The hottest story this morning, is the news that Crysis 2 has been leaked and is presently cascading its viral way across the world’s newsgroups and torrent sites. KitGuru has been inundated with information. Here’s our latest update.
When Doom 3 was going to launch, all those Martian moons ago, a version made its way out into the public domain early. Almost everyone we know, walked down a few corridors and got a chance to explore a tiny part of what would become a major gaming event that year.
However, it was very early, it was very patchy and – in all honestly – rather than hurt demand, it actually seemed to act like an appetiser. Appetites were indeed stoked and sales of Doom 3 did very well indeed, thank you very much.
So, what version of Crysis 2 has been released illegally ?
Reports coming in say that it is at the ‘early release candidate’ stage. OK – so it is a ‘fairly full’ version.
The real shocker is that it is the DEVELOPER CODE BASE.
While any misfit in a game shop around the country could pirate a version off the shelves a few days before launch, only the inner circle at EA/Crytek/nVidia would be able to illegally make this kind of code available.
There are a lot of rumours out there right now, here are some of the ones that are most prevalent:-
- It was released by someone in Germany
Reports suggest that accompanying readme files are in German
- It is a 64-bit version only
People who have accessed the illegal copy are reporting that switching to 32-bit mode causes crashes
- Audio is not working
No USB audio, but works with traditional headphones – that should help EA track down the culprits
- Smooth on a GTX570
If correct, would mean that Crytek/EA have been much more intelligent about the ‘minimum hardware required to run the game’ than with the original Crysis
- Overall ‘buggy’
Reports indicate that it is far from the smooth, polished version you’d expect to buy in the stores when it is finally (officially) released
- It is certainly the Developer Version – not any version of ‘genuine final release code’
People are saying that you need to type dev-mode make: Crysis.exe-DEVMODE to get things running. Not standard in a true release
KitGuru says: We’re telling you again, don’t try this at home.