Originally Posted by Rising
Didn't someone say that DX10/11 were locked out in the Beta and demo? If it's just locked out, then it's possible that many effects were indeed implemented. They can properly implement DX11 and strip all the files and lock out whatever options from the menu if they so desired.
Not saying that DX11 will be properly implemented but if the final game comes with DX10, there's a good chance it can still kick the console version's ass.
Now look at the GTX 590. Crytek strikes a deal with nvidia. Nvidia pours money into Crytek's bank account. Crytek releases Crysis 2 on a date coinciding with the release of the GTX 590. Crytek says that they will release a DX11 patch later (possibly on the same day). Most likely to coincide with the release of the 590 (they cannot be positive that the 590 will release on the very same day).
Why would Nvidia pour such money into Crytek if Crytek were not going to do something to actually make use of the 590? If it is just a crappy console port, a GTX 260 could probably max the damn thing.
Just using some logic and reason here. Not getting my hopes up either way.
Did you hear about the leak? What makes you think it was 'locked' when there was not even a DX10/DX11 folder? It's just the same as Crysis 1: it's natively coded in DX9. The leak proved that.
What's the difference between DX10 and DX9? In terms of visuals, there is pretty much none. Did you play Crysis 1? Then you should know that modding the config could get you the same 'very-high' visuals on DX9.
A DX11 patch? A patch. Come back to reality. It won't change anything. If they should change something, it should be the textures, the Parallax occlusion mapping and the water shader. In the leak I played, let's say that those were crap compared to C1. Crysis 1 worked really well on DX9/DX10, hell I don't even see why they should include DX11.
The leak was better in terms of visuals than the consoles. But it didn't 'wow' me, like it did with C1. They simply didn't keep up with their reputation. (Well, in fact, they ruined their reputation since C2 wasn't well received for Xbox360/PS3 players because of the choppy FPS/gameplay.) That
is what disappoints most of us. Basically they forgot the PC community. Crytek is all on money now.
Now, there isn't a lot of chance the GTX590 coming out will do any good. The GTX590 needs to be released anyway; Nvidia, I think, is just doing that to answer the hype. Check myCrysis, the official screenshots from the game that Crytek took themselves. It's exactly the same graphics we saw in the leak. Like I said before, one proof that shows us the leak was probably the final release is that they coded the menu to work with the PC. There was three configs; gamer, advanced and hardcore. Why the hell would they have worked on those three configs if they were to be replaced by an advanced graphic config? Remember, it was last edited January 13th.