Crytek: Crysis 2 Will Set New Graphical Bar For PS3
We've seen some amazing-looking PlayStation 3 games already but as most developers say, the best is yet to come.
Just ask Crytek, who claims that Crysis 2 will once again set the visual bar for the rising console. We've seen that bar set and reset several times before; the likes of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Killzone 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Heavy Rain, and God of War III have continued to redefine the nature of excellent visual effects in the interactive entertainment medium. We should also add that the cut-scenes in Final Fantasy XIII are tough to match. And according to what Crytek's lead PS3 programmer Michael Gluck told Play magazine (as summarized by NowGamer), Crysis 2 will set "a whole new benchmark."
"With each generation of game titles on PS3, usually every 2 years, the games improve significantly in its quality, mostly showing off in graphics. I think with Crysis 2 you will see the quality bar being set at a very high level that games will struggle to excel. We’re aiming to set a whole new benchmark with that game for all PS3 games."
At this rate, it's more like every year rather than every 2 years, but we get his meaning. Still, Gluck says he's not sure how much further they can go with the PS3, although he's convinced the next game - using the CryEngine 3 - will "be more polished and have higher quality in all areas." But they say not to expect a "major improvement in graphics" with Crysis 3 because they "try not to cut any graphical feature and rather optimize it until it becomes feasible." It all sounds very exciting but we should probably add that every title that pushes the PS3 in terms of graphics is exclusive to that system. Being a multiplat, as good as they say Crysis 2 will look...it's still a multiplat. But you never know.
Related Game(s): Crysis 2
4/7/2010 10:25:16 AM Ben Dutka