How will Crysis look on a regular rig?

Oct 5, 2007

There's no denying it. Crysis look amazing. Everything we've seen at conventions, demonstrations, and press events oozes awesomeness. Just look through the screenshots in theImages tab above and tell us Crysis hasn't got the best looking everything you've ever seen. Go on. We dare you.

Because of its unmatched realism, it's no wonder that Crysis is one of the most highly anticipated games scheduled to release this year on the PC. But whenever we've seen Crysis, it's always been in an extremely controlled environment running on the most badass hardware with the best monitors and speakers money can buy.

But most of us don't have the latest quad core processor with a DX10 video card and a ton of RAM, which begs the question, "How will Crysis look on the average Joe's rig?" Seeing as how the game's graphics have been the biggest attention grabber for all the hype over Crytek's latest shooter, we think it's a fair question.

But our attempts to capture video of the game with some of the detail levels and effects turned down were met with concerned brows at a recent media event. "No. That won't be possible," said a public relations representative for publisher, EA. After all, their job is to make sure we're seeing (and by extension that you're seeing) the game looking as good as it can be.