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Digital Foundry Face-Off: Crysis 3

Crytek's Crysis 3 is one of the most technically accomplished games of this generation, a visually spectacular piece of software that pushes graphical boundaries on all platforms. And with all its graphical settings pushed to the max, Crysis 3 on PC effectively offers a "next-gen now" experience - a preview of the level of technical prowess we should expect in the years to come from the new wave of consoles, but an experience that can be appreciated now by those willing to invest in top-end PC components. (Crysis 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Thrillhouse  +   1077d ago
After playing this game maxed out on PC, I've become extremely excited for next-gen.

I have never seen such extreme fidelity in a video game. I believe Crytek were correct in saying it'll fit in with early next-gen only titles.

The above looks like concept art, yet it is fully in-game.
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RememberThe357  +   1077d ago
Screenshots? It's even prettier is motion... I've heard :(

My rig is too old and crappy to even hope of rendering this game on low settings... But those Youtube videos are insane!

Not bad looking at all on console either.
FragMnTagM  +   1076d ago
The videos on youtube do not do it justice.

I can nearly max the game out, and it still looks better than the maxed out videos on youtube.

The game itself on the other hand is around a 7 for me.

I am running everything on High and I run anywhere from 30-60+ frames a second depending on what is going on.
mistertwoturbo  +   1077d ago
^While I agree Crysis 3 is one of the best looking games created TO DATE. Those are still up-sampled images though. Not taking anything away from Crysis 3 . Just sayin'
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yewles1  +   1077d ago
Excited for next-gen? Don't be...

"Our Core i5 and Radeon 7870 combo barely managed a sustained 20FPS when running in 1080p with maximum settings enabled - and 720p fared little better."

PS4's GPU is between a 7850 and 7870, and the CPU is 8 mobile Jaguar cores. Doing the math will turn that smile upside down in no time.
PersonMan  +   1077d ago
It's all about optimization. Crytek didn't optimize this game enough.
Asuka  +   1076d ago
honestly that quote makes no sense to me. core i5 paired with a 7870 should be able to play most games just fine @high settings @1080p/60+fps, maybe even ultra settings. Now if you are going to play at higher resolutions, then maybe.
Arai  +   1077d ago
Crytek is all talk if anything, yet for a company that license/created a powerful engine they can't even program for the PS3 well.
Looking at these pictures I'm inclined to say PC>X360>PS3.

With all the *impressive* stuff they do as a company one would think they would at least be capable to do a better or closer job.

No offense to anyone, just I find Crytek full of bs all around.
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SDF Repellent  +   1077d ago
dude, why are you getting disagrees? Everything you just said is true.
greenpowerz  +   1077d ago
PS3 suffers with advanced engines...
PS3 is inferior just like all Sony consoles. They know how to program for PS3 LMAO. PS3 exclusives are linear, static, QTE style games with tacked on social design if any at all with less features.

Sony making such simple games that are less resource hungry allows them to put a nice coat of paint on almost all of their games.

Bigger more complex games with heavy feature sets/game modes/social modes open and or not completely linear with good to stellar graphics suffer on PS3.

Can't wait for 720 and the Crytek exclusives on it. Crytek no doubt has pushed MSFT on the design of the 720 while they have been working with MSFT for the last few years. Powerful 8 core CPU

Haters don't like Crytek because they released Crysis 2 on consoles which showed the BS claims that PS3 games were the best looking. When a Multi platform game looked the best on consoles they had a meltdown and it got worse as people started to learn the 360 version was superior.
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DoesUs  +   1076d ago
They must of been working with Sony aswell given both processors are the same. Elsewhere things are very different which will come to mainstream attention when MS finally announce. Exciting times ahead for the industry.
BlueTemplar  +   1076d ago
To sum up just about every single one of your posts ever:

- Sony bad LOL!
- Microsoft (sorry, MSFT) great!

Might want to save yourself some time in future and just copy and paste that.
BlueTemplar  +   1076d ago
"Sony making such simple games that are less resource hungry allows them to put a nice coat of paint on almost all of their games."

This comment alone shows how much of a complete and utter deluded troll you are.

How are the likes of Uncharted, or God of War, Killzone, Heavy Rain, etc any "simpler" than the games that get released on the xbox.

Go on please educate me. Oh wait, you cant because youve only got one bubble. Because you're a troll.
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BuffMordecai  +   1076d ago
Yeah! Ride that Microdick.
NeoTribe  +   1077d ago
Another generic shooter.
airshiraz  +   1077d ago
this game is not that good and i think crysis 2 has better graphics i played them both on pc and i think crysis 3 is worse but its main problem is its crappy antialiasing why crytech cant make a game with perfect antialiasing????
FragMnTagM  +   1076d ago
What are you talking about?

I didn't see any jaggies when running on High settings in 1080p.
airshiraz  +   1076d ago
im agree with u but it has really bad transparrency antialiasing like crysis 1 and u know whats transparrency aa?
Plagasx  +   1076d ago
I think he's talking about some of bad grass AA...

But I still think it has the best grass around lol.
FragMnTagM  +   1076d ago
I thought you were talking about the AA in general. I do agree that the grass and some tree and bush textures are a little blurry, but it is not that bad.

All ya gotta do is wait for a mod and problem fixed.

Anyway, it wasn't a big deal to me.

They did add, however, really nice effects when walking through grass and bushes though. When Psycho was walking in front of me, the bushes were parting around him and that was pretty nice.
The_Infected  +   1077d ago
It's like the comments say in the article Crytek can't optimize for shit it's just horribly optimized you can't enjoy it on consoles hovering between 14 to 30 FPS. I couldn't stand it so I traded it in for Tomb Raider. I mean seriously it didn't look as good as some games on PS3 like Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3. Crytek can't optimize point blank.
cleverusername  +   1077d ago
They don't try because they detest consoles, they think they're beneath them even though consoles are their lifeline! Bit like biting the hand that feeds you!!
PirateThom  +   1077d ago
I wonder if Crytek will ever make good games instead of boring shooters that would be rated 6/10 were it not for graphics.
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jetlian  +   1077d ago
lol the hate is strong in here. Wonder which console most people complaining like the most? But l already know =)

the game is open like the first runs and looks better than crysis 2. Never felt so good stalking prey with a bow. Story is better as is the online.

Only a few haters gonna be mad

Edit: who mad? why you disagree =) lol
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playaplayer  +   1077d ago
Here a video that best explains the difference between console and pc versions of the game.

Related video
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microgenius  +   1077d ago
pc version is really brilliant
but in consoles its completely another thing:A CAN OF GARBAGE
andron666  +   1077d ago
Yeah it looks great, but the short sp campaign and very variable and low frame rate makes this a rent only for me...
Kennytaur  +   1076d ago
It's just 5GB on consoles? Why the eff are the pre rendered videos so compressed then? I've always thought a game with a stable framerate is technically better, so I don't think Crytek has taken any crown with this. Killzone nails the visuals and performance.
DigitalAnalog  +   1076d ago
For goodness sake on the PS3 version. UGH. 66 Million for this crap, should've stuck with PC without the holdback.
lovegames718  +   1076d ago
Res. Green powers....

Lol You reach so high' yet fall so hard. Its a shame consumers like you exist give Microsoft a pass for shoving line ct shovelers all down your throat and sticking you with a halo, gran turismo and gears cycle that leaves much to be wanting.

One thing is clear you have the fact that ps3 and ps4 games intimidate you. You wish Microsoft made better decisions and more IPS like Sony. Instead of lying on here why don't you fight back with your wallet? While you look forward to Dance central crap on line ct 2.0 that we all know micro is focusing on I'll be playing another benchmark game on my ps4 In kill zone. Sony not only has fun games but the best looking as said not by lame fanboys like you but professionals.

I know you were one of those lames hyping up cry sis 2 because you needed a game on Xbox to look better than a ps3 game but what happened? Cry sis 2 fell short and not only did killzone 3 look better but performed better (there goes your qte argument Lol). Cry sis 2 had crazy frame rate problems' minimal stupid al on screen and other issues and killzone 3 wiped the floor with it. Google is your best friend and digital foundry report is your worst nightmare Lol. Now play along child we all know your butthurt pd4 looks awesome and are on here lying. Till this day no Xbox games best the best looking ps3 games whether its a shooter or not. Cry sis 3 actually looks worse than 2 so I don't know what the hoopla is about and kz3 still looks better
givemeshelter  +   1076d ago
Play this game on a crossfire or sli based pc and it is easily one of the best looking games out right now when near maxed out.

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