Crysis DirectX Version Affects Multiplayer Gameplay

According to fan site Total Crysis, Crytek has issued a press release revealing several details and answering a lot of questions about Crysis multiplayer.

The most interesting point revealed was the difference in Multiplayer game experience between DirectX 10 and DirectX 9.
"To shed some light into one of the most discussed topics regarding Crysis multiplayer I would like to explain you the differences between Crysis MP DX9 and DX10.

As for the DX9 version we won't have physics and day and night cycle in-game. That means you won't be able to shoot down trees and/or alter any other objects than vehicles on the map. Additionally the time of day setting doesn't change dynamically. This is caused due to the tremendous server load such physics might cause on crowded gaming servers. Still you will be able to experience maps with different time of day settings since the maps can be altered in the Sandbox2 Editor.

Rather than providing the community partially working features we limit this for the DX10 version only. Due to the strong hardware available with DX10, server load is less and performance is increased. This ensures the pure physics and day and night cycle experience without any limitation.

Gamers with a DX10 card are able to play on DX9 servers, but with the limitation of the respective server. Vice versa it is not possible for gamers with DX9 cards to play on DX10 servers due to the limited features."

For the full press release and more Crysis multiplayer info, follow the link available through the downloads tab.

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Crysis DirectX Version Affects Multiplayer Gameplay

So stupid. It's just a marketing scheme so force more to buy vista as DX10 really isn't that much different from DX9 besides more power and enhanced special effects. This does not dictate the ability to destroy trees or have day/night cycles. Other games already do this. They are simply trying to take our money and further microsofts s**tty products.

Crysis DirectX Version Affects Multiplayer Gameplay

Actually, I heard from the grapevine that XP is getting DX10 in SP3 release, they are gonna inject a little vista into it, as all their lies about DX10 only working in vista is just retarded and I think it was the 2% of the vista users who actually own 8 series cards that started said rumor in the first place. Also this is why I'm sticking to my old school game makers, they know how to do simple s**t like that without having to buy a $500+ graphics card and a $200 OS(Vista Ultimate 64bit, yes yes pirate, ladeedaa, still stating a point on cost) to make it run.Also black and white 2 did all that and it wasn't DX10.And is it just me or does it seem like they are not setting the game up with dedicated servers and the upload requirement for a DX10 game will be way over what the majority of the public have for bandwidth? Cause if walking past a plant and touching it is going to put a strain on a dedicated server, they are seriously f**king up.

Crysis DirectX Version Affects Multiplayer Gameplay

I code software for a living. I own a small business.I have been dabbling in dx10 for almost a year now.I hope all of you MegaGames readers understand this is all a Marketing Scheme to get you to go upgrade too Vista as well of course upgrade to a dx10 video card.I fully support paying for new hardware and software, however I don't support these types of blatent attemts to force users to upgrade especially since most of the article is nonsense.All of the above mentioned can easily be done under dx9 and has been done already in several games.Let them know you wont upgrade, better yet don't buy the game.

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