Crysis 3 system specs revealed; marks the return of the phrase: “Can it run Crysis?”

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Is this a critical moment for PC gaming? Usually news comes clearly denoted as such, but perhaps the sticker fell off this one in transit. Because it certainly feels quietly important – and if you listen carefully you’ll hear the sound of old wounds closing.

Yes, for many Crysis 2’s greatest disappointment wasn’t its locked-down level structure but a graphics options menu that looked like this. Since, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has laboured to bring back the phrase “Can it run Crysis?”. Melting PCs, he said, is “fun at times and it’s frustrating at times, but that’s why we are who we are.”

Have Crytek finally remembered who they are?

What follows is an escalating chart from the official website which starts off quite reasonably but ends with a box of ‘HI-PERFORMANCE’ matches designed to spark a hardware arms race.

MINIMUM SYSTEM OPERATING REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1Gb Video RAM
  • Dual core CPU
  • 2GB Memory (3GB on Vista)
  • Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
  • – Nvidia GTS 450
  • – Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)
  • Example 2 (AMD):
  • – AMD Radeon HD5770
  • – AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM OPERATING REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
  • Quad core GPU
  • 4GB Memory
  • Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
  • – Nvidia GTX 560
  • – Intel Core i3-530
  • Example 2 (AMD):
  • – AMD Radeon HD5870
  • – AMD Phenom II X2 565

HI-PERFORMANCE PC SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Latest DirectX 11 graphics card
  • Latest quad core CPU
  • 8GB Memory
  • Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
  • – NVidia GTX 680
  • – Intel Core i7-2600k
  • Example 2 (AMD):
  • – AMD Radeon HD7970
  • – AMD Bulldozer FX4150

Yep. That reads like Crytek alright. No, I’ve got something in my eye. So: can you run Crysis?

Thanks, VG247.

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