Crytek: Crysis 3 is 'maxing out' current gen

CEO Cevat Yerli claims "no game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3" on current gen; says Crysis 2 is technically superior to most games.

Crysis 3 will be one of the most technically competent titles ever released on current-generation consoles. That's according to studio CEO Cevat Yerli, who told Videogamer that the trilogy-capping sci-fi shooter is using almost every ounce of power from existing platforms.

"Crysis 3 is absolutely maxing out the consoles," Yerli said. "There is absolutely not even 1 percent left. No game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3 on these consoles, flat out. Most games are not even anywhere near Crysis 2 technically. I'm not talking about art style--art is subjective--but the pure fact of what we have been cramming in with Crysis 2 on Xbox [360] and PlayStation [3], I've yet to see a game do that still today."

Yerli further claimed that the Halo or Gears of War franchises do not even come close to what Crytek has been able to achieve with Crysis 3.

"Any day I will take a battle against Gears and Halo, whatever, the amount of data we put in and the detail level is far superior," Yerli said. "With Crysis 3, we're pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond."

Crysis 3--due February 19--is a first-person shooter set in 2047 New York that casts players as Prophet, a supersoldier seeking vengeance. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

There's no arguing that the Crysis series is the best looking. Absolutely none.

However, I'll always take enjoyment over visual fidelity....

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

Crysis 2 took everything awesome about Crysis and threw it out the window and just focused on the Call of Duty crowd. From the linear shallow single player to the embarrassing attempt at emulating CoD multiplayer.

 

Crysis 2 was an awkward mess and I was really disappointed at the direction they took. They have shamed themselves by selling out their brand of gameplay for a pathetic limp attempt at capturing the CoD mass market and now I don't consider Crytek as a top game developer anymore. Just another pretender willing to sell their soul to get a piece of the big pie.

moej88
moej88

I hope they fix their A.I, and they have it running smoothly. The A.I in Crysis 2 was a joke...I hope they focus as well on gameplay..-_- 

nintendians
nintendians

mgs4 still look better and play better, if you where playing in it's fps view.

interceptor316
interceptor316

heavy rain had much better graphics and details then crysis 2!

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

"Crysis3 is maxing out the 'current gen'"but does that make it a better game than Crysis2?

b2bwild
b2bwild

"Crysis 2 is technically superior to most games."? LOL technically crysis is just an un-optimized average fps game..  It may appeal visually, but there are tons of games out there which are much more visually appealing for different gamers.

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

Bullcrap. Crysis 2 on PS3 looks like sh*t.

BlueTurtz
BlueTurtz

Although Crysis 2 is probably the best looking game on 360 ( I'd Say behind Halo 4 and Bf3) It wasn't the most fun to play and although i loved the campaign to that game the multiplayer was unbalanced and the ability to go invisible was just so frustrating

lowerclassbrat7
lowerclassbrat7

Killzone 2 and 3 as well as all three Uncharted games looked better than Crysis 2 on PS3.

WillyChong
WillyChong

Hahahahahaha, several years ago he can boast the hell they like, now they say nothing can compete Crysis 2, when a iOs games like Infinity blade was cramped onto a extremely small Ipone 4s and its visual really outpace what Crysis 2 did. I still play Infinity Blade till this day, long after Crysis 2 was put to rest, cause gameplay and visual is vastly superior to Crytek's 2nd Crysis.

 

This is 2012, any developer can make a monstrous visual games, but the next year I anticipated are Total War II: Rome & Company of Heroes 2, not because of their immense power creating more visual presentation, not because of their frog texture to perfection, its because their games are presented in the best way possible with the most efficient resources possible, and most importantly, they always have a good reputation in their gameplay. 

 

Crysis was good cause you can do whenever the hell you want to approach a base and kill or sneak off North Korean grunts. In Crysis 2 you have an alley way, with a door, when you stealth your way to the door, its locked or your objectives is not updated cause you need to kill all the Private soldiers or bipedal aliens....... I can't get anywhere without killing lots and lots of grunts, while the first game you can kill a few without even need to shoot life ammunition, cloak, grap one guy, toss it to his death, cloak and instantly hide in the bushes decloak, gleefully watching your enemies scream and yell in panic, shoot randomly while standing a few feet away from you, those are pure goodness they removed for the sake of shooting. Enemies detect you from miles away and cloak won't even matter with aliens, their eyes are infrared so forget about it. Even soldiers can see you hiding behind a wall........

proclaimor
proclaimor

I think he's saying it's so awesome it makes consoles freeze.

ferval100
ferval100

Too bad the gameplay isn't "technically superior."

csward
csward

So it looks like a 2005 era PC game? LOL give me a break EA/Crytek. Nice viral marketing stunt for a run-of-the-mill FPS.

 

Besides, I can think of 2 games off the top of my head that already look better than it on PS3 I bet: Final Fantasy 13 (jaw dropping beauty in places) and Metal Gear.

Crimson681
Crimson681

Games like Crysis are the top stereotype for games that are all looks and no substance.  If this is modern gaming, then I still miss the 90s. 

Blade_Runner22
Blade_Runner22

All I read was "John Romero is about to make you his bitch"

Mortos13
Mortos13

Yeah right. Crysis 2 looked like crapand it played easily on my 5770 which is like, 2 gens old. Grow up bro...

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

"My **** is much bigger than yours" is what the headline should be.

vault-boy
vault-boy

When did linear games become bad all of a sudden? I didn't realize that was such a bad thing considering some of the greatest games of all time are linear, hell open world is a relatively new idea for the industry, it only got REALLY popular this generation.

mervynssucks
mervynssucks

Graphics do not make a game. Crysis 2 took an amazing franchise and dumbed it down with a linear environment and, worst of all, inconsistent AI. AI enemies in Crysis were brutal; I stopped playing Crysis 2 about 2/3rds through after a few hundred kills in which I walked up to an enemy who had charged right past me, stuck to a wall, and then stood there running in place just waiting for me to shoot or melee from behind. So, Yerli, I've played games on console that may not have looked as pretty, but they offered up a real challenge. To claim Crysis 2 representes sort of high water mark for technical achievement in console gaming is pure sales pitch bullshit.

blkgto
blkgto

There are a lot of really dumb people posting here.  Short attention spans, and the inability to think critically on even the most basic level. 

Albaficas
Albaficas

naughty dog already did that crytek stop trying ....

 

make a good game instead making graphics games

X-Robert
X-Robert

I feel confident to say that Yerli just offically made himself the next Peter Molyneux.

VALikimlav
VALikimlav

And this is why the first Crysis was a tech demo. Crysis 2 was actually good, but people hated it for some reason. I guess they preferred the illusion of choice in the first Crysis.

zpluffy
zpluffy

Don't focus too much on the graphics now, Graphics is good and all but sometimes developers forget about the gameplay mechanics.

lyncer777
lyncer777

SHUT UP ALL OF YOU!

 

(after reading all comments)

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

Sorry but Crysis 3 has along ways to go to catch up to Halo 4 graphics.Which at the moment is the game to beat.

Bigbudd0045
Bigbudd0045

....everyone seems to be talking about graphics not making a game fun...but he specifically talked about technical level.  

TyrantT316
TyrantT316

This may be the case, but style, types of effects, approach, design, etc all make up the impressive graphic nature of games. Not every game will look like Crysis because not every game has the same content and style.

 

Crysis will be one of those very impressive games to play and look at, however that doesn't automatically make it timeless in terms of actual playability.

furqan2006
furqan2006

To honest I don't think they are maxing out however gta 5 looks like its sucking up some major power out of ps3 and 360, massive live world with such beautiful graphics, I mean that requires some major power

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

check out the graphics on a good PC compared to PS3 and xbox360..

Soulreavercross
Soulreavercross moderator

The visuals in Crysis 2 was poor when compared to some other games of the same period and even before, therefore I doubt very mush Crysis 3 will 'max out' anything visually (at least on the consoles)

CEMETARY_GATESx
CEMETARY_GATESx

Has he seen Halo 4?  I liked Crysis 2 but this CEO needs to be reigned in by his marketing and PR director.  I never watched an enemy completely ignore me in Halo or Gears so maybe they need to back off the graphics and work on their AI systems.

 

He may even be correct from a technical point of view, but putting down beloved franchises isn't going to win Crytek any more fans.  Maybe he's just doing it for attention, either way Crysis 3 needs to put it's money where his mouth is.

jpm1276
jpm1276

Those are some pretty bold words he's throwing around.

marlobc
marlobc

i don't agree, it depends on engine to engine 

dmdavenport
dmdavenport

They sure didn't max out the gameplay in C2. Maybe they can use that left over 1%  in C3 to help out.

dre256x
dre256x

 Does anyone else think there guys are better of just licencing there engine and leave game development?  

Sorry but to me, while there games LOOK awesome, It isn't fun for long..

Archxaniotiss
Archxaniotiss

you maxed Crysis 3 graphics.I hope though AI wont be terrible as in Crysis 2.And if you could make Cryiss 3 having the best AI apart from best graphics many people would appreciate it.Also take a blink at the gameplay,dont make a "all flash no sumbstance" game.

jorge69696
jorge69696

Good job EA. You are impressing everyone. Did you get more moneyz after this article? Yeah, didn't think so either.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

On consoles, I find Rage to be more technically competent than Crysis 2.  Up to 1280 x 720p resolution?  Check.  60 fps gameplay?  Check.  Crysis 2 offered none of that.  I'm still curious to see what they do with current gen tech for Crysis 3, though.

moviequest14
moviequest14

Good for you? It's a shame I won't enjoy those ''best possible graphics'' though , because if it's anything like Crysis 2 I won't be able to make it 10 minutes in without getting bored.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

"I'm not talking about art style--art is subjective"

Talking about big numbers... yay, those are fun to look at, couldn't possibly just mash my hand on the num pad until it looks technically amazing.

Femto513
Femto513

Um...KILLZONE 2 and 3, God of War 3, Uncharted 2 and 3.

juboner
juboner

i thought there gameplay was good also so why not max out graphics? some people here act like they usually dont go together when most of the time they do

Meta_Dragon
Meta_Dragon

Graphics doesn't make a game. Why not instead focus on actual, oh i don't know, gameplay! Make your game actually worth playing?

 

P.S. Uncharted 3, GOW III, Max payne 3, or even far cry 3 look better than this game.

rannoni
rannoni

yeah they didnt dear to mention uc2:P