According to Jones, Director of Global Business Development for CryEngine, Crysis 2 with DirectX 11 support is the very “First Next-Gen Game”.
In an interview to NowGamer, Jones said, “It really is amazing. It’s the best looking CryEngine demonstration – and game – that we’ve ever made,”
He further added that DirectX 11 is the key and very important component to he next generation graphical effects, although most of its features have been utilised only in tech demos.
Jones said, “We’ve not seen them in-game yet – I think the first game where you’ll see the next-generation capability will be Crysis 2, because all the high-end stuff from other guys has only really been in tech demos,”
Jones further explained that DirectX 11 provides numerous visual improvements and enhancements, but this time Crytek is going a step further with the latest patch.
“There are a couple of things we’ve invented which are unique to Crysis 2 and CryEngine,
“There are things that everbody does, like tessellation for example. There are features that we’ve been thankfully able to bring back, that were not friendly to consoles. So we’ve been able to put those back in for the high-end. And a couple of surprises that people won’t have seen anywhere else.”
When Jones was asked whether Crysis 2 with DirectX 11 patch give players a glimpse of next generation game?, he replied, “We would hope so.”
Check out the very first Crysis 2 DirectX 11 screenshots HERE.