From Crysis and Windows Vista (PCGH-Retro, January 30th)
From Crysis and Windows Vista – this happened on January 30th. Every day, PC Games Hardware takes a look back at the young but eventful history of the computer.
…2006: Rarely have you seen such beautiful game graphics: Electronic Arts is announcing the first-person shooter this January 30th crysis on. The game is programmed by the German developer Crytek, who deals with far cry made a name technically based crysis on a further development of the Cry engine, which should enable an unprecedented graphic splendor. The game did indeed set new standards when it was released at the end of 2007, but it also became a touchstone for the hardware – and for years to come it hardly runs smoothly on any computer.
…2007: Microsoft is delivering a new operating system to end customers – more than five years after the last version: Windows Vista is supposed to replace the aging XP and, in addition to a beautified interface including 3D effects, offers a modified driver model, Direct X 10 and various internal improvements. However, Microsoft also takes a lot of criticism: The new system eats up a lot of space on the hard drive, needs large amounts of RAM and causes problems for many applications. The planned discontinuation of Windows XP is therefore being postponed several times in response to numerous customer requests.
More on the subject:
• Crytek’s Cryengine – From Far Cry to Crysis 2: The engine in detail
• Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista: testing the final version with games and applications