Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
Please provide some proof that 99.7% of PC gamers are unable to play Crysis 2...
Take a look at the latest Steam survey and tell me that most people have graphics cards that can play Crysis 2. Not to mention on highest settings to fully enjoy the game they paid for.
OT: Simple fact is Crytek didn't fail in their game, they didn't even fail in the graphics. They failed in expectations...everyone expected a bone crushing graphical experience from Crysis 2. They didn't just want a beautiful game, they wanted a game that was on the very edge of technology and shattered everyone's imagination for graphics. PC Gamers also expected it to be programmed for PC.
First expectation fail: Press Start
Gamer Conclusion: Didn't bother to QA your product for your #1 fans
Second expectation fail: No DX11
Gamer Conclusion: How can you say you have the best graphical game and not even use the latest graphical technology.
Third expectation fail: No Optimization
Gamer Conclusion: Another QA fail, they didn't even bother to produce an efficient product. Gamers give respect to developers that show respect back to their customers by producing a high quality product for the consumers money.
This last fail hits on a lot of levels that the princes of uber rigs don't understand (Is my rig terrible, NO!). The GPU will be run harder for no reason, hotter GPU, more watts of power, more electricity. Then you have gamers that have a rig that runs the game at 50fps...well they'll just turn it down so the game doesn't lock up for that millisecond that got them killed...great now they can't even enjoy the game like they wanted to because Crytek can't optimize the game properly.
Should the consumer take the hit on an unoptimized game when it would have taken a bit more effort on Cryteks part to optimize the game?
Expectations will kill any experience and Crytek did not live up to those expectations for a lot of gamers. They have a lot of PR work to do if they expect their next game to sell well.