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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majiebeast1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

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

MikeMyers1955d ago

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

R6ex1955d 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.

Pandamobile1955d ago

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

da_2pacalypse1955d ago

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

Irishguy951955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

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

Except killzone is limited by the Ps3

Ritsujun1955d ago

and Irishguy95's limited by lack of exclusives

Zhipp1954d ago

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

starchild1954d 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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Twignberries1955d ago

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

Farsendor11955d ago

my 2 6970s plays that game fine

AKS1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )


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

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

Twignberries1955d 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

AKS1955d 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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JANF1955d ago

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

tachy0n1955d ago

he was refering to the PC not consoles.

SilentNegotiator1955d 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.

Eyeco1954d ago (Edited 1954d 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.

UnholyLight1955d 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.

Hufandpuf1955d 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.

Reverent1954d 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.

Eyesoftheraven1955d 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!

WetN00dle691954d 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!

Reverent1954d 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.

Eyesoftheraven1954d 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.

Welshy1955d 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.

AKS1955d 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.


Braid1955d 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.

iNcRiMiNaTi1955d 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

akaakaaka1955d 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?

RuperttheBear1955d 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.

chukamachine1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

Last light looks nothing special, and no it's nowhere close to the CRYSIS3 engine. Nothing is.

Metro 2033 was a corridor shooter, and was boring.

I don't doubt the new game will be the same.

Metro is demanding because it's poorly coded. optimization never happened.

ChronoJoe1954d ago

Metro last light doesn't have to deal with things like foliage rendering though so as an engine / what the game is trying to achieve it isn't even in the same ballpark as what they're doing with Cryengine 3, in Crysis 3.

A lot of what makes metro look pretty is lighting and filters.

Also Crytek are selling their engine as much as their games, so of course they're going to boast about it's graphical fidelity over anything else.

Personally I found all of their games to be very enjoyable too. Far Cry was great, then Crysis was pretty good also, Warhead had decent MP, Crysis 2 was hit and miss for many but I really enjoyed it - Crysis 3 looks to take the best of Crysis 1 and 2, I'm sure it'll be a good game.

Abriael1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

Something tells me that Star Citizen is going to make him eat his words with a side dish of bile.

Oh_Yeah1954d ago

The Crysis series is indeed some great fps games regardless of graphics, the people that hate on it and say oh it sucks it just gets hype because it looks good. I really doubt you gave it a chance...the game play is fun, it's more free rome-ish/ the way you chose to play the game varies more so than halo, cod, or battlefield.

Knight_Crawler1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

@Majie - you canot compare last light which is a brown grey shooter compared to a game that has more colors than just Brown, Black, green and grey.

FlyingFoxy1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

Crytek in my opinion have the wrong idea here, they release games that run at poor framerates for at least 2 years until hardware catches up, Crysis and Oblivion as well as some others are a good example of this. They struggled to maintain 30-40FPS on even the best graphics cards on release which is pathetic.

Games are meant to be played on release at 60+FPS, they focus too much on graphics, with (imo) not very good gameplay.

Give me a Valve game any day that performs really great at 1920x1080 and a steady high framerate over a game that isn't as good and just better to look at.

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wita1955d ago

Yeah, pretty bold claim.

Hellsvacancy1955d ago

Its like the 3rd or 4th bold statement theyve made this week

Jinkies1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

Last of Us says high...

Off Topic: How the hell did I loose two bubbles in 4 days when I've never been bubbled down once. Seriously this sites a joke sometimes, I better get them back

Pandamobile1955d ago

You're kidding yourself if you think The Last of Us is in the same league as the PC version of Crysis 3.

Ezz20131955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

i think he's not talking about crysis 3 pc
because if that what he mean then there is something really wrong with him

i think he's talking about consoles
if that's the case then he's right

Jinkies1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

Oh yeah how did Crysis 2 work out for you guys......OH YEAH they screwed everyone over because they were working on the Xbox version way too much

Don't's the truth, thats why Crysis 2 was a huge let down that year.

EDIT: Belo

Yeah that was MODS, not Crytek

DoomeDx1955d ago

Yes indeed ^
Crysis 2 was amazing with DX11 + High resolution textures, and certain graphical mods

Ducky1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )


You don't have to spend too much time thinking. Cevat clearly says that it's the PC version which will be the benchmark in graphics for the next two years, kinda like how the first Crysis was.

(Unless if you're referring to Jinkies by 'he', in which case, his comment doesn't do much to counter Cevat's claim)

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Series_IIa1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

Jinkies, it sounds like someone just squeezed a lemon over your tender butthurt.

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ChronoJoe1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

It's probably because you spelled hi as high... it's pretty heinous.

That aside, it's probably because you posted something stupid. My opinion is often controversial but usually well-thought out. I mean, I might love Playstation as a brand, but I'm not stupid enough to argue The Last of Us, as graphically superior to the likes of the PC version of Crysis 3.

I've lost a bubble a couple of times but it came back. Just make sure you say something intelligent every once in a while, I know that might sound hard.

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aviator1891955d ago

I really dislike crysis's story, especially the one in crysis 2, but the graphics are pretty darned amazing.

Hufandpuf1955d ago

My old TV got permanent screen tear damage from Crysis 2 because it looked so good.

yaz2881954d ago

the story of crysis 2 is so shit! annoying characters .. and it is just trying too hard.

I am actually disappointed with crysis 2 graphics .. the first one was better.

and also the physics (you were able to do some crazy stuff in crysis 1)

Walker1955d ago

Say hello to Naughty Dog cevat, just like last year !

Ezz20131955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

uncharted 3 did beat crysis 2 on consoles
and untill today it has no match on sonsoles untill the last of us
but on pc it's another story
crysis 3 DX11 pc will look better than every single console game including the last of us and god of war ascension

SnotyTheRocket1955d ago

Ah yes, but will it be as fun? hell no.

Ezz20131955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )


of course it won't
this is crytek after all... they make gfx and forget pretty much every thing else

and this talk will bite them in the A$$
like some here on N4G said before
"good dev's talk ....great dev's do"

R6ex1955d ago

Games optimized for a single platform will perform better than unoptimized multiplates.

Norrison1955d ago

There's a lot of PC games that are as fun as console games and have better graphics than everything consoles will ever have

SnotyTheRocket1955d ago

@everyone Seriously? Whats more fun, Uncharted or Crysis? I'm not hating on PC, I own a decent one, and play on it. But the fact of the matter is, just don't find Crysis all that fun.

dredgewalker1955d ago

Crysis 2 might have looked good but I lost interest in it after playing it. Bragging about graphics is like making a super car that breaks the sound barrier but isn't fun to drive! A great game isn't all about the graphics, it has to have good balanced gameplay too.

solid_warlord1954d ago

Crysis is an average shooter with above average graphics...nuff said

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