That would be an absolutely horrible business decision by Crytek. Scalable engines that look nice at ultra settings are a good thing, games that run piss poor on everything except a 1000$ card is lunacy.
So no, I don't believe that to be the case. Crytek is trying to sell their game, not steer 99% of game players away from it.
Edited by xoleras - 2/14/13 at 9:08pm