Crytek, the developer behind the most recent Crysis 2, has announced that it will be launching a special patch for the game that will give it support for the new DirectX 11 technology.Crysis 2 was eagerly awaited by a huge amount of fans, who couldn't wait to see what the German developer could do, especially since it announced that the game would be using the new CryEngine 3 engine.
When the game was released a few weeks ago, many gamers were stunned by the graphical fidelity of the title, with the graphics looking extremely good, as opposed to other games being released these days.
The graphics looked their best when viewed on a powerful PC rather than on consoles like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, but many gamers were furious when they heard that the Crytek team didn't implement support for DirectX 11 on the platform, the new graphics software that can be used by newer video cards.
Crytek declined to comment since the release of the game about an actual patch that will support for it, but now, according to a thread on the MyCrysis forums, it seems that the development team will actually put out an update for the game.
"We would like to announce that there will be a DX11 patch released for Crysis 2. We are working to get the best out of DX11, so we’ll wait to announce the features until a little closer to release," said a Crytek representative on the forums of the game franchise.
This is great news for those who couldn't be happy with the regular Crysis 2 title, which only used the DirectX 9 software, but still produced great visuals.
We already talked about the lack of support for DirectX 11 in our own Crysis 2 review, as well as in a special gamer diary for the title, in which we said that even without the abilities of the new software, the game looks even more impressive than plenty of titles that did use DirectX 11.
Expect more details about Crysis 2's new update in the following weeks.