01/30/2023 at 00:01 by Henner Schröder – From Crysis and Windows Vista – that happened on January 30th. Every day, PC Games Hardware takes a look back at the young but eventful history of the computer.
…2006: Such beautiful game graphics have rarely been seen: Electronic Arts announces the first-person shooter Crysis on January 30th. The game is programmed by German developer Crytek, who made a name for himself with Far Cry; Technically, Crysis is based on a further development of the Cry engine, which should enable 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 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 ones 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
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