TVGB: "The game takes place three years after the first game in a devastated New York City where, Crytek says, players will experience plenty of surprises as well as a deeper storyline than the studio's previous games have offered."
The magazine was shown the Xbox 360 version of the game and it looked good; among the best looking games available on any system, they in fact say. Bu bu bu GOW3, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2 Bu bu bu we have Blu-Ray and the Cell. Bu bu bu they only have DVD. Microsoft setting the 'graphics bar' this generation. Don't worry u ps3 droids u lot will get a decent PORT.
dude u need speech therapy with that stuttering problem there forest gump!!!
What does this have to do with Microsoft, it's an EA-published game...
I like the sound of that, I'm gonna be using that from now on.
Too bad that it's a blatant lie. But whatever makes you happy.
Let the bots believe what they want to believe. If they want to live in their Lala land let them.
in other words they are saying we pushed the 360 but we cant match ps3 exclusives
Lol its a PC game the console ports will suck... All you will get is a crappy "PORT' with low graphics and no AA settings, enjoy your crap idiot... get a PC... Or maybe a life/girlfirend... LOLZ at you EDIT: as for Microsoft setting the 'graphics bar' this generation, do you think before you type at all??? It is made by Crytek MS have nothing to do with this game other than taking royalties for idiots like you who buy it... Again you are a looser, grow up...
COOL STORY BRO
If that was the 360 version, then I am very impressed. I used to criticize Crytek for not being able to optimize their code, which was why Crysis required beast PCs to run it. But it looks like developing the game on consoles has forced Crytek to really work harder at refining the engine code.
Wow that's crazy...I thought the 360 was maxed out :/ Noooo wait...nvm, it was mindless fanboys saying that. Of course, listen to the developers - not fanboys Blaze doh!
yep, it is the 360 version. "The magazine was shown the Xbox 360 version of the game and it looked good; among the best looking games available on any system" This is great news for 360 owners as it is further proof that the 360 can and does produce top-notch graphics even in 2010.
The 360 can put out much more then we have seem. It's too bad that MS can't take advantage of their own console. Oh well, Crytek's got your back to show you how it's done.
The game may or may not end up being the best for each platform (doubt it for consoles, but never know, probably will for PC). However, the magazine scans ( http://forums.pureoverclock... ) are not directly taken from in-game unless the game somehow turned into a mixed fps-tps-rts since the first one. They are either complete bullshots (doubt it, may be touched up though), taken from a cutscene, or rendered separately for the magazine. The last of those is probably the most likely, and if it is the case, it may very well be in game, but it is also specifically rendered for a still shot. Don't take this the wrong way, as I am looking forward to see what Crytek can do, but I'm not gonna get overly excited one way or the other till gameplay video is released.
Supposedly Microsoft is working on something called an X-Engine: http://www.gamezine.co.uk/n...
disclaimer: i am not saying the graphics arent better then anything out there but i am saying i wont believe what some guy says , i will wait before i personally see some video evidence before i go on roof tops saying i told you so like blaze...... none of you have any video evidence to prove that the 360 version is anything better than what weve already seen yet your already trying to use this magazines thoughts on this game with no visual evidence as proof the 360 isnt maxed....let me guess your prob christian too cuz you obviously believe what you read and dont care about visual evidence....im not saying this magazine is lying im just saying ill believe it when i see it for myself.....the only person you can trust is yourself....but hey if you wanna put all your faith in what this magazine says then go for it it obviously is what you wanted to hear... even if this guy said the ps3 version was better or something along the lines of that id still rather see it for myself.....before i go around debunking peoples thoughts and opinions with only but some guys opinion as evidence....you and your bold statements...your a younger version of hip hop gamer or pachter..saying crap that you actually have no real proof for but other peoples opinions....yeah cuz you know devs never lie to get good pr sorry blaze not all devs are as stupid as square enix and say they didnt do stuff cuz it was too hard for them......
What the hell is wrong with you? Are you one of those guys on the other end up the spectrum? You know, you got guys who can't stop talking about how much they love Jesus, and then you got guys like yourself who can't go five minutes without bashing someone's religion. I don't know which one is more annoying, but you can rest assured you're as despicable as they come.
The longer a console is out the better the graphics will get... thats just a fact. If the developer is willing to put the time and effort into constantly pushing and pushing the graphics and inventing new compression techniques these consoles (360 and PS3) could last a very long time. It only becomes maxed out once they stop trying... That would explain why UC2 graphics were so damn good, because Naughty Dog actually put time and effort into developing a game engine that was like that of no other... and it clearly shows. The PS3 doesnt get the credit for UC2 graphics, Naughty Dog does.
Exactly. It is the developer that pushes the console and either creates something beautiful or something more average. The PS3 has ostensibly been tapped out, even by Naughty Dog's own admission, but with new programming techniques I am sure there will be future Ps3 games that squeeze a bit more out. The Xbox 360 is no different. In fact, there have never really been any developers that have pushed it as hard as the PS3 has been pushed by Naughty Dog and Guerrilla. Hearing this about Crysis 2 on Xbox 360 being "among the best looking games available on any system" doesn't entirely surprise me. I know somebody who has seen Rage running on a 360 and he assures me that it will blow people away and set a new benchmark for console graphics.
Obviously only blind Fanboys say that. Wait for Halo: Reach or Gears 3 and you want to "Jump In".
It's funny how excited people get over little magazine pictures...
i just hope they optimize the PC version this time
What has kept me from playing the game is that people have told me there isn't much to like about the game besides the graphics. That and I haven't seen it on sale for cheaper than #30.
It sold arnd 2.5 million copies and has a metacritic average of 9.2. And as far as personal opinion goes its an amazing game give it a try. It is one of the better PC games out there.
Crysis is a technical marvel and I expect it to really push the limits for consoles with Crysis 2. I wonder though if the 360 and PS3 versions are going to have radical differences.
Kind of a stupid tag line considering Crysis is STILL the best looking game on ANY playform; and should be assumed that it's sequel will top it and remain number one in terms of graphics.
That's debatable. Which is why no one declares the "best looking game of all time!" because everyone has their own opinions.
People can debate the graphical style they like best, but I mean actual graphics (i.e, texture resolution, shader quality, geometry count, post processing quality, dynamic shadow quality, ect). People can like Killzone 2's dark and gritty style over Crysis' vibrant tropical style, but at the end of the day, Crysis' graphics are still a mile ahead in most areas.
But there is also the issue that the PC gives you an endless obis of potential. Someone else could make an engine that looks even better but would it really be a technical marvel? I think the real technical marvel would be getting Crysys to run on max settings on current gen consoles :) I can wish can't I?
You know, I played Crysis after all the hype had ended and I was struck by two things: 1. It was a much better GAME than I expected. 2. The graphics prowess of the engine seems WAY over hyped. It's a great looking engine, sure, but it really wasn't like "oh wow these GFX are amazing! W00t!!?$!". If I hadn't have known it was supposed to be a technical marvel and someone had told me after the fact I would have been like "Seriously? That's THE best PC game graphics ever? Huh. Yeah, I guess it is pretty sweet.". Even if it's TECHNICALLY much better it didn't translate into tons of tangible, noticeable improvement for me personally. It seems more like the type of thing that gives guys who benchmark their system as much as the use them a hard-on rather than some revolutionary thing. And yes, I played it at high detail levels. That's why I waited to even get it, I didn't purchase until I had upgraded my gaming PC to more cutting edge machine.
Here's a few screenshots taken from my game. To me, they exceed everything I've seen so far. http://i162.photobucket.com... http://i162.photobucket.com... http://i162.photobucket.com... http://i162.photobucket.com...
i think the point here is when people say "platform" they tend to mean console. not that PC is any less or more a gaming "platform" but consoles and PC have a big gap between them in comparisons. It's silly to come into an argument about console graphics saying "PC is the best" everyone KNOWS that, thats why they exclude it from the argument its pointless to bring in PC because, unlike consoles, it can be upgraded from month to month. still I agree, crysis is easily still the best looking game ever, and hopefully crysis 2 will beat it =D
I dont get it. I thought PS3 was supposed to have the best graphics. How can this multiplat be better than PS3? Someone lied to me. imo, this game looks better than Killzone 2, Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain put together.
By the time this comes out there will be PS3 exclusives that look better than it. And please hold me too this statement. This has been the case every time a multiplatform game that looks great comes out.
You act like there has been some long history of outstanding looking games on the PS3. There hasn't. The only two games that made big waves are Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2, both of which arrived last year. What killer multiplatform game last year was supposed to have bar-raising visuals only to be surpassed by Killzone 2 or Uncharted 2? Please explain this to me. The way you are telling the story doesn't jive with my experience of things.
you are lying to yourself, if you think Crysis 2 on consoles will look better than U2 or K2. Crytech developpers don't have access to the information about PS3 HW or libraries as 1st party developpers. They lack the experience and don't have time to optimize their engine for each platform. I always laughed when why_dis or similar xbox fanboy claimed (after watching some video) that Operation Flashpoint or Battlefield Bad Company 2 would have better graphics as Killzone 2. :-D
TehCell is a troll, kids. That's why he's only got two bubbles. Just hit "disagree" and move on... No point in arguing with him. :)
I can only imagine how the PS3 version will look.
One of the Crytek guys admitted that their were going to be some differences but that was purely because the 360 and PS3 do certain thing better then the other.
My prediction, slightly better physics in the PS3, and better textures on the 360 basing off of their strengths. But it's hard to say with the PS3, as the spus are programmable. That kind of leaves it up to the developers. But physics seem the most likely.
Just want to play the damm game, yes you heard me right, i give a rat a$$ about the graphics, i play video games & enjoy them & don't need PC graphics to enjoy my games. you people should be a shame of your self calling your self a gamer pff, all you care about is graphic this & graphic that but no one give a damm about the storyline or gameplay.
THANK YOU! I played Crysis Warhead on the PC and it was just another shooter in my opinion. Just like MW2. Just. Another. Shooter. I clicked agree, and did what-i-think-is giving you bubbles. Not sure how that works since i only have one bubble but whatever. Its the same idea with Heavy Rain. I pretty much want to punch anybody that says "OMG TEH GRAFFIX R AMAYZING LOL" and completely ignores the innovation, direction, storytelling, and motion capture that takes a lot more work, love, and care to get into a game properly. I'll most likely rent Crysis 2 because the first one was decent, but its definately not worth buying as a game in my opinion.
Yeah games are fun. That should be first. But why not enjoy the visuals too?
You guys all know that the PS3 was never even intended to have a graphics processor, It was ment to only include the Cell Broadband Engine. But Sony realized the steep learning curve of Cell programming and creating graphics calculations on the Cell even though EXTREMELY effective, takes time to learn. If you look into it, you will see that the PS3, is actually better than many of even the newer PC processors.
Not sure what the PS3 has, but I doubt its anywhere close to a Core i7. And about that GPU...
I doubt the Cell can match the raw processing power of a first gen quad core like the Q6600, to be honest. If a developer spent years trying to squeeze every last bit of power out of a Q6600 and 8800 GTX, it would absolutely destroy anything the PS3 would be capable of.
In this video demonstration of the PS3 version of Cry Engine 3, Cevat Yerli said that usually the PS3 version of multiplatform engines (PC, PS3, 360) would perform the worst because it had the weaker graphics card in the traditional sense of creating games. But he then said that no other multiplatform developers are doing what they are able to accomplish on the PS3. He said that usually the PS3 would be the lowest denominator for a lot of people but with Cry Engine 3, "the PS3 is performing at the top level"! Key words here are "PS3 IS PERFORMING AT THE TOP LEVEL" See video below where he says this while demonstrating the PS3 version (the comment I am refering to starts around the 8 min 30 sec mark) http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Obviously what he meant was that they have the PS3 running at the top level it can go, not that the PS3 version is the top running version out of the three. They have been very clear in other interviews that the two console versions will be very close, with the 360 version showing some advantages in some areas and the PS3 version showing some advantages in other areas. Mark Atkinson, Crytek’s director of technology, specifically said: “If the game’s shader-heavy it runs a bit faster on 360; if it’s compute-heavy with physics and particles, then the SPUs take over and it’s a bit quicker on PS3,” and, “both run at the same speed.”
it is a given the other were good why should they change
Nice! I bet that will be nice. I can't wait for this game. If they can achieve visuals like they are showing for consoles, I will be very impressed. I can't wait to see the PC version. Drool fest.
I'm just glad that Strength and Speed Mode are combined.
hopefully the gameplay matches the visuals...
I predict that the eventual GameTrailers, Lens of Truth, and Digital Foundary comparisons of the PS3 and 360 version will be the most commented on articles on N4G. All the fanboys and nonfanboys will be out in full force. LOL. Can't wait. One thing is certain. Crysis 2 will be the best looking multiplatform game when it ships. The questions are will there be any graphical differences between the PS3 and 360 versions? And will Crysis 2 360 look better than PS3 exclusives like GOW III, Heavy Rain, or Uncharted 2, and more specifically will Crysis 2 look better than Killzone 2? Let the speculation begin...
lol so true just can't wait to see that
If it is...the crying will begin
I think none of you have seen the movies for the new CryEngine 3? The PS3 and Xbox versions are going to be identical and I bet that the PC version is going to be superior :D Anyway I'm just a piece of sh*t, what does my opinion matter?
yeah Just like far cry2 should be the best graphics game on consoles but wait,..no it was just some videoes and pic from the pc version Same goes for bf bad company2 The graphics that was shown in the videos was no where like the actuall console gameplay So no it wouldnt be the best graphics unless they give us a demo to see for ourselfes
Hamoor you do know that Farcry 2 did not use the Crytek engine but was made by Ubisoft? Continue your rant
Crytek said there shouldn't be be any major graphical differences between the PS3 and 360 versions
You guys do realize that these screens are actually mag scans from a German PC magazine. The operative word being PC, there is absolutely no way a 360 would be capable of rendering textures at those resolutions, not to mention the anti-aliasing. N4G has linked to PS3 scans from a PS3 magazine and they look like total sh*t compared to this, and I anticipate the 360 version will likely look identical. Cevat Yerli has even said that the Cryengine 3 will run with about the same fidelity as Crysis on medium settings and most definitely with AA turned off. That being said, it will probably still be one of the best looking games on the console, it just wont be blowing anyone away. Fanboys can debate all they want but the Cryengine 2 is the most technically advanced engine ever created by sheer raw power alone. That means that the textures, the shaders, the physics, the polys are all more robust than anything in any other engine. Hell, there wasn't even clipping in Crysis, and foliage would brush up against your body when you walked into it, that is truly groundbreaking. Cryengine 3 will likely bring some new shader effects and optimizations to the PC version, not to mention the change of setting will show us that the engine can actually render things other than tropical islands, since no 3rd party dev will go near the engine with a 10 foot pole considering the amount of fidelity the art assets would require to fully utilize the engines capabilities.
No one is talking about the real implications of this game. If it looks as good as people are saying then all console gamers should rejoice in the fact that there will be an engine that surpasses the Unreal engine. Hopefully the adoption rate by developers is high so we don't have to see another year of Unreal garbage (Batman AA being an exception but that was mostly gameplay).
Obviously the PC version will be the best.
If this is true...some angry Sony fanboys are going to kill themselves because they have been ranting on how the Xbox360 is maxed out... If this game ends up looking better then all other games including PS3 exclusives and IF the Xbox360 version ends up to be the better version.... Oh the crying on this site by a select few will begin LOL Btw. The only people who claim a console is "maxed out" are fanboys... Xbox1 fanboys said this of the PS2 and then GOD2 and FF12 came out... Now the Sony fanboys are saying the Xbox360 is "maxed out" Wait for it.........
Will you cry?
The cnahnces are if its from Crytek, it will look like this and you will most likely slit your fanboy wrists with a dull knife
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Damn i just want to play crysis 2 on ANY console. We should be happy just to enjoy this feat alone.