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Submitted by Gekko 1092d ago | opinion piece

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.'' (Crysis 3, Next-Gen)

chukamachine  +   1092d 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.
Riderz1337  +   1092d ago
Killzone 4 will bitch slap Crysis 3.

Guerilla Games!
The_Infected  +   1092d ago

I agree KZ4 will blow Crysis 3 away. KZ4 will have amazing graphics and so much action going it will look unbelievable. Just wait I hope we see it on Feb 20th. Crytek on a console can't beat Sony's 1st party studios. They just talk while Sony delivers. Look at The Last of Us and GoW: Ascension.
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konnerbllb  +   1092d 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.
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RumbleFish  +   1092d 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.
morganfell  +   1092d 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.
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Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1092d ago
Yes yes, one pretty shallow game will bitch slap another pretty shallow game. How very exciting
pandehz  +   1092d ago
Crysis 4 will bitch slap KZ4

and BF4 will bitch slap video games 4ever
Sarcasm  +   1092d ago
Pootie Tang will bitch slap everyone here with no powder.
Norrison  +   1092d 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.
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TheGamerDood  +   1091d ago
Kaz says to bring it on!
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trancefreak  +   1091d 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.
whoyouwit04  +   1092d 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.
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extermin8or  +   1092d 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
Ju  +   1091d 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.
Blacktric  +   1092d 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 Butt  +   1091d 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!!!!!
ShugaCane  +   1092d 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.
The_Infected  +   1092d ago
I completely agree with what you said.
konnerbllb  +   1092d 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.
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extermin8or  +   1092d 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...
xPhearR3dx  +   1092d 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.
EbeneezerGoode  +   1092d 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...
Knushwood Butt  +   1091d ago
Is it still the same meh game though?
Fil101  +   1092d 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.
BitbyDeath  +   1092d ago
Crysis 3 should just work on topping Crysis 1 first before it worries about nextgen.
thecurseddevil  +   1092d ago
crysis 3 looks shit compared to the witcher 3.
talisker  +   1092d ago
Crysis and Crysis 2 didn't even sell 1M copies each on PC so this article is ridiculous.
Tyre  +   1092d ago
That's BS and u know it, Crysis 1 sold over a million on PC alone. This is from 2008 PC sales &
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MYSTERIO360  +   1092d ago
Crysis 3 PC gameplay
TheBrownBandito  +   1092d ago
That link didn't blow me away at all, though probably because of the dark, cluttered, grassy level. It doesn't matter how real a crap environment looks. That's one off the things I liked about Killzone 2, great level design.
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hellvaguy  +   1092d ago
Not sure where the comparisons to Killzone come from. Killzone isn't open world (on the rails shooter) and is a dark post apocalyptic setting.
onyoursistersback  +   1092d ago
Like always....shallow gameplay. On pc the game is where it's best at, it makes it up with its sexy looks. But on console, it's just a nasty Blurry mess....
EbeneezerGoode  +   1092d ago
Can't wait - sounds fookin' amazing :) loved Crysis 1 on PC!
MrGunny94  +   1092d ago
It's funny how many people think they know about graphics/animation/3D when they make no idea what they're talking about... You can't even see the difference between games in terms of eye candy...

Crysis 3 will be like Crysis 1 in consoles... Next gen will be good but won't run MAXIMUM CRYSIS 3 (Original from Developers not even couting with mods) 1920X1080 1080p 60 stable frames per second.

And yeah "no shit" 1st party devs are better then crytek in doing games at their console, they know the hardware/software in our out it's their platform they've grown on it
Kennytaur  +   1092d ago
Not all that glitter is gold.
SnakeCQC  +   1092d ago
crytek have a reputation of badly coded games
2pacalypsenow  +   1092d ago
To even play this in MAX everything and AA it would take over $1500k in Pc components and then some, I spent $3000+ building my pc last year ,But to get a few more fps and better looking games it isn't worth it to most people and thats ok. Most PC gamers brag about PC is king Better graphics!! but who cares not everyone can afford a high end computer. That's like someone driving a Bentley and then you drive a Mercedes when you see it you wish you had one but it wont ruin your day not having a Bentley cuz hey You got a Mercedes Benz !! . Fact people who game On consoles enjoy gaming just as much as pc gamers
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jdktech2010  +   1092d ago
Good try but I just spent 550 upgrading my 5 year old pc and I can max crysis 2, bf3 and from what ive seen crysis 3 at past 1080p and 60 fps. Not sure where this thousands of dollars myth comes from.

It costs the same amount the ps3 did at launch
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Ju  +   1091d ago
$550 Upgrade, right? That's quite a bit, actually. What besides the graphics card did you replace?

I could build me a nice machine with $600-$700, but it won't match next gen consoles.
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jdktech2010  +   1091d ago
I spent 350 for a new case, intel core i5 3570k, 8 GB Ram, a new motherboard and then I spent 220 last year on a GTX 660TI.

And it's really not that expensive considering the new consoles will probably be 399 and the PS3 launched at 600.

I'm not saying it's the same price as consoles but this 3000 dollar business is a joke. I highly doubt they are throwing a gtx 660ti in there.

We'll know for sure soon
listenkids  +   1092d ago
But.. Crysis is boring.
Tyre  +   1092d ago
What is the purpose of this opinion piece? starting a comaprison flamewar in the speculation about nextgen graphics quality?. Common knock it off. Fanboys in N4G are so easily fooled. The Crysis Series just stands alone in it's own right. Ah i see some gamers using this article to hate on Crysis again, what a surprise. Pathetic.
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_LarZen_  +   1092d ago
This article made me laugh :)
InTheLab  +   1092d ago
Crysis was overrated garbage.
Crysis 2 was just garbage + shitty multiplayer.
Crysis 3 seems to be following the same path.

Worried about next gen my ass. Call me when Crysis 3 catches up to Farcry 3 in gameplay...
Twignberries  +   1092d ago
Haha what makes me laugh is all the butthurt console supporters who either can't accept the truth or too ignorant to SEE the truth. It's all on paper if you want the facts. Consoles will NEVER touch pc in the way of specs. Next-gen console specs are already dated in the pc world. FACT. Sony aren't harvesting some magical powers that turn average specs into infinite power houses. It's all smoke and morrors people. Try playing a ps3 on a 1440p monitor next to a pc on a 1440p monitor maxed. It's day and night unless you're vision impaired
saint_seya  +   1092d ago
But this has nothing to do with consoles, we are talking of a game against a new gen of consoles, stupid to compare, besides crysis was soooo boring #played with all in ultra and bored still
Dilldo_  +   1092d ago
Are you retarded? Your computer will always run other apps in the background too and the RAM is dedicated to that too and not just for games..
Consoles are different and are designed for the sole purpose of playing games thus it's much easier to focus on and create better looking games than on pc..
Look at Crysis 3 on the xbox 360/ps3.. I want you to try and get a computer that has the same specs as these two consoles and try to run Crysis 3 on it, it most definitely won't work and if it does it would be really ugly in terms of visual quality and extremely slow/laggy. It's amazing that these 7 year old consoles are able to run games like this smoothly
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Twignberries  +   1091d ago
@Dilldo_ Ahh very fitting name. Leaves me with no need to call you any names. Dude most pc gamers have upwards of 8gb ram, and 1.5gb vram which is much more than any current console anyways so yes a portion is dedicated to the OS in the background, but thats like 2gb of physical memory used for background tasks MAX.. Plus mate I'm being modest when I say 8gb ram because most pc gamers have more (I for one have 32gb ram, which to put it into clueless tech noob terms for you, is roughly 128x the physical memory in a ps3)
Knushwood Butt  +   1091d ago
But, Crysis still sucks, regardless of your expensive gaming rig.
JedMan1985  +   1092d ago
Hey all I just like to add...I'm sure you all read the rumored specs about the PS4. Now I have looked at them and if its true the Ps4 will have the 8800 installed as the GPU, 6GB RAM and a couple of CPUs to make up 8 cores. Now now-a-days PC gamers have the 600 series GPU (Which is 10 times faster then the 8800). 8-64GB of RAM and a Intel i5-Xeon processors.(Even the new AMD FX series CPU)
Plus the fact that PC gamers can upgrade at anytime. So with all this being said, this next gen still doesn't stand a chance. So quit bagging on Crysis people!
Skynetone  +   1092d ago
the facts are pc gamers will be playing console ports for the next 5 years, with very few developers taking advantage of the extra power available on pc

but my pc monitor is 5000p by 5000p, the facts: my phone video looks good on a 23" monitor

but i have 64 gigs of ram, the facts unless your video editing you just wasted your money
Grandmaster-B  +   1091d ago
Why the hate?
Never bagged about Crysis gfx, played Heavenly Sword, Warhawk(DS!), Uncharted:Drakes Fortune, KZ2(DS!), Siren:BloodCurse, MGS4, Uncharted:AmongThieves, GOW3, ModNation, Gran Turismo5, KZ4, Uncharted:DrakesDeception, Journey, PixelJunk, Limbo, Flower, Dead Nation instead.

Crytek are overrated in console department and some of the worst developer when it comes to AI. They always need 800gbRAM because they are lazy PC turds. 6 vs 6 MP LMAO!!!

First party studios bitchslapped them with a splitted 0,5gbRAM!!!
landog  +   1091d ago
next gen consoles won't be able to look as good as crysis 2 on a high end pc, let alone crysis 3

next gen consoles won't come close to bf3 in ultra on pc in 2560x1600 either, let alone bf4

consoles need to not even be compared to pc in any way, shape or form, its like comparing a handgun to a high powered sniper rifle, sure, they're both guns but

expect performance and graphics of a decent pc from 2010, and your about in the ballpark of what next gen consoles will offer

1080p, medium-high textures (no ultra), 30 frames, 2x-4x anti aliasing, v-sync, so basically, a 3 year old gaming laptop, thats ps4/nextbox
JedMan1985  +   1091d ago
I absolutely agree man, I don't know why people are saying consoles (this gen or next) are better or equal.
skydragoonity  +   1091d ago
Resident evil 6 is prolly betta dan dis boring game
bluetoto  +   1091d ago
Can't wait to get a PC so I can play great graphics,er I mean games!

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