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Wednesday, 30 March 2011 09:40

No DX11 patch on tap for Crysis 2

Written by David Stellmack

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Crytek says no DX11 patch was ever confirmed
Talk of a DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 on the PC has been something that has been rumored for a long time. Many of our sources have told us that we could expect full DX11 support that would be delivered in a patch for the PC version after release. (Not to pour gasoline on a fire, but we seem to recall Nvidia having this on a list of titles to have DX11 support back in January.)

The rumors appear to be false, or at least nothing more than wishing for DX11 support. Apparently, in the MyCrysis forums one of the forum moderators was quick to address the situation. Cry-Tom is quoted as saying, “No patch was ever confirmed.” Later on in his posting he reminds players that, “When there are any big announcements regarding Crysis 2 they will be posted on MyCrysis.com, and if you don’t see it on MyCrysis.com then it isn’t genuine.”

While Cry-Tom stopped short of saying that it would never happen, he apparently is suggesting that Crytek is focused on other things at the moment; and if DX11 support is added in a patch somewhere down the line, they are not ready to announce it or to talk about it at this time. No real surprise that they don’t want to talk about it if it isn’t announced.

Our sources tell us that they are now unsure as to Crytek’s plans on adding DX11 support. Because of the Nvidia posting, it was thought that this was a ‘given,’ but now we are not so sure. From the talk around the water cooler we are hearing, it seems that for the time being we would not count on it. Of course, who knows what the future holds?


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+30 #1 ryanyomomma 2011-03-30 10:00
haha CryFAIL. Next franchise.
 
 
0 #2 muppet show 2011-03-30 10:04
Unlike adding new features with OpenGL extensions, updating DirectX engines to new versions / to include new features is no trivial matter ... wouldn't surprise me if it doesn't happen or doesn't happen for a long time.

Supposedly Crysis 3 will come much sooner than 2 did after 1, again with a new engine, so I don't think it'd surprise anyone if they skipped updating the current engine.

P.S. This is one of the many reasons why OpenGL is inherently superior to DirectX.
 
 
+22 #3 logan 2011-03-30 10:05
ridiculous .
 
 
+27 #4 arclight 2011-03-30 10:12
Quote:
Of course, who knows what the future holds?




More console ports?
 
 
+9 #5 Sodomy 2011-03-30 10:21
Quoting muppet show:
P.S. This is one of the many reasons why OpenGL is inherently superior to DirectX.


The only problem is that they haven't updated openGL in serveral years, and it is getting outpaced by directX. hopefully with iD's new game and what not, we may see a revival.
 
 
+30 #6 g_force7129 2011-03-30 10:27
i dont understand how a game can go backwards......... i paid $110 AUD for this :( FAIL
 
 
+15 #7 joe pineapples 2011-03-30 10:35
What a joke. And Nvidia expect to sell their 590 cards on the strength of playing what exactly?.

On the flipside, been enjoying the game, even in dx9.
 
 
-13 #8 function69 2011-03-30 10:45
Ouch! But from I've heard it looks decent in dx9. Actually, I've always said that dx11 is overrated and dx9 still has a lot of life in it. DX11 was created as an excuse to suck more money from gamers as the differences are hard to see, especially in fast paced games, maybe just in screenshots.
 
 
-5 #9 arclight 2011-03-30 10:48
By the way is the ADS (aiming down the sight) still not toggled? What a lame excuse for a modern fps.
 
 
+15 #10 Boomstick777 2011-03-30 10:56
Quoting joe pineapples:
What a joke. And Nvidia expect to sell their 590 cards on the strength of playing what exactly?.




On the strength of its explosive qualitys?
 

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