would ship with DX11 and how it would use it to its fullest potential... Fuck them. I didnt even buy the piece of shit and as soon as I heard about DX11 and mod support being left out I was glad I didnt.

EDIT: And another one:

ImprovizoR:
No one cares anymore. People are still playing Crysis 1 and Warhead SP rather than Crysis 2 SP or MP. And that has nothing to do with Dx11. It's just a shit game on PC.

OT: While I don't have a DX11-capable computer, this is definitely good news to my ears since it means that those who do can now get their money's worth on their fancy hardware.

Although, as good as Crysis 2 is, they really need to increase the range of Nanovision. Maybe not quite to the point of the demo, but definitely to the point where it becomes an effective counter to cloak.

Oh look, another EA game with a Hi-Res Textures update. What a surprise.

Now if only I could get the USB adapter that was supposed to be compatible with Windows 7 to work I could download the drivers for my GTX550 and download this patch.

it's good news even with my dx10 only card, can't be that far away from the SDK release for cryengine 3.

Still don't see how waiting for a patch is any different from a game being delayed 3 months

SomeBoredGuy:

Woodsey:
Its 2 months later, I don't give a shit. Should have been in with the game.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
This. Crytek can go fuck themselves, they spend months talking about how this game would ship with DX11 and how it would use it to its fullest potential... Fuck them. I didnt even buy the piece of shit and as soon as I heard about DX11 and mod support being left out I was glad I didnt.

EDIT: And another one:

ImprovizoR:
No one cares anymore. People are still playing Crysis 1 and Warhead SP rather than Crysis 2 SP or MP. And that has nothing to do with Dx11. It's just a shit game on PC.

OT: While I don't have a DX11-capable computer, this is definitely good news to my ears since it means that those who do can now get their money's worth on their fancy hardware.

Although, as good as Crysis 2 is, they really need to increase the range of Nanovision. Maybe not quite to the point of the demo, but definitely to the point where it becomes an effective counter to cloak.

If not liking a bad game (debatable and a matter of opinion) and telling a dev to fuck off when they promise things they dont keep and give the finger to the community that is the reason the company is where it is now (not debatable, fact) makes me a hater, then color me one.

Just a question for you though, since you seem to be perfectly fine with all this, what is your opinion on the matter? Did they do a good thing? Is saying "The game will ship with DX11 support (btw look at what it can do) and a mod kit", then shipping the game with neither, good practice that is to be applauded? In short, do you like devs to outright lie into your face?

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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Well, it's not as if the devs are conspiring to give you a huge middle finger.

I know it was a huge mistake for Crytek's part in not bringing DX11 out of the box, but at least they're bringing it now. Heck, I guess that it would've been better if they delayed the game a bit more to iron out a few things, but I guess it was not their decision.

They would be lying to your face if they wouldn't care less and didn't released the thing... and give you a middle finger on fire while they're at it.

OT: I don't have a capable system to try this out, but at least it's bringing some neat upgrades and fixes for DX9.

I'm gonna have to join the "Why wasn't this with the release" group here on this one. I don't really care about graphics that much to even care about this (and the game ruined itself perfectly fine by itself for me), but this was promised at launch and they failed to deliver.

If anyone still plays it, then enjoy the better graphics!

SupahGamuh:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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Well, it's not as if the devs are conspiring to give you a huge middle finger.

I know it was a huge mistake for Crytek's part in not bringing DX11 out of the box, but at least they're bringing it now. Heck, I guess that it would've been better if they delayed the game a bit more to iron out a few things, but I guess it was not their decision.

They would be lying to your face if they wouldn't care less and didn't released the thing... and give you a middle finger on fire while they're at it.

OT: I don't have a capable system to try this out, but at least it's bringing some neat upgrades and fixes for DX9.

I do believe that its the publishers fault, they probably rushed the development. I hardly believe that Crytek thought about releasing the game when they knew that it could look better. Its Crytek, they love graphics, its their signature.

I may buy it now that they have finished it.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

SomeBoredGuy:

Woodsey:
Its 2 months later, I don't give a shit. Should have been in with the game.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
This. Crytek can go fuck themselves, they spend months talking about how this game would ship with DX11 and how it would use it to its fullest potential... Fuck them. I didnt even buy the piece of shit and as soon as I heard about DX11 and mod support being left out I was glad I didnt.

EDIT: And another one:

ImprovizoR:
No one cares anymore. People are still playing Crysis 1 and Warhead SP rather than Crysis 2 SP or MP. And that has nothing to do with Dx11. It's just a shit game on PC.

OT: While I don't have a DX11-capable computer, this is definitely good news to my ears since it means that those who do can now get their money's worth on their fancy hardware.

Although, as good as Crysis 2 is, they really need to increase the range of Nanovision. Maybe not quite to the point of the demo, but definitely to the point where it becomes an effective counter to cloak.

If not liking a bad game (debatable and a matter of opinion) and telling a dev to fuck off when they promise things they dont keep and give the finger to the community that is the reason the company is where it is now (not debatable, fact) makes me a hater, then color me one.

Just a question for you though, since you seem to be perfectly fine with all this, what is your opinion on the matter? Did they do a good thing? Is saying "The game will ship with DX11 support (btw look at what it can do) and a mod kit", then shipping the game with neither, good practice that is to be applauded? In short, do you like devs to outright lie into your face?

I got it cause I wanted to, and it didn't have dx11, life went on

Now it does, that'll be pretty cool for a replay.

Be chill

Bout goddamn time. I stopped playing Crysis 2 a while ago to wait on this. Yeah, it's a pretty good shooter regardless, but I bought the damn game so could have some eye candy to utilize my crossfire 6870s.

lol like anyone cares almost 3 months later.

Roboto:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

SomeBoredGuy:
EDIT: And another one:

OT: While I don't have a DX11-capable computer, this is definitely good news to my ears since it means that those who do can now get their money's worth on their fancy hardware.

Although, as good as Crysis 2 is, they really need to increase the range of Nanovision. Maybe not quite to the point of the demo, but definitely to the point where it becomes an effective counter to cloak.

If not liking a bad game (debatable and a matter of opinion) and telling a dev to fuck off when they promise things they dont keep and give the finger to the community that is the reason the company is where it is now (not debatable, fact) makes me a hater, then color me one.

Just a question for you though, since you seem to be perfectly fine with all this, what is your opinion on the matter? Did they do a good thing? Is saying "The game will ship with DX11 support (btw look at what it can do) and a mod kit", then shipping the game with neither, good practice that is to be applauded? In short, do you like devs to outright lie into your face?

I got it cause I wanted to, and it didn't have dx11, life went on

Now it does, that'll be pretty cool for a replay.

Be chill

Sure... Lets just be chill and let devs fuck us over... I dont have a problem with the game itself. I have a problem with the fact that they said the game WILL ship with DX11 and the game WILL ship with mod kits. And it didnt.

SupahGamuh:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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Well, it's not as if the devs are conspiring to give you a huge middle finger.

I know it was a huge mistake for Crytek's part in not bringing DX11 out of the box, but at least they're bringing it now. Heck, I guess that it would've been better if they delayed the game a bit more to iron out a few things, but I guess it was not their decision.

They would be lying to your face if they wouldn't care less and didn't released the thing... and give you a middle finger on fire while they're at it.

OT: I don't have a capable system to try this out, but at least it's bringing some neat upgrades and fixes for DX9.

I dont know what your definition of lying is, but let me just give you an example to clarify mine. Dev says game will ship with DX11 support and will use its features - game ships and no DX11.

And they clearly dont give 2 shits about the PC community. I think its just a pity, considering PC got them where they are now - without the support of the PC community they would probably be analyzing facebook trends for Activision or something. Its like you lending 500 bucks to a friend short on cash, he spends 2 bucks of that to buy a lottery ticket, wins 2 million bucks. 2 years later you find yourself in a rough patch and ask him if he can lend you 100 bucks and he says no. Or rather, he says yes, waggles the money in front of your nose, throws it away and offers it to you 6 months later when you dont want or need it anymore.

Some people may say better late than never but honestly, they can keep the patch and any games they make. I wont be buying any Crytek games in the future.

Bout effing time! I have been waiting on this patch for quite a while!

Eat shit Crytek!

I can't help but feel that there is alot of hate for Crytek due to a perceived competition between Crysis and Call of Duty combined with rampant CoD fanboyism. Every time there is news on a Crysis game on the Escapist about 80% of the people go "fuck Crytek", and when there is news on yet another Call of Duty game, there's alot of "can't wait to buy this'".

Well at least Crytek innovates and tries to do something new and different with every game, whereas the Call of Duty, Modern Warfare factorys' yearly production schedule features the same graphics and gameplay all over again with different backdrops.

Tiamat666:
I can't help but feel that there is alot of hate for Crytek due to a perceived competition between Crysis and Call of Duty combined with rampant CoD fanboyism. Every time there is news on a Crysis game on the Escapist about 80% of the people go "fuck Crytek", and when there is news on yet another Call of Duty game, there's alot of "can't wait to buy this'".

Well at least Crytek innovates and tries to do something new and different with every game, whereas the Call of Duty, Modern Warfare factorys' yearly production schedule features the same graphics and gameplay all over again with different backdrops.

I think you misunderstand. People are upset at Crytek for out right lying about the inclusion of DirectX 11 on release. Not saying that's necessarily any better, but it's the main reason.

DX11 patched in? Really?!

C'mon! When will game devs quit this BS of "patching" in newer DX support, or simply adding it last minute before the game ships?!

Until game devs start developing titles from the ground up with DX10 or DX11 support in mind, titles will continue to run poorly, be un-optimized, and features will just generally be not worth the hassle to use unless you have a high-end rig.

Devs have got to stop these shennanigans. Decide to develop your title from the ground up with DX11 in mind. If users don't have DX11 capable hardware - oh well. This is how the industry moved forward from DX8 a decade ago . . . YES, AN EFFIN DECADE AGO . . . and devs are still hung up on making their titles DX9 compliant first and foremost; an graphics API that is aging quickly and needs to be left alone to die peacefully. It's run it's course. The industry NEEDS to move on.

Regarding Crytek and C2. Not cool. It's nice y'all finally decided to hook up the PC crowd with the improved visuals we were supposed to have over the console crowd . . . y ou remember, that "feature" that was promised ages ago when C2 was first developed? I can clearly remember a statement from Crytek blatantly pointing out that the PC version will look and play better, as the game's development is being designed primarily on PC for PC. Better visuals and hi-res textures shouldn't be added in later down the road as an after thought . . . they should be there day one.

All this says to me is that the game wasn't 100% ready when it was shipped out the door. We got a finished cake . . . but with no icing.

Honestly I don't think DX11 will make it any better. I got stuck on a mid-campaign boss fight, quit, and haven't had the urge to play again. I didn't realize just how bored I was until I fired up something else.

I had much love and anticipation for it, but it went down pretty quickly , played 15 mins of free MP demo, found out it's a call of duty clone and never touched it again.

Singleplayer was unplayable because of: 1. ridicolously unrealistic depth of field; 2. apeshit crazy motion blur; 3. stupid FOV; 4. clunky controls; 5; nanosuit is ruined 6; feels unoriginal

That nanosuit ann, ... the code appears to be less advanced then crysis 1, i treally FEELS like a poor console game would, sorry crytek.

I think Crysis 2 was a huge disappoint for PC, in terms of gameplay.

But i sill have it and i can't wait to mod in the old crysis levels with the new editor :D

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

Woodsey:
Its 2 months later, I don't give a shit. Should have been in with the game.

This. Crytek can go fuck themselves, they spend months talking about how this game would ship with DX11 and how it would use it to its fullest potential... Fuck them. I didnt even buy the piece of shit and as soon as I heard about DX11 and mod support being left out I was glad I didnt.

Agree with you 2....also you forget they just out right ported the console version over to the pc and didnt even do a good job to hide the fact they did

silverbullet1989:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

Woodsey:
Its 2 months later, I don't give a shit. Should have been in with the game.

This. Crytek can go fuck themselves, they spend months talking about how this game would ship with DX11 and how it would use it to its fullest potential... Fuck them. I didnt even buy the piece of shit and as soon as I heard about DX11 and mod support being left out I was glad I didnt.

Agree with you 2....also you forget they just out right ported the console version over to the pc and didnt even do a good job to hide the fact they did

Press Start to play... Good times...

Seriously though, I can live with good console ports. Only porting the game to PC? Thats fine, as long as it runs well and doesnt have xbox controller button prompts. I just hate them for flat out lying into everyones face. They really did owe it to the PC gamers as well.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

silverbullet1989:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

This. Crytek can go fuck themselves, they spend months talking about how this game would ship with DX11 and how it would use it to its fullest potential... Fuck them. I didnt even buy the piece of shit and as soon as I heard about DX11 and mod support being left out I was glad I didnt.

Agree with you 2....also you forget they just out right ported the console version over to the pc and didnt even do a good job to hide the fact they did

Press Start to play... Good times...

Seriously though, I can live with good console ports. Only porting the game to PC? Thats fine, as long as it runs well and doesnt have xbox controller button prompts. I just hate them for flat out lying into everyones face. They really did owe it to the PC gamers as well.

And wen we say these types of things, were labelled as pc elitist's / pc fanboys etc, yet at the moment a lot of the console players are up in arms over the difference between the console version of bf3 and the pc version lol

Andy Chalk:
already hot-looking Crysis 2

But despite 4 extra years after crysis 1, worse looking.

Why bother now? Even the fact they called it a "free visual improvement" is stupid it should be called a patch and there is no reason to mention that it's free except to get attention from people who haven't played it

PCgasm... It should have been in at launch even if the PC release was delayed 2 months after the console launch. I really did not think it would arrive after all the rumours. And just at the right time as Crysis 2 is pretty cheap to purchase now. I know it may not be as good as the original as far as open-ended-ness goes, but Crytek have partly redeemed themselves in my eyes. Now the game is so cheap with proper DX 11 support, i.e tessellation, they look to have themselves a sale. Will just wait to see that the patches don't just make the game un-playable due to them doing no optimisation on them just so they can be out the door and the game can be listed as supporting DX11.....

The problem is it will still be a disappointing PC launch for them, but you reap what you sow....

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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I wasn't saying that it was a good thing that the game shipped without these things, I just think it's silly to off on a ridiculous rage about it. Be realistic. These devs aren't idiots, if they do something then it's going to be for a reason. Mod tools take time to develop, and I can see no reason why a dev would just randomly decide "TROLOLOLOL WE'RE NOT GONNA INCLUDE DX11 FOR NO REASON AT ALL TROLOLOL", odds are that if a dev says they're going to do something and it takes an extended period of time to do so, then there is a good reason for it. After all, removing DX11 for such a long time would do nothing but decrease profits from people wanting to get the most out of their hardware.

When I post a picture of a panda riding a toy horse with the caption "Haters gonna hate", I'd have thought it'd be pretty clear that it is a bit of a joke. I wasn't making fun of your point, because I agree that DX11 should have been in the base game, I was simply making fun of your inflammatory way of presenting your point to which I could only sit back and laugh at people getting angry over this while I simply just enjoy the brilliant game, DX11 or not, that Crytek have made.

Good Christ PC gamers love to rage. I mean seriously, the fact that the game shipped without DX 11 probably isn't even Crytek's fault. It's probably caused by an EA set deadline that they can do nothing about. At least they then carried on developing it, and released it, even if it was late.

Anyway, I actually loved the game, and I seriously doubt that I would even be able to tell the difference once they've added all their fancy stuff. Maybe if PC gamers weren't so graphics obsessed, developers would take more time to make the PC versions better, since less sophisticated graphics = less dev costs. That way there wouldn't be a million cries of "Oh look, another crappy console port. HURDUR CONSOLE TARDS TOOK OUR DEVS!"

SomeBoredGuy:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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I wasn't saying that it was a good thing that the game shipped without these things, I just think it's silly to off on a ridiculous rage about it. Be realistic. These devs aren't idiots, if they do something then it's going to be for a reason. Mod tools take time to develop, and I can see no reason why a dev would just randomly decide "TROLOLOLOL WE'RE NOT GONNA INCLUDE DX11 FOR NO REASON AT ALL TROLOLOL", odds are that if a dev says they're going to do something and it takes an extended period of time to do so, then there is a good reason for it. After all, removing DX11 for such a long time would do nothing but decrease profits from people wanting to get the most out of their hardware.

When I post a picture of a panda riding a toy horse with the caption "Haters gonna hate", I'd have thought it'd be pretty clear that it is a bit of a joke. I wasn't making fun of your point, because I agree that DX11 should have been in the base game, I was simply making fun of your inflammatory way of presenting your point to which I could only sit back and laugh at people getting angry over this while I simply just enjoy the brilliant game, DX11 or not, that Crytek have made.

Do you feel lonely? You probably do since you are alone in your opinion that Crysis 2 was a brilliant game.

Im not sure how often im going to have to clarify this, I must have done so about 3 times now, but I dont give a shit how good the game is, when it came out, why things were excluded, this is what counts: crytek insisted, promised, shouted that Crysis 2 would ship with mod tools and DX11, and it didnt. They advertised them and they werent in the final product. If they had said "Sorry folks, no DX11 until 6 months after release" that would be fine. The problem here is false advertising and flat out lying in consumers faces when they knew fully well the product would not incorporate the things they were promising.

Do I have to write that again, maybe this time in caps? Or are you capable of reading a post properly? There is no rational defense for Crytek in this case. None.

razer17:
Good Christ PC gamers love to rage. I mean seriously, the fact that the game shipped without DX 11 probably isn't even Crytek's fault. It's probably caused by an EA set deadline that they can do nothing about. At least they then carried on developing it, and released it, even if it was late.

Anyway, I actually loved the game, and I seriously doubt that I would even be able to tell the difference once they've added all their fancy stuff. Maybe if PC gamers weren't so graphics obsessed, developers would take more time to make the PC versions better, since less sophisticated graphics = less dev costs. That way there wouldn't be a million cries of "Oh look, another crappy console port. HURDUR CONSOLE TARDS TOOK OUR DEVS!"

Heres another guy who needs to read the posts hes making fun of again, properly this time. Not only this, its painfully clear he has no idea, not the slightest clue, what he is talking about. Wont be able to tell the difference? A picture of tessellation is right there at the top in the article. Im sorry but frankly, if you cant see the difference you probably cant play the game either way because at that point you must be so blind you cant see the screen when its 2 inches from your face anyway. Im not saying you need to care, you are right when you say graphics arent all that important anyway, but brushing away very valid complaints without even looking into them properly and still insisting on giving ones opinion on it is highly ignorant.

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