CRYS2gen3DPFTnorating Crysis 2 PC DirectX 11 Support Coming with Patch 1.9 Next Monday

Crytek/EA has announced today the existance of Patch 1.9 which will finally put advanced DirectX 11 features like Tesellation and HDR Motion Blur into Crysis 2. The patch will also improve Multi GPU support and support for Higher Resolution Textures. Read more for the full patch notes.

Crysis 2 Patch 1.9 Notes:

• Added Contact Shadows
• Added DX11 benchmark level
• Added DX11 support for Crysis 2 (the following features only work when downloading the optional DX11 package here):
• – Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
• – High Quality HDR Motion Blur
• – Realistic Shadows with Variable Penumbra
• – Sprite Based Bokeh Depth of Field
• – Parallax Occlusion Mapping
• – Particles Motion Blur, Shadows and Art Updates
• – Water Rendering improvements and using Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
• Added Realtime Local Reflections
• Added support for Higher Res Textures Package 
• Added various new console variables to whitelist 
• Fixed bullet penetration, which had been broken by a bug introduced with the DLC 2 patch 
• Fixed issue in MP where player stats weren't always saved at the end of a game 
• Fixed issue in MP where player stats would sometimes randomly reset 
• Fixed issue with MP time played statistic, which would sometimes be too low on leaderboards and in stats 
• Fixed issue with JAW rocket not firing through window's containing broken glass
• Fixed rare issue where a user could not access MP with a valid CD key if they had previously used an invalid CD key 
• Improved advanced graphics options menu
• Improved anti-cheat measurements: fixed exploit which could prevent vote kicking working against a user 
• Improved multi-GPU support
• Improved Tone Mapping
• Re-added possibility to enable r_StereoSupportAMD via config file (unsupported)
 
The patch will arrive Monday, June 27th 2011.