The talented chaps at Croteam, the development studio behind the eagerly-anticipated Crysis
, have always told us that they expect to ship the game before Windows Vista hits. The game doesn't require
Direct X 10, and there were some hints that we could see a surprise hit before Christmas - or at the very least, early in the new year, before Vista launches on January 30.
Well, put any such aspirations out of your mind. Crysis won't now be shipping until April 2007 at the earliest
. This is, to put it mildly, gutting.
The news came in EA's earnings conference call, which also revealed that Army of Two, a PS3 co-op exclusive, would also be pushed out.
Gamers have been ogling at Crysis as the best-looking game currently in development and one that would fully take advantage of quad-core processors and uber-bleeding-edge hardware such as Nvidia's G80.
But, gamers are going to have make do for a while, and continue to eagerly watch videos and drool over screenshots. Oh well.
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