Crytek hunting for PS3 programmers

A job listing reveals German developer is prepping PlayStation 3 project; game could be Crysis spin-off--or something new.

One of the obvious perks of gaming on a next-generation system are the detailed graphics. Since next-gen footage began being released, many console gamers have argued that the souped-up living-room boxes could easily keep up with desktop PCs.

Then a game by the name of Crysis entered the scene. Running on the latest version of Crytek's CryEngine, the shooter's lifelike graphics wowed attendees at both GDC and E3 this year. While console gamers picked up their jaws in envy, they asked themselves (and everyone else) whether the game would also be headed to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Shortly after its debut at GDC 2006, console owners were egged on by rumors that said the game was headed to next-gen consoles.

Now, one new bit of info shows that Crytek may indeed be looking to bring Crysis to next-gen consoles...or at least to one next-gen console. A job listing on the company's Web site shows that Crytek is looking for a PlayStation 3 programmer with cross-platform code development experience.

Even if Crysis is PS3-bound, it's unlikely it would be available anytime soon. The game ships for the PC in the fourth quarter of this year, meaning it would be a little late to hire staff to get a PS3 version out for this holiday season.

Also, Crytek recently told GameSpot that Crysis remains a PC exclusive in its current form. That disclosure raises the possibility that Crytek is hiring PS3 programmers for a console Crysis spin-off akin to Far Cry Instincts and Far Cry Instincts Predator, the Xbox and Xbox 360 adaptations of the PC shooter Far Cry.

Another factor is the fact Crysis isn't the only game cooking at the German studio. On a recent visit, Crytek told GameSpot that several "vastly different" games are in development at its Frankfurt headquarters--meaning the PS3 project could be an all-new title that is yet to be revealed to the public.

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PHeMoX
PHeMoX

[quote="rkownadge"]PC only has 3 genres of games that are worth playing MMo's RTS and FPS while console's have all of those and many more[/quote] Wow, you must be the most ignorant console player I've ever read a post from... There aren't more genres on consoles, in fact, there aren't even more games on consoles. Frankly whether a game is worth playing has nothing to do with being a console game or pc game. Games on both platforms can be just as satisfying. From what I've seen so far I'd say PC games are generally better than console games, but there's a lot of crap being released for every platform.

rkownadge
rkownadge

commenting on princeegee4's comment PC only has 3 genres of games that are worth playing MMo's RTS and FPS while console's have all of those and many more so ha even if ps3 doesnt get Crysis console owners will get the last laugh cuz theyll end up with the most variety of games to choose from and they dont have to shell out 300$ or more dollars every 6 months to keep their pc up to date

StarFoxCOM
StarFoxCOM

Crysis PS3 bound i'm in i don't want to pay $1,000 on a rig so if i could spend $600 on a PS3 with crysis sweet

Amrikove
Amrikove

If ATI and Nvidia are smart enough, They should both pay crytek lots of cash to keep this game exclusive to PC. Imagine, How many video cards will be sold only for playing this game : )

grimboy
grimboy

If this comes out for PS3 I will kiss Crytek's feet. And by that, I mean the entire Crytek staff. I just need this, Dark Messiah, and Bioshock on PS3.

princegee4
princegee4

man i think it should come in ps3 but its not enjoyable in ps3 and x360 bec like far cry new titles not famer like pc orignal far cry thoug may be pc version of crysis is overall improved and consoles is for bigners not for hardcore games like pc gamers. i think crysis should run on mine 6600 diamond 1gbram 2.4ghz celeron D. dont buy consoles if u wana become a hardcore and do spent lot of money on pc to get real time gaming./

usy911
usy911

man i just updated my pc 3d card by putting nvidia6800 gt card wid 256 vram. 1gb pc ram .3.0ghz speed.. if this game requires more. than i have to updated it again. no way. i t never ends. just keep on upgrading your pc. in every four years. bring games to d consoles. man nex gen consoles. plss fools pc is for other works. like net or working purposes. consoles is for games. jack ass crytek programmers

solidte
solidte

i hope it comes out for the PS3.

papermario6528
papermario6528

ey all i do like gameplay more so dont think i like graphics more just that it annoys me when people say that consoles look better(its just me) i like consoles more then Pc. consoles all the way i just got annoyed with david i dont even have a PC(like i already said) but iknow this stuff anyway if this goes on console it wont look as good but it will probley still look good and hopefully its fun well now that u know that im not a PC freak im done also to insure u all my first system next gen system is going to be the wii for the the wiimote games the interactivey also the price heh so thats it

the_drop_man
the_drop_man

PCs might always have the best graphics. But in terms of sale they wont win against consoles. If you have money to waste, you can upgrade every 3 months to a new graphic card that comes out. Pcs are always upgrading and leaving previously highend pcs on the dust every few months. It isnt really worth to buy a PC for gaming. Because you will have to be constanly upgrading your graphic card to play the newer games. But in terms of graphics Pcs will always be on top. I would rather pay $600 dollars on a Ps3 than $1,200 for a high end pc. Because I know if i buy the pc in like a year or so or in 6 months will not be a high end pc anymore.

Niko40
Niko40

PC:s advantages are that it can be used for enything. Examples: workstation, audio editting, 3D modelling, programming, internet browsing, web server and of course for playing. If you have played through all your games for more than 5 times, you'll still never get bored with PC. There are so meny games for PC that you'll never finish them all. Consoles advantages are it's price and they are easy to use. So what if Crysis comes to consoles. It don't really care. Nor should enyone else. (Yes I own a good PC. Not X360 or PS3. What would I do with system that only plays games, but don't allow to make them :S )

princew
princew

brealsoul... what is the point of arguing about pc's vs consoles in this forum? you seem to have thin deep inner hatred for pc's for some reason. did a pc mollest you when you were a small child or something? if you want to go cry and troll for flames about pc's take it elsewhere.

sumdumfu
sumdumfu

If you've got a ton of cash to dump to really push your gaming experience to the limit I would go with a PC. If you're more of a casual gamer without a lot of money to spend on tweaking out a PC then consoles are the way to go.

Fauij
Fauij

haha i agree with you brealsoul

brealsoul
brealsoul

What is more important? Graphics or game design? If u look at console games, the biggest titles have a spectacular, epic game design. Look at Shadow of the Collosus, GOd of War... what if maybe on a pc u would see 2 more lights? Or what if the textures could like a bit crispers? I don tcare, because the game delivers a superb feeling with it s curent state of the art. Why make 1000000 polygons when u can hyde the edges with smart textures? On a tv, a game looks 10X better then on a LCD monitor. PC have better "graphics" in term of resolutin and **** like that. But most of them are dusty i nterms of gameplay, shty looking compared to consoel counterparts. PC s are not gaming machines. U buy the best of the best and STILL u ll have problems with it. Maybe the install will **** up, boot error, windows error, virus scanning. Ur game will swap, in 2 months another game appears and u have to buy better components.. On a console, u insert disk, PLAY. Have fun, the game runs more smoothly then any of ur crappy pc games that i played for 4 fkin years, on low, medium, maybe high detalis, swapping, screwing, frkin, bvirus infected, restarting don t know why, PC wich costed me 20 times more thne a ps2 on wich i could ve played most wanted in 2006, and i can t play on my curent 700 $ PC. consoles >>>> way better PC= geeks

Mr_Monkdawg91
Mr_Monkdawg91

interesting davidboggsm, pretty bold that you called Crysis stupid, considering that it isn't out yet...

manserban
manserban

I'm not a FPS fan so I don't really care if this comes out on the PS3 or not. Also because it's a FPS game it's more appropriate for the PC. Furthermore, it's true that a last generation PC it's equal or better then the next generation consoles, but if you compare the games developed for the two sides things are pretty much clear. Console games (I mean the exclusive titles) are just plain better in terms of gameplay and story. Also developers don't fully understand yet the power of the next generation consoles (I'm talking about Xbox 360 mainly because the other two are not released yet). Look at the games for PS2, for example, all the way from 2000 to 2006. So the consoles will keep up with the PC until they feel the need to launch PS4 and Xbox 3. And although the graphics and engine are great is just a game. I mean the story is really lame, in the first place. Americans fight the nord-coreeans and they then join forces to fight the aliens. Major plot, I must admit :).

uenfudbvaukbf
uenfudbvaukbf

this game will probably make its way to the consoles eventually, well...except for the wii

mc2k4
mc2k4

Wait until the game comes out. We've only seen tech demos and a few gameplay videos. Trailers mean nothing, they're mostly pre-rendered. Just wait until the game comes out, and then compare. Capische?

vdarkfall999
vdarkfall999

From my experience, the X360 version of Oblivion both looked and ran better than the PC version. Gamespot thought so too. So, papermario, I really wouldn't suggest freaking out and making yourself look like and idiot in front of everyone.

papermario6528
papermario6528

blades right but its kinda hard because davids such a noob ill just say this in a clear sentence You cant surpass a game with a console if a computer made the game. i said this like 3 times already dont any of you lisen? its impossible so david that game will never EVER look better then what computer looks also who said that computers aint popular? who said the games aint good? your just saying that to make yourself look better also u can do alot more with a computer ALOT more you have online tornments on PC on games like cod2 and you can win like 1,000,000$ nothing to do with consoles dude just face it PC will always get better and and better and consoles soon or later crumble and there will only be PC`s well im done im sick of this forum and all this noobish stuff oh yeah and david you type like a 2 yr old start to learn how to type you dumbass ok well PEACE OUT ALL

apacheann6
apacheann6

i can see it now 999,999 ps3s blow up from trying to play this game many people mad all over the news some day.

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Blackblade_Inc

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GAMEGEEK1
GAMEGEEK1

i wander how so many people know that the PS3 is a POS when they have never even played one i mean i dong judge the 360 or wii to be a POS because i have never had the opportunity to play one nor do i make the PS3 look larger than life by blowing what it can do way outta portion like most people who only support the 360 or wii do its kinda makes me mad that people would just say its crap because it cost quite a bit or is it just because u people don't have jobs and your mommies wont buy u a 600$ console i know how to save my money and i like the lineup of games coming out for the PS3 so i plan on getting one(probably not right away because I'm sure there will be a few kinks in it like any new console) and will save up for the others if IMO good games come out for them(i like giant robot games and chromehounds looks intriguing but one game is not worth buying an entire console for) if u like the games on the 360 or like the lineup of games for the wii then go right ahead and buy one but frankly i don't look at what the console can do first off because it is only a tool without good games its worthless i don't think there is a single person who has a 360 and just sits there and looks at it they get it because they like the games it has and the same goes for the PS3 sry for the run on sentence I'm really tired PS. i know my spelling sucks but i have better things in life to do than spellcheck my writing

Limonadi
Limonadi

ps3 and xbox360 = both good.

buckincrazy
buckincrazy

pay 600$ to play this p.o.s. yeah right!

Ashietaka
Ashietaka

I wonder if this game could run on xbox 360 no offense. It would be cool to have it on ps3, so good luck to them. PS3 will prevail, all hail PS3!

GAMEGEEK1
GAMEGEEK1

i don't usually nitpick peoples spelling but FYI papermario6528 anoff is spelled enough man :) "pcs will win grafix wise but i wonder if they do in anything eles and yes give your opion to me,but intill u show me to market and who makes more money" davidboggsm2006 u can make a PC preform better than a console in all areas considering u can upgrade a PC and u cant really upgrade a console(at least not as much as a PC and a bigger HD does not count) and its just commonsense that PCs would bring in more money than consoles considering people don't usually buy more than 1 of the same kinda console but people buy more than one PC or upgrade the one they have every once in a wile also to even things out the consoles downfall is its biggest strength because they are so simple and easy to use is why people buy them in the first place i myself like playing consoles to take time off from the eventual tedium of my PC :P PS. i know my spelling sucks but i have better things in life to do than spellcheck my writing

Zondac
Zondac

As long as it's not on the Wii all is fine.

vaskodogama
vaskodogama

///// dava dava dava, sare 1 kilo morabba! \\\\\ translated english: fight fight fight for a KG of jar!

IbanezSamurai
IbanezSamurai

Alan Wake looks better than Crysis? are you blind?

chinchilla16
chinchilla16

bit stupid gamespot spot the ps3 programmers job, but don't look to down the list to find a graphics programmer for xenon and ps3. xenon is xbox 360 btw

davidboggsm2006
davidboggsm2006

just to end it all and piss off teh pcs fanboys after a long and endless search iv found a game that just as powerfull if not better then cry2 engine lol lol iv FINALY fount a 360 game and its called prepare your self ALAN WAKE look it up youll find out for your self look at preveiw and pictures my freands/enimies 360 fans we have our cr2 engine MUaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

davidboggsm2006
davidboggsm2006

papermario6528 lol u need help dood,and u also need to know pcs will win grafix wise but i wonder if they do in anything eles and yes give your opion to me,but intill u show me to market and who makes more money then what ever u say in erelivent thanku peice.

VaryagPT
VaryagPT

there is an interview( i don't recal were i saw it google it up about PS3) with Cevat Yerli, that they were making a spin-of of the Crytek engine 2.0 for the PS3, making it right for the PS3, no port or anithing. So I think they will make Crysis for PS3.

pathogenb
pathogenb

yes, that is the sound of millions of broken records. huzzah!

papermario6528
papermario6528

PC will always look better and it still does its going to already surpass ps3 probley as soon as it comes out gamegeek1 is one of the smart ones david your just an idoit your just mad because PC will always be better and you only have anoff money to afford consoles that and your probley so damn stupid you got 5000 virises on your pc if acshelly had one or something by the way yes im a consoles fan but im not a stupid console fan also tell me this? PC made the games that consoles are playing how can a game a PC made surpass it? all games are made by PC`s its impossible to surpass the graphic of the PC with consoles you bunghole also david please say words right if didnt know any better id would think you are 8 also i dont got a PC my step brother does i watch him he tells me how consoles cant surpass and i belave him because its a fact im a consoles fane i always will be i love consoles but im smart anoff to know that also that lie you said before that you are working on the game if you were you would know this and you would know how to type to to MAKE A FREAKIN GAME YOU IDOIT man i hate people like you theres some smart people around here but for sure david you are not one of them im done peace out

i_luv_rom_basic
i_luv_rom_basic

5000 bucks for a PC? What you talkin bout fool? Err sorry for the quote. But yeah some of the best PC's are like 2300+ i mean like really good stuff.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

dbrinto stated: "haha, davidboggsm2006, that's rediculous 5000 bucks for a PC. You only pay that much if you get ripped off by Alienware or FalconNW or something like that. I built my own pc for 2000 bucks a few months ago and it plays every game out now on max settings. To play Crysis at max all I need is a new dx10 video card. If you spend $5000 you're retarted. " Not to get to picky but in addition to getting a new dx10 card you will also need to shell out the coin for Windows Vista to use dx10. If your rig is as capable as is it sounds then you will probably be content to play Crysis in dx9 mode. I know I will be. By the time Crysis (potentially) comes out for the 360 or PS3 I will be long over this game and on to bigger and better games.

mc2k4
mc2k4

WANTED: Programmers capable of next-gen, high-resolution 1080p in-game graphical programming. SYSTEM: PS3.

GAMEGEEK1
GAMEGEEK1

davidboggsm2006 your grammar makes me sad in the pants first off people are entitled to there own opinions so badmouthing some one for stating an opinion is really kinda stupid second davidboggsm2006 there will indeed be a time when there are no longer consoles because they will in fact basically turned into the new age computers I'm thinking considering how the 360 and PS3 are already looking(software wise not visual appearance :P ) FYI jeep82 u can actually tweak the files on the PC version of oblivion to make the game look quite a bit better than the console version and there are games that(IMO) are just not worth getting on a console like oblivion for one on the console u don't get to make mods and only get to download certain mods wile on PC u have full modability and can basically use any mod u want but then again it is all still in ones own personal opinion i myself like making mods and trying other peoples mods tho by no means does this mean i don't like consoles and i will in fact be saving my pennies to get a PS3(sadly there are not many games on the PC that have giant robots in them lol :) ) PS. i know my spelling sucks but i have better things in life to do than spellcheck my writing

davidboggsm2006
davidboggsm2006

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davidboggsm2006
davidboggsm2006

papermario6528 u are a real idioit do u know that hey retard i sad it handled oblivion WITH NO PROMBLEM IN ANY WAY so that was something i sad to state it shoudl handle it fine stupid jerk

jeep82
jeep82

ok if anyone wants to respond to my post please check your spelling... whats with the run along sentences... you have no proof to back up whatever it is your getting at Mr. I love my penis paper mario can't stop wackin it off to just click the period button... speaking of periods.... i think u need to change ur paper mario maxi pad... Paper homo... PC is better PC is better blah blah blah... u should wipe ur mouth off with a sterilized cloth. bite me biatch deeply sorry gamespot for any unforgiving comments... u guys rock my socks off Ok so back to contrustive thinking after this whole message board suffered an IQ loss of 1 idiot... Im NOT saying if Crytek makes a new game for the 2 consoles it will deffinitely look better... It all pretty much comes down to preference. Do you like playing console games on a big screeen HD tv, or do you like playing on a CRT monitor / flat screen / hooking ur computer up to an HD screen or even a projector... I AM SAYING THE XBOX 360 WILL HAVE ALL THE GRAPHICAL CAPABILITY as the PC... I swear to God if someone starts talking smack!!!!! Elder Scrolls looks the exact same on x360 compared to PC... Elder scrolls isn't considered a graphically instense game for the x360... see gears of war. see splinter cell 4... so ya'll chill out cause my line of thinking is on your side... and quote me on this... "Future PC's will potentially be able to perform better than both next gen consoles on the crytek engine..." you will have to spend some cash however...

tooterbutt66
tooterbutt66

are you saying that a PC will have the power to run mass effect looking graphics? Its come so far since the first half life,but will it be able to make another leap over or even the same as future PS3 titles?

papermario6528
papermario6528

ok i heard some one say "i know 360 will run it it ran elder scrolls oblivion" ok first off crysis will look 10 times as better looking then oblivion also pc`s oblivion acshelly looked better! also crysis will look better on pc even if it does goto ps3 also david...ur a idoit Pc will always be better and it seems to me that consoles has to take games from computer like f.e.a.r. or oblivion and its worth paying all that pc can do more that consoles ever will and im haveing a feeling the consoles wont exsist anymore and pc will only be left there might be diffrent companys like nintendo(if its still around by then) haveing its own computer but im a console gamer but im not as stupid as david is pc will always be better also if this was sloppy sorry i wasent careing about thinking right now lol well thats it

lesner87
lesner87

both will be the same and there are many facts to support it .