Scarcely does a product get hyped and lauded more so than does a PC game release, and although the upcoming Crysis 3 will be launching on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it's the PC gamers that would consider themselves the most hardcore. In preparation for the title, which is powered by that Crytek CryEngine3, gamers have been bracing themselves for the inevitable spec requirement bump, and with Electronic Arts having just released the details of what kinds of standards your rig will need to meet, let's just say you'll definitely need to put mommy's Compaq to one side for this one.
Crytek's CryENGINE has been around for years, and has evolved to become arguably the very best in the business, catering mostly to the first-person shooter genre. FPS titles are, hands down now, the most popular and sought among gamers, and the Crysis series is at the forefront. CryENGINE 3 was announced back in 2009, but the meticulous nature of gaming development means it takes game makers an age to utilize the engines to their full potential.
Crysis 3 is set to become one of next year's most hotly anticipated games, and with releases set to come on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, there will be plenty of gamers out there sat waiting for any nugget of information that leaks out about the game itself.
Much like the first release of Halo, Combat Evolved for the first Xbox, the original Crysis was a landmark title, and to many of those who played it, felt about as futuristic as they come.