Crysis Warhead Won't Melt Your PC
Crytek is making a standalone expansion pack for Crysis but don't worry, you might be able to run this one even if your PC wasn't made by NASA. Crysis Warhead will use an optimized version of the original game's engine and as a result, the system requirements won't be quite so ridiculous.
Crytek President Cevat Yerli told PCGames.de that Warhead will run up to 30-35 frames per second at high graphics settings on a $620 PC. If true, that's a pretty big leap considering the PC I bought back in January for twice that much barely runs the damn game. I suppose we'll have to wait until the game's Fall 2008 release to see whether this bold claim pans out.
Warhead is set during the events of the first game but this time you control "Psycho" (the British guy), a different member of the special forces team investigating the tropical island swarming with North Korean troops and aliens. As Psycho does his thing on the other side of the island, he'll encounter new enemies and get different weapons and vehicles to play around with. In the interview, Yerli also said that Crytek won't be splitting off resources to optimize the game engine of the original Crysis, so you'll just have to take my word for it when I say that it was pretty good.
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