‘No [current-gen] game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3’ says Crytek CEO

Crysis 3

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has asserted that Crytek 3 will be the pinnacle of technical achievement on current consoles. He claims that the February 2013 first-person shooter will go unrivaled until the next generation of games.

“No game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3 on these consoles, flat out,” said Yerli during a recent press tour. “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 also noted that Crysis 3 is pushing the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hardware to their limits, consuming more than 99% of the consoles’ horsepower.

Crysis 3 is absolutely maxing out the consoles,” he said. “There is absolutely not even 1% left.”

The confident executive even went to far as to figuratively glove-slap the collective competition – be that Epic Games, 343 Industries, or anyone else – throwing down the gauntlet in a war of technical prowess. He also claimed that Crytek’s work with Crytek 3 on PC will rival next-gen console titles.

“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,” boasted Yerli. “With Crysis 3 we’re pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond. That’s why we said [two years ago] that Crysis 3 is next-gen ready already. “We did that without knowing the specs [of next-generation consoles], but it’s not going to be much more than what we have done so far. And it turns out we were pretty much right.”

While Yerli’s bold comments may be intended to grab the attention of gamers and gaming media (looks like it worked) in the months leading up to Crysis 3‘s release, the prospect of such technical accomplishment is indeed exciting. We were impressed by the game at last year’s E3, and look forward to finding out whether or not these statements hold true when the game is released on February 19 of next year.



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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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