Submitted by timcolwill 717d ago | interview

“Gamers want a reason to upgrade their hardware”: Crytek won’t be held back by consoles for Crysis 3

At the recent EA summer showcase, using the aid of his nanosuit’s cloaking mode, games.on.net snuck into the dressing room of Michael Elliot Read, Producer on Crysis 3. Unfortunately the cloak energy ran out just as Michael was taking his pants off, so to defuse this awkward moment we quick-fired off a list of things we've been wondering about EA’s upcoming sci-fi stealth blaster. The result was this interesting insight into Crysis 3’s approach to linearity, local matchmaking, hardware requirements and more, with not a peeping tom violation in sight. (Crysis 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Knight_Crawler  +   717d ago
Crytek already has the info on when the 720 will drop which is Xmas this year so they can afford to say that.

I have a feeling that MS will end up purching either Crytek or EPIC games next gen.
Both companies will be ruined.. And all their games will be for kinect. They get Crytek to make an xbox exclusive and behold it's for kinect. They are better of reloading their check gun and spraying at third party devs. Also Unreal engine 3 would most like be only for xbox and no more pc sdk. Or they would replace the whole UE4 UI with tiles.. Please let that thought die..
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MikeMyers  +   717d ago
Is Halo for Kinect? How about Forza and Gears of War? Just because they made a game like Fable: The Journey doesn't mean they are about to totally disband existing franchises and be Kinect only. Fable: The Journey was a side project. Much like Uncharted: Fight For Fortune, Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault and even Civilization: Revolution was created for console gamers in mind.

I too wouldn't want Microsoft to own them, but only because that would mean less availability.

I would imagine lots of games were and still are being held back by consoles that otherwise could really benefit from being on the PC.
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HammadTheBeast  +   717d ago
I'm really starting to get tired of Crytek now. The foundation for a good game is gameplay and enjoyability, not graphics. They don't seem to understand this, which is why Crysis 2 failed.
dirthurts  +   716d ago
I really enjoyed Crysis 2. I played through it a few times, and really enjoyed the multiplayer.
It didn't fail. Some people didn't like it.
If that's the logic you use, then Call of Duty has failed for years now, since I didn't like them. And they're butt ugly.
Knushwood Butt  +   716d ago
I'm currently playing the original Crysis for the first time, and while I realize why the engine wowed people at the time, the gameplay is seriously broken. Armour mode is useless, and there's absolutely no reason to go up for a straight up fight when you can just sneak up on people and one punch kill them with your fists.

Apart from that, none of the gameplay mechanics make a lick of sense. So, if you activate cloak mode, and don't move, it doesn't drain the battery, but as soon as you move, it does? WTF?? Also, where is all this energy coming from that you use to charge back up your suit (which only takes a few seconds anyway).

So the game is just a rinse and repeat of sneak around, find cover, charge your suit again, sneak around, find cover.......

There's absolutely no reason you'd go in for a straight up fight as the gunplay is sluggish and unenjoyable, and if you go up against more than about 2 enemies at once you are almost guaranteed to die (and armour mode only deflects about 3 bullets before discharging, which is pretty ******* useless when enemies are firing machine guns at you with amazing accuracy.

Meh, it was on sale, so....

Looks quite pretty though!
AKS  +   716d ago
Why would Microsoft spend the money it would take to buy the developer of the most popular multiplatform game engine to just make games for their platform? How does that even begin to make sense? I also don't see the logic in buying Crytek. I think Microsoft already has a pretty popular FPS franchise, and purchasing the rights to CryEngine3, another multiplatform engine, doesn't make a lot of sense, either. Their investment of either company would instantly be worth considerably less upon purchase if limited to development for their platform. And even if they also include PC games from either company, MS hasn't exactly been the consensus choice for PC gamers' favorite developer. Just bring up the abbreviation "GFWL" and most PC gamers' blood begins to boil with rage.
Blackdeath_663  +   717d ago
this is good news, however i have no interest in crysis specially after crysis2 but at least this mean some progress will be made in quality
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ritsuka666  +   717d ago
Crytek are full of shit
People can drool over the CryEngine 3 all they want, and I myself certainly don't deny its technical prowess...which is why it's so unfortunate that Crytek hasn't done anything interesting with it. To me the CryEngine 3 is hopelessly boring.
tachy0n  +   717d ago
says people drool to cryengine then says its boring.

nice contradiction bro.

CryTek and Nvidia has developed a new kind of Anti-Aliasing specially for consoles in order to make games look better by reducing the jaggies, something that nobody has ever done, all other devs keep using old Anti Aliasing techniques like FXAA and others....
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HammadTheBeast  +   717d ago
"People *can drool* over the CryEngine 3 all they want"

Their games may look great, too bad they play like sh*t.
MysticStrummer  +   716d ago
That's not a contradiction at all. The best looking game in the world can also be the most boring.

lol @ AA talk... as if that's where gaming most needs to be improved. smh
Knushwood Butt  +   716d ago
Well, I guess that will give PC gamers with the latest rigs some bragging rights then...

Meanwhile, almost everyone else will be playing better games.
RankFTW  +   717d ago
I'm going to buy a 2nd 680 Lightning for when this game comes out, need it for 1440p.
Hassassin  +   717d ago
idk man, I have a single 570 (OCed a little) and I think its enough to play at 1440p. Maybe when next consoles arrive I'll upgrade, but for now I can (almost) always max out games at playable fps... and I usually deactivate SSAO (which doesn't work well in many games and just kills fps).
That said, if you want 60+ fps always and activate all nonsense settings to max, like ubersampling or such, I agree you need more power. If I had the money I'd buy dual 680 too. My point is it's not necessary for 1440p to be enjoyable ;)
FlyingFoxy  +   717d ago
Dual cards introduce microstuttering, single best card and 1080P 60+fps is the way to go.
RankFTW  +   716d ago
Even playing Crysis 2 at 1440p on max settings on a 680 gets me only about 30-40 fps and Crysis 3 is a lot more intense.
DarkZane  +   717d ago
I wouldn't even touch Crysis with a ten foot pole. I don't see what people find in it, it's not even that good.
Buljo  +   716d ago
The first one and Warhead are good. The second one is pure shit and the third one seems to follow in it's wake.
Knushwood Butt  +   716d ago
From what I can tell, the first one is massively overrated.
Root  +   717d ago
Didnd't consoles not hold you back for Crysis 2...look what happened.
tachy0n  +   717d ago
somebody lives inside the earth...

did you heard about the Direct X 11 patch and the High Resolution Textures Patch? if not you should try to install it sometime.
Root  +   717d ago
Why should things after the games release be counted towards them doing a good job.

The reason why Crysis 2 on the PC was better was because of the mods the community had provided.

Besides it wasn't about graphics, the gameplay felt dumbed down for a Crysis game and it didn't feel as open as the first game.

They had their hand too far up Microsofts backside to worry about anyone else.

Oh by the way

"somebody lives inside the earth"

What does that even mean...

If your going to try and insult someone do it properly. I'll help...

"Somebody has his head in the sand"
Ezz2013  +   717d ago
""somebody lives inside the earth... ""

yeah i know
i just moved to Mars ...will i see you there or did you move to Neptune ?!
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soundslike  +   717d ago
Yes, it wont be held back by consoles.

It will be held back by generic shooting galleries and a lack of imagination.
Ezz2013  +   717d ago
i hope you are right this time crytek
Enate  +   717d ago
No what I want is for my GTX 680 windforce to not be useless after spending 500 on it. I would like for it to actually be able to play games for the foreseeable future as it should for costing that much. Optimization as well as other improvements would be nice. Not just hey remember that gtx 680 you got well now you need two of woooohoooo happy now right?

Battlefield 3 and its Frostbite engine have probably been one of the best examples of great optimization in the pc space. My GPU actually gets utilized properly and helps me maintain consistently high fps above 60fps with my single oc'ed gtx 680 as it should be at 1080p.
chukamachine  +   717d ago
More interested to see what Naughty Dog does next gen tbh.

Cryengine 3 is nice and all, but crisis needs to die. it's a cold game, no life.
FlyingFoxy  +   717d ago
Crytek are only interested in making games that look a bit better than other great games while performing crap on brand new hardware. The first crysis could barely get 30-40fps on top end cards on release.

Games are bought to be played on release, not 2 years later.

Anyhow give me a great Valve game over Crytek's anyday.
pandehz  +   717d ago
I dont want to upgrade Crytek.

Gimme a good game.
Erudito87  +   717d ago
crytek games are coding disasters the games are hogs and dont have the graphics to justify it
Riderz1337  +   717d ago
They focus too much on the graphics and then the story gets to take the back seat. Just look at Crysis 2. I mean wtf was going on in that game? The story was horrendous.
sourav93  +   717d ago
All this talk about upgrading hardware to play crysis 3. According to Crytek's released system requirements for the game, you'll need a GTX 680/HD 7970 and a Core i7-3770k/FX4150 combo to play it on max settings at a playable frame rate. However, one of my friends got into the Crysis 3 multiplayer alpha, and he is able to achieve max settings with a GTX 560ti and a Core i5-2500k. He's getting around 50 to 65 fps. I know it's an alpha, and probably with the full game, the requirements will be different, but I doubt you'll need to get a GTX 680 to run it on max if the alpha did it with a GTX 560 ti. Just shows that Crytek is full of BS.
LAWSON72  +   717d ago
Hope i can max this with i5 3570k and hd 7950 at 720p
vanethe  +   717d ago
no , i want money to upgrade my pc..
MysticStrummer  +   716d ago
The only reason I'd upgrade my hardware would be to play Planetside 2. That's the first game in more than a decade that makes me want a gaming PC. Other than that I'm all about console gaming.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   716d ago
The 'funtek' engine used in Demons Souls,Warhawk deserves mention.
ATi_Elite  +   716d ago
Upgrade your Hardware for Arma 3, Starforge, Elite: Dangerous, Starcitizen or for the High Texture mods of current games!

Crysis 3 will be just another console port that will not play like the original Crysis that we all loved!

I'm more excited about the U.S. Release of Warface than i am Crysis 3!
ninjahunter  +   716d ago
Ugh, this is what they said with crysis 2.
sonicsidewinder  +   716d ago
>Release Game
>DX11 version (as advertised) is only available MONTHS later. Way after game completion. Way after realisation of how crap game is, and how there is little reason to replay.

See these pennies? Heee. U won't be having them. KEEEHEEE.
OniXRuleZ  +   716d ago
i enjoy how people say they don 't care abaout grafics but thats the first thing they compare every time first....
CRYSIS GAMEs SUCK? ok i respect the opinion but CRYSIS and CRYSIS 2 are a lot better than some games that fanboys from XBOX and PS3 keep dreaming about!
the series have very good reviews!
ya but i do understand FANBOYS they hate CRYSIS beacause the first one for six years now, keep showing how CONSOLES are very, very, poor in grafics and fisics departmant... and more!
Megaton  +   716d ago
Didn't they say the exact same thing before Crysis 2 launched?

SegaKnuckles86  +   716d ago
Yeah I mean I have reasons for upgrading my PC but I won't be playing this game, that's for sure. Suck on this one Crytek.
Hicken  +   716d ago
I'm curious: will the game BE as good as it'll LOOK this time? Crytek's comments don't instill any confidence in that..

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