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Can consoles run Crysis? It's a question Digital Foundry has considered on a number of occasions in the past, based on tech demo footage Crytek released showing its state-of-the-art CryEngine 3 running on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The recent Xbox Live Crysis 2 multiplayer demo allows us to revisit this topic once more, this time with the benefit of being hands-on with live code.

Right now, it's safe to say that our findings are far from complete. The one level players get to sample is a multiplayer specific stage and doesn't seem to bear much relation to the campaign action we've seen of the game thus far. Crytek has also gone on the record to say that the demo is based on a build of Crysis 2 that is some weeks old, suggesting that a range of smaller changes will be made to the final game.

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when does the demo come out for the Pc? I really want this game biggrin.gif haven't played the first one yet though, and don't plan to either tongue.gif
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Wow, a solid, playable 30 FPS with what seems to be a lot of graphic detail, amazing shadowing, vegetation animation and overall lighting. All of that on GPU tech from 2005.

I'm impressed, and more pumped for the PC version.
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Now it comes new era of "Can it run Crysis 2".
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xbox 360 for sure cant run crysis one
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Well, it looked good, but the "less total destruction"-part was somewhat disappointing. BC2 has a lot of destruction and the battlefield changes a lot over time. OTOH it doesn't look as good as Crysis destruction does. I'll see which I prefer, but I've always liked the idea that I could blow a hole in any wall I wanted to and make my own personal door.
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Originally Posted by trojan92;12273380 
when does the demo come out for the Pc? I really want this game biggrin.gif haven't played the first one yet though, and don't plan to either tongue.gif

That's stupid. Crysis 2 is still more than a month away, which would give you plenty of time to get around Crysis and Crysis Warhead.

They are dirt cheap now.
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect;12273458 
xbox 360 for sure cant run crysis one

that's false as they've had the first Crysis running on it for awhile

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-crysis-console?page=2

digitalfoundry_galleryref3.jpg.jpg

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that was back in 09.
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For those who feel like posting without reading the article:
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Way back in December 2009, our Can Consoles Run Crysis? feature saw us attempt to recreate Crytek's demos within the existing PC game, and guest contributor Nebula rebuilt a PC config based on the visual make-up of the 360 and PS3 footage. His conclusion was that CE3 on console was based on the PC game's "medium" quality setting with some elements dialled back, while others operated on the equivalent of the "very high" setting. Fast forward to 2011 and the ability to see the consoles' actual .cfg file validates the majority of his findings.

InCrysis forum member Doomlord52 went one stage further and actually carried out a point-for-point comparison between the 360 .cfg and what was seen in Crysis Wars on PC, and the conclusions there are enlightening - RAM-heavy features of CryEngine are scaled back to medium settings or even lower, but processing-intensive elements of the tech such as lighting and geometry are correspondingly scaled up.
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28;12273595 
that's false as they've had the first Crysis running on it for awhile

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-crysis-console?page=2

digitalfoundry_galleryref3.jpg.jpg

digitalfoundry_gallerypc3.jpg.jpg

that was back in 09.

thats cry engine 3 still
360 cant run ce2 is what he meant to say I think
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