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With no Directx11 at launch, I'm cancelling my PC preorder

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Initial post: Mar 4, 2011 10:39:27 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 4, 2011 10:41:09 AM PST
I bought this 580 gtx, modded it with Arctic Cooling Xtreme Plus, modded bios and overclocked to 942 core, and built this $2000 4.2 overclocked 6core cpu/16gb ram/watercooled system for this game that should have been released last year. Now launch day is two weeks away after numerous delays and Crytek announces that not only is the game built around Directx 9 instead of Directx 11, but now only the Directx 9 version will ship on PC and some Directx 11 effects will be patched on sometime later in the future. If you've dealt with Crytek game patches in the past, you know they aren't very reliable (Crysis 1 still crashes in Directx 10 with the latest patch). I feel so let down. So I was expected to beat the game in Directx 9, then a year later play through it again when and if a Directx 11 "patch" is released?!Time to cancel this preorder and pick up the game on Steam when the price goes down. And Amazon is still charging the FULL $60 for the game, while console player can get $10-$20 dollars off for a full version of their game. Steam, I'll be seeing you when the sale starts.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 4:40:49 PM PST
TruthBringR says:
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Posted on Mar 4, 2011 6:34:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 4, 2011 6:55:36 PM PST
How'd ya guess, bro?

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 7:09:34 PM PST
Dalton says:
crysis 2 will be DX11 i download the full crysis 2 leak it show Dx 9 10 11 but i colud ues it cauce it was a unfiish game and if you go to geforce site and go to crysis 2 it say it will uesing Dx11

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 11:40:07 PM PST
John Lemon says:
Why the hell would you admit to trying to steal the game? Moron.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2011 9:10:56 AM PST
Dalton says:
i din;t steal the game lot people on the crysis 2 forums say they try the leak game it not worng to try the leak game i even post on crysis 2 formus they din;t care .. im not the moron who hack in the crysis and put the unfish game

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 11:14:46 PM PST
AshleyV says:
I just wish I could read what you are saying.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 12:53:01 AM PST
John Lemon says:
I think you just proved you are a moron with whatever it was you just posted.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2011 6:12:12 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 7, 2011 11:03:13 PM PST
I guess Metro 2033 will continue to be the standard for Directx 11 games until maybe Battlefield 3 is released...

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 3:49:14 AM PST
Yea, Metro 2034 was just annouced. Im pumped. Being a die hard crysis fan i would get it on the pc anyways because yes i heard about the direct 9 at launch but dude the game still looks amazing even in direct 9, maybe not as good as crysis(the first one or warhead) looks but i heard direct 11 will be out a couple of weeks after the release. Ive played the pc demo and xbox demo and the difference in graphics are way different. pc being bright and crisp while the xbox version things pop up on the walls when you go closer and the game is more darker. The direct 11 at launch is a minor set back thats all. Get the game and you will love it even if you just play the multiplayer instead of the story until you can play in its glory of graphics. Just dont go console...its not worth it.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 12:14:06 PM PST
I'm considering it Keith. Maybe I'll preorder again if Amazon offers something to make it more worthwhile. Still a couple of weeks before release. Maybe I'll finish enough of my backlogged games by then and be looking for a new Directx 9 challenge by the 22nd.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2011 9:50:09 PM PST
Matt says:
@Tech Friendly,

If you don't mind digital downloads D2D (Direct2Drive) is offering 20% off all games purchased, including pre-orders. That brings the price of Crysis 2 down to $47.96...not a bad deal. It's the limited edition as well, and you can use the serial key provided by D2D on Steam if you wish, so it's pretty much the exact copy on Amazon, except digital instead of physical.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 10:29:26 AM PST
Fence Jumper says:
yea i canceled my pre-order as well... the demo got real booring real quick.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 12:23:16 PM PST
Sam says:
dalton's a dumbass

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 10:11:07 PM PDT
Weston says:
You don't even need all of that hardware to play Crysis 2 maxed out. What a waste of money.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2011 10:36:13 PM PDT
@Wes L You're telling me. Now I found digital version of the game is $38.55 @ Can't remember the last time I used a game disc in my PC. Oh wait, it was Unreal Tournament 2007. Install the game and never used the disc again. Since Amazon isn't giving a real discount for ordering, looks like we have a winner g2play.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2011 10:46:00 PM PDT
Weston says:
I spent 1200 on my PC, and that was 2 years ago, and I play the Crysis 2 demo maxed out with very good FPS. Anyways, get Dragon Age 2! Just beat it, and it was amazing! Get it for PC, the console version is absolutely horrible!

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 11:17:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 13, 2011 11:18:09 PM PDT
Just got Dragon Age 2 on PC, and I am in love. Also I found this video comparing the Crysis 2 differences between the PC Directx 9 Demo and 360 Demo. It's clear that even the Directx 9 version has clearer, more defined textures, much better lighting, and the absence of the console's microstuttering of the gun being held. I just feel like I could have kept my Directx 10 rig I built a couple of years ago with the Core 2 Duo, 8gigs of ram, and ATI 4870 for Crysis 2 without any real difference in performance. See it here:

Well Crysis 2 will still be preordered (at half price on another site), and I will just have to take comfort in the fact that games like Metro, Dragon Age 2, and a few others I own really benefit from the power of my new monster rig because with the new 55 inch Dynex LCD TV I'm using as a computer monitor, every game is being played at 1920x1080. P.S. Just got into Demon Souls on PS3 last week. That game is incredible and truly looking forward to the sequel, Dark Souls.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 9:21:17 AM PDT
Jeff B. says:
Did anyone expect Crysis 2 to be that incredible when it was able to be ported to the PS3 and 360?

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 9:48:08 AM PDT
Review of the PC version. Use Google Translate.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 12:31:58 PM PDT
Schwe1nehund says:
Tech Friendly, I think I understand where you're coming from, but don't write it off until you actualy play the game. It looks and plays very well on the PC - no doubt the best looking DX10 on the market - believe it or not I actually think it looks better than Metro.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 2:27:43 PM PDT
hmm think i just cancel my pre-order then and just get it regularly and wait for the reviews

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 4:55:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 17, 2011 4:56:19 PM PDT
Echo says:
Not sure where you heard that it won't launch with DX11. I am curious, do you have reliable a source?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 11:55:34 PM PDT
Jeff S says:
@ Jeff B. Just because a game doesn't push the limits of a PC doesn't necessarily mean it's not a good game.
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