Crysis 2 to get its DirectX 11 makeover on June 27

Finally! Now that, you know, hardcore PC enthusiasts have had time to play Crysis 2 and get sick of it, Crytek is on the verge of releasing a patch that will bring DirectX 11 eye candy to the sci-fi shooter. A short FAQ posted earlier today on MyCrysis reveals that both the DX11-enabling 1.9 patch and the accompanying "High Res Texture packages" will be available from that same website on Monday, June 27.

According to the official change log, which was posted right around the same time, relevant changes in version 1.9 of Crysis 2 will include:

  • Added Contact Shadows
  • Added DX11 benchmark level
  • Added DX11 support for Crysis 2 (the following features only work when downloading the optional DX11 package here):
    • Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
    • High Quality HDR Motion Blur
    • Realistic Shadows with Variable Penumbra
    • Sprite Based Bokeh Depth of Field
    • Parallax Occlusion Mapping
    • Particles Motion Blur, Shadows and Art Updates
    • Water Rendering improvements and using Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
  • Added Realtime Local Reflections

As luck would have it, the PC version of Crysis 2 is currently on sale on EA’s Origin online distribution service for $39.99. If you were hoping to grab it on Steam, though, too bad—EA pulled the game from Valve’s service earlier this month due to purportedly unfavorable terms and conditions. (Thanks to Shacknews for the link.)

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    • DarkUltra
    • 8 years ago

    Does this mean we get a 60Hz limit like DX10 version of Crysis 1? for 120hz “3d ready” lcd and crt monitors I mean.

    • ALiLPinkMonster
    • 8 years ago

    Crysis 2 is a mess IMO. It’s like they took Halo and Call of Duty (two franchises that have been ruined themselves), put them into a pot, sprinkled a TINY little bit of original Crysis on top, stirred it for a few seconds, seriously under cooked it so that it’s riddled with salmonella, and slopped it onto a table. Didn’t even remember to put a plate under it.

    Point: dolled up graphics won’t make a bad (again, IMO) game any better.

    • Silus
    • 8 years ago

    Cyril,

    You say EA pulled the game off of Steam and then link to an article that says exactly otherwise. That it was Valve removing Crysis 2 from the Steam catalog…you should fix your text to reflect that.

    AS for the DX11 patch, if anyone that haven’t played the game because “it didn’t have DX11” (one of the most ridiculous things to bash the game on), I’ll let you know a little secret: the game will not magically get much better than it is, because it uses DX11…

    • cybot_x1024
    • 8 years ago

    I wish they’d add a sanbox patch and an AI patch. At least it would get to be as fun as warhead with those

    • VinnyC
    • 8 years ago

    No Steam, no purchase.

    • yogibbear
    • 8 years ago

    Oh yah, I might finally purchase it. Oh what? It’s not on steam. Forget it then! Cervat Yerli you ARE DEAD TO ME.

      • Meadows
      • 8 years ago

      For pity’s sake people, it’s Cevat, not Cervat. The only “R” is in Yerli, you dyslectic fools.

        • yogibbear
        • 8 years ago

        This explains why my Death Note wasn’t working properly. Thanks 😉

    • Arclight
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Finally! Now that, you know, hardcore PC enthusiasts have had time to play Crysis 2 and get sick of it, Crytek is on the verge of releasing a patch that will bring DirectX 11 eye candy to the sci-fi shooter. A short FAQ posted earlier today on MyCrysis reveals that both the DX11-enabling 1.9 patch and the accompanying "High Res Texture packages" will be available from that same website on Monday, June 27.[/quote<] One could look at this and say "Well i payed for a complete DX 11 title and you gave me a DX 9 console port, i believe i'm entitled to ask for penalties of 0,X% of the price per day from the date i purchased this game till the date you finished it by releasing DX 11 patch". Now EA is gonna come out an say " Oh we designed and developed a Dx 11 game just for the PC and now sales have come down. Never again shall we spend our precious time just for developing games for the PC, not to mention the rampant piracy...bla bla bla......"

    • Farting Bob
    • 8 years ago

    Im surprised EA isnt releasing this as “a super HD DX11” DLC for $9.99.

      • BehemothJackal
      • 8 years ago

      But Activision would.

    • stratosrally
    • 8 years ago

    Anyone know how big the downloads for the 1.9 patch & the high res texture packages will be? I only like single-player shooters and I would like to play it again with the upgrade to see if it’s nicer the second time through. I thought it was OK (but not great) the first time.

    • Arclight
    • 8 years ago

    You guys remember what the developers were saying before release? “Crysis 2 will look best on PC”. Well they finally deliver and what a joy it has been (/sarcasm).

    I only played the demo before release and i understood right the way that this was not a competitive shooter. Apparently super soldiers from the future with nanosuits can’t shoot an elephant at 10m away with a rifle unless they use iron sights at which point the recoil might not allow you more than 2 hit marks. This is not the kind of game you can enjoy long term on multiplayer….think about it, the player has no incentive to become better at aiming, shooting, there is no team collaboration other than “oh let’s all run this way”, the maps are small…. and so on.

    I dare say in less than 1 year all their servers will be either vacant or have maximum 4-5 players on them.
    I’m laughing a little about EA is thinking now “We created the 1337est game and now we give mortals the gift of DX 11”. XD

    • ish718
    • 8 years ago

    Most of those features can be done with dx9…

    **Sry for double post, crappy blackberry browser**

      • ClickClick5
      • 8 years ago

      Troll.

      Let the DX11 hungry peeps have DX11.
      Stop dream smashing.

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 8 years ago

      Most maybe, but not all.

      Plus, DX10/11 paths should be faster.

        • Bensam123
        • 8 years ago

        Is that before or after it was ‘optimized’ for a six year old console running dx9?

        • ish718
        • 8 years ago

        It won’t be built on Dx10/11 from the ground up. So I doubt it would be any faster, I expect it to be significantly slower with all those extra feats pounding the gpu.

          • UltimateImperative
          • 8 years ago

          They’ll be able to use the new Dx10/11 shader stuff to get a bit more performance, like BF:BC2. As for “building from the ground up”, they already have an abstraction layer for the GPU stuff anyway, and dx9->dx10 was mostly about cleaning up and reorganising stuff to simplify things.

          • BobbinThreadbare
          • 8 years ago

          When DX 10 games were first coming out, games had two modes, DX9 and 10, the DX10 path was almost always faster.

          Are you suggesting these games were built from the ground up with DX10 and not simply patched while in development?

            • ish718
            • 8 years ago

            Actually, the performance of the first dx10 games was very bad. Few games have a dx10 version that is faster than their dx9 version. Fewer games have a dx11 version that is faster than their dx9 version, if there are any? O_o

            • bcronce
            • 8 years ago

            Civ5 is over twice as fast in DX11 and BF3 does many lighting effects about 6 times faster.

    • ish718
    • 8 years ago

    Most of those features can be done with dx9…

    • bcronce
    • 8 years ago

    If they wanted to make full use of DX11, they would have to re-write the engine from the ground up. Instead, they just had a DX9 engine with some patches to add in a few features.

    • Meadows
    • 8 years ago

    Oh Crytek, too little, too late.

    Had you fixed the numerous texture aberrations (including accidentally mirrored door signs and aggravatingly low resolution textures on any surface that doesn’t coincide with the railway path you’re supposed to move on), you might have just tipped the scale of “okay, let’s do this”.

    • ericfulmer
    • 8 years ago

    Hey, it is available from Amazon for the same price… not worth it, but still a discount.

    • lethal
    • 8 years ago

    Meh. Crysis 2 is broken on more fundamental levels (ie: sublimely stupid AI, physics, level design, pretty much the whole MP, etc), so I’m wondering how many people will bother to replay those 6 hours just for a paint job.

      • potatochobit
      • 8 years ago

      PVP

    • Sargent Duck
    • 8 years ago

    Shouldn’t it have been released, oh, I don’t know…with dx11? It’s not like dx11 hasn’t been out on the market for a while now.

      • colinstu
      • 8 years ago

      I asked the same question when I saw this thread title.

      • Bensam123
      • 8 years ago

      Same as Colin, meaning either this was tacked on or it was developed all along… Makes you wonder why they would develop it and then strip it out of the game only to add it back in at a later date.

    • Jahooba
    • 8 years ago

    I guess they conveniently, I mean coincidentally, waited until it was pulled from Steam before adding the DX11 patch. Hmm…

    • Bensam123
    • 8 years ago

    Wow, I almost want to replay the totally crappy campaign with eye candy on… almost.

    • leor
    • 8 years ago

    Better late than never I guess. I might have a look at it if it wasn’t yanked from steam.

    • JrezIN
    • 8 years ago

    the funny thing is, I almost buyed this one in steam to support a Crysis without anti-costumer DRM… just to discover minutes before, they instead decided to put that kind of DRM again (unlike previous reports).
    so, I don’t own any Crysis game yet (all released have this kind of DRM), and even with all those promotions, I refuse to do so until it is more costumer friendly… I just wonder if with this ORIGIN thing, this kind of behavior with costumer will get even worse…

    • potatochobit
    • 8 years ago

    you should try reading the link

    because the title is

    Crysis 2 Steam removal “not an EA decision”

      • Bensam123
      • 8 years ago

      You believe all the BS of the world?

      People can spin truth on it’s head and make it seem like it’s completely the opposite of what is actually true or would be inferred as truth. This is completely putting aside ulterior motives of a giant corporation wanting to put down another content distribution network that competes with it’s own it just came out with.

        • potatochobit
        • 8 years ago

        that is fine and all whether you believe it or not or hate EA I dont care
        I am only stating a fact that the text says EA pulled the game and links to a blog that states EA did not pull the game

          • Bensam123
          • 8 years ago

          You make it seem as though that little tidbit of information is all there is to the world, that’s what I have more of an issue with then anything. Cherry picking information and then centering a response around it without context can be quite misleading.

            • Ryu Connor
            • 8 years ago

            [url<]http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/06/the-state-of-origin/[/url<] EA Revaled it was the Crytek relationship with GameSpy that caused the situation. I'm guessing it's the fact that Crysis 2 had an in-game store that allowed for DLC purchases through GameSpy. Not sure what part of that violated the contract terms as other titles have external DLC sales.

            • Bensam123
            • 8 years ago

            Aye… and EA still has other games on Steam, the fanciest one was just pulled.

            • Silus
            • 8 years ago

            And what you are doing exactly ?

            The other guy at least has something to go by. You have your stupid blind faith on Valve…Guess which one is more believable ? Hint: It’s not your blind faith…

        • swaaye
        • 8 years ago

        Crysis 2 is still on other download sites. It’s just Steam that they’ve pulled the game off of or been kicked off of.

        • bcronce
        • 8 years ago

        Steam pulled the game because EA violated their contract be some offering with another direct download company. No clue what’s in the contract, but Steam pulled it.

          • ColeLT1
          • 8 years ago

          Plenty of other games on steam are also on other download companies. EA purposelessly violated the Steam TOS so the game would get pulled…

        • Silus
        • 8 years ago

        LOL, you are ridiculous!

        You don’t believe the “evil” EA, but you believe the “evil” Valve ? You know, living in a dream world isn’t doing you any favors 🙂

      • Silus
      • 8 years ago

      Thumbs up. The amount of thumbs down because you simply read the actual text, just shows that the Church of Freeman is doing their work. How dare people actually read text ?

        • l33t-g4m3r
        • 8 years ago

        “Church of Freeman” Awesome. Pretty accurate description of valve/steam fans.

        • BobbinThreadbare
        • 8 years ago

        I think a number of his thumbs downs are simply for being potatochobit

    • LiquidSpace
    • 8 years ago

    For the Horde,f**k the alliance hehe

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