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The Offical Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo is Out Now with S3D Support

March 1st, 2011 · 12 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

EA has finally released the official PC version of the Crysis 2 multiplayer demo, and it is already available for Xbox 360 as well, with a PlayStation 3 demo also coming soon. The Crysis 2 multiplayer mode demo includes two maps – “Skyline” and “Pier 17” in the war-torn Manhattan, as well as two gameplay modes – “Team Instant Action” and “Crash Site” with the final game expected to include much more of course. The “Team Instant Action” mode puts two teams against each other with the ultimate goal of killing as many opponents as possible in order to win the round and in the “Crash Site” mode players will battle for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay. The full Crysis 2 game will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on March 22 in North America and on March 25 in Europe.

And now, regarding the stereo 3D support in the demo. We already know that the game has its own native implementation for stereo 3D support that is supposed not to lead to significant framerate drops when in S3D mode as compared to playing in plain 3D mode. But at the moment the interest in the demo is probably so big, that the MyCrysis website is overloaded with requests for registrations and longins from users that it is almost constantly timing out, leaving new users wanting to try the demo unsatisfied. So I’m still trying to get pass the login screen of the them for a while now to try the demo in stereo 3D mode, but if you’ve already managed to test it, then please share your comments below…

For more information and download locations for the PC demo of Crysis 2…

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rauno Rautiainen // Mar 1, 2011 at 19:42

    It seems, that its not working for me :(

  • 2 johnny // Mar 1, 2011 at 21:32

    The stereo support is disabled -.- but the graphics are awesome, and it looks like it needs much less graphics power for more graphics quality than the first game.

  • 3 Mike // Mar 1, 2011 at 21:53

    Just got the PC demo downloaded and installed.
    3D enabled and it looks awesome, especially in the game, the HUD is similar to the effects seen in the 3D avatar film. Hopefully the full game is as good!

  • 4 johnny // Mar 1, 2011 at 22:11

    Mike, do you use 3D Vision? And did you enable 3D ingame? Actually, Crytek claimed to support every output, but serveral users seem to have a disabled 3D button.

  • 5 Jason Gilbert // Mar 1, 2011 at 23:07

    Crysis 2 in stereo mode with latest beta drivers

    PNY GTS 450 OC’d
    Tyan dual Xeon x5550
    12G DDR3

    On Panasonic 50` vierra via 3dTVPLAY – AMAING


    wish all games looked this good in stereo!

  • 6 tritosine // Mar 1, 2011 at 23:10

    Both the stereo and their AA could be much better. I have to try MSAA cause its really bad without it.

    The eye 2 eye averaging is missing :( . Leaves a sour taste.

  • 7 Mike // Mar 1, 2011 at 23:55

    Johnny, Yes I do use 3D vision. And I simply went in-game and turned 3D on (I have it disabled on game startup).

    I have too say (on my rig at-least) it doesn’t seem to have a large impact on game performance, if any.

    System Specs:
    AMD 945 Quad Core (3.40GHZ)
    8GB Ram
    Windows 7 x64
    2xGTX480’s in SLI (With 266.58 drivers and latest nvidia 3D vision drivers)
    Acer GD245HQ

  • 8 Andrew Carmichael // Mar 2, 2011 at 04:17

    I tried it with my current 2 yr old system and it runs great in 3D – intel E8500, 4g ram and an OC gtx260 core216. It forces on 3D vision and works fine- no convergence adjustment though. It also seems to run an auto focus that looks very similar to DDD. The engine seems to run very well, and I have it at next to highest graphics level with AA- much smoother than even Warhead.

    Not pop though, I will try with DDD to see if the convergence can be adjusted….

  • 9 danieljoy // Mar 2, 2011 at 06:17

    im not impressed. the 3d is lower quality than metro 2033. it plays fast on my 480sli system,, however its seems like lower image quality than the original cyrsis. but it does work in 3d vision- unlike the original- so that is a plus. hopefully the full game offers better visual quality. to me it looks too much like a consul game.

    this is on a 65″ dlp at 1080p.

  • 10 Arbitard1171 // Mar 2, 2011 at 08:04

    there are still graphical features that are locked. they are only coming out in the full game, not the demo. DX11 is only available in the full game for example.

  • 11 Nicolas Silvagni // Mar 2, 2011 at 12:52

    I tested the leaked version and sadly the stereoscopic rendering is not a real one.

    Only the Hud is rendered from the two point of view. The main scene is rendered only once and a post process create the other point of view.

    It means that we can not see occluded geometry from one eye in the other one :( And it means that they have some pixel distortion around that sort of area. It is easy to see it around the weapons that use an additional masking to keep it untouched.

    So sad :(

  • 12 Casper // Mar 4, 2011 at 19:51


    You said it yourself… You played on a leaked version, which is a simple port from xbox 360 and very very buggy…

    Try the “official” demo and you will see it works.


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