The highly-anticipated FPS game Crysis 2 from EA and Crytek finally launched last Tuesday on March 22, 2011, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Surprisingly, the PC version didn't ship with DirectX 11 support, instead requiring DirectX 9.0c at the very least to be installed on gaming systems.
Naturally fans were elated when news of a DirectX 11 patch arrived over the weekend, an update which would (obviously) beef up the graphics for supporting high-end systems. But on Monday party balloons quickly deflated and eager fans were left empty handed when the supposed release date came and went without the arrival of the coveted DirectX 11 patch.
But as seen on this post in the MyCrysis forums, no patch was ever confirmed by the developer in the first place. "I have no idea why this website even posted such information," said Crytek community manager Cry-Tom. "This thread is locked just the same as the others for trying to spread inaccurate 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."
Although the game currently doesn't support DirectX 11 (which means it's still possible in the near future), the PC version of Crysis 2 has received an overall 88.47-percent review ranking over on GameRankings and 86-percent on Metacritic. Still, if Crysis 2 supported DirectX 11 out-of-the-box, would it have scored better with the critics?
Nevertheless, stay tuned, as we're certain more will arrive concerning Crytek's new shooter and DirectX 11 options at a later date.