Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Face Off: Xbox 360 vs PC

Who wins? You decide! (It's PC.)

Getting your hands on a game early is always a treat, and as treats go EA has done well this week. The open beta for Crysis 3's multiplayer has landed on consoles and PC, and we've jumped at the chance to hunt our prey across the two maps and two game types on offer. Not jumped in yourself? Take a look at this gameplay, from the Xbox and PC, and see what you make of EA's latest sci-fi shooter.

Xbox 360: Staying hidden is key, just a few shots will secure your death.

Xbox 360: It takes a true marksman to plant an arrow in a mid-air Cell Operative.

PC: You're a regular Robin Hood with that bow! Only, without the charity. Also you're invisible.

PC: What's this? A "Pinger" walker? Of course I'll drive you and kill everyone.

Crysis 3 arrives on 19 February in the US and 22 February in Europe. Already taken part in the beta? Let us know how you got on with the multiplayer in the comments below.

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180 comments
numairahmed89
numairahmed89

S!de by s!de compar!son would have been far better than th!s... ! haven't v!ewed the v!deo.. wh!ch one !s better? Of course !t w!ll b PC but how much better 1:2 or same as 2:2.

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

Oh boy, the pc maggots are out in full force on this one ... more boring and mindless dribble being thrown at their satanic nemesis the console.

TrueGB
TrueGB

If looks were everything, Shallow Hal would never have been made.

bmart970
bmart970

This game is pretty awesome.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Yes Seb! we are all more than well aware that the PC is unbeatable in the Visuals department, its quite obvious really.

Are you so bored that you have to run yet another PC v  [Insert plaform here] comparison, or is it merely a case of job justification??

So Yes! we get it! If you require the pinacle of visual fidelity get a PC.

Give us a break!

doktron
doktron

Im tired of these comparisons. A high end gaming comp will beat an xbox every time. there is no comparison and if anybody dosent kno this by now then nothing is going to change their narrow little minds.

patiotom
patiotom

Oh how poor the xbox looks, the textures on the wall and the water effect is truly shocking. PS3 and Xbox 360 your time is up, please make your way to Switzerland you have an appointment with Dignitas

Mar28jw
Mar28jw

wow a 6 year old console that costs less than a top of the range PC graphics card didnt run as good as a high end PC version,amazing,considering the price and age of the 360 it looks great

Exia2004
Exia2004

this game needs a gow camer view

tgwolf
tgwolf

PC takes it each time, since this is 'just a shooter' and not a game that would actually benefit from a pad or controller such as a platformer or action game...

danielcliment
danielcliment

I haven't play yet, but it looks like a hybrid of HALO and CoD...

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

such a clunky movement using the two sticks...

petez34
petez34

wow another comparison video. I'll bet next week will have one too.

k2theswiss
k2theswiss

pretty bad when i can see the low crappy frame rate on 360 and i don't even care about that stuff.

PhilipO45
PhilipO45

I'm all in for the pc version, being i had both the pc and x360 version of Crysis2, and there was no comparison, the pc version runs maxed out everything in 1080p and 55-60fps(on a I7 cpu and gtx 670 gpu, while the x360 ran on low settings in 720p/30fps).

But i'm not hyped about it after playing Far Cry 3 on the pc, as that is one amazing open world/fps and it sports the best pc graphics since Crysis1.

 Crysis 3 is not open world, but i hope it's alot less linear like Crysis 1 was, rather then the much more linear Crysis 2.


solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

Just give it up already! Crysis 2 got to be dumbed down to fit into the consoles of the curent generation consoles. If Crytek actually goes all out and put things to the edge like the original Crysis, then what chance do the PS3 and Xbox 360 have standing against the PC? Yes, they were in a whole different, higher league than the PC when they first came out. But that is a thing of the past now.

RT-XD
RT-XD

This game should have stayed PC dedicated. If you think about it, if you had a PC that only performs as much as an xbox or a PS3, you would NOT be able to play it. Crytek engine always required power to play, and these consoles don't have that power to run such a game like you would on a PC (no even if it was in low graphical settings). Plus, I'm sure they would have made a better Crysis 2 and 3 if it was not released for consoles. I think consoles are a great idea at times, but this game just isn't one of those games made for them, or at least not yet. 

Atheosis
Atheosis

Who would win a fist fight between Mike Tyson and Flava Flav?

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

this is just hilarious.  this is like asking what's faster and more powerful? a fighter jet or a car?

gplayer5
gplayer5

why even compare? PC always, ALWAYS wins. Just keep the comparisons between ps3 and xbox 360.

robbiejones
robbiejones

is it really necessary to compare those two? i feel they do these articles jus to poke the stick on the angry fanboy

richten71
richten71

This is one time where this article should have done a graphical comparison between all 3 systems. Obviously the PC wins for best graphics out of the 3. Next best would be the Xbox 360. I did some screen captures between the PS3 and the Xbox 360 the other day and there is a huge difference between the two. This article should have shown us the differences, in case people were wondering which version to purchase. I wish I could post the images here. I had the PS3 version pre-ordered, but I'm changing it to the Xbox 360 version. The only reason I don't buy the PC version is because none of my friends play on PC.

CraigNinten
CraigNinten

I am here for the comparision between PS3 and Xbox360, I found none, I am sad

jurassic1024
jurassic1024

Crysis 3 is what number 2 should have been. I'm going to buy it... after reviews and a careful watch on gamebreaking bugs/glitches.

irishjake
irishjake

So who will win the battle... will it be this T-Rex dinosaur that has been trained to shoot laser guns and is equipped with the latest technology? Or will it be our new comer, a common house cat. Aging, de-clawed and a little overweight. 


Who will be the victor?


rofl

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

are you kidding me? it's going to be a glorious PC turkey shot

Max_160
Max_160

PC is a luxury and it always wins no doubt about it. the only things that pains me are the arrogant cocky hardcore PC fans who blame anyone who doesn't have time or money to get a custom 5000 dollar desktop. i'm sorry milord for having a simple 300 dollar system.

SN00P_2
SN00P_2

played both pc one is better

CaMmO
CaMmO

crysis 2 was my first time playing crysis..and i loved it...so much potential with the game...it really sucked tho when they stopped supporting it after the DLC (leaving ppl with new maps they couldnt even play on)...im still keeping hope for C3..i like the beta...alot of people actually believe that C2 will look better than C3 simply cause of the BETA graphics..it says in the menu that its using "placeholders" and "Art,coding,are subject to change"...im on 360 by the way...all i wanted was for them to smooth the frame rate out..which they have

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

getting mine for the 360 and will wait for Steam to have a sale get it for the PC at that time. Of course the PC was going to win being it can be customized.

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

This game will be bad, just like Crysis 2. Dodgy incomplete awkward port that does nothing better then other games, except with crap suit abilities, Crysis 1 was an amazing game, 2-3 are just cash-ins. 

tbh the second I saw the single player video where it asks you to choose stealth or action or whatever I almost threw up in my mouth, definitely won't be buying this, even for £3.50. lol :)

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

I have been playing it on the PS3 and it looks like utter garbage. Downloading for 360 now to see if it is just as bad visually.

kenmanius
kenmanius

PC looked and ran like sh*t on my system at least. Just another Xbox port with features tacked on. Thought Crysis 2 was much better looking and optimized. Even Max Payne 3 was a better looking DX11 title.

dalua360
dalua360

They way I see all this BS is: The PC player has a  Ferrari and he keeps bragging about it to all losers that can't afford one, but, in other hands, he has to spend thousands $$$$ to maintain it, like taxes and spare parts. And all the console guys are the ones that can buy a used Dodge or Mustang car with 900hp and have a lot a fun with a cheap alternative!

willzihang
willzihang

Wouldn't it make sense to upload the PC videos in 1080p?

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

I'm playing the PS3 version currently and I have to say it runs smooth (as of this writing) and looks amazing. I do have small balancing complaints but whatever I am still having fun. for best graphics I say PC but over all it doesnt matter (edit: I played the 360 version as well...very similar)

hector530
hector530

"Who wins? You decide! (It's PC.)"


lol

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Is it so damn hard for Crytek to release benchmarking tools? I don't want to download over 3 GB for the MP beta just to benchmark my PC.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

PC is obviously the best. Having said that, the consoles are decent alternatives.

nyarachm
nyarachm

There is simply no competition between the PC graphics and any other gaming platform! The frickin PC is what is used to make the frikin game!

delete-easycomeeasygo
delete-easycomeeasygo

If you don't have a PC [like me] then the Xbox 360 is your best friend but why was the PS3 not mention? Whats the differents between PS3 and Xbox 360?

rb2610
rb2610

Bring back the Crysis 1 Power Struggle Multiplayer!
It was so much more fun and different to the generic 8v8 deathmatch on tiny maps that they have now :(

Supabul
Supabul

Both versions look good with PC obivously winning but I can't wait for Next - gen, Game graphics have hit a huge Wall and nothing is really impressive anymore

teh_pwnager
teh_pwnager

So much butthurt in the comments, if you still think the old/new gen of consoles of any kind at any time would stand a chance against a PC you are just a ignorant POS. Consoles=casual/superficial/materialism. PC=dedication/gamers/passion. Simple!

Hurvl
Hurvl

What, Seb Ford doesn't have an info text next to his picture!? This is an outrage! We Gamespot users demand to know something about him, some trivial bits of personal info, like what's his favorite ice cream flavour, just give us something!