Crytek CEO: Ryse wouldn't have run at 1080p on PS4; decision was choice, not hurdle

Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli has had his hands full with Ryse, not only with its development but also with speculation surrounding the Xbox One exclusive's technical makeup. When questioned whether it would have been possible to run the game with the same performance at 1080p on the PS4, Yerli's response was rather interesting.

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black0o1700d ago ShowReplies(24)
King-Prodigy-X1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

"A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood."

-William Shenstone

Bathyj1700d ago

From another William
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks"

I havent really weighed in too much on this Ryse thing because my lack of interest has nothing to do with the graphics, but its all just starting to sound like damage control now.

They shouldnt have crapped on so much about what a powerhouse it was to start with if it wasnt but that was probably more the fanboys pinning all their hopes on it more than anything.

Anyway, let the game do the talking from now, if anyone wants to buy this game it shouldnt be for the resolution or the polygon count.

sinjonezp1700d ago

Well said and the cat is out of the bag. The internet is a mainstream for delivering instant information. Its not like the old days where you hear about a game. Like the game based on what you hear; we want full details and these details are leaked. Gamers want the best experience possible and every bit of information leaked is making the game less desirable. Now they want to throw the other console under the bus cause they cannot provide desired performance. Just keep quiet, optimize your game to make it fun, and deliver a quality product. Period.

pixelsword1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

"Well said and the cat is out of the bag"

More like the cat is out of the box.


By the looks of things since actual footage is starting to surface, in reality, the cat didn't really fit in the first place:

Heh, heh, heh... I'ma change that one; gimmie an hour or a day; depending on if I still have imageReady lol. :)

Soc51700d ago

Yeah and all this chatter will be irrelevant if the game turns out great or turns out to be crap. The polygon count won't make the difference if it plays amazingly or is mediocre.

BattleAxe1700d ago

William Shakespeare:

"To be or not to be, that is the question"

vigilante_man1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

Are we all forgetting about the secret sauce that can now be disclosed by Microsoft/AMD?

All the game needs is a topping of this new secret sauce and problem solved!

pixelsword1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

Quote from Othello, which fits, oddly:

"'O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mockThe meat it feeds on."

Hour's up:

abzdine1700d ago

"Shut up Crytek and go to work"


Ryto1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

These cat and boxes pictures have got me in tears! Love the wit guys!

On another note, how would he know it wouldn't do that on PS4? Are crytek even currently developing a game on the PS4? Just sounds like theyre papping their pants. Should have made Timeplitters 4 multi plat instead of ryse.

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Haules1700d ago

So much hype and discussion regarding this dull game...

legionsoup1700d ago

I don't see anywhere in the twitter link where it says it wouldn't run at 1080p on the PS4.

What am I missing?

worldwidegaming1700d ago

Indeed. Its the first reason to play a game in the first place.

mewhy321699d ago

I sincerely doubt that the mights PS4 couldn't have ran this at 1080p. Yeah. It could have done it easily.

Consoldtobots1699d ago (Edited 1699d ago )

so now MS is rolling out heads of studios to comment about what's possible for a title THAT IS NOT being developed for PS4 on the PS4??

oi vey what an absolute mess they are turning this hobby into.

Deadpoolio1699d ago

@vigilante_man: Oh jesus christ there is no secret sauce it is not september 30th the NDA expired yesterday morning at midnight THERE IS NOT SECOND GPU.....There NEVER was

Consoldtobots1699d ago

oh and the most obvious point I forgot to mention

when you are talking about your competitors product instead of already lost.

UltimateMaster1699d ago

Does this confirms that the game is coming to PS4?

The_Con-Sept1699d ago

Let them say what they want. Every day ryse sounds a lot like Lair every day. Didn't lair have QTE's as well?

Ryse.... Lair.... Rise.... Lair.... Haze.... All of these games have 4 letter titles for them.....

LonChaneyTV1699d ago

"I don't see anywhere in the twitter link where it says it wouldn't run at 1080p on the PS4."

word has it that the consoles can't even run Battlefield 4 at max settings at 800p. (shocker!!)

In the PC world there are always new features made to obligate you to upgrade your hardware, Crytek and DICE are known for that.

In truth both companies can take any console and force it to run at 700p, with all of the new features they come up with.

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NewZealander1700d ago

downscale the polygon count and improve resolution and textures, fine by me! i don't even notice the poly difference, but those textures look far better!

also calling them liars is a bit harsh, crytec are amazing when it comes to visuals, i have full faith in their decision.

karl1700d ago

maybe on pc where graphics potential is quite unlimited compared to consoles and visuals depend on new tech...

but consoles lack that power and all is about optimization, not the best graphics.

and crytek doesnt really stand out in that area.

Athonline1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

Crytek is all about raw power usage, producing the best visuals. Their optimisation is awful.

You can see that in the original Far Cry and all three Crysis games (especially the first one).

I played around a little bit with their CryEngine (available for free) and even some of the simple algorithms (i.e. sorting) and data structures, sometimes are non-efficient. It works, but where it needs O(N) (Computer Scientists should get me ;)), it takes O(N^2)...

It is a pity as Ryse was a game I was looking forward to. The new textures certainly look nice, but I play relatively close to my monitor and I can spot resolution differences...

BX811700d ago

@karl, I don't think consoles lack the power to produce good graphics. Producing the best graphics? No they can't. I thought crisis was the best looking shooter on consoles(just my opinion).

karl1700d ago

I meant to get the visuals of games like crysis or battlefield....

And crysis on console look really nice but it want consistent.. some stuff look great and other like crap to me.

Till this day nothing beats killzone.. just my opinion though

RedDragan1699d ago

There's a difference between visuals and fidelity. 1080p would be the latter, whilst more objects being rendered would be the former.

Which would gamers prefer if fidelity is 720p or 1080p?

My personal opinion is 720p with more action on screen but I understand 1080p is important for others, so also on my list is gameplay. If that works then I am happy regardless. :)

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PSX041700d ago

this is just a liar told media for marketing

SegaSaturn6691700d ago

Why downscale now? Isn't this project years old?

Why would they change the resolution so close to release after flaunting it earlier?

It's like they're channeling M$'s amazing ability to change their mind.

BX811700d ago

Maybe a change in the hardware from then till now. Being finalized? Just a guess I'm not some industry guru so take it with a grain of salt. Lol

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DeadlyFire1700d ago

They are taking it down a notch to insure a stable framerate as CryEngine 3.x used for 1BX/PS4 likely isn't fully optimized for the platforms yet. Its a reason alot of launch games might land on 720p in 2013. 1080p is more than possible on PS4. Just depends on how deep they want the graphics and how in touch with the tools they are on both systems. EA has a partnership with Microsoft so all their games on PS4 could be 720p alongside the 1BX versions.

The Dev kit build always has more polygons than the final version of the game. They scale it down to the game to maximize framerate. This happens to every game. Usually developers are not showcasing the higher poly build to the public though. Triangles or polygons doesn't matter. Its still a representation of graphics in a number form. I say look at the images to judge the quality yourself when its released.

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WarThunder1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

They talk like they have been testing the game on the PS4... he hasn't even worked on the PS4 devkit properly and he says it wouldn't run on PS4 at 1080p.... So much damage control...

You think they would say otherwise? and make MS look bad....

A Next gen exclusive game running below 1080p is not acceptable and there are no excuses....

RVanner_1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

I was very surprised when I started seeing the articles mentioning some games would be running at 720p. They're is absolutely no reason not to achieve 1080p when less powerful PC's can and have been for some time. But the proof will be in the pudding and the only way it to wait and see how the games look when released. For me a higher resolution is more noticeable than a slight boost in image quality. Personal preference may be.

Magicite1700d ago

Oops! He really shouldnt have said that, because now..Shitstorm is coming!
On a serious note - how many PS4 games have Crytek made or is at least developing now?

come_bom1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

LOL... if one developer claims that the PS4 is all mighty and can handle anything, then he's speaking the truth. But if another developer claims that the PS4 couldn't handle the game at 1080p, then he's lying and making stuff up.

Fanboys believe what they choose to believe... makes them most of the times wrong.

Taislin1700d ago

When a developer who is working on PS4 says good things about it, we are tempted to believe, but if someone who isn´t working and has never worked on it (to the public knowledge at least) talks about it with such certainty, one should exert caution and take what they say with a grain of salt.

Simple logic really, it´s called having a brain.

come_bom1699d ago (Edited 1699d ago )


Do you really believe that Crytek is not working on their game engine Cryengine for the PS4 ? Do you really think they don't know what kind of hardware the PS4 has ? CryEngine (4th Generation) already supports the PS4 so that means they have been working with the PS4 for quite some time. How naive can you be.

You should use your brain more often!

pwr_lVl1699d ago

@Taislin But yet KILLZONE Shadowfall can run at 1080p 60 FPS on the PS4 and IMO looks far better than RYSE

xtremeimport1699d ago

when commenting on a system exclusive a dev will never admit to be able to do something on another console that they cant accomplish on the system they're developing on.

Thats just, logic.

Blaze9291699d ago

What does a multi-platform developer, have to do with Microsoft and lying? Smh you Sony fans just seem to know more than everyone now adays huh? Even developers know...actually do this for a living.

This is crytek of all developers. I'm pretty sure they have PS4 devkits and know what they are talking about. It's not like they are a Microsoft exclusive company.

nosferatuzodd1699d ago

at this time i cant believe anything coming from micro soft camp anymore

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