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 MyCrysis.com, 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.