"Undergoing such transitions is far from easy…"
Staff suffer delayed wages, future of company in doubt.
Roll with it.
Feature | Ditching Far Cry, piracy, gameplay and just about breaking even: Crytek on the ups and downs of the Crysis series
As Crysis turns 5 Cevat Yerli contemplates past mistakes and a bold new future.
Plus, plan for F2P Crysis in place.
Crytek's system-challenging title gets compared on AMD's new Fusion APU and the established integrated Intel HD4000 graphics core.
The AMD Fusion core get its sternest workout yet on Crytek's ambitious shooter running at the lowest settings at 720p.
With a substantial gulf in price between them, we compare Crysis 2 running on the GTX 660 and its Ti sibling.
The GTX 660 takes on AMD's aggressively priced HD 7850 with some intriguing results.
The two enthusiast-friendly GPUs do battle on Crytek's phenomenal PC shooter.
2012's notebook GPU heavyweights face-off on a fully maxed out Crysis 2.
Decent performance from the 7870 on a maxed out Crysis, but the 660 Ti maintains higher frame-rates in more intensive gameplay.
The overclocked 7870 takes on its last-gen predecessor with Crytek's epic ramped up to ultra settings with the high-res texture pack installed.
Our overclocked 7870 takes on its less powerful stablemate with all settings at ultra and high-res textures engaged.
The difference between £100 and £250 worth of GPU power, with Crysis 2 Ultra as the test bed.
"Maximum Game" at maximum settings using GPUs at two very different price tiers.
At 1366x768, only the most intense effects work fazes the Radeon HD 6870, giving us a nigh-on 60Hz experience.
Two GPUs face-off as we put the DFPC through its first hardware upgrade.
Plus, MW3 and Ghost Recon DLC.
The PC game is locked at 720p on high settings, with v-sync enabled and compared to console.
Integrated GPU vs console with Crysis 2 running at 720p on high settings.
The AMD Trinity integrated GPU takes on Intel HD4000 in the form of an Alienware M14x: 720p res, high settings.
Seven-year-old console hardware vs. the £300 Digital Foundry gaming PC on Crytek's demanding shooter.
Alienware's mid-range gaming laptop faces off against the £300 Digital Foundry gaming PC.
Digital Foundry's £300 gaming PC takes on the PS3 in this technologically groundbreaking shooter.
The two laptops compared at very high settings, 1366x768 resolution, with DX11 engaged and high-detail textures on.
Crytek's DX11 mode and high-res textures engaged on this performance comparison of Crysis 2 with the GT 650M GPU.
And why Crysis 2: Maximum Edition is now allowed.
Crysis 2 compared with different quality levels on a Radeon HD 7970M-powered Alienware laptop.
Crytek's epic at max settings on two of the most powerful GPUs in the world.
"So called killer games must not be honoured."
Digital Foundry performance analysis of one of the most demanding games running on top-end NVIDIA hardware.
Can you guess what it is yet?
Play FIFA 12, Crysis 2, The Witcher 2 and Magicka in your web browser.
Third parties can sell DLC how they like.
"It was written to purposefully harm us."
Plus, abandoned Redemption shooter outed.
Dead Space 2, Dragon Age II pass 2m.
Crytek UK, Epic and more on what the next generation holds.
Developer vows not to repeat mistakes.
Nothing to do with Origin, EA claims.
Has "fallen in love" with Kinect.
Korean Ratings Board lists impending port.
Fear 3 online modes now available to all.
Crytek shows off new Ultra Upgrade.
Massive PC update detailed in full.
Studio boss laments PC gamer backlash.
Full title update out next week.
Ultra Upgrade shown, then pulled.
Plus, DX11 Crysis 2 patch due "shortly".
EA rattles its sabers at Steam - but Origin's strategy is a throwback to the bad old days.
Second map pack adds five new areas.
"This was not an EA decision."
My shop's better than your shop.
Honest Hearts, Crysis 2 Retaliation pack
"It's more capable than the PlayStation 3."
Map pack brings four new levels.
Map Pack packs four new for you.
Free CryENGINE SDK follows in August.
Digital Foundry talks with Crytek on Crysis 2, CryEngine 3 and beyond.
You have been warned.
No DirectX 10 support in the future?
UPDATE: EA issues statement.
Bigger than Dragon Age II, Bulletstorm.
3DS launch titles fare well.
High, very high and extreme settings compared.
All three versions of Crysis 2, head-to-head.
Maximum Game... over?
2D vs 3D, HDMI 1.3 vs HDMI 1.4.
2D versus 3D - it's that simple.
Suit to kill.
Like-for-like scenes compared on both consoles.
Comparison video of the first console CryEngine game.
Welcome to a world of inordinately variable frame-rates.
Plus, no DirectX 11 support yet.
First person suitor.
Suited and booted.
Eurogamer's review live at 4pm.
Crytek sequel knows how to party.
"What are we supposed to do?"
Snazzy suit and weapons, check.
Wants final product to be "flawless".
No "meaningful difference".
Hollywood veteran helps out Crytek team.
Move special offers, demos.
Perks! Skill assessments! Dogtags!
Also, PlayStation 3 demo dated.
Developer Crytek didn't want it.
New PC, Xbox 360 demo out today.
Suited and booted.
Still no PS3 date though.
Raw footage from the PS3 version.
First gameplay footage of PS3 version outed.
"There are stats that corroborate that."
PS3 gamers "can probably hope for one."
Explains events, provides more information.
Suited and booted.
Two maps and two modes.
Suit 'em up.
3D support in demo code based on flat 2D layers.
Crytek says full game does it properly.
Industry hits out at Crysis 2, Killzone 3 piracy.
Crytek files this traffic retort.
Boss moves to reassure PC gaming fans.
Play Dragon Age 2, Crysis 2, Shift 2.
"Piracy continues to damage PC dev community."
Plus shows pre-order bonuses.
Crytek sneaks out new map to select few.
Pier 17 also contained in 1.8GB download.
See the Nanosuit in action.
Does it top notoriously greedy original?
CryEngine 3's 3D mode put through its paces.
Frame rate tests on a montage of clips.
EA spreads the love.
Users report freezing, server drop-outs.
We play team deathmatch in Skyline arena.
FPS tasters on offer.
Plus, pre-order swag detailed.
New York gets destroyed, again.
Read all about it.
But consoles are handicapping it.
Crysis 2 dev under no pressure from EA.
"There's no reason it can't be."
He's behind you...
No word on PC and PS3 testing.
Crytek: “3D entertainment is inevitable."
MOH! FIFA 11! Crysis 2! NFS! Dead Space 2!
On Respawn, Insomniac, Suda51 and more.
Visual refinements, Crytek-style.
"Wasn't going to be ready" for Christmas.
Target graphics from gamescom.
Demonstrated live on stage.
Another one for March 2011.
Alien action, now arriving on platform one.
But has FPS crown in its sights.
Graphics or fps sacrificed - R.U.S.E. dev.
Comes with a nano-suit backpack.
Including metal feet and washing-up.
Crytek's cross-platform shooter sequel in motion.
Alien in New York.
Ladies' favourite Cervat Yerli tells all.
Bulletstorm dated, too.
New shots from E3.
Multiformat shooter sets its sights.
The pinger attacks? Doesn't sound too sinister.
A whole new meaning for "bearing arms".
EA Natal/Move line-up reveal, too.
The challenge of "nothing under 30FPS".
IW "way too impressed with themselves".
Crytek's multiplatform sequel.
Nanosuits you, sir.
COD7, Bond Racing, MGS Rising, Fallout...
APB also down for Q3 in 2010 dates.
Bust urban fools with Nanosuit 2.0.
Plus an innovative Madden.
Digital Foundry lays out the ultimate test for CryEngine 3.
Studio may be forced to move elsewhere.
"Has to be the best game that can exist."
Crytek: "Not much more you can do."
Crytek's first console title.