Crysis 3: 4 Reasons Next-Gen Consoles Should Be Worried

David Lynch: ''Crysis 3 on PC looks totally jaw-dropping.

That shouldn’t really come as a major surprise, Crytek’s series is known for bleeding edge technological innovation, but with the series making the jump to consoles with Crysis 2, there was a change in creative direction that didn’t quite hit the mark in the same way as the original PC game.

With Crysis 3, Crytek is ready to reclaim its ‘you wish your PC was powerful enough to play this’ crown and with next-gen consoles just over the horizon, now is the perfect time to remind gamers why the PC will always have the edge over consoles.''

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chukamachine1977d ago

Trying to sell it with graphics all over again.

Do open world like BF3 with 64players, then we'll talk.

PS4 will bitch slap Crysis3.

Riderz13371977d ago

Killzone 4 will bitch slap Crysis 3.

Guerilla Games!

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konnerbllb1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

I own kz1-3. You guys know that it has murky graphics and low resolution textures right? It's never been a gaming benchmark when it comes to eye candy. Crysis has been a benchmark for years. I never understood why a lot of people rave about Killzones graphics when it's average at best.

Uncharted 3 and GoW have good graphics. Hell even Gears of War 3 has better graphics. Killzone graphics are overrated.

RumbleFish1977d ago

Killzone 2 and 3 have had great gfx for current gen's consoles. On top of that they have made really good design and have worked with some visual finesses to let the games look as good as possible on that hardware.
The games have never been a match to the gaming benchmarks on pc though. How could they?
What many console only gamers never accept is that their hardware is old the day it releases.
But why so much buzz about those things?
Killzone 2 and 3 have been by far the better games. Crysis has been a benchmark. Gorgeous graphics, but when it comes to how the games played, Killzone wins easily. It's almost like comparing different things.

morganfell1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Killzone 3 has the best lighting engine around...period. Even Crysis takes a beating in that department.

It will be interesting to see what the guys fromm GG bring to the table with the PS4. I am not positive it is just Killzone 4 since they stated they were working on a new IP last year.

Some people like Crysis. Okay, I am not holding that against them. However for me Crysis always felt like a game in search of heart. The AI is shoddy, predictable and absolutely no fun. I do not know what to call the aliens because it looks as if the design went in 5 different directions at one.

The game comes off like the movie Battleship.

Top name involved? Check.

Flashy effects? Check.

Budget? Check.

Down your throat advertising? Check.

Forgettable? In a new York minute.

Hingle_Mcringleberry1977d ago

Yes yes, one pretty shallow game will bitch slap another pretty shallow game. How very exciting

pandehz1977d ago

Crysis 4 will bitch slap KZ4

and BF4 will bitch slap video games 4ever

Sarcasm1977d ago

Pootie Tang will bitch slap everyone here with no powder.

Norrison1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

How? Killzone 2 and 3 look much worse than crysis 1 and crysis 1 is a sandbox.
I don't know why people overrate killzone's graphics so much, it's ugly color filter and low res textures must look amazing for console gamers.

trancefreak1976d ago

I think with Killzone 4 we can see in short a proper earth like invasion or the vekta invasion in lush graphics. Helghan looked like mars but; I loved the hell out of killzone 2-3; They were my favorite games on ps3 on the FPS genre.

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whoyouwit041977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

"PS4 will bitch slap Crysis3"

I doubt that at least not at lunge, maybe a year or 2 after yea but lunge it will match the graphics if anything, And you are a fool if you believe other wise.

but even I must admit that I think it really foolish to compare a PC to a console any how.

Dam people read fast I had 1 agree and 2 disagrees before i even got threw editing but any ways to the people who disagreed with me you are a true fan boy if you really think at lunge you are going to see games the same level as Crysis 3 running on in high end pc at max, you people need to get real why that would be nice don't get your hopes up just to be disappointed. now you may get a bunch fake CG videos that they claim is real time like they did with the ps3 but that's about it, If either Sony or Microsoft lunge with a game on crysis 3 level interns of graphics I will be overly impressed let alone topping them.

extermin8or1977d ago

*launch and the exclusives might look better than crysis 3 it really depends on the specs of the machine, but the thing is we're at that point where graphics can only improve so much in the near future because every increase is going to need vast amounts more power for the most incremental increase. The 3rd party games are all going to look about the same which is pretty damn amazing if square enix's realtime tech demo, and Unreals tech demo's are anything to go by- just look at watch dogs footage or mgs peace walker; that's just a step down from cgi- the real improvements will be in AI, number of characters on screen, size of the worlds etc and you are right consoles improve massively in terms of graphics over their lifetimes, more so than any pc i've ever owned does without being upgraded etc :P (just go compare Resistance:Fall of Man to Assassins Creed 3 or The last of Us...) I played crysis 1 in ultra on my standard spec pc last night- and it actually looks bad compared to what can be done today :p but either way I like pretty graphics but this gen is going to be all about the services and the online infrastructure/delivery models and pricing- atm steam has it nailed and Sony and Microsoft need to follow suit; ninetndo seem to be in their own little box their lateness to the online gaming world and slow speeed to adobt gametags instead of friend codes etc to me is seriously suggesting an inability to keep up with the modern technology (and I don't mean as in whats actually in their machine). That said I hear mii verse is quite good :p

Ju1976d ago

If devs will take the time to optimize for next gen consoles - and not just slap PC code onto them, we will be up for quite some surprises.

Optimization will start on the API level. The risk I see is that the next gen consoles have so much power that you can simply port PC code over.

But it will require even more going into detail and optimize for consoles. That is using the HW to it's fullest.

Reducing draw calls was mentioned quite often before. And what that means is, that neither desktop DirectX nor OpenGL will be able to compete with that. But a dev will have to go a little bit deeper and implement some "proprietary" code how they handle vertex buffers, lighting etc. Reducing draw calls shifts more work into the game. Which will in return result in much better performance.

Both MS's Dx for the next XBox and libGCM have very low overhead down to the metal APIs which will squeeze quite more out of next gen consoles than just "another mid-high-end" PC. I think people will be up for quite some surprises with those new titles.

If Quantic Dream can - without a doubt - squeeze the best facial expressions out of any game on the aging PS3, then it makes me wonder what they can do with a much faster HW.

I wasn't impressed from the Crysis 3 MP demo. It's more of the same, really. Overpowered soldiers makes it almost unplayable. I didn't really enjoy that. The "cloak" gameplay is quite annoying. It's still pretty but it's not the end it all game; not even visually. Visuals are top tear, not denying that. But other games can match that, still.

Blacktric1977d ago

"Trying to sell it with graphics all over again."

Were you expecting something else from a company that made a distribution deal with EA? Crytek has become another shallow, soulless company that keeps bullshitting their fanbase. They did it with Crysis 2 and are now doing it with 3. I wouldn't expect anything more from them at this point.

Knushwood Butt1976d ago

Well, I played a ton of KZ2 and KZ3, and recently beat the port of Crysis on the PS3, which was the first time I've played it.

Crysis was a major letdown with broken gameplay due to the fact that you can beat the entire game easily using cloak mode, while armour mode is utterly useless. Story and characters were meh too. Everyone hates Rico, but at least he's memorable. I only beat Crysis a few weeks ago and the most memorable thing about it was that turtle you see after swimming to the beach near the start.

Oh yeah, I beat it twice too.

Also, worth mentioning that on my second play through, the buggy POS that Crysis is screwed up during the final aircraft carrier section, and jumped straight past the section where you pick up the TAC cannon or whatever it is called. End result being that the game forced me to go up against the last boss without actually having the weapon that you must have in order to defeat it. GREAT!!!!!

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ShugaCane1977d ago

First of all, Crysis 1 and 2 didn't jeoperdize current gen consoles at all. Plus, I'm sure next gen will have much more to offer than just incredible graphics. I really don't see why they should worry.

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konnerbllb1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Crysis 1 on console was dumbed down.

Play Crysis 1 on pc with the highest settings and resolution and you will see why it's always been the benchmark game.

extermin8or1977d ago

yeah my 400 pound laptop can do that, it looks dated as hell- i can see why at the time it was a benchmark game but just like if I put uncharted 1 in my ps3-it looks old, it's a 7 year old game and well it doesn't look 7 years old more like 5 years old but it still can't hold a candle to any of the releases these days...

xPhearR3dx1977d ago

It really was. I bought Crysis 1 for 360 when it came out, but I recently switched to PC gaming and the difference it's quite remarkable. People who don't have a high end PC really don't know what they're missing.

I always knew PC games looked better, but until I got my own machine and saw/played it for myself, the difference was incredible. You really have to experience it to see just how much better it really is. Not just graphics either, FPS makes a HUGE difference.

EbeneezerGoode1977d ago

Agreed. Crysis 1 is still amazing looking, and plays great too.

Too many people who never actually played it on a good PC slate it for only have decent graphics and no gameplay. As Crysis fans know that is far, far from the truth. It had some of the best gameplay in any FPS so far. Loved every second of that beautiful game. Will reply it through again soon with new GPU on ultra everything at super high res...

Fil1011977d ago

This type of article is getting stupid, seriously nobody knows what the next gen consoles will be capable of so how can people say that they should be worried.

BitbyDeath1977d ago

Crysis 3 should just work on topping Crysis 1 first before it worries about nextgen.

thecurseddevil1977d ago

crysis 3 looks shit compared to the witcher 3.

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