Monday, June 2nd 2008

Crytek Has No Plans to Further Patch Crysis

I'm afraid I have some bad news to report today. It appears that Crytek has no plans releasing future Crysis updates, at least for now. The current patch version 1.2+1.21 hotfix will remain also the last one to be released for Crysis.
So, What About Patch 1.3?
At this time, there almost certainly will not be a patch 1.3 delivered for Crysis. We are aware that this news will disappoint many of you, and we would like to apologize profusely. There is a good reason for this and we hope you understand when you hear more about the reasons why in the very, very near future. Please realize this was an extremely difficult decision, but please do know that we are listening to your comments and are making more consistent community support a high priority.
Source: Shacknews
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68 Comments on Crytek Has No Plans to Further Patch Crysis

#1
Shurakai
Sad news, i love Crysis, one of my favourite games, some of the problems it has make for some of the funniest moments i've seen in all my gaming days :D

http://games.internode.on.net/content.php?mode=news&id=3177
(just thought i'd post this link as it seems to point out the obvious correlation between the piracy and stopping further patches and support for PC exclusive games from them)
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#2
ShadowFold
Such babies. Alot of other devs make alot better games and they dont sell as well yet they dont give up. I love Crysis but I freaking hate Crytek. whinny babies.
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#3
FR@NK
Meh, PC gaming has been a big let down this last year.
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#4
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
LMFAO! Glad i never purchased that game, just for them to dump it.
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#5
techie81
Played the demo but it never really got me excited.
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#6
tkpenalty
I only hear hate comments. Wheres the love?


Anyway I have to lay the blame mainly one piracy. I'm being hypocritical but a lot of game developers are moving off the PC these days because pirated content is far more accessible. Moreover consoles mean that the game developers have limits, and will conform to them.
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#7
ShinyG
1. It's a short hyped game which and smells like a big green propaganda machine...
2. It's too short for it's money. If you do it short, put a decent story in it. Think HL2!
3. It's short, you can't play it more than once.
4. Even if it's short and you would have taught that short games at least have high quality graphics, I saw a lot of issues with the the vehicles. The way they were mapped and textured had a lot of room for improvement. I am a 3d artist and I've done vehicles for several next gen games until now so I can tell you that Crysis is under-par when it comes to the 2 (TWO!!!) cars in the game. Fixing these issues is a matter of hours for an experienced 3d artist, so having such childish errors in a AAA game that is supposed to have revolutionary graphics proves that either their QA sucks or that the publisher rushed them through development. I won't go on with this beating, I'll make the game look like it deserves less A's ;) (it does :p)
5. Did I mention it's short!?
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#8
Haytch
I checked it out, i was very very eager to get into the game.
I was even ready to get the |MOB| Clan involved.
Entered the single player realm and didnt mind too much what i saw. I realized it was just the first 2 maps and knew it would improve. All in all, its a decent looking sp game.
Multiplayer on the otherhand is nothing like sp and looks more like a ut ripoff.

Crytek have noone part themselves to blame for the outcome of Crysis because there was more then enough interest towards the game prior to its launch, probably the most hype any game has ever received.

Its a shame they are stopping support for it, but if they are planning on using their resources to build a part 2 that pays attention to real first person shooter game requirements then we should all be gratefull.

I look forward to a sequal addressing all the things that went wrong and further developing the engine.

Piracy can always be blamed for everything, and i dont think it was the case here. Everyone is willing to pay an arm and a leg for anything that is worthy!
In this case the game was shit compared to what was expected, also due to too many variables, like the technology of gfx and cpu's, the ram . . . Hell the upcomming gfx cards wont run right, we will have to await the range thereafter to play Crysis decently!

Btw: There is more pirating of console games going on then Pc games, and i dont think i need facts for that, just common sence.
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#9
Rebo&Zooty
tkpenalty said:
I only hear hate comments. Wheres the love?


Anyway I have to lay the blame mainly one piracy. I'm being hypocritical but a lot of game developers are moving off the PC these days because pirated content is far more accessible. Moreover consoles mean that the game developers have limits, and will conform to them.
bullshit man, they blame piracy as a scape goat, if crysis had been made with no protection at a decent price point it would have sold like hotcakes dispite its performance sucking, fix the performance and it would sell even better.

im sick of dumbass babys blaming piracy, i know hard core pirats that went and BOUGHT oblivion for 1 reasion, IT WASNT DRM LOCKED, it didnt force paying users to crack it or uninstall USEFULL TOOLS from their system in order to beable to run it( many games have forced users to uninstall alch120%, daemontools, powerISO, and i even had one make me remove NERO because nero contains an image drive option....)

look at stardock, they arent worrieing about piracy, sins of a solar empire is selling insainly well, dispite that you can copy it with any software u want and pass disks around to people and still have it work.

game companys need to grow up and learn from stardock's example, make a good fun game, make it run well on ANY HARDWARE, yet on higher end hardware make it look great, then forget the STUPID POINTLESS drm, and sell the game at a reasonable price, i didnt buy crysis because after playing the demo i didnt see the VALUE in buying it, it ran poorly even on my 8800gt, it had buggs and poorly designed models/gfx in some places, it just left me feeling it was an unpolished grab for money, a way to help intel sell more quads and nvidia sell more 9800gx2/gtx cards, and even on them it dosnt run that great......

i would bet you the announcement is that they are making an expantion they plan to charge 50-60bucks for, that finnishes/extends the story and patches the game up somewhat......

but how many ppl are gonna be willing to buy it after paying so much for crysis and having seen how it performs and how the company supports it???

i wouldnt.......farcry was supperior even on relece with all its little buggs/querks, at least it was playable on decent hardware, hell i have seen it played on crappy hardware at low settings and it run smooth......try that with crysis :P
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#10
Darknova
tkpenalty said:
Anyway I have to lay the blame mainly one piracy. I'm being hypocritical but a lot of game developers are moving off the PC these days because pirated content is far more accessible. Moreover consoles mean that the game developers have limits, and will conform to them.
Maybe they should start making decent games? Take a look at the catalogue for PC games this past year, for everyone 1 decent game there are 20 SHITE ones.

The reason the decent developers are moving off the PC platform is because consoles are so much more profitable on the games side. £30 for a brand new PC game compared to £45-50 for a brand new console game.

The PC is being used as a tech-demo platform. Biggest example being Crysis. It was a great game, but it was kind of hidden behind the engine and it's amazing graphics. It was a tech-demo to see how far they could push the PC and it's current DX9 platform, it did it's job, but the "game" failed. Regardless of what happens with Crysis, Crytek will always have a "next opportunity".

I also agree with Rebo&Zooty, DRM is the main reason for Piracy. I STILL can't get Timeshift to run because of f***ing DRM because I refuse to uninstall programs that I use on a daily basis, that and it hates x64.

I downloaded Oblivion, loved it and so went out and bought Oblivion, KoN and Shivering Isles because it didn't have any damn DRM.

I'm sure many of you remember the debacle that was Starforce? It literally killed hardware so it could stop people playing their games, I'd seen it happen twice. Now that's the real reason for piracy, no one wants to deal with all that shit.
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#11
jonmcc33
candle_86 said:
i prefer farcry which is a fair sight better of a game, and its only 10 bucks right now and still looks amazing
And plays like crap. Does anyone even play the MP on it anymore?
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#12
TheGuruStud
jonmcc33 said:
And plays like crap. Does anyone even play the MP on it anymore?
? - as opposed to what
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#13
newconroer
Megasty said:
No sense beating a dead horse. They can only improve Crysis so much until it just gets repetitive. That engine is just too demanding to begin with. The new gfx cards should be able to handle it well but I hope they on't get any bright ideas with Farcry 2.
Maybe, but one of the patches this year was supposed to give us all the shaders that we saw in the promotional gameplay footage, and were later removed before retail release.

Possibly the new cards wouldn't be able to handle it, heh.
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#14
csendesmark
What do you wait from EA???
BUY-BUY-BUY the new games, and throw away the old games....
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#15
Megasty
newconroer said:
Maybe, but one of the patches this year was supposed to give us all the shaders that we saw in the promotional gameplay footage, and were later removed before retail release.

Possibly the new cards wouldn't be able to handle it, heh.
There was always that possibility as well but they bit that in the butt. Overloading an engine to the point to where nothing can handle it is a bad idea no matter what the sitaution presents. If a game demo fecks up ppl PCs then you know that there's something wrong. The promo footage looked awesome but it was much too shader dependent - I bet if they included them on release, it wouldn't even install on most of our rigs :shadedshu
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#16
candle_86
jonmcc33 said:
And plays like crap. Does anyone even play the MP on it anymore?
how so, game play is solid story is fun and quirky and has some humor to it. the setting is great also. Whats wrong with it?
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#17
Ravenas
I think Crysis is an "unrealistic" DX 10 game. The majority of gamers don't even bother with Crysis because it is far too demanding. To make a good DX 10 game you don't have to go out and make a game that is basically the same as a benchmark program.

So when I say unrealistic DX 10 game, I mean that Crysis is a game that most can only hope to run "perfectly" in the future.

Therefore, I think it is a good idea for them to drop this game and move on to more realistic goals and future endeavors.
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#18
niko084
DanTheBanjoman said:
Bad sales, financial issues for them?
Either way, such a hyped game and already cutting down on support, that's never good for a company.
Thats true too, but wasn't the game already failing as far as sales goes?
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#19
jonmcc33
TheGuruStud said:
? - as opposed to what
Every other FPS ever made? Well, except STALKER. That game is pretty bad too.

candle_86 said:
how so, game play is solid story is fun and quirky and has some humor to it. the setting is great also. Whats wrong with it?
What does story and setting have to do with how a game plays?
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#20
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
jonmcc33 said:
Every other FPS ever made? Well, except STALKER. That game is pretty bad too.
PowerColor Radeon X1900XT......
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#21
imperialreign
jonmcc33 said:
Every other FPS ever made? Well, except STALKER. That game is pretty bad too.
STALKER was horrible when it was released, but, TBH, with the most recent patch, and the fact that you can find STALKER for sale for $20 in stores - it's at a level where it's "worth" it.

Now, if STALKER were still selling for $45 or better, than no, even with as much as I've come to enjoy that game, and I couldn't say it would be worth it's price.




Still, on Crysis - leaving a "hotfix" is leaving an unfinished patch. That's lazy and that's BS, IMO - finish up the 1.3 patch instead of leaving the last official release as 1.21 hotfix.

As to Crysis' poor sales - I blame one thing for that . . . piracy, but wait, before someone gets on a tangent . . . I blame the Razor1911 "leaked" version that hit the torrents before we had the official release on shelves . . . and not that because it was pirated, but because so many people played it and realized how unfit their rigs were to play the game. Even the uber-1337 $5000 pre-configured gaming rigs had a hard time making it through the game without performance issues; after people saw that they coulnd't play and enjoy the game, no one wanted to buy it.

On top of that, the issues with the special edition DVDs not working right, or being scratched in the box detered many potential buyers as well

Why spend $60+ if the game won't run anywhere near decent to begin with, and you might end up with a damaged or defective disk right out of the celophane?
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#22
pentastar111
jonmcc33 said:
Every other FPS ever made? Well, except STALKER. That game is pretty bad too.



What does story and setting have to do with how a game plays?
I liked stalker:p
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#23
OzzmanFloyd120
imperialreign said:
I blame the Razor1911 "leaked" version that hit the torrents before we had the official release on shelves . . . and not that because it was pirated, but because so many people played it and realized how unfit their rigs were to play the game.
Blaming the poor sales on that and calling it "piracy" is retarded. If anything it saved Crytek's ass because if most people (including myself) bought the game and found out that they would get 10FPS avg on their rigs they would never buy another game from crytek again.
You can't release a game that has reasonable low "requirements" yet still plays like crap on super high end systems.
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#24
niko084
It failed because everyone told their friends it sucked because they don't have a $1000 brand new computer... And make that a $2000 computer if they bought some random pre-fab.....

Honestly the game itself isn't even that good, multiplayer is okay, but its either you have a pretty good system that can play it well and you have a massive advantage over the slower systems that are lucky to play in 1024x768 at 20fps....
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#25
OzzmanFloyd120
niko084 said:
It failed because everyone told their friends it sucked because they don't have a $1000 brand new computer... And make that a $2000 computer if they bought some random pre-fab.....

Honestly the game itself isn't even that good, multiplayer is okay, but its either you have a pretty good system that can play it well and you have a massive advantage over the slower systems that are lucky to play in 1024x768 at 20fps....
I enjoyed the single player until the final fight, it just got a little ridiculous with the lag and the final boss was just too easy.
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