Crytek's CEO Cevat Yerli revealed in a recent interview that the upcoming Crysis 3 will be a DirectX 11-only game and will not support DX10.
In a recent interview with GameTrailers, Crytek's CEO Cevat Yerli revealed that Crysis 3's PC version will be wholly dependent upon DirectX 11, contrary to beliefs that it may in fact support DirectX 10.
As the PC spec requirements for Crysis 3 were recently released and made available to the public, the inclusion of Crysis 3 to be DX11-only doesn't come with a lot of surprise, seeing as DX11 was spotted as a minimum GPU requirement.
In the interview, Yerli discusses many things that are made available with Crysis 3's DX11 support, including dynamic environments that provide more than scenic flora, but actually afford many in-game choices for players to strategically utilize.
Yerli also talks about Crysis 3's Seven Wonders series and how the videos actually show off the game's environments and allows players a brief preview of what they can expect from certain areas of the game.
Everything from the grass–which isn't just decor but actually bends when players walk or hide within it, making for interactive environment pieces within the game's nature-infused overrun metropolis.
"Crysis 3's environments cater to every player's style, making it a more natural playing field where players have many flexible options and aren't constrained to one set path or area.
Players can hide in the grass, swim underwater, or within the shadows of objects–there are many options to utilize within the game.
There are natural player choices, but the game doesn't force any one single path or area." –Cevat Yerli
Yerli does introduce many elements that are made possible by the dependence upon Direct X 11, such as the beautiful in-game environments and visuals, but as for an official reason as to why DX10 isn't supported, no comment was made.
People that still have DX10 machines may be disappointed with this news and will have to make do with console versions of the game or buy a new GPU.
Crysis 3 is slated for released on Feb. 19, 2013 in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. For more information, please visit the game's official website.