Crysis 3 'maxes out consoles', says Crytek CEO, 'not even 1% left'

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli is so confident that Crysis 3 will be the most technically accomplished game ever released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that he's offered to wage a technological war against current-gen showstoppers Gears of War and Halo.

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majiebeast1958d ago ShowReplies(12)
Hellsvacancy1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

But how? I thought Crysis 2 maxed out consoles

More developer talk I suppose, I think there games are over rated in my opinion, Crysis 2 was extremely boring, played it on the PS3, even if I was to play it on a high end PC it wouldnt change that fact that the gameplay was boring, the enemies where all the same

I have no expectations of Crysis 3, I doubt ill even rent it

zebramocha1958d ago

Because his maximum troll suit is engaged.

Ezio20481958d ago

hahahaha... super mate..!! :P

blitz06231958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Typical Crysis news. Maxes out everything except the enjoyment you get from playing it.

MurDocINC1958d ago

Crytek needs to play Farcry3 before they start running their mouths off.

SilentNegotiator1958d ago

"maxing out" means nothing. You could max out hardware by rendering enough pictures of a willy, too.

I'm sure that overall, Crysis 3 won't be very impressive on consoles, just like Crysis 2. Framerate issues, lack of real AA, etc.

I'm sure they'll stiff-arm PC gamers and give an iffy experience to console gamers, just like Crysis 2. They've ultimately left no one completely satisfied with their recent approach.

LocutusEstBorg1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

I hate this "maxed out" BS. The console couldn't run a launch title at 60fps. The GPU was thus maxed out. All they're doing is reducing the rendering quality and image quality further to put more things on the screen. On a PC the rendering quality remains exactly the same no matter what you add.

guitarded771958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Nice one zebramocha... first time I smiled today. I don't like the "max out" statements, because unless it is built perfectly (which no game is), it means there will be flaws causing pop-in, framerate issues etc, because they "maxed out" the hardware. I know it's just a PR statement, but in reality XBOX and PS3 have different processors therefor different caps at what would max them out. So the "max out" statement is just PR BS to get attention... and apparently it worked.

denero11958d ago

lmao omg i can just picture that voice coming on as he activates it


Septic1958d ago

Lol okay I'm officially a nerd because that made me laugh out loud.

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BattleAxe1958d ago

"he's offered to wage a technological war against current-gen showstoppers Gears of War and Halo"

Yeah... because I was totally thinking about Gears and Halo when we're talking about heavyweights in the graphics department....... rofl

pixelsword1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

If they were so confident, they would have challenged TLoU, Killzone, and other games. Gears is a heavy-hitter, but Halo isn't very advanced except in gameplay.

SolidStoner1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

there is no particular maximum..

it depends on the game when maximum is reached...

in the end we understand that crysis 3 developers maxed ps3 out and cant do any better... while others still make some tweaks learning better ways to deal with things....

EDIT: overall have to agree, developers can make better graphics, but this gen consoles are starting to need for more power.. and its totally normal thing in the end.. need to wait for the next gen...

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torchic1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Crysis 2 definitely had the potential to blow every console game out of the water graphically, but they rushed it out and didn't polish it at all. it played like something you'd probably get if you played the version after alpha but before beta, this being the PS3 version.

the last 2-3 minutes of Crysis 2 where Alcatraz enters the Ceph ship and crawls through that red stuff inside the ship is the most impressive 2-3 minutes of gameplay I've see on any console game, better than Kratos vs. Poseidon, better than Drake tripping and walking through sand dunes.

giving credit where credit's due.

sourav931958d ago

How about Snake crawling through that microwave filled chamber at the end of MGS4?

Aghashie1958d ago

oh, oh torchid... u had it coming. I've played the game, a few minutes of beauty polingons in a screen doesn't make a game. go back to uncharted or halo, u may learn something abaut beautiful poligons from the very beginning, to the very end. not trying to troll you bro, just my opinion.

ZombieNinjaPanda1958d ago

Without graphics there'd be no gameplay.

The two go hand in hand. Gameplay = Graphics

SilentNegotiator1958d ago

You can't ignore performance.

"Graphics" mean a lot more than just aesthetics. It means draw distances, clarity, smoothness of gameplay, etc.

LocutusEstBorg1958d ago

@SilentNegotiator All of which consoles fail miserably at. Rendering and image quality is garbage on console. The exact same code when running on nVidia or AMD drivers on a PC will produce pristing sharp flawless images.

3GenGames1958d ago

Shame this 100% true post gets disagreed. Shows the state of modern gaming, full of pixel counting morons. Give me Super Mario World over almost anything made today by ANYONE. Give me Super Smash Bros. over any fighter. Sad facts. Now graphics that LOOK good are needed. But having the number of textures or polygons affect that? Childish. You shouldn't be gaming, you should be trading graphics cards like they're Pokemon, really, as that's apparently what gets you off.

princejb1341958d ago

whats the point of pretty graphics if the gameplay is boring
crysis has one of the best graphics out there but gameplay is just playing boring
i think we all have played super mario bros or the majority of us at least since nes days and its still fun to this day
the psp had greater graphics than the ds but it lacked in the gaming department
not every game i picked up for psp was fun but there were many to choose from, from the ds with inferior graphics where i could play repetitively for months

Ippiki Okami1958d ago

"Give me Super Mario World over almost anything made today by ANYONE"

LOL sorry we aren't going back to the 90s hipster, deal with it.

3GenGames1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Hipster? I've been collecting NES/SNES games for 12 years now, sue me for naming the best Mario game that just so happens to beat out half the games this generation. There's not much compared to the older games in quality at all. Single player is a lost art. Chrono Trigger smashes most of what Square has made the last 7 or so years.

solar1958d ago

you know the community is shitty on a webby when they care more about graphics then gameplay.

SilentNegotiator1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

You know the community is crap when people can't scroll 2 comments down to see the very sensible reason why a comment is being disagreed with.

Aghashie1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

dark souls is not exactly a beauty queen... yet, the game is impressively addictive and entertaining.

crisys 2 is a visually attractive game, but the gameplay is borring.

gameplay is not equal to graphics. some games can achieve both, but if I have to choose, gameplay is far more important.

@somebody above
chrono trigger is an awesome game! but many young gamers out there doesn't even know about it. such a shame... the game is on the android market (and I think is on the apple store too), so, for anyone who haven't played it yet, download it and give it a try. enjoy!

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3-4-51958d ago

They figure out how to re-route power or whatever to different areas to gain all they can out of these machines.

They are smart.

KyRo1958d ago

Crysis 2 weren't nothing special on consoles. I remember being quite underwhelmed by it after all the hype. There are far better looking games than crysis. I'm not knocking the engine because on PC it's unbelievable but on consoles it was below par.

phantomexe1958d ago

Until halo 4,crysis 2 was the best looking xbox 360 game grafics wise. There was nothing else that looked that good. I'm not saying that to tick anyone off because theres alot of great xbox games. I think uncharted 2 really set a high bench mark which IMO wasn't turned over until halo 4.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Does it matter? Even if they maxed out consoles it won't look like this.

Even if Naughty Dog pushes ps3 150% it won't look that good.

The guys who you do expect to max out console still can't reach that quality so why does it even matter to anyone?

SonyStyled1958d ago

im trying not to troll here, but in my opinion this is graphically supirior

Aghashie1958d ago

that video tech demo is amazing. now I wonder... when they talk about pushing consoles @100%, they mean the end product will look anywhere close to this? if the answer is NO, then they are trolling. and no, in my opinion, it doesn't matter. :)

DigitalAnalog1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Observe as Crysis 3 would resort to sub-hd and low frame rate to compensate. Does he really think we can get impressed if his game runs like dogshit even if he pushes the most "advanced" tech on consoles? At least Gears/Halo/Uncharted run WELL!

Cursinguser1958d ago

Agree. This is typical for trying to get players all hyped for the game. Using 99% of the Xbox's capabilities doesn't mean much. If the system remained relevant for the next 3 years, someone else would find ways to compress and use the hardware more efficiently. It could be argued that first generation releases probably used just as much of the system. Just not as well.

Reverent1958d ago

Exactly! Hell, the reason Crysis 1 started the whole, "Can it run Crysis?" meme for PC rigs, is because people THOUGHT Crysis was too powerful for anyone's machine, when in reality, Crysis 1 was just horribly optimized. I mean, why else would Crysis 2 run better maxed out than Crysis 1 maxed out? Exactly, lol.

animegamingnerd1958d ago

agreed i don't like crytek since i think they making very boring games but instead focuses on making their games look good but even then i think the last of us looks better in terms of graphics then crysis 3

NoFanboyRequired1958d ago

If you're comparing TLoU to the console version, then yes, but to the pc version? Not even close lol.

Az1mov1958d ago

Cause Peter Molineux was feeling so loneley. Cervat and his previous statement: "we maxed out the consoles (this time for realz)" and his Crytek studio are just talking bullshit as usual.

Would you just shut up and work harder, we saw what maxing out the consoles meant for crysis 2.

Reverent1958d ago

Another problem of theres... NO ONE even cares if their graphics look PERFECT on consoles! If people REALLY cared about nothing but graphics, they'd spend a ton of money on a good gaming PC. Consoles are designed for convenience, and when it comes down to the average gamer, graphics really don't mean much. Just look at freaking Call of Duty... The graphics haven't improved in YEARS, and people still buy that crap up simply because of how smooth, addicting, and accessible it is. I'm not even a fan of CoD, but it's easy to see that the next CoD game will sell literally millions upon millions more than Crysis 3.

BuLLDoG9091958d ago

same here, played on ps3 and got bored maybe two 3rds the way in, plus the framerate felt like it was in the low 20's most the time, online had worse p2p servers them cod..
yep the enemies were all the same just like in KZ1, bs expecting to keep someones attention with the same sht from start to finish..

FunkMacNasty1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

@ hllsvacancy,

I totally agree. They did say the same thing about Crysis 2. Crysis 2 looked great, but nowhere near as good as some other games that released around the same time (or even before) Crsis 2.. For what it'sworth, I think both Far Cry 2 and Far Cry 3 look better graphically than Crysis 2.. The downloadable console port of the original Crysis looked better than Crysis 2 imo!

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showtimefolks1958d ago

but same thing was said for crysis 2? developers always talk about maxing out systems only when sequels are released everything is improved upon so in a way there is never 100% max getting out of system because over time developers learn new tricks

WiiUsauce1958d ago

agreed. In all of these current FPS games, Halo excluded, you fight the same one guy over and over and over again. I bought Black Ops 2 and it's extremely boring. you just enter a room shoot 10 generic guys, proceed to the next room, shoot another 10 generic enemy soldiers, there's a set piece explosion, then you shoot 10 more generic guys, rinse and repeat.
I used to play Medal of Honor on the original PlayStation, and I revisited the game a few months ago and that almost 15 year old first person shooter has more fun enemies to fight than the majority of current gen shooters.
You can shoot a guy in the leg and he'll stumble around for a bit and look at you and slowly raise his gun at you. It's pretty funny and entertaining to watch, because there's like 10 different ways to kill the enemy in that game. they'll even throw grenades back at you, they'll shoot at you even when they're down on the ground.
in most big current FPS games like CoD and Crysis, you just shoot an enemy a few rounds to the torso, and they're dead.

MastaPiff1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

ROFL!!! They better work on optimizing & using the PS3 more effiently (cuz the Xbox been maxed LOL..., sorry it was just so EZ!)

I organize my demos in a demo folder on my PS3. What's funny is the PS3 Crysis 2 demo (which barely worked & only for 24hrs. before getting shut down by Crytek cuz they wouldn't fix it) is in a seperate folder titled "FAIL!" It's also the only demo in that folder. I keep it as a reminder to be wary of buying games from dev's that run their mouth, when they got work to do (and don't get done= fail'd!).

I'm not say don't check for Crysis 3, just wait til the reviews AT LEAST! before dropping your loot on this game. I picked up Crysis 2 used for cheap & while it was fun, there was not many ppl playing online just 4 months later. Not to mention overpriced DLC (with nobody playing it!? WTF!?) & a bunch of problems that weren't fixed in singleplayer...

I love the best parts of the Crysis series but Crytek makes sure to include plenty of crappy parts also. The more this view spreads they more likely they are to get it right & assure us these issues are addressed... (fingers crossed while preparing for the worst here based on Yerli still shoveling hype, ppl DON'T EAT IT!!!)

Andreas-Sword1958d ago

Crysis 3 will be definitely better than Crysis 1 and Crysis 2!

Kurt Russell1958d ago

I gotta agree, Crysis 2 was average as hell.

asmith23061958d ago

Crytek are really the worst developer when it comes to spewing out garbage. We get it year in year out. I wasn't even all that impressed with Crysis 2, looked good but just another shooter. If they are so whiny about the consoles then why don't they just develop for PC?

mewhy321958d ago

the link u put out there only references the ps3. i can see how it would max it out and there still be room on the xbox. i mean look at halo 4 and forza horizon. hands down the best looking fps and racing games yet!! Ps3 could never host a game like those....the ram and the rsx are the problem. Now the games are really pushing to the limit and ps3's limited ability is really beginning to, as developers stop catering to the lowest common denominator ps3.

DigitalRaptor1956d ago

Why is it then, that when a game is lead developed on PS3 is it either on par with the 360 version, or it looks/runs better on PS3?

FanboyPunisher1953d ago

BLAH BLAH BLAH still sub 720 and a jag fest.

Like thats anything to talk about, oh we maxed out 7 year old hardware lol!!!


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gamebynight1958d ago

That probably means frame rates will suffer too.

firefly691958d ago

This game will have shit framerate performance most likely in the 18 to 20fps and this developers come and say they max the hardware what a stupidity!I still perfer to play a smooth game than a graphic show piece that runs like crap!Uncharted,Halo 4,Gears,looks good and run at least at 30fps;smooth!Just like FAr cry 3 it look wonderfull even on consoles but runs like crap,i have played this 20minutes and stop playing it because for me its unbearable to play with that horrible screen tearing and low framerates!

Knushwood Butt1958d ago


Is it going to be crap like 2 was?