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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

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Comments (94 posts)

Karosso
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 10:43:31 AM
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Well, they did create the best looking PC game so far and it has stand for long now so, I will give them the benefit of the doubt.

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 10:45:48 AM

Highlander:
Imo, the first Assassins Creed looked better than the 2nd one for some reason. Maybe it was because I've seen it played on the 360 and not the PS3...I dunno.

Edit: Damn, hit the wrong reply button, lol.

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DemonNeno
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 9:34:49 PM

You can say that again.. Here's an article form TomsHardware that quotes what Crytek had to say.. Along with some fully glory images that look like breath taking!

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/crysis-crysis-2-crytek-cryengine-but-can-it-play-crysis,news-6330.html

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 10:44:02 AM
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Could be interesting if they actually manage to do it. There are good multi-platform games around, some that even push the graphics bar pretty high, it's not like every multi-platform game is a Ghostbusters or Bayonetta. After all, Assassin's Creed II looked pretty fine did it not?

That said, exclusives do tend to be the driver that make multi-platform games look poor. It'd be interesting to see someone bring a game that reverses that.

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oldmike
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 10:50:51 AM

yet to see a muli get close to 1st party games

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:03:40 AM

ACII did look awesome, as have many other multiplats.

But in terms of "bar-raising," the only titles doing that this generation are restricted to the PS3 (or in maybe one case - Crysis - to the PC).

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:34:26 AM

AC2 looked good but not exclusive good. Besides, whats the point of flashy visuals if your taken out of the experience by the screen tearing every 2 seconds?

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:12:18 PM

Yes , AC II looked really good . That's why I didn't agree with Ben giving it a lower score for graphics than the first one . The lighting was noticeably better , the framerate and screen tearing issues from the first one had almost been ironed out and the fact that it had day-night cycles was a huge plus . In my opinion , that's as much improvement as you can expect from a multiplatform game .

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:23:04 PM

yea and the shadows looked like 3D Dot Game Heros.

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gumbi
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:33:45 PM

I honestly never even noticed any screen tearing in AC1 or 2 until I read up on everybody whining about it. Went back and put both games in for a while a noticed it only a couple times. I think that if I had noticed it before I just figured it was part of being in the animus. It's really not as big a deal as many are making it out to be, if you haven't played the games don't let it deter you. Both AC games look, play, and feel fantastic.

On topic, I think they very well may raise the bar for multiplat graphics, but not for the PS3, unless they develop the two console versions independently of each other.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:37:56 PM

it slows laziness. There is no reason for it other then laziness. If you watch the making og God of War III, Stig showed off a way early build of the E3 demo to the press for the 1st time. It had plenty of tearing and guess what? they fixed it before release. Uncharted 1 had plenty of it, but they fixed it in 2. Ubisoft is notorious for letting this slip by into retail versions of their games. They are lazy. Simple as that.

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Naga
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 5:09:48 PM

Heh just got ACII the landscapes are really great and beautiful especially in Veneiza.
But its weak in the character facial detail it just looked like a PS2 char model.

I don't think any mult-platform game will go beyond Uncharted this gen.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 5:57:38 PM

Ezio looks dumbfounded. Kinda like Shaquille O'Neil.

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 8:08:17 PM

Games that look pretty on ps3
Uncharted 2
Gow 3
Heavy Rain (A bit of screen Tearing)
Killzone 2
MGS4
Gran Turismo

Games that look pretty on Xbox
MAss Effect 2
GeoW2
Forza
(i dunno alot of xbox games lol sorry)

Games that look pretty multiplat
FFXIII
Assasins Creed
Batman Arkham asylum

Mass effects graphics isn't as good as uncharted/gow/MGS/killzone graphics but its pretty close. I think FFXIII graphics can equal the ps3 exclusive visuals. especially those pretty FMV cutscenes :)

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DemonNeno
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 9:02:48 PM

Yeah, I bet the graphical content will be surprising. Here's to hoping this new Engine will be less of a frickin PIG!! The first engine still beats up Toppest of the Top end PCs like whimpy school girls!

That said, these guys obviously have some credibility to their statements. It's a different ballgame when you're doing a multiplat and trying to make them all shine. This is their second hand at it and who knows what type of brain power they've vested into for the PS3 version. A few pointers that make me question this..

1.) The Cell setup on the PS3 changes the way their CryEngine3 must process and pipeline info from the PC/Xbox setup, so is this a special engine just for the PS3?

2.) The game may be pretty, but will this ultimately be at the price of steady framerates?

3.) Will Dave Cox find a reason this game isn't revolutionary?

I'd absolutely love for these guys and gals to pull off something that not only sets the PS3 bar higher, but most importantly sets the bar for multiplats that aren't a trade-off for the accomidating systems.

I've always thought it was ridiculous that one console should suffer for the sake of releasing it on more of them (aka, trying to make money off of a market that isn't gonna buy it if they know it's not worth it!).

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___________
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 8:29:18 AM

what they are so not restricted to the ps3.
metro 2033, ME2, alan wake to name a few look amazing on the 360.
especially metro 2033 playing that now and the facial animations and environmental detail is rivaling KZ2.
cant wait till alan wake comes out thats suppose to be even better!
who said the 360 cant do KZ2 graphics?

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Orvisman
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 8:53:49 AM

LOL. I have Metro 2033 and it is nowhere close to Killzone 2's graphics.

As for Splinter Cell Conviction, I'm picking it up. It sure looks good for a 360 game, but it still pales compared to Uncharted 2 and GOWIII or even Heavy Rain.

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 10:44:15 AM
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I doubt it's gonna get to be a bar raiser, especially since it's on the 360 as well, unless they actually use the PS3 to it's fullest and let the 360 do whatever it can to look as close as possible.

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 10:54:15 AM
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Besides, it's an FPS, so I'll never play it. FPS games never interest me and the story is nothing but hunting aliens...again. Most FPS games are either War (Medal of Honor, Modern Warfare) or Hunting Aliens (Halo, Crysis) and every other FPS game is usually mainly built to drain peoples lives by sitting them in an online multiplayer mode and not giving two shits about a story...something a video game is meant to have. So they can have fun trying to max out the 360 and keeping it on par with the 360 version, look where that got FFXIII. Oh well, just thinking about it started getting me angry at the fact that somehow making another FPS would 'raise the bar' when in the end result, will just be another point and shoot experience...without the fun.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:52:03 AM

Bioshock is an exception to that.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:24:53 PM

Agreed. Gotta add Killzone 2 as well.

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johnld
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 4:38:25 PM

i dont think all video games have to have a great story to be enjoyable. i mean if i want to find one with a story i can easily find one. but if i want to have a fun time, i can do that too. i mean smash bros. never had a good story but i played the hell out of it. if sony had a good game like that, i'll definitely buy it. getting snake in smash bros was great.

all im saying is that a game doesnt have to have a engaging story to be great. but for a game to hype up its multiplayer(mw2) and in my opinion failed, im just glad i had campaign and spec ops to play.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 5:58:57 PM

Spec Ops was the best feature of MW2 imo.

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Beamboom
Saturday, April 10, 2010 @ 11:01:18 AM

Yes Spec Ops was great, especially the sneaking missions. But then again most coop games I've played so far have been a lot of fun (with most noticeably exceptions being army of two, Mercenaries 2 and Shawn White snowboarding).

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:13:05 AM
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I believe them, I mean I spent $2,200 on a computer to run the first one an it could only run it on medium so I believe them when they say they can make bar raising graphics.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:32:46 AM

But how when they are limited by the Xbox hardware?

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:34:16 AM

Don't expect it to be the same on both consoles is all I can say

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:37:37 AM

Ha, i always expect it to be the same on both consoles or worse on the Playstaion. I know Square bucked the trend with Final Fantasy XIII but they are the only one i know of. Seems most 3rd party devs have taken the idea of "equality" and applied it in the most unfair way. We get crappy ports most of the time. But like i said, I can be convinced.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:20:59 PM

I agree with Jawknee, at least slightly. Where I think we are almost out of the days of crappy ports, I do think that devs have an "equality" standard and try to make the game the same for both platforms instead of optimizing it for the PS3.

Take Lost Planet 2 that cut content due to space restrictions on the 360, yet STILL wont include the material in the PS3 version with a 1/2 emtpy BluRay....That to me is COMPLETE CRAP! Which is one of the many reasons I will NOT support Lost Planet 2.

In FFXIII, the core gameplay was the same, but the 360 had lower resolution and textures.

I want to see if Crytek will truly optimize and push the PS3, cause if both games come out looking the same then they didn't optimize SH!T except for their game engine.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:53:31 PM

BTN how on earth did you spend that much and only managed to run it on medium? I simply bought another video card and was able to run on high settings. If you had to buy a whole new computer I think you got taken to the cleaners.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:30:14 PM

it was a laptop, and I bought it the year Crysis came out

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:16:45 AM
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This being a multiplatform game, ill believe it when i see it. I don't see how this is possible unless they ditch the "we want to make games fair and equal across all platforms" nonsense and go all out with the PS3.

So far i call this bs. But my mind can always be changed.

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Naztycuts
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:38:23 AM

@Jaw I don't know man the cutscenes in XIII did look pretty awesome, on ps3 at least, IDK about the please fix-me's version though.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:51:44 AM

oh yea i know. That's why i said above to BTNwarrior that Square was the first the buck this games equality trend. But Square has always been about flashy cut scenes so it wasn't a surprise to me. Those are pre-rendered cut scenes too remember. The actual game engine while it looked good, wasn't God of War 3 or Uncharted 2 quality.

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Naztycuts
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:27:12 PM

Didn't see that post before my b. Yes they did buck it but it was also designed like an exclusive because it was finished while they slapped an inferior clone together for the 360. Anyone else think a FF7 remake would flood the market with turn-based RPG copycats? Eh those were the good old days!

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:35:19 PM

i would certainly hope so. ha! Although i have a feeling they would take the turn based system out of a VII remake.

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hehateme
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:32:38 AM
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soooo...... dvd9s have the same quality as a bluray disc ey?????? BS unless xbox gets a cheapy port this will not even happen.....

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gumbi
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:44:58 PM

DVD's actually can support the same quality as BD's, it's just data. They just don't have anywhere near the capacity to make it practical.

You can burn full HD video to a dvd and watch it on your PS3 or Bluray player without compromising any quality. I've done it, but you'll only get about 20 - 30 min per disc.

The differences between the two console's capabilities does not lie entirely in their disc media. The only big difference there is capacity.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:21:03 PM

Gambi that's not true. They can only support 720p and that's if its a DVD9 duel layer. They can't support 1080i or 1080p.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:36:17 PM

another note, if that were true then there would be no need for DVD players that Upscale your DVD's everyone would just run 720p native.

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:49:15 PM

Jawknee,

If you encode a 1080p60 video feed in an MP4 file you can put the file (if it will fit) onto a DVD. It is just data. A dual layer DVD can hold more or less 9GB, which as gumbi says is about 20-30 minutes of HD video depending on the encoding. A game stored on a DVD could most certainly support 1080p graphics, after all it's the graphics engine that's putting the image out, not the DVD playback.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 4:12:27 PM

hmm ill have to read again what i read that gave the spec of a DVD and what it was capable of. I thought it had said the highest res it could support was 720p.

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 9:48:07 PM

The highest resolution a video DVD according to the spec, can handle is 720x576 at 50Hz, or 720x480 at 60Hz, well short of HD resolution. That is DVD video though. However if you use the DVD as a data storage disc, not a video disc, you can drop encoded video of any standard on teh disc. So if you encode 1080p video into an MP4 format (for example) and drop that onto the disc you can get about 9GB of video, which will translate to 30-40 minutes depending on the encoding and level of compression used, of course that MP4 file can only be played back by a player with the appropriate capabilities. The difference is using the DVD as a video disc or as a data disc. As a data disc you can store whatever you want on it, no limit to the resolution except the size of the data files.

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gumbi
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 10:35:46 PM

highlander is exactly right. i toyed around with this a lot when i got my HD Handycam and have burned several HD videos to dvd to playback on my PS3.

although the point i was trying to make is that the quality of a game has nothing to do with the media it's delivered on, it's just data. you could deliver a AAA top notch game on dvd or bluray, it'll just take more dvd's because they have lower capacity.

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gumbi
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:20:07 AM

Additional note: You don't necessarily have to encode the video to a file and burn a data disc. You can still author and burn a 'video' disc in HD. It's just not a DVD Video, it's an AVCHD DVD, and is recognized by your PS3 and compatible blu ray playerse as a video disc. Quality is identical to that of a bluray disc, it's just shorter due to less space.

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:33:01 AM
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I have no doubts when Crytek makes a claim. They may not have the greatest plots/storylines of all time, but their game engines sure beat the pants off of anything anyone else is doing. I'm pretty psyched about this one.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:33:01 AM
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If Crysis 2 was made for the PS3 first, and took advantage of what the PS3 has to offer, and then ported to 3-5 360 discs I'll buy it.

Until then, they have alot to prove, and I'll judge how it looks next to GOW3 and UN2.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:35:40 AM

Yea, its hard to imagine a multiplatform game can look and perform better then Uncharted 2 or God of War III.

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elass0wyp0
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:31:51 PM

I would wager that 6 months from now these guys will be saying the ps3 is hard to work with. aka-the shoddy multi-plat developer excuse.

This may turn out to be a pretty game but it will be a very, very short campaign with a ton of DLC later on. Limited by no hard drive and a DVD format.

Xbots love eating up all the M$ hype and can justify away any additional expense to save face.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:34:58 PM

Yup, they don't know how to invest in value. They throw their money away at crap. They remind me of those spoiled rich kids who bought an iPad on launch day just to smash it in the street for the Youtube culture.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:02:14 PM

My free trial of Live just expired, and I have asked several of my friends who play nearly exclusively on the $3.60 on why I should get a subcription, IE - what's the value? I am met with silence.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:15:36 PM
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Well , they do have a brilliant track record , I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be true .

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SvenMD
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:22:55 PM
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This is alot of hype.

And as alot of people have said - I'll believe it when I see it.

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gumbi
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:39:45 PM
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I think the only way they could possibly 'raise the bar' for the PS3 is if they developed the PS3 version separately, to take proper advantage of the PS3's architecture. Not much room for porting in either direction... I'd think that would be costly.

These guys know their stuff though, so lets just wait and see what they can pull off. Either way, I'm sure it'll look amazing.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:55:40 PM
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Day1 PC purchase for me. Glad all you PS3 FPS fans get to experience what I consider a very well made and enjoyable FPS series.

I'm not too sure about their comment "setting new graphical bar for PS3" considering like most of you have mentioned they're also working on the PC and 360 versions.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:22:09 PM

If my Vaio can run it, i may just give it a try on my computer too.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:33:36 PM

::sigh:: Jawky, why did you buy a Vaio?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:38:49 PM

lol i the last one i had was great. never had any issues with it. very reliable hardware. Btw you never told me if my video card was sufficient for running PC games.

its a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:46:30 PM

Absolutely, sorry I didn't respond to your email sooner. Any new game should run just fine (not counting Crysis2) if it's anything like when Crysis came out (I had to get a new videocard). Also you mentioned CSS, you should be able to run it at max settings.


I love Sony products but I've always viewed their PCs like I do Apples, way too overpriced.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:52:06 PM

$1300 may have been kind of steep but i paid a lot more for my previous Vaio with way less specs. So far I'm happy with it. Although i could be kicking my self in the ass if you showed me what to get next time. ha!

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kraygen
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:18:55 PM
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Crysis was definitely a graphical masterpiece. However this claim seems pretty outlandish. Does anyone know what platform they are leading with?

I don't believe it now, and when I see it released I know my mind probably won't need changing.

Might set a graphics bar on pc tho, that, I'd believe.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:22:34 PM

PC

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Karosso
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:38:12 PM

well, if one $300.00 beast can nip at the heels of a $3,000.00 PC is the black beauty, AKA: PS3
Let's see how they approach the development process for the game.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 2:17:09 AM

I think you mean $1200.

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FullmetalX10
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:33:29 PM
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As stated many times above, I will only believe it when I see it, and I don't think they can if they want to make both console version look the "same".

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Victor321
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 2:58:07 PM
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But not in gameplay. And that's what matters.
Also, if they exclusively developed for the PS3, then there would be some credibility to their statement.

I'm not hating on Crytek, or the Crysis games, cuz they're really fun, it's just that I don't like hearing this kind of statement from a multi-platform developer.



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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:02:38 PM
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Lies and Gorilla dust.

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:41:57 PM
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Put your money where your mouth is Crytek.

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vicious54
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 3:46:41 PM
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I thought they were tweaking the engine to support all three platforms. I thought of them as sub engines that were very different in their own respects but this is probably not the case. I don't really care for the visuals if the game's story is as bad as the first one.

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Naga
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 5:11:45 PM
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How? aren't you developing this on a Xbox oh you lied....

Be pleasing to see this happening though.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 6:09:52 PM
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I'll get the PC version that's for sure as it will definitely be the best version.

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Imagi
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 6:10:28 PM
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Crytek do not usually talk out of their ass when it comes to visuals, afaik they have been tweaking the engine for each platform so if anyone could pull it off they could.

The lead will the the PC as that is where the cutting edge power is and with the 360'a architecture and environment being far closer to the PC they have hopefully invested in some bods that know the in's and out of the PS3's innards to take advantage of what it can offer.

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moorbs
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 6:27:36 PM
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I thought this game was going to be on xbox aswell? surely it can't set the bar for ps3 when it's multiplat?

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Temjin001
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 7:45:29 PM
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I'm skeptical of their claim. I can't think of any middleware games that look better than exclusively designed ones. If this dev starts voicing specific SPU processing jobs being handled by their engine then I may be hopeful.

And has Crytek ever released a really impressive looking console game? I know the first Crysis, and Far Cry before it, looked great for PC. But the PC resources those games required in order to achieve the quality visuals were significant. When I look at something like Uncharted 2 and GoW3, games made from a quazi-7600gt powered graphics chip(and CELL augmentation), I'm led to believe that exclusive console devs (Santa Monica studios/Naughty Dog) are always in the business of getting the most mileage out of the least amount of resources.

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Him
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 9:00:03 PM
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I thought I heard that the 2 versions would be developed individually to maximize the hardwares' efficiency. That sounds about right to me cause they're graphics freaks.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 10:49:19 PM

There's a lot of ambiguity in that claim. Capcom's MT Framework engine sounds similar to the Cryengine3. The MT Framework is easily scaleable based on the hardware resources. Games such as Lost Planet, DMC4, and RE5, I believe were all based on this same graphics engine. Do any of those games look extraordinarily better? In fact, both Lost Planet, and RE5, performed and looked better on 360 with that scaleable engine.

And processing is only part of it. Keep in mind, every PS3 has a HDD. Look at how often your HDD light flashes while you play through GoW3. The game is constantly streaming data from BD to the HDD as you play. An HDD streams data fast. The amount of scripted events in something like GoW3 would most likely have taken into account, and carefully measured, the rate of data transfer. These fundamental hardware distinctions, including, also, Blu-Ray capacity, may change the very design direction by the creative team.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:22:23 PM
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After reading some comments, I wonder just how many of y'all even played it PC...on Ultra settings..

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packersfan66
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 11:26:26 PM
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I remember reading somewhere that they look the same on both consoles.. what is this madness. Honestly who cares as long as the game with the best graphics is available to the ps3 i'm fine with it as long as it's not an xbox exclusive

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___________
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 2:24:28 AM
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anyone who is doubtful that this will be the best looking game on all platforms for release is deluding themselves!
all you have to do is fork out 3K for a proper gaming PC and go look at crysis, than your mind will be made up.
if not, you need some glasses, and maybe a brain transplant!
just because a games multiplatform does not mean it cant have the best graphics.
i point you to KZ2 everyone was saying the 360 cant do graphics that good, well go look at brink.
we have not seen any trailers of RAGE or half life 2 epp 3 or crysis 2 but when they do that theory which is already debunk will finally be put to bed!


i cant wait till crysis 2 comes out, sept 24th the white birdys telling me.
but i wont be getting it on ps3, ill be playing it the way its meant to be played.
full HD, DX11,3D, 16 times AA, and a whole set of visual effects the ps3 can only dream about!
i am of course talking about the PC!
i wish developers would stop being so tight a$$ed and make games FOR PC instead of giving us crappy ports.
if i can shell out 3K plus 1K for a 3D update AND IM NOT EVEN WORKING!!! than im sure you can shell out to make the PC version the best it could be.
simple,no?

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Imagi
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 2:53:16 AM

All the Brink stuff I have seen has been on the PC, remember to be a Games for Windows game you are required to have 360 controller support so videos that have the 360's controllers buttons on the screen for actions do not mean that it is on the 360.

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___________
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 8:34:22 AM

up until E3 last year yeah that was the PC version, but gamescom i think it was they showed of 360 version and it looks almost as good.
the developers have said many times that all 3 versions will look relativity the same, besides a few features only available to the PC like tessellation.

anyway theres a few games on the 360 now that look just as good as KZ2, metro 2033, ME2 and splinter cell conviction, alan wake, crackdown 2 and halo reach releasing soon and will top those also.

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packersfan66
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 8:52:50 AM

haha metro 2033.. really?

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vicious54
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:08:22 AM

@tommccrossin

Don't listen to him, no 360 games looks better than KZ2. Anything intelligent he says is ruined by his spoiled, whinny baby attitude but I don't think I have ever seen anything intelligent in his postings.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 5:01:15 PM

we may not have trailers of crysis 2, but they do have some amazing pictures out. and it looks, godly.

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Imagi
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 6:19:24 PM

I'm not being a fanboy but nothing I have for the 360 comes close to KZ2. I own ME and have seen ME2 running and neither top KZ2 for visuals, same with the Alan Wake and metro 2033 with the vids I have seen.

I am sure Halo Reach will be the best looking 360 game as M$ will be pushing hard for it to be, just as they were with Halo 3, but it feels like they are playing catchup.

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Richy
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 4:58:29 AM
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hello ...

from the videos of CryEngine 3, i would tend to agree with this statement.

in fact if some multiplat developer could create an exclusive version for each platform of the same story plot but with MAXxed GFX on each respective system, it's surely Crytek & i will go with it.

I think i will get Crysis 2 on the best GFX platform ever - the PC! but i think it may cost me enough to buy 10 more PS3 games, so if the GFX is UC2 good it will be enough for me, now better would be impressive!

so let time tell who's right & let me play (or at least start playing)

cheers!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 9:39:43 AM
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No offense but if they are saying they cant go much farther on the PS3, this is where they have failed in voicing there opinion. Every dev who said they have maxed out the PS3 has'nt done so. And those claiming outrageous things like SE about the graphics also didnt have much truth in their voice.

Companies actually working solely with the PS3 and actually putting there time in, are saying they are not even pushing thwe PS3 at all. Stig Asmussen (GOW3), in the making of GOW3 video had set GOW 3 maybe pushes 50% of the PS3 power. Due to time with the machine and a release frame its obvious they cant tap into everything until the next go round. My point is GOW3 , along with UC2, and KZ2 even MGS thos games are eye candy for sure, and absolutely some of the most stunning games ever, across all platforms.

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wiiplay
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 12:23:00 PM
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I've been wondering for a while now, will Crysis 1 also be released on the PS3?
I mean, most people who own a PS3 cannot afford a high end gaming PC to play Crysis, so wouldn't people be going in blind on the storyline?
Since Crysis 2 is obviously going to be a great hit, I just feel sad that so many people are going to have to miss out on Crysis 1.
I myself have a high end PC to play Crysis 1, so I luckily will know what's happening in Crysis 2.
I also do not plan on buying Crysis 2 for the PS3, I feel it will be limited in so many ways when compared to the PC version.
Or maybe I'll buy it on all 3 systems? Yeah, that will work. :)
I'm going to go and play Heavy Rain now. :)

-Wiiplay.

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Imagi
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 6:21:40 PM

I can afford one, I just don't want to have to afford one every god damn year!

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Geobaldi
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 12:19:56 AM

Most PC's nowadays are good for around 5 years assuming you get a descent one and don't try to jump straight into flight simulators and such. I'm on my 3rd PC in 17 years. My current one is just under two years old. In that same time frame I've bought 6 consoles. 3 of them being re-buys due to the bad lasers the PS2 suffered from.

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Imagi
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 8:29:52 AM

3 PC's in 17 years and you managed to keep playing games at a good 30 - 60 fps at high resolution with the best graphical and sound settings enabled, no offence but I do not believe you. Even if you spent an obscene amount of money on each of those PC rigs you are not going to get any more than 4 years out of them.

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amoreno
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 8:35:05 PM
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I have played Crysis on the PC and will more likely buy it on PS3 when it comes out. Luckily I have the luxury of renting it first to see how it plays on the PS3. Crysis on the PC was flawed mainly because of their excuse you had to spend alot of money just to get the PC up to spec to have high framerates. Crysis 2 on the PS3 should hopefully solve this provided the port was done properly, we won't know until the release so time will tell.

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Geobaldi
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 12:22:11 AM

The one glaring difference between the various versions is that Crytek has already said that the PC version won't have the draw distance limitation that the console versions will have due to the amount of memory available.

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Crabba
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 8:22:57 PM
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From what I've seen so far of Crysis 2 (including the latest trailers and tech demo) I'm not that impressed! Certainly does not look even close to as impressive as Uncharted 2 or even Killzone 2. The screenshots do look slightly better than the videos I've seen, but until I see actual in-game video from the game I'll remain sceptical. In fact, I'd say so far Crysis 2 looks worse than the original game.

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