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Crysis 3 Beta - Console version looks great but no contest versus PC

At least Crysis 3 shows the vast differences between PC and console gaming at present especially in light of some multi format PC games being held back by consoles. (Crysis 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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iamnsuperman  +   1106d ago
Well it should as it is latest hardware. Is there really a need to compare consoles to PCs in terms of graphics. I mean the PC version is depending on what PC you have. The console version is the same regardless. A better title would be PC version looks great [with no mention of the console version]
decrypt  +   1106d ago
"I mean the PC version is depending on what PC you have."

Its designed with consoles as the lowest denominator. Any Mid range PC probably will be able to max it out. Hell a PC from 4-5 years back will be out performing the console versions.
neoMAXMLC  +   1106d ago
"Hell a PC from 4-5 years back will be out performing the console versions."

Actually no. Because apparently Crytek will only support DX11 now. So even if I have a GPU that's about 3x more powerful than both consoles that play same game combined, I can't play the beta because it doesn't support DX11.
T900  +   1106d ago
Early DX11 GPUs were out in 2009. Thats about 5 years back.

5870 should have no problems outperforming consoles in Crysis 3.
Karpetburnz  +   1106d ago
This is True, You shouldnt compare consoles with PC, of course PC will have better graphics. yet fanboys still get boners because their version looks better than the 7 year old hardware version.
ShadesMoolah  +   1106d ago
Even so, as a console gamer it's interesting to see the differneces, as with next-gen around the corner, I would expect the Xbox/PS4 launch titles to be comparable to today's modern PC games.
pr0digyZA  +   1106d ago
"I mean the PC version is depending on what PC you have"
Although if you can run crysis 3 you will already have better graphics
eg: PC lowest settings


sourav93  +   1106d ago
I tried the beta from Origin yesterday on my laptop, though it's a gaming beast by no means, I managed to get an average of 30fps on medium settings. Come today, I downloaded the beta on my ps3, fired it up, and the first thing I noticed was the huge drop in resolution, AA, and overall picture quality compared to LOW settings on PC (I tried low to see what performance I was getting on my laptop). But that's fine, the console is 7 years old, so the fact that it even runs the game, that's good. But then, when I started moving around and started playing properly, I noticed the biggest flaw. I can't speak for the 360 version, since I only got it for my ps3, but the low framerate made the game almost unplayable! I know what 30fps feels like on the beta because that's what I was getting on my laptop, but the ps3 version was nowhere close. This, mind you, is no way the console's fault. If a game like Killzone 3, which I still think looks better than Crysis 3 (console version), can run relatively smoothly with 24 players online, then why can't this game?

I know that it's a beta, and most likely these flaws will not be present in the final game. But when you see the state of the multiplayer less than a month before the game's full retail release, you have to wonder.

The console version of the beta doesn't look that much different than the console version of crysis 2. So my question is, if they could manage to make Crysis 2's multiplayer smooth, why not this new one? I was looking forward to picking up Crysis 3 for my PS3, since I own both Crysis 1 and 2 on ps3, though I recently bought the max edition of crysis 2 from origin, but with the looks of it, I might have to pick it up for my laptop instead, unless the final game shows a lot of improvements from the beta.
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deadfrag  +   1106d ago
Thats exactly what i noted when playing CRISIS 3 on origins.I like to play vsync so my gtx580 only gets the game on very high with SMAA at 30fps,but i notice that the 30fps i was getting where actually very fluid on the PC,the game run very fast and fluid at 30fps on PC and i was like WOW wtf i never seen a 30fps game run so fluid, it was marking 30 fps on fraps and i didnt believe it because of the fast game play i was getting !Well i could lower some specs and i might get 60fps in a custom setting but thats to be seen when i get the game and after tweek it, because the multiplayer is a lag fest and im most interested in SP.But today i got to play the console version and i have to tell you people ;i dont have fraps to run on consoles and see the actuall FPS but its obvious that the game is running way bellow 30fps on consoles not to mention the graphics are low specs,EA and Crytek made this game for PC and for ultimate cards just like THEY DID Crisis! This game plays crap on consoles and they are going win lots of cash from the console version because people will go and buy it.Well if you have a dx 11 card forget the console versions if you can get at least 30fps from your card on this game its way better than get the game on console anyway because the 30fps on PC in this game it actually LOOKS AND PLAYS super fluid i guess it haves to be related to the post processing effects they have on PC!Not to mention that the PC version is cheaper too!
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Skate-AK  +   1106d ago
I played the PS3 version for like 10 mins. Doesnt look that great and its blurry. I think Battlefield 3 looks better.
sourav93  +   1106d ago
Completely agree. What BF3 lacks in colour, is made up with overall better picture quality.
Skate-AK  +   1105d ago
I know what you mean about the color. I was bummed when it didnt have a color palate like Battlefield Bad Company 2.
Reborn  +   1106d ago
I don't get it. Each time Crysis comes out, do we need an article to tell us PC looks better than console?

steve30x  +   1106d ago
Why do you people approve these news articles? All it does is cause arguments between PC gamers and console gamers. We really dont need these news articles on N4G. Its bad enough on here already.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1106d ago
Crysis 2 was garbage and not fun, and the Crysis 3 demo shows it's just as bad. I don't care if the game looked like real life, it sucks! The beta sucks!!
Detoxx  +   1106d ago
I loved Crysis 2 and I'm about to play Crysis 3 now, just finished downloading the Beta.
Tyre  +   1106d ago
@Da Shredder & others who join/post stupid articles that flame the hate campaign on Crytek & Crysis. Oh Everything sucks? Console looks like shit? What a good argument. Stop beating ur phantom dead horse, don't like it? skip the article about Crysis. And don't post an Article about Crysis at all. Stop using Crysis as a scapegoat to vent ur own boring misery. They are all just opinions of minions...What is the purpose of posting negative remarks and/or posting the stupid comparison articles? hoping others will join in ur misery & make u feel better about urself. Pathetic Losers
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GABRIEL1030  +   1106d ago
I'm very disappointed about the graphics of the beta, in PC looks better but not for much. Crytek promises a high tech game, but its graphics looks worst that Battlefield 3 and Killzone 3, games of much years ago. The multiplayer is ok but nothing special.
Detoxx  +   1106d ago
It's a Beta. Remember the BF3 Beta? It was a mess
torchic  +   1106d ago
not sure why you're being disagreed because that's a valid point.

the Battlefield 3 console beta was basically a PS2 game.
Norrison  +   1106d ago
PC lowest settings



Killzone 3

Remember this is an OPEN BETA of the MP which will look worse. This is how the SP is SUPPOSED to look maxed out which looks miles better than anything on console
sourav93  +   1106d ago
Dude could you please post those images again? The links seem to be incomplete. Thanks.
Ezz2013  +   1106d ago
thanks for showing that indeed killzone 3 still look better than crysis 3 on consoles

and here another direct feed pics from killzone 3
killzone 3

crysis 3 do not represent what ps3/360 can do any way

BTW PC version look damn incredible
nice pic dude
Fishy Fingers  +   1106d ago
Game looks great, played both PC and 360. Of course the PC version looks much, much better. But visuals aside, I still can't seem to enjoy the gameplay, feels a chore on either platform.
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Tyre  +   1106d ago
I thought so too. I'm having a blast and the game looks great on all platforms.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1106d ago
What do people think? Consoles are 7-8 years old. God people get stupider every second.
the worst  +   1106d ago
Crysis is a overrated franchise
chukamachine  +   1106d ago
I've played today on both PC and PS3.

Of course it's better looking on PC. But I don't think that's the problem. Don't get me wrong even on pc it slows down on in the water sometimes, maybe a bug. Although new amd drivers helped a lot. beta

As for PS3, looks ok. Framerate needs improving. Must be 30fps+ at all times or close. It's the same game. But crytek really need to get this smoother.
Mr402  +   1106d ago
As a child of the 80's the Crysis series really hits the right buttons. Like living out your bionic man, predator fantasies in video game form. One of the few FPS where the single player experience is still a main focus in development over the multiplayer. So obviously I'm a big fan. That being said I agree the debate about which version is better is needless at this point in the current consoles lifespan. What I predict is that you will see a new crop of special edition titles for the next generation of consoles. These games will simply be the same game with dlc included but with enhanced visuals that can take advantage of new console hardware ex (Far Cry 3 enhanced edition or Crysis 3 etc.) Believe me there will be no backwards compatibility this next generation so you will be repurchasing these titles to get the extra fidelity. This will be the norm for at least 3 years into the new consoles lifespan. Cheap easy way for them to make more dough while devs get a handle on new hardware.
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solid_warlord  +   1106d ago
Meh..Crysis 1 still lookes better
ShadowKingx  +   1106d ago
its not like people who play consoles can upgrade like you can with a PC anytime. So this article is just a PC fanboy that turned into an EPIC FAIL.
ratcop22  +   1106d ago
Well. No becasue a console is a closed platform meaning devs can squeeze way more out of it than a Pc ever wished.
trenso1  +   1105d ago
just another flame article, and of course the PC version will look better how many times do we have to hear this? Also the game my look fabulous but the beta did not impress me it was good but nothing special at all.

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