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Crytek Looking Forward To PS4

When developers look ahead to the future, that's probably a good thing. Heck, it's essential. But sometimes, you just have to wonder...are they looking too far ahead? There is something to be said for the here and now, ya know.

For quite some time now, we've been hearing rumors that developer Crytek will issue a game for the PlayStation 3. Whether or not it's Crysis has yet to be resolved (although Crytek has repeatedly said it's not), and everything remains clouded in a very mysterious haze. Perhaps that's because the team's forward-thinking has pushed them beyond this generation already. During yesterday's GC Asia keynote address, Crytek CEO Yevat Cerli talked about how important the next generation of consoles will be - he mentioned a "renaissance in gaming graphics" - and then specifically mentioned the PlayStation 4. Here's what he had to say about it:

"...frankly, we are linking ourself to what the PS4 will take up as [its hardware] position; that is the console makeup that will drive all our research, so we cannot wait to know what the [machine] will be about. That's probably the most important missing information we have right now in our company."

If you're wondering about graphical renaissance, Yerli believes the games in the next generation will, according to IGN, "mix and match between different graphics technologies, whether that be ray tracing, ray casting, point-based rendering, voxel-based approaches or something else." Yerli also believes that in only five years time, the gameplay will look just like all that pretty offline CGI we see today. Now, this is all very well and good, but what about the PS3? You know, the machine that just launched less than two years ago? The console Sony insists has a 10-year lifespan? How's about working on a PS3 game rather than focusing so heavily on the freakin' PS4? Not that we're impatient individuals, but this may be the first time we've ever heard the PS4 mentioned during a developer speech, and we have to say...it's a little premature. Don't you think?

9/22/2008 Ben Dutka

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Aftab
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 11:10:31 AM
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Premature for sure. I think this is just there way of saying, "Hey, we really want a piece of the pie, too. We have developed some great tools that are potentially profitable. But the current technology is just not up to par to support it."
I'll put it this way, it aint' happenin' now, or anytime soon. But this generation will be shorter than the last one despite the longevity added to some games because of online play. I'll be surprised if Sony will get 7 or even 6 years, before the next big machine will be on it's way. The a$$holes at MS aren't competing for a profit. They're planning to win the whole market, and they're willing to lose alot of money along the way.

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Tim Speed24
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 11:21:53 AM
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Microsoft is probably going to put out a new console in a couple of years. They only expected to get 5 to 6 years out of the 360.

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Cuetes
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 12:27:39 PM
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I say prove you can make a game on the PS3 first.

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www
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 1:07:11 PM
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Well it wouldn't be called ps4 anyway,maybe ps3 is the last,the next might be some playstation go-getter/ps coke(nintendo wii)/ps sumn but i think the figures is done with,ps4 doesn't sound appealin or everybody is gonna sleep on it.

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cr67
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 1:20:34 PM
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Aren't current developers just now beginning to scratch the surface in regards to fully utilizing the PS3's capabilities? Crytek is full of crap. Like Cuetes said, prove you can make a game on the PS3 first and than come talk to us about Playstations next console.
From what I've seen and played on the PS3 thusfar, I'd say it's got at least another 7-8 years left in it. Easily. Look at the PS2, aren't they still producing games for that console?

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 1:31:49 PM
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This is a silly decision, silly decision indeed!

I agree with Cuetes, they should give the PS3 a go first, the PS3s still in early days yet!

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Maz
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 2:31:04 PM
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they shud make a ps3 game first, ps4 is a long way away



Maz

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Riku994
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 2:46:08 PM
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Im not ready to shell out another 1000 bucks on a PS4, don't talk about it lol.

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jlch777
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 2:56:46 PM
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they should learn to optimize ps3 architecture first then thinking about the ps4! My God!

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shaydey77
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 5:25:52 PM
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Nothing wrong with thinking about the ps4 but do some work this generation too!!what a waste of a console otherwise...still if they are only looking to sell tools it wont make a difference to the gamers realy.Id still prefer a game from them first.

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MetalHead09
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 5:46:48 PM
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it does seem as though ms will come out with a new console first and quite a bit sooner but judging from how powerful and future proof the ps3 is, do you think it could even outlive ms's next system??

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AceTatsujin
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 6:01:28 PM
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agree. they should develop an exclusive game to push the ps3 hardware to the edge. honestly the ps3 is very powerful, and now we figured that most of the freaking ports are actually LIMITED to the hardware and (somtimes) capacity of the 360 ... which seriously man, doesn't that SUCK?! ... and we get bashed left and right, YEA because developers are scared to push the ps3 hard ... but now you got people like R2 and K2 and even Square Enix are doing their very best to ensure maximum quality on the PS3, which is awesome. MGS IV and Unchartered and even Heavenly Sword if I have to add ... I know I missed a few, but I'm just dishing out some stuff.

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Riku994
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 6:46:41 PM
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Games like LBP and FFXIII are gunna push the limits, like Ace said, and if microsoft fans cant understand that and sitll wnana bash the ps3, they better get some DAMN good games soon.

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Alienange
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 8:57:31 PM
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Crytek can go jump in a lake with their unplayable games. You ask me, I say Crytek closes its doors before the PS4 comes out.

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orangpelupa
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 9:51:13 PM
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Crytek wont be able to make game for PS3 that use cryengine2.

Even in PC, a GF 8800 card still struggling in very high with AA.

Crytek need to optimize their engine first to be able to make a game for ps3.

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Zubs
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @ 2:36:05 AM
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Crytek doesn't know how to code for the PS3 lol.

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