Crytek’s chief: Nothing will beat Crysis 3′s graphics for at least two years (interview)

Let the graphics wars begin. Cevat Yerli, chief executive of Crytek, argues that his company’s upcoming game, Crysis 3 (to be published Feb. 19 by Electronic Arts) will “set the benchmark” in 3D graphics for games for the next two years. He believes the PC is racing ahead of the consoles now in terms of the beauty of its graphics.

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majiebeast1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

Something tells me this is gonna bite him in the ass later. Think he is underestimating Metro last light among other games.

MikeMyers1713d ago

True. Besides, wouldn't you rather be known for making some of the best games, not the best graphics?

R6ex1713d ago

Crysis was known for best graphics, not best gameplay. That's what brought Crytek fame. I really hope Crysis 3 will look so amazing that it will encourage gamers to upgrade their GPUs.

Pandamobile1713d ago

@R6ex under all the shiny graphics, Crysis 1 is still an amazing shooter.

da_2pacalypse1713d ago

lol yeah... This guy can somehow see the future?

Irishguy951712d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

Crysis are like Killzone games, great/focus on graphics, with good gameplay.

Except killzone is limited by the Ps3

Ritsujun1712d ago

and Irishguy95's limited by lack of exclusives

Zhipp1712d ago

You're aware that the PC has more exclusives than all current-gen consoles combined, right?

starchild1712d ago

I'd say he is probably right. I have seen nothing on the horizon that even comes close to competing with Crysis 3.

Now, if Sony or Microsoft really push out some amazing graphics in some of the games they launch their next consoles with then Crysis 3 may only hold the graphics crown for a year or so. But that remains to be seen.

Crysis 3 does look absolutely amazing.

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Twignberries1713d ago

Lets hope Metro last light is actually optimized to run smooth on rigs other than NASA supercomputers this time around though.

Farsendor11713d ago

my 2 6970s plays that game fine

AKS1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )


Very High, DOF, 16x AF, high resolution?

Metro at max is probably the most demanding game I have.

Twignberries1713d ago

@Farsendor1 sorry to be blunt mate either I'm calling bullsh*t on your comment or you're not truly maxing it out. I've got 2x gtx680 with 32 gb ram and I can't run it properly maxed. Mind you that's at 2560x1440

AKS1713d ago

I just tested Metro with every setting at max at 1080p. I have an OCed 2600K and two GTX 670 4 GB cards in SLI. I could get 60 fps much of the time in enclosed areas, such as in towns, but the frame rate still dropped noticeably in effects heavy or busy segments. I'd be really curious to know how two 6970s are supposedly outperforming my PC. Did you mean two 6990s?

I can certainly get a playable frame rate at max (@ 1080p, that is), but that's not a high resolution by PC gaming standards, and it's ridiculous that I need this much power for a game that largely takes place in corridors. Metro is certainly not a well optimized game. I'd hate to think what you'd need to get a stable 60 fps at a very high resolution at max. Metro is a great looking game, but it demands about 3 or 4 times more power than it should for what you get.

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JANF1712d ago

Did you say Killzone 3... huh? The game looks good but not in the same league of Crisis or Metro on PC.

tachy0n1713d ago

he was refering to the PC not consoles.

SilentNegotiator1713d ago

He said the same garbage about Crysis 2 and they didn't get bit at all. They created a disappointing sequel and still sold just fine.

Eyeco1712d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

I actually got down to playing Crysis 1 on my friends PC, it was a good game nothing amazing imo I found it to be an EXTREMELEY overrated game, maybe because for the past 4 years its the only game that i've heard PC elitists brag about. Then again I don't blame them because the game single handedly undermined the hyped up "power" of the 360 and PS3.

The impression I got on the internet was essentially the greatest game ever, Yes the graphics are incredible the best i've ever seen in a game but aside from that I found the gameplay to be quite bland.
For example the weapons felt underwhelming or indistinguishable , the suit was laughably overhyped the only power up that was ever useful and actually had a general impact on the gameplay was the invisibility, engaging the enemy was a chore rather than a rewarding or fun experience , further exemplified by the Aliens which were an absolute chore to engage.

Really the game just felt like I was walking from point A-B rather than engaging in compelling level design, this became more apparent when I used the invisibility, the experience at that point pretty much boiled down to the equivalent of walking through a corridor of pretty paintings. IMHO Crysis is one of the most overrated games of all time.

UnholyLight1713d ago

Well, they were right for a while about Crysis 2, at least on Xbox 360 for a good while. I hadn't played a game that was as graphically powerful as Crysis 2 till I don't even know what.. Battlefield 3, Skyrim, and Forza 4 were the games that wowed me after Crysis 2 did.

Hufandpuf1712d ago

Skyrim just uses a bunch of filter effects to make the game look smooth and well lit, but in reality, it a jaggy, los-res mess on consoles.

Reverent1712d ago

Honestly, I don't think Skyrim is a graphical masterpiece at all, whether on consoles or PC (unless you use mods of course). I appreciate the game as an open world RPG, it really doesn't need to wow anyone with graphics. Battlefield, while beautiful, again doesn't need to impress people with its graphics because it's flat out just a really fun game. I played Crysis 2 on both PS3 and Xbox for a short time, enough to play through at least half the campaign and a few hours of multiplayer, and honestly, I felt like I was playing Call of Duty in yet another boring incarnation of New York City.

Eyesoftheraven1713d ago

Metro Last Light, battlefield 4, Last of Us.

Now I'm all for pushing technology as much as possible, but c'mon Cevat, a little humbleness never hurt anyone.

The Last of Us looks incredible and on just PS3! You don't hear Naughty Dog bragging about it every chance they get and look at the praise, awards and nominations they've already achieved!

WetN00dle691712d ago

yeah The Last of Us looks great BUT there is no WAY in hell that it can go up against Crysis 3 NO WAY IN HELL!

Reverent1712d ago

@Wet, also consider that The Last of Us is a PS3 (You know, a console) exclusive. Don't get me wrong, I love the PS3, but just imagine if ND wasn't limited by it's hardware. The things they will accomplish on the PS4 will be legendary, if it isn't already.

Eyesoftheraven1712d ago

@WET, It doesn't have to go up against Crysis 3 maxed out on a PC because either way, and I'm pretty sure it's hardly very subjective The Last of Us looks technically incredible.

Welshy1713d ago

I wonderful if it will have wonderfully rendered paper-flat shell casings like Crysis 2 again!

If they just shut up, released their game and let people see how good it is for themselves, they wouldn't have to go like this then get burned when Metro Last Light kicks it's ass.

I personally felt even Metro 2033 outshone Crysis 2 when both were maxed out.

Crytek: the masters of regrettable BS statements.

AKS1713d ago

"I personally felt even Metro 2033 outshone Crysis 2 when both were maxed out."

I'm not so sure about that. Crysis 2 looked pretty damn good at max with the DX11 and high res patches.


Braid1713d ago

I'm sorry but that's not true. Try Crysis 2 with the latest official DX11 patch and HD textures, plus install quality mod 1.9 and Maldo HD 3.0 textures, then you'll have one of the most amazing looking games up to now, if not the best.

iNcRiMiNaTi1712d ago

I agree, without mods Metro 2033 outshines Crysis 2 DX11 even with their high res patch. The particle effects and lighting were insane in metro on ultra and physx turned on running dx11, smoke from the weapons fired, shell casings on the the ground, weapon decals, ragdolls, and the details on the characters. You could literally slice away at someone's face until you start seeing the bones and flesh.

Here are a couple of screens I took when I played

akaakaaka1713d ago

So the next gen games from. Guerrilla games /naughty dogs/santa Monica/ kojima are coming around after feb/march 2015
That is a long wait ;/

Or the is been a prick and he meant that crysis 4 will come two years after crysis 3?

RuperttheBear1713d ago

'Crysis 3 on PC is going to be a benchmark experience for at least two years.'

On pc. PC. Sorry did you read the interview?

No, of course you didn't. You just looked at the headline and decided to churn out the old Guerrilla games /naughty dogs/santa Monica line that ps3 fanbois always churn out.