No-body really knows yet. People are reporting that those with pre-orders have been able to download it through EA's DL manager, but it has remained encrypted. From what it seems, it might be only those with pre-orders will be recieving the demo today, and the rest tommoro. But thats just a guess.
Some people manage to get it running to the point at which you takeover your character i've read, for the ea store preorders, it sounds like it's messed up, I think the public at large will get the demo on time, www.crysisdemo.com
Crysis Singleplayer Demo
The demo is going to be released officially on Friday, October 26th at 1:00PM (GMT+1). It will be exclusively available for those who pre-ordered Crysis for about 24hours via the EA downloader. On Saturday, October 27th at 1:00PM the demo will be put online for download an all public sites, so keep tracking your favourite fan site.
Guess I called it, sucks to be us anyhoo. Not really that interested in playing it, just want to see how bad its going to decimate my system. Ahh well, few more days I guess.
Ha, Im with ya on that one. I am not gonig to buy the thing until I see if my system locks up on the demo. What is with the pre-order special treatment? That is a sad marketing scheme if you ask me. Leave it up to EA pull crap like that.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Crysis demo needs additional resources.
The demo of EA's Crysis will need the sacrifice of a small animal in order to run said Frank Wolinsky, senior software developer.
"In order to keep up with demanding technologies, but to allow people on older systems, say 1 month old, we have enabled the sacrifice of small animals in order to appease certain gods to allow the game to run on this hardware."