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Crysis 2 Needed "Every Last Ounce" Of Console Power

Crytek talks a lot about producing a top-tier title that pushes every piece of gaming hardware.

Recently, Crysis 2 executive producer Nathan Camarillo claimed the team is pushing the targeted consoles - PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - to the maximum limit. In speaking to NowGamer, Camarillo specifically mentions the five-year-old Xbox 360 (he's referring to the game running on the 360) but seems to include the PS3 in his last statement when he refers to "consoles:"

"It’s a very, very powerful engine. It’s sapping power out of a five-year-old console that probably no-one thought was possible. Not only being able to reach this level of visual fidelity, but also doing it in 3D, and do it with these choreographed sandbox areas that are open with intelligent AI running around them at the same time, and scripted stuff going off and explosions, and weapons effects… it’s really tapping into every last ounce of power these consoles have."

We've heard this before and while Crysis 2 does look great, we're not entirely convinced it'll be the best looking PS3 game available. So when he says they're "tapping into every last ounce of power these consoles have," he must be referring to a development process that doesn't quite take advantage of all the PS3's strengths... Naughty Dog and other first-party devs might be able to help 'em out.

At any rate, we do have high hopes for Crytek's hotly anticipated sequel but the studio is only driving the hype through the roof. At this point, anything less than stellar will be a massive disappointment.

Related Game(s): Crysis 2

Tags: crytek, crysis 2, crysis sequel, crysis ps3

2/17/2011 10:29:53 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (67 posts)

kraygen
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:36:10 AM

Oh come on now, this is a VERY pretty first person shooter. =)

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 4:12:24 PM

Knowing EA, this will hit 30 bucks in 2 months. I just bought dead space 2 for 42 bucks brand new on amazon, so I know this will be half price pretty quick.

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big6
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:52:55 AM
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It's starting to get a little annoying hearing from all devs touting how they are "maxxing out the console's power".
Yes, they want to talk up their product to make a sale, sure...

But, when it's delivered, and we can all obviously see that other games are better looking/performing, what do they have to say to that?

I'm certain whatever Crysis 2 looks and performs like, that Killzone 3 will still be better in both areas. Uncharted 2, being a year and a half older, will still likely look better and perform smoother.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:04:03 AM

I agree, but I fully expect Crysis 2 to somehow pull down better scores than KZ3 at places like IGN.

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FM23
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:19:05 PM

Agree with both you guys here. I really really really hate that these guys are trying to make it seem like they are on another level compared to others devs. It's pathetic as they are calling unneeded attention.

And that score thing...lol

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kevinater321
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 2:52:56 PM

Maybe it will just be a good game...

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 9:59:28 PM

Getting Crysis 2 on PC. Crytek are a lot like Valve, better developers on PC, not so much consoles.

Crysis 2 looks to shine bright on PC, but consoles are still relatively inferior in graphics and processing to modern day PC's, so I really don't see the need to get this on anything BUT PC.

As for the game itself... I'm just hoping the fun factor is higher than that of Uncharted 2. That game had graphics, story and great gameplay. If Crytek can match that in FPS form, than I will forgive their constant boasting.

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:57:04 AM
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hehe wow, I just barely finished watching a Crysis 2 "NOW PLAYING" feature on Gamespot.

First off, maybe it's just the drab area in the game, but KZ3's visuals Crysis 2 is not. Or is it really close for that matter.

Secondly, this game is looking much more interesting to me gameplay wise then I originally imagined.
While watching the video I liked how more methodical and tactical the game's design is compared to the crop of so many other FPS games on the market. Basically, I like the more sandbox design opposed to the more in your face linear high intensity shootouts you'd see from something like CoD and KZ. Not that I don't like that, it's just that there's plenty of "those types" to go around and KZ3 is looking to take take that crown already as it is and I wouldn't want another me-too twitch-fest.

Anyway, I think Crysis 2 is looking like a breath of fresh air for FPS, and barring out really poor reviews I'll be giving Crysis 2 a shot at some point.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:04:45 AM

I must admit the gameplay does look better than your standard cod outing.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:59:12 AM
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After seeing the 360 demo at a friends house, I am even further convinced that this game falls considerably short in terms of visuals when compared to the PS3 exclusives.

Why do certain studios talk so much??

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:01:47 PM

Naughty Dog let their games do the talking, and that's why the people love them!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:03:12 AM
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The game looks pretty good from a visual standpoint (for a multiplat), except for the character models, but they need to settle down. Console gamers aren't as eager to please as PC gamers. That, and we can smell an embellishment when we hear it.

Maybe they think with their approach they have "maxed out" a system, but the bottom line is anything that maxes out the 360 will fall short of maxing out the PS3. Well, unless their development process is extremely redundant and flawed.

I'm thinking bargain bin for me.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:20:33 AM

World you are correct. Or atleast I agree with you that anything that maxes out the 360 will fall short on te PS3.

To solidify that point crytek keeps addressing the issue of which system the games runs better on and the response is both versions run n look the same.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:37:27 AM

Bargain bin at best.

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 4:16:05 PM

It's funny how they say this maxes out consoles, yet Killzone 3 looks 3 times better. I played the demo and it's not that fun either.

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BIGRED15
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:24:24 AM
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this may b a first dayer. online looks intense. the narrative is supposedly professionally written i've seen the trailers and it looks impressive and thats putting it lightly. to b honest im more excited about this than kz3.

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 2:12:33 PM

yeah, thing is, they can say any narrative is professionally written so long as it's written by a professional writer... meaning they are paid with some writing training...

Killzone, CoD, Halo, MoH, etc. etc. are all "professionally written".

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Lawless SXE
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:40:57 AM

The writer of Crysis 2 actually has a couple of published novels under his belt, just so you know.

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Underdog15
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 9:39:39 AM

What's his name, and what did he write?

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kraygen
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:39:47 AM
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So this could definitely be true, but if it is, then I guess those xbots will be bragging about the "wicked cool briefcase style dvd carrier" that it will have to come with.

Lets see, one dual layer Blu-ray = 6-10 dvd's, what a bargain they'll be getting. Unless you factor in the new shelf you have to buy to store it.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:40:47 AM

It isn't true. They're full of it.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:11:26 PM

I thought that with compression techniques with faster reading DVD, DVD can hold more than you give credit for. Due to Blu-ray's low reading speed, compression isn't as high.

Highlander, perhaps you could help me out with this?

A 360 DVD game can only hold a max of 9GB. But what if that is compressed? Blu-ray isn't compressed so that same game is about 18GB. Sure, no compression means the game might look or sound slightly better on PS3, but only barely, and it also comes down to how well the code is optimised for that specific console.

I'm not arguing that Blu-ray isn't big, because it certainly is, by a long shot!! But I'm thinking with compression techniques in mind, a blu-ray PS3 game may only equal a 3 or 4 disc DVD 360 game, tops.

Anyways, regardless of that, I'm sure Crysis 2 is being optimised using 1 engine that can run well on all machines, meaning once again the PS3 isn't being completely utilised to its full potential and we can all thank the 360 for holding back progression on multiplatform game development including the PS3.

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kraygen
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:13:53 AM

Actually current dual layer blu-ray discs can hold 66GB I believe, last I checked, been a few months, could be higher now.

Yes a dvd can hold 9GB, but with the piracy issues and ease of pirating dvd's, most 360 games use 1-2 GB for protection coding. Which leaves only 7-8 GB for the game.

You can compress the information on dvd, but the more you compress, the more quality is lost. Meaning a blu-ray can hold over 60GB of uncompressed data and to do the math, it would take 6-10 dvd's to equal that.

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somethingrandom
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 2:21:26 PM

Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50GB they cannot increase this (I don't know how you would magically reduce the wavelength of blue light to increase density in the disc). They can always add layers to increase storage capacity though.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:39:49 AM
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All their jibber jabber has actually made me less interested in this game. They talk to much. No way in hell does this max out the PS3 if this thing runs equal on both platforms. Just like Max, I watched my friend play this on his 360 while I was in California, Crytek has got to be kidding themselves if they think this game is going to be visually better than most PS3 exclusives on the market. Its just not gonna happen.

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godsman
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:46:38 AM

Yeah, same here. I was pretty excited over this game in the beginning. I was interested in seeing the best looking multiplatform game. I see nothing interesting about the game that really stand out from other shooters. I hear nothing but bragging, but I don't see exceptional results.

If i have to choose between Rage and Crysis 2, Rage is on the top of my list then.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:49:54 AM

Me too. Rage looks much better than this. Judging from the 360 demo, RE5 and Castlevania still holds the best graphics for a multiplat award.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 12:57:09 PM

I think some of the gameplay for C2 might be newish compared to typical FPS, but for true newness I would also defer to Rage and even Brink.

As for the graphics, I think most folks just pretend games like Uncharted 2 and KZ3 simply don't exist or they don't know about them so they figure if their game equals exclusive graphics on the 360 then that must be the top of the line everywhere else.

... it like isn't though.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:16:38 PM

Unfortunately World, PS3 games are only in the spotlight for technical prowess for about a month when first released. Uncharted 2 is the one exception.

With the G4 and IGN awards for best graphics, the nominations were so bias towards 360 or multiplats, it wasn't funny. Seriously? Alan Wake over Heavy Rain? Halo Reach over Killzone? Assassin's Creed 2 over Uncharted 2? What the hell were these people smoking when they wrote that thing?!?!

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godsman
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:43:03 AM
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I have only seen some gameplay videos of Crysis 2. So far I think the game world looks really empty. Crysis 2 excels in texture and lighting. They get a point for that, but in terms of details, it reminds me of Halo. It has nothing but huge open world, with flat grounds and giant crates for coverage.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:47:38 AM

The game looks very bland. Poor art style.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:28:10 PM

Agreed. Crysis 2 has that Halo effect going on, and everything feels static.

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Wesleypipes6
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 12:03:07 PM
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I was actually interested in the game until I downloaded the multiplayer demo on XBL. My console froze every time I connected to a match. The devs can tout about the specs of the game, but if it doesn't work properly, who cares. KZ3 will blow this game away.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 12:12:11 PM
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I held little interest in this title, until I read an interview with the writer a couple of days ago, and it piqued my interest. I doubt it'll be a D1P, but it looks like I'll still have to choose between Crysis 2 and Yakuza 4.
Peace.

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NazzyQ
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 12:44:11 PM
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The game DOES look pretty phenomenal and I think anyone saying otherwise is kidding themselves. Of course, it's arguable whether or not it compares visually to the likes of the stunning Uncharted 2 or whatever PS3 exclusive you care to mention, but I'm not going to go into that here.
There are some extremely talented multiplatform developers out there, and they include the likes of Criterion,Crytek and many others. They tend to be overlooked, because they don't champion a particular platform. If Naughty Dog say they are improving physics or animations or particle effects, we applaud them (and rightly so).Yet, if a multiplatform developer like Crytek says the same, we automatically dismiss their comments, becuase they can't possibly be using all of the PS3s power. That may be right, but talented developers can work around hardware limitations. Its part of their job
The 360 is certainly showing its age, but its not crippling multiplatform development.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:01:01 PM

I think the problem is that the changes from say Uncharted 1 to 2 or KZ2 to 3 are clearly visible whereas multiplat devs keep on talking about how fantastic their games are and this new tech and how it will max out the PS3 and then it releases and there is no discernible difference from the average multiplat. So yeah, people get to a "meh" point when they hear this.

I think LA Noire will be an exception though, that face stuff is definitely a noticeable tech advancement.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:04:30 PM

It's not arguable. It's a cold hard fact, Crysis 2, at this stage DOES NOT look as good as most PS3 exclusives.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:36:03 PM

I think the only one kidding themselves is you NazzyQ.

That game is nowhere near the exclusives on the PS3.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:55:51 PM

"but its not crippling multiplatform development."

::facepalm::

FFXIII and the slew of games that had content cut or only last 3 to 6 hours beg to differ. Another cold hard fact, the 360 has been and will continue to hamper multiplatform development.

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Snorge
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 2:37:51 PM

Um correct me if Im wrong....isnt this Crytek's FIRSt multiplat game...didnt they only do PC before this!? And the 360 not hindering the industry thing...dude....have you ever heard of the DVD gimp effect?

360 has singlehandley almost destroyed this genearation of gaming. And if you feel like we automatically dismiss them cause they're multiplat, you're wrong...we dismiss them because they are REALLy trying to hype there game up and CLEARLY it doesnt compare to the likes of Killzone, Uncharted or even God of War!

We just want the facts and not some big announcement every 2-3 months about how they're the new multiplat gods. (Well maybe not that far, but you get the point.)

I was actually excited about this game until I saw it in action....maybe its me but it looks nowwhere near as good as the first on the PC running at max! And how long ago was that?

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 12:58:39 PM
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The original Crysis was a pretty game, too. However, everyone I know who played it, as well as many reviews I read, said that the actual game wasn't all that great. No, it wasn't bad, just was pretty standard fare, game-wise. I wonder Crysis 2 will suffer the same fate?

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FM23
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:20:55 PM
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Seriously...what is Crysis? (rhetorical questoion) Just my two cents.

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 3:24:11 PM

Rhetorical? Sure you didn't mean a sarcastic question?

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Bloodysilence19
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:24:23 PM
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im still deciding to get crysis or not. i just want real ps3 gameplay like demo or mp. i hardly doubt crytek maxes the ps3 out especially being a multiplate game.look at the track record of multiplate games they always seem to look like crap on ps3 and outstanding on 360. only few games look the same that i can think re5, dante inferno, and me2. i just don't get why they think the max out the ps3, when clearly not even nd has done it and they are way better dev than crytek. until i see a demo on ps3 or mp of crysis something i cant believe the hype train on it.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:34:15 PM
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not sure which game some saw here, but in my opinion, from what ive seen in person, its probably one of the best looking multiplatform games ive seen. But i think rage and brink look better than this.

But i also haven't seen anything from Rage that made me go 'holy sh!t, thats awesome!, all ive seen is really good textures and open worldness. Thats great and all, but if its boring, no amount of graphical fidelity will help it

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:53:48 PM

It certainly doesn't look bad for a multiplat, just lacking in the creative art direction imo.

Rage on the other hand looks a lot like Fallout 3 with waaaaay better graphics. Which is good enough for me. :)

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aaronisbla
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 6:34:00 PM

yeah, i get that vibe from it also, really looking forward to it

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NazzyQ
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 2:17:08 PM
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FFXIII certainly was a game that was hampered by multiplatform development, I agree. But there are certain multiplats that still really shine despite the 360s limitations. Titles like Dead Space 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and the upcoming LA Noire, which looks superb. I think what I'm trying to say here, but probably haven't conveyed that well, is that first-rate developers can work with such limitations, at least for the time being. Inevitably, of course, there will eventually come a point when their ambitious projects simply can't be realized on the 360's antiquated hardware. Right?

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Snorge
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 2:40:52 PM

Agreed with LA Noire, BUT I have a feeling the textures would look THAT much better if it was an exclusive...the faces are incredible but for some reason the textures didnt look as good as Heavy Rain (closest game in my opinion to compare)

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 3:31:09 PM

Yeah, Nazzy, I understand what you mean and where you're coming from. And you make a good point that there are multiplat and 360 exclusive titles that deliver quality gaming experiences for sure.

I don't think anyone here is (realistically) disputing that with you. I think the issue people are having is the fact that the Crytek guy is claiming he's maxing out a console that will blow our minds. Certainly, they could make a great quality game, but I think people, including myself, are skeptical that he's somehow creating a game with so much processing power, we'll be blown away.

You know what I mean? No doubt, it could be an amazing game despite limitations. But busting through system limitations into something that "taps every ounce of power our systems have"?

Yeah... not sure that can be done with both 360 AND PS3 at the same time. And that's what people are arguing.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 3:40:10 PM

L.A. Noire started out as a PS3 exclusive so of course its going to shine on the PS3. The 360 is getting the port this time around. For every one game you list that looks great on both consoles there are about 5 to 10 others that turned out to be garbage on the PS3 because the game was limited to the weakest link which is the 360.

We are long past the point where developers projects aren't being released at their full potential and this is a direct result of the 360's short comings. The developers are even saying so. Capcom on more than one occasion complained about 360 limitations only to walk back their statements when the Xbots on Capcom Unity popped their top. Square has admitted the 360 and LIVE hindered their development plans for FFXIII and FFXIV. The devleopers of Rage have also complained(see link below). The list goes on. The 360 has been the reason PS3 owners get screwed(lazy developers deserve their share of the blame too of course, but the 360 and MS has given them incentive to be lazy.)with crappy ports and lack luster games. As far as most multiplat games go, they are just 360 games. While PS3 exclusives really are ahead of the curve. They're in a league of their own.

Now since Crytek has on more than one occasion stated Crysis 2 will be identical on both consoles, that right there should tell you that Crysis 2 WILL NOT have the same level of graphics fidelity as games like Uncharted, Killzone and God of War. If you really think that point is arguable, based on the developers own statements, not mine, than you are the one who is deluding ones self.

http://www.1up.com/news/rage-held-xbox-360-limits

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Lord carlos
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 2:29:59 PM
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I enjoyed using the nanosuite in the first game,like turning on camouflage and sneeking into a barn and laying loads of C4 then fire off a couple of rounds at the steal roof to make as much noise as possible,i'd proceed to sneek back outside and wait for the enemy to sweep the barn.
BOOM!
I think i'll buy this day one :)

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Alienange
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 2:36:18 PM
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Are people even impressed by this kind of talk anymore? Yeah the game looks good and a little over the top, but bragging about using up all the consoles power? No buddy. No you didn't. You're just used to programming for a Windows environment where limitations are the order of the day.

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Snorge
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 2:41:56 PM

"You're just used to programming for a Windows environment where limitations are the order of the day." LMAO!

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Wrote
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 3:28:20 PM
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I cant decide if I should want this game, I watched a friend play the 1st one on comp and he really liked it, but I kinda suck at fps,honestly my favorite one is halo reach so idk. I dont know a lot about this game but the devs have been talking this one so high it'll probably suffer like gt5s hype. unless ofcourse it gets high scores... I see xbots loving this, like they do bulletstorm. both are on ps3 but most ps3 gamers are kinda meh about them. I think its cuz were all spoiled by this superior content most xbots have never seen.

side note... I also dont know much about rage but it does look like a better looking fallout 3 and its published by bethesda so is it like fallout 3 or is there no rpg elements? just all post apocalyptic and first persony?

idk ill get this game in a year when its 20 bucks.

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sirbob6
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 5:48:56 PM

Rage is basically a fast paced FPS in a post-apocalyptic open world environment. As of yet there is no known RPG elements so it is just a post apocalyptic and first persony game.

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Wrote
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 7:52:11 PM

thanks much. I really couldn't find much on it. And its supposed to come out this year. It is id so they do fps like doom, but its been in development forevor, longer then most games. So maybe it'll be good.

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BIGRED15
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 3:58:38 PM
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Underdog: by professional i meant that the guy making the narrative is a bonafide science fiction author. His expertise in the genre is good enough for me. so long as the game doesnt somehow flop, im sold.

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 5:12:12 PM
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These statements have been the same coming from them since they decided to introduce the CryEngine 3.

Their motives are clear: they want licensing deals for their engine and they can't do that as effectively when so many multi-plat devs have already settled on and bought into engines like UE3.

Crytek wants to jump start the next gen when a large portion of devs are more receptive to upgrading their IDE's.

They're trying to stimulate developer demand for new hardware. THis is evident when they constantly cite these so-called "old consoles" as to being tapped out and they're ready for more processing.

The CE3 is a scaleable engine. One that can co-develop current gen games and next gen games without too much extra effort. Really, I think when looking at escalating dev expenses their angle and reasoning is a logical one. If a MS/SONY/Nintendo were to make a move into migrating into the next gen, they'll need to placate to publisher expense woes. Having an engine in place to make a smooth, more profitable transition would seem to be in the cards.

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Crabba
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 5:52:39 PM
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I'm sure Crysis 2 will be a great-looking game, especially for being multiplatform, but Killzone 2/3 or Uncharted 2 it is not.

Crysis 1 was an awesome looking game on PC several years ago, and I'm not even sure the sequel is better looking, or even at the same visual quality as the first one. I'm thinking Crysis 2 will be best played on the PC, unless they've made the PC version worse because of the limitations of the 360 in the new engine...

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jdt1981
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 7:11:04 PM
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Translation; "Crysis 2 uses every ounce of performance of the Xbox 360. The PS3? Not so much..."

It's very hard for me to believe that a muti-platform game such as Crysis 2 that the developers swear will look identical on the PS3 and 360 will measure up to PS3 exclusives such as Uncharted 1-3, GOW3 and Killzone 2 & 3.

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 8:24:34 PM
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I really don't care about these comments from Crytek anymore. I've been waiting to hear them say something about the GAMEPLAY (the only thing we haven't heard them brag about so far, yet also one of the most, if not the most, important parts of a game), but they haven't said anything about it except for their "Be Fast, Be Strong, Be Invisible" slogan.

Judging from what I played of the first game's gameplay and what I've seen so far from this one, it'll probably be mediocre to ok at best, with the only good thing being the strategy. I'm holding out hope that its great, but if they have the mentality of most devs nowadays (keep things the same) it'll probably not be very good.

Also, the story seems to be a rehash of Resistance's story, if the Dead Men Walking story trailer is any indication. Not to say that it won't be good, but it'll probably not have anything unique about it (which is disappointing given the fact that the guy who wrote it kept bragging about how good and unique it would be).

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NoMoreWar
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 11:55:40 PM
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i'm sure they've maxed out certain aspects.. like the graphics chip, which is not saying much. i doubt they are using "every ounce" of the cell processor. if you are maxing out a 360, and the ps3 version is identical, then its not maxing out the ps3. that being said, it is guaranteed that this game uses a LOT of the ps3's power. the reason its getting so much hype is due to the quality of the first game. it had amazing visuals and great gameplay that, in many respects, has yet to be surpassed on the pc. furthermore, Crysis is not your standard fps. it is much more of an open-world, as opposed to the linear design of CoD, KZ, and most other fps's. Crysis 1 is very hardware demanding too, and even today's high-end pc builds struggle to get 60fps on it. i bet Crysis 2 will be a great game, particularly on pc. it will be interesting to see how the console version compares, and how well it sells on ps3 amidst great competition like KZ3

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Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 2:11:01 AM
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judging by the scale of the environments im not surprised!
theres allot of good looking games out there but there fairly linear and small.
crysis 2 is freaking massive!
the buildings, no skyscrapers are everywhere!
unlike most games if you can see it, you can visit it none of this invisible wall syndrome BS!
i was worried that the transition from jungles to city would make this a corridor shooter, but gladly i could of not been more wrong!
the environments in the game are freaking huge!!!!!!

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the comfy chair
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:13:47 PM
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I can't see crytek maxing out the ps3 either. Judging by the ps3 config, it'll be the same as the 360 with better framerates, which isn't too bad overall.

Both consoles equate to low settings though. The PC version should look mind blowing. Crysis today still crushes every other game (shut up, yes it does, even the mighty uncharted 2 gets ass raped by the jaw dropping vistas of crysis. Although Uncharted 2 is a much more fun and interesting game overall and i love it!).

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LanceNLT
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 1:51:54 AM
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I just want to start off by saying I completely agree with Ben's comment on Crysis 2: "...is it just me, or is there always a distinct lack of lushness and color in games produced by designers that are mostly PC oriented? They all seem to have these bland, washed out hues, and they all seem to be variations of silver, black or brown.... I'm not saying the visual presentations on PC are inferior...but I'm just talking about the color." I find this to be so very true and one of the big reasons I will always be a console gamer. Console games, and especially Japanese games, are so often just so much more stylized and colorful and beautiful to look at for me. I honestly prefer the vibrant, stylized, and artistic visuals used in Japanese games to the bland and realistic graphics in a lot of Western games and most every PC game. That's not to say all Western/PC games are like that, just look at Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Flower. And that's also not to say that visual style is the only thing I base my opinion of games on, I absolutely love Portal for one. But I do find my above comments and Ben's comments to be generally true and stylized and artistic visuals are indeed a big preference of mine. All that technical stuff just doesn't interest me. And explosions in and of themselves just don't excite me. I really like games with a beautiful, artistic, and expressive visual style and a deep, interesting, and emotional story. Music in games is really important to me as well, and I love games that have beautiful and/or catchy and clever music that's composed to complement what's happening onscreen whereas a lot of Western/PC games have very few, if any, memorable pieces. I also like gameplay that requires me to think and strategize, and is genuinely rewarding due to that, rather than gameplay that just requires that I have quick reflexes. Maybe I'm about to start an argument here so I'll stop there and say that I have nothing really against games like Crysis, they just aren't my cup of tea.

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NoMoreWar
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 12:20:33 PM

i don't know how crysis 2 will look. all we have is screenshots and footage of the 360 version. but i can tell you that Crysis 1 had a LOT of color. it took place on a forested island and there was a ton of detail and color in the plant life. i agree a lot of games in general do seem to lack color, something not even remotely unique to pc games mind you, but Crysis is not one of them.

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