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Crytek On Xbox One: “It’s About The Art… Less To Do With The Actual Specs"

GR: A lot of gamers were disappointed to learn that Crytek's upcoming Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome will run at a native resolution of 900p rather than the expected 1080p.

Eurogamer recently spoke to Crytek design director P J Esteves on that very matter. Esteves responded to the outlet's inquiries by explaining that there is so much more to a game's visuals than resolution, as art design is a huge part of the puzzle as well.

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Mikelarry1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

"It's less to do with specs and more to do with what you do with those specs" - dead rising DEV

whats with these devs and thier qoutes it all sounds like excuses to me. it seems all the games that were shown to look beautiful pre E3 and now that they cant reach that 1080p 60 fps they come out with this lame lines.

Sev1386d ago

They'd be hit with lawsuit if they came out and said, 'well, it really sucks we couldn't do 1080p with the Xbox One', so this is their defense.

A developer, publisher, or partner of any sort would be shooting themselves in the foot if they bite the hand that feeds.

JokesOnYou1386d ago

"Crytek design director P J Esteves on that very matter. Esteves responded to the outlet's inquiries by explaining that there is so much more to a game's visuals than resolution, as art design is a huge part of the puzzle as well."

-Not an excuse, its reality if you know anything about gaming thats always been the case.

darthv721386d ago

i have a feeling this gen will no longer be about the games but about the numbers on the box.

Im sorry but playing with numbers isnt as fun as playing the games themselves.

Pixel_Enemy1386d ago

Funny how things have changed darthv72. That is a last gen quote from the Sony fans about how console sales isn't a game you can play. It is almost word per word what they used to say.

"You play the sales game, I will be playing Uncharted, GOW, Killzone, LBP, inFamous etc."

Studio-YaMi1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

@darthv72
Yeah but it was heck of fun to rub it in the nose of every Playstation fan that Multiplatform games will always look better on Xbox360 because PS3 is can't handle it and is hard to develop for hur hur haaar,correct?

So now that the tables are turned it's about the games and not the specs,huh?

No,it's called "NEXT GEN" for a purpose,you see something new and higher specs on your machine,don't even try to spin this.

And what if it's about the games? Sony is KNOWN for pumping out the best exclusives since the PS1,so what was your point again?

Having the better specs with a cheaper price and great exclusives is why you're a console gamer,those all cater to the PS4,paying $500 for a box that isn't focused on gaming,shoving the Kinect into your face & keep lying about internet computing and a bunch of other lies like bad res,I don't know what is there to defend really!?

I liked Killer Instinct & Dead Rising 3 & that's about it for the XboxOne,nothing else is appealing for it AT ALL.(Titan fall I'm buying for my gaming PC).

Stop with the hypocrisy already,last gen was about specs for Xbox fanboys,now it's about games? yea sure! :\

@JokesOnYou
"as art design is a huge part of the puzzle as well"

Funny coming from the same developers who were ALWAYS bragging and talking about having the best GRAPHICS AND SUPER SPECS.

So now it's about the art style? lol you Xbox fanboys are the best in the delusional area.

darthv721386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

@studio, the tables havent really turned. it is still a numbers game even if the numbers are about specs and not sales. I dont know why you are jumping on me and not those who are more concerned about the numbers because to me its always been about the games.

No hypocrisy here. i just want people to get off the numbers train and back on the games train. At least on that train we can all talk about new game ideas coming out and release dates, etc.

If we continue on the same train as last gen then it wont be a very fun ride.

edit @studio. sorry my bad. the way you worded things made it seem like you were venting on me instead of in general.

no worries.

Studio-YaMi1386d ago

@darthv72
"I dont know why you are jumping on me and not those who are more concerned about the numbers because to me its always been about the games."

I didn't jump on you,I'm just stating the obvious and what actually happened last gen.

The tables ARE turned this gen from the looks of it,we will see at the end.

About the "it was always about the games",yes I agree,and that's why I'm with Playstation.

mewhy321386d ago

youre right sev. what would you expect these guys to say? they have an exclusive game on a weaker system. they did the best they could with what they had to work with. game is pretty but i'd like to have seen it exclusively on ps4 so it could have reached it's full potential.

nukeitall1385d ago

Art is more important than specs has been proven and said time and time again.

Resolution once you hit a point really gives you diminishing returns. Art though really determines the feel, look and experience of the game a lot!

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popup1386d ago

Of course it's to do with those specs and it's to do with art too. They have limits to work with. Even the more powerful PS4 has limits to work with but they want the game to look as good as possible and to get the best looking experience does not just mean getting a high resolution. It's all compromise. Less resolution (for Xbox One) = more GPU time for shadows, lighting etc.

..You can't blame the devs for the lack of power but they have to face the reality of making a game!

Sci0n1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

behind closed doors I am sure they talk about it among themselves. Crytek has always prided themselves on top notch graphics now it doesn't matter, specs don't matter no more but on the PC they had it running at its highest settings and was loving it.

CrossingEden1386d ago

Art does in fact matter more than the specs, hence the reason why wind waker non hd still has better animation than a huge load of HD jrpgs that come out today.

Baka-akaB1386d ago

It's massively funny and ironic to hear that from Crytek ... the guys tha wouldnt shut up about their hardware needs for future consoles for over two years , and would shut up less about the qualities of their games on a raw and pure tech and graphics level .

I dont disagree , but man , they arent the people i'm picturing when reading and hearing those words

-Foxtrot1386d ago

I know...of all the developers to say something like this Crytek would be the last people to say it after they always go on about high specs and graphics

JimmyLmao1386d ago

another day... another spin on damage control...