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Crysis 2 'DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade' pack coming June 27

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Crysis 2 'DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade' pack coming June 27

While the original Crysis has long represented the benchmark of PC gaming, its successor hasn't garnered quite the same reputation. Crysis 2 shipped without support for DirectX 11, making the initial launch of the game not quite as cutting-edge as PC enthusiasts would have liked.. It appears that Crytek is nearly ready to release an updated version of the game, targeted specifically for DX11 cards.

On June 27, Crytek will release a patch (1.9) and a few downloadable add-ons that take advantage of some of DirectX 11's more advanced graphical tweaks. The free "DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade" pack adds "hardware tessellation, parallax occlusion mapping, and several upgrades for shadows, water, particles, depth of field, and motion blur." An optional "High Res Textures" pack will also be made available for both DX9 and DX11 users. (It should be pretty obvious what that add-on will do!) Read more »

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EA building Origin 'exclusives' [Update: didn't pull Crysis 2 from Steam]

EA building Origin 'exclusives' [Update: didn't pull Crysis 2 from Steam]

[Update: 11:10] EA has told Giant Bomb that it didn't pull Crysis 2 from Steam. Rather, Crytek's shooter was pushed out by new Steam terms.

"It's unfortunate that Steam has removed Crysis 2 from their service," a company representative said. "This was not an EA decision or the result of any action by EA." Read more »

"All I'm saying is, Crytek is a great company, they did nothing wrong, but Valve delisted their ..."
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