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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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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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.

C-P-30
C-P-30

@interceptor316 you know the saying goes, everybody has an opinion and an ashole... and yours both smell like siht

Hova2195
Hova2195

@lowerclassbrat7 that is soo true by Crytek making claims like this it better look at least just as good as BF3 single player on PS3 or I would just take it back to Gamestop for that reason alone because it should look better then the XBox 360 hands down

csward
csward

 @vault-boy I don't think people have a problem with linearity itself, I mean all games are linear to a point.

 

However, due to the increased costs of games development, lots of the wonderful things in games have been marginalized. 

 

Things that make a game linear:

1. Poor AI (Pretty much a huge problem overall in gaming, The Civilization series might be the best example of good AI and even it has to be tweaked a lot.)

2. Poor "me too" game design/mechanics without thought to challenge or variety; give the player too much power. Player doesn't have to vary tactics to win. (i.e. most FPS games).

3. Poor musical scores (why are the best game soundtracks from the 16-bit and 32/64 bit era?)

4. Poor game world that is either too constrictive (Final Fantasy 13) or too open (Fallout New Vegas) and lack variety/imagination (Elder Scrolls Skyrim).

5. Poor writing (Elder Scrolls Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, ect.)

 

These things can kill immersion and are often overlooked by big publishers, especially Western ones.

 

WillyChong
WillyChong

 @mervynssucks I like Crysis because of the many approach a player can move to their objectives I can stealth my way through and kill a few guys or play Predator style killing with gleeful result, while Crysis 2 you have to kill all the way through in order to get one bloody lift to be open.

sammoth
sammoth

@Albaficas

Is it April already? You think Naughty Dogs stuff looks better than Crytek. That is your opinion that the game wasn't good. Not a fact.

 

csward
csward

 @VALikimlav Crysis 2 is like when your favorite Indie band sells out, I think that's why people hate it. It became something it's not. It's a niche shooter trying to bring in AAA dollars. Not going to happen.

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @VALikimlav they prefered the free roam something that piece of trash game crysis 2 didnt have

 

anw crysis is a mediacore game at best

X-Robert
X-Robert

I agree since stealth is next to impossible in Crysis1 while I beat the highest diffculty of Crysis 2 by stealth.

csward
csward

 @lyncer777 You know your unintelligent when all you can say is "shut up". What are you 10?

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

Yeah people do not comment on comment section that was specificly made to comment on the article because some whiner from nowhere comment to shut up because he can't stand other peoples' opinions and comments. 

NTM23
NTM23

 @lyncer777 You probably feel unique for feeling and saying such a thing, but you're not.

tazdevil33
tazdevil33

 @smackdowner360

 Actually at 1080p the textures aren't that great on Halo 4 but it is still a great looking 360 game.  it is a shame the textures couldn't be a higher res but the frame rate is quite good and it wouldn't be much fun if it looked better and played worse.

Loshead
Loshead

 @smackdowner360 LOL your funny. Graphically Halo 4 can't tie Crysis 1's shoes. Crysis 1 is graphically superior to halo 4 in every way, and that game came out years ago. I can only imagine how amazing Crysis 3 looks.  (remember crysis 1 was on pc only, the xbox  360 wouldn't even be able to run the option menu in crysis 1)

abctr
abctr

 @smackdowner360 Sorry buddy i think you're not familiar with these people, (or maybe i'm wrong), but seriously since they've said it its gotta be right. Consoles have been lingering for many years. Just even look at Crysis  (on cry engine1), its totally perfect and so realistic, but this will be a whole new level of graphics.

WillyChong
WillyChong

 @X-Robert lol, I complete majority in Elite with stealth approach cause my and hiding among the vegetation, and North Koreans are AI that move along and you can wait until they move off, Crysis 2..... you enemy stays the same area the whole time, they won't bother leaving cause they know you are there, they just wait for you to grow impatient and start shooting. Its impossible to complete the highest difficulty on the last stage with cloack, I have to shoot my way through cause cloak approach seemingly useless as if the aliens can see me like a brightly lit Christmas tree........

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

 @X-Robert "stealth next to impossible in Crysis 1"?  You were obviously just really bad.  Enemies in Crysis 1 actually challenged you on Delta difficulty and the BEST way to beat it was strategic use of the cloak. Smart AI and choices were lies in Crysis 2.  You can thank the consoles ridiculously long lifecycle for the dumbing down of this franchise. We should've evolved past this point by now.

tazdevil33
tazdevil33

 @Loshead  @smackdowner360

 look at what it did to most pcs in 2007 when it came out though:)

I would say by comparison Halo 4 runs like a dream on the 360 lol.

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

 @Loshead I didnt say one word about PC.I could care less about a PC game.The title said maxing out current gen consoles.I said Halo is the game to beat and no game comes close on any console to match Halo as of yet.I dont see crysis 3 doing that.Please you PC gamers get out of your parents house and get some air.Pay attention to the subject before running your mouth about something that doesn't concern you.

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

 @abctr This is about consoles not PC.I dont give a damn about a PC game.Crysis one was garbage all it had was graphics it couldnt hold a candle to games like Halo,Gears or battlefield as far as the gameplay.Crysis 2 was a great game on the Xbox and i cant wait for crysis 3.I just dont think it will lock as good as halo 4.Again im talking about consoles not PC.Read the damn title crysis 3 maxing out current gen consoles

VALikimlav
VALikimlav

@spikepigeo @X-Robert I don't think the game was challenging for the right reasons. The AI actually tripped over themselves in the first one and the aliens were extremely boring. Tbh, I don't notice much of a difference between the first and the second in terms of AI. Crytek needs to call up Bungie or Valve for help in that department.

sammoth
sammoth

@punkhawk29@sammoth@smackdowner360@Loshead

That is subject to opinion. I liked Crysis 2 but, overall felt that Crysis 1 was better as far as open world and graphics. If you think that all Crysis did was stick some trees and a few shacks then I feel sorry for you. Crysis 1 gave you options. It's called free will to play the way you want to play with the nano suit. As far as the article is concerned point was they mentioned PC's and it is part of the article so your argument with that is flawed.

 

punkhawk29
punkhawk29

@sammoth @smackdowner360 @Loshead omg this is hillarious "With Crysis 3, we're pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond.". This is all they say about pc's this is an article about the consol version of crysis 3. and btw crysis 2 was way better. You can tell that in crysis one they just took an open area stuckk some trees and shacks on it and had you kill people thats it! Atleast crysis 2 gave you real options for every situation. And it didnt end right when it just started getting good!! All pc player always say is "pc graphics are better" and then u complain. that they spend to much time on graphics aand not gameplay. Make up your damn mind what do you people want!! and just because I like the feel of a controller in my hand rather than a mouse doesnt make you better than me.

sammoth
sammoth

@smackdowner360@Loshead

Oh now you're the internet police telling people what concerns them and not. LMAO

 

Ok kid; go tell Mom to throw some food in the basement for you. You're a bit cranky.

 

 

tazdevil33
tazdevil33

 @blkgto  @sammoth  @smackdowner360

 it is a same the console version of crysis isn't the same game though. There are parts missing and it has been dumbed down with the same shield system as Crysis 2 not the original.

 

UncookedMoa
UncookedMoa

 @smackdowner360  @abctr I disagree. Both Crysis 1 and 2 were excellent in their own way. Crysis 1 gave you a  huge open world and a variety of ways to approach your objective. Stealth worked really well and made you feel really like a special ops soldier, and made sure you weren't too powerful. But the story was very straightforward and plain.

 

Crysis 2 had an entertaining action-packed campaign. I enjoyed the story in Crysis 2 and had lots of fun with it, too. It made you feel like a powerful super-soldier and that you were a last hope against an alien invasion. Music is also miles better than the first game. But stealth was too easy and the levels were ridiculously small compared to Crysis 1 and the graphics are really close to the first Crysis with few improvements here and there.

 

I can only feel that the two games were very different from each other. They succeeded and failed in the opposite things.

WillyChong
WillyChong

 @smackdowner360  Seriously, do you even play Crysis on Xbox 360?!?! Cause I don't...... and you actually play Crysis online, do you even play mod for Crysis?  You are pure hater....... sorry this sort of argument is weak at based, no offense, but you clearly try to compare a 2007 game to a 2012 game, Halo 4 is anything but impressive, but its clear you are on one side........ I love Reach, but Microsoft should go for broke instead of clinging on........ even Bioware ended the Mass Effect........

WillyChong
WillyChong

 @smackdowner360  @abctr Strange, Halo 4 is shit...... compared to its Reach, Battlefield 3 and Crysis, unless you didn't own the actual game, you should not put that into argument.

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

Your crystal clear hatred for PC, it's exclusive games, and love for dumbed down console games clearly shows your console fanboysm here.

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

 @blkgto  @sammoth REALLY!!! they brought the first crysis over to the 360.Wow i had no idea you idiot.Yea i have the first crysis on PC and Xbox.Both version's are horrible.I thought it was just the PC that made it bad but it's the game itself.Also you seem slow.Just thought i'd let you know

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

 @sammoth  @abctr I'm guessing your another one that lives at home.Here we go one more time I WAS NOT TALKING ABOUT PC.I was talking about consoles only that they was mentioned in the title.Wow moron after moron on here.Don't stick your nose in something that don't concern you.Go play wow or somehting

blkgto
blkgto

 @sammoth  @smackdowner360  I agree Sammoth, he is an idiot.  He has absolutely no idea what he is talking about and when you make a point he backtracks like a clueless chump, struggling to come up with something he feels remotely valid enough to warrant his desire to have the final word.  

 

Smackdown you are a moron.  The first Crysis was not horrible, that's just an ignorant statement.  If you really feel that way then you have no business posting on pages regarding first person shooters, as you clearly don't like them to begin with.  I completely and utterly disagree with the idiotic statement that they put "more thought" into Crysis 2.  It is linear.  The multiplayer is practically a direct rip from CoD. it is not a bad game, but it does not come anywhere near the first one. Graphically, Halo 4 does not even come close to the first Crysis.  Neither does Gears of War, and that should not even be a point of contention because Gears of War is a completely different game, and honestly does not even belong in this discussion. 

 

Oh and you can download the first Crysis on the 360.  Yeah, they brought it on over.  So now we can use Crysis as an example against your idiotic, senseless opinions and your mindless, wandering logic. 

 

I hope you don't vote.  Tool. 

sammoth
sammoth

@smackdowner360@abctr

You clearly are an idiot the topic is not just about consoles. Learn 2 Read. Yes he mentioned console but, this game is not just on console d!pSh!t. PC's where mentioned in the article. Do I need to quote it again? I know that it's hard for you to grasp the whole topic. Maybe I will slow down a bit so you can keep up. Before you tell others to go back to school moron take a grammar class yours is atrocious. You have punctuation and sentence structure of a 5 year old kid.

The First Crysis was good. I don’t know what you’re talking about but, you’re entitled to your opinion.

 

 

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

 @sammoth  @abctr I was talking about consoles and the main topic.Crysis 3 will max out consoles.Yes thats what the title says i promise just read it.Again please pay attention in school or go back if you dropped out.Of course they are gonna talk about gears and halo.Those are the big dogs that everyone guns for.Still crysis isnt even in the same league as those games.The frst crysis was just horrible but the 2nd they put more thought into it.There is more to a game than graphics you got to have gameplay and a good story.Crysis 1  didnt have either.As far as the pc i dont care about games on that platform .So im not concern about what he says on that subject.One more time i  am talking about crysis 3 for the consoles.Just want to make sure you got it this time.Remember talking about consoles here

sammoth
sammoth

 @smackdowner360  @abctr

 Read the whole article it isn't just about consoles.

 

"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."

 

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