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Crytek Working on DirectX 11 Patch After All

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Looks like Crytek was working on a DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 despite previous denials.

After the recent hoopla surrounding Crysis 2 and a DirectX 11 patch that was supposedly set to launch but actually didn't exist, turns out that Crytek was in fact working on DirectX 11 support after all. The news was announced over the weekend via a post on the MyCrysis forums.

"We would like to announce that there will be a DX11 patch released for Crysis 2," said Crytek community manager Cry-Tom. "We are working to get the best out of DX11, so we’ll wait to announce the features until a little closer to release."

PC-Max originally caught wind of the patch late last month, and reported that it would be released on the following Monday. The supposed patch date came and went without any signs of the highly-anticipated update. At the time, Crytek community manager Cry-Tom said that a DirectX 11 patch was never confirmed in the first place, and had no idea why the site posted the information.

"When there are any big announcements regarding Crysis 2 they will be posted on MyCrysis, if you read something about a patch for example, but don't see it on, then it isn't genuine," he said.

It's highly probable that the patch has been in development all along, and that someone familiar with the game's development leaked the news to PC-Max. It's also not the first time a developer has denied the existence of a game or update-- typically it's a "neither confirm nor deny" policy until a product is determined fit for full development.

Naturally no official release date has been set for the patch, so stay tuned.

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    LuckyDucky7 , April 11, 2011 5:20 PM
    All I can say is it's ABOUT TIME.

    Don't lead us on, Crytek- but on the other hand, I'm waiting for that patch to come out before I buy the game...

    You might lead us to think that you sold us out.
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    fyend , April 11, 2011 5:21 PM
    Meh. Don't really care, I blew through the single player in 2 afternoons and the multiplayer is pretty generic. Not sure it being slightly prettier would make me care enough to fire it back up.
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    house70 , April 11, 2011 5:22 PM
    With latest games, I have been waiting for the GOTY editions to come out; that way I know I am getting something polished for the money, and also some add-ons.
    Crysis 2 is no exception.
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    skaz , April 11, 2011 5:32 PM
    Too late. For whatever reason they waited I'm still going to do my own personal waiting for this game to hit the bargain bin.
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    christop , April 11, 2011 5:33 PM
    I was kinda let down by the game so a patch is not going to fix it for me. Kudos for making the patch.
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    Agustus69 , April 11, 2011 5:39 PM
    Should have come out with the release of the game. PC players are having a coronary about how bad a console port Crysis 2 to begin with - at least having DX11 from day one would have helped.
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    dfusco , April 11, 2011 5:41 PM
    too little too late
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    lradunovic77 , April 11, 2011 5:52 PM
    Textures in this game need to be redone as well.
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    lradunovic77 , April 11, 2011 5:54 PM
    Crytek should had use Crysis 1 engine to do Crysis 2 story. It would be much better.
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    eklipz330 , April 11, 2011 6:02 PM
    sellouts are sellouts, what else can you say
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    jdamon113 , April 11, 2011 6:05 PM
    I thinks these articals are funny, not the content itself. the people buying the game. I wonder what the hell most of you do for a living.
    Its not the crytek or anyone of the general games house do stuff like this deliberate, There is generally a reason. Remember, developers and accountents do not get alone. The game writers and programmers all want the best in there products, not most all of the time its about money. yea it sucked, they held back, I did not like it, but its a game not a religion, one false statement or a quick change and people thing there are trying to screw you. I got it. NO its not as good as the first. To be honest the controlls suck on the pc. to many options but hell, as I said its a game. Passes time for a while.
    there are a lot of people who seem to feel the game companies own them something, not sure where that came from, at least to me this is what most comments read like. Maybe that is whey I am a generall gamer. To me its just a game not a life.
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    dalta centauri , April 11, 2011 6:10 PM
    More than likely the dx11 patch will be all redone, or it'll end up being a, "We converted everything to use dx11 but didn't optimize any of it."
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    schmich , April 11, 2011 6:11 PM
    I'm not a game programmer but considering the game wasn't built for DX11 I don't see how a patch will make much of a difference (unless they spend A LOT of time on it).
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    pkadair , April 11, 2011 6:15 PM
    Crysis 2 is simply a let down for anyone, AND I MEAN ANYONE, who has played Crysis and Crysis Warhead. Sure XBOX and Playstation people are saying "Yeahhhhh! This game is neeto!! Invisibility!" However, PC users got the shaft. DX11?? Who cares at this point? Please, someone tell me you care. I go from a tropical island with open maps, textures, at least DX10, Advanced graphics settings, etc... to a dark, linear, DX9, Console port, which had me halfway through the game thinking"OK, I'm tired of this." I have played and beat Crysis and Crysis Warhead multiple times because it is always fun. I cannot say I will do the same for Crysis 2. Did anyone suggest Autosave (F5) feature to Crytek this go round?? The graphics of Crysis (2007) beat Crysis 2 (2011). WHAT???? Crysis 2 should have been gorgeous, immersive, and dedicated to the platform, which enabled it to thrive. Overall, a disappointment. (slap in the face)
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    rooket , April 11, 2011 6:27 PM
    Nice way to showcase Crytek's latest creation but imho it isn't necessary for me. Not worth upgrading a PC for one game especially when it looks so good in the current form.
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    robochump , April 11, 2011 6:30 PM
    Stupid to not have a PC patch at launch. Visuals will be improved but I hear the overall C2 game has a weak story line and not as sandbox as the original Crysis.
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    lp231 , April 11, 2011 6:31 PM
    Finished the single player campaign and it wasn't the memorable of a experience like its predecessor. What I missed the most is maximum strength like when I'm bored I set that sucker to the max and go on a punching rampage!!!!!
    Also in Crysis 2, them aliens don't act like aliens. :\
    I like them old ones better.
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    greliu , April 11, 2011 6:33 PM
    I total agree with jdamon113. These game industries don't own anyone anything...period. You don't like what the offer, just don't buy the damn thing. However, I see why people are so upset with this game because the first one was much more progressive, but hey don't sequels always suck? (Except for Half-life, but that's just me).
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    NocturnalOne , April 11, 2011 6:39 PM
    when I played Crysis 1 I got sucked in and had to force myself away from the computer so I wouldn't get jittery. The same thing didn't really happen with c2. I have to remind myself to play and at least finish the single player story. Perhaps it's the highly unlikely 'lone wolf killing hundreds of rogue soldiers in NYC' thing. It's one thing to kill North Koreans or Canadians or some other foreign power that has invaded NYC but our own troops?

    I agree that the open terrain of C1 was amazing. There were a few challenging stages that has so many possible ways of solving it was amazing. I'm thinking of the one where you have this large bay in the middle and a chopper chasing you with a bridge to the left.
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    clonazepam , April 11, 2011 6:47 PM
    Dear CryTek, take your time and do it fabulously. When you think you are done, sit on it for another month to reflect and allow for those last minute brainstorms. I'm not being sarcastic.
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