• Hardware Requirements of Crysis 2 Anticipated Game Will Not Be High

    Crytek's very beautiful, yet tremendously demanding Crysis game released in 2007 and its sequel Crysis Warhead launched in 2009 were technological breakthroughs of their time. Unfortunately, their hardware requirements were so high that even today's high-end hardware cannot provide decent performance with maximum quality. But according to Crytek, the demands of Crysis 2 will be much more moderate.
    Minimum system requirements for highly-anticipated Crysis 2 game describe a personal computer with AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz microprocessor, ATI Radeon HD 3850 512MB or Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB graphics card, 2GB of memory and 9GB of spare hard drive space. The game will work on Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems. In fact, minimal requirements of Crysis 2 are not too much higher compared to the original Crysis.

    Quite logically, the minimum system will launch Crysis 2 with minimum quality settings, which will not allow experiencing the game in full. In order to play the game the way its designers meant and a PC with recommended hardware configuration may easily include cream-of-the-creams of today’s hardware. Still, there is a lot of hope that Crysis 2 will not become a technology demo and a benchmark because of its hardware requirements.
    The CryEngine 3, which powers the Crysis 2 title, is developed for personal computers as well as for Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles which are akin to PCs from 2005 – 2006 timeframe. As a result, the game engine itself is scalable and should be optimized to provide decent image quality amid smooth frame-rate even on low-performance system.

    Source: Xbit Labs
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. hersi's Avatar
      hersi -
      It's because they're trying to capitalize on the console market. That's a no-brainer.

      And anyone that says that the PC doesn't suffer from consolized ports needs to get their head checked. Since companies are spreading themselves too thin to cover all ports, the quality standard has gone to shit in the last decade or so. Hence the reason why PC games have lowered their standards so damn much. If you don't believe me, check this video out.

      This is fucking ridiculous.
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      I totally agree. PC versions of games should be better even if its just slightly for obvious hardware reasons but there just not lately.
      And I've played that game (not completed 'cos I didn't like it) and I never noticed what the video is showing before and that's mental. Not firing a single shot should make you very dead in the game but it doesn't.

      The sarcasm at 9.06 and 12.50+ is funny lol