GT: Just in is our copy of PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and in it, the details and new screens from the upcoming shooter, Crysis 2 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 are juicy and mind blowing. Get them after after the break.
Hard to tell because of the grainy filter.
For PC it will be the greatest looking game, but right now for consoles Uncharted 2 is still the best looking game. The Crysis 2 version for PS3/360 will not be better than Uncharted 2.
There's a lot games that hide themselves in grainy filter make themselves look better. Glad U2 wasnt one of them.
Some sectors of the console crowd shouldn't get their hopes up. They also shouldn't be fooled by airbrushed PC scans and think consolew will look the same. Lastly, Crytek have made statements to developers about which console they feel has the most graphical power to render and display Cryengine 3.
There are a few games fighting for best on consoles like: Brink Crysis Alan Wake Battelfield 2 People seen the 360 version of the game, so stop the PC excuse BS and @#11 you seem very sure about that considering most graphically great games are superior on the 360. I've seen the E3 tech demo of the cryengine/gameplay and the PS3 version was the worst looking. Those Crysis character models and the detail crushes Gears 2, uncharted 2 and KZ2. The PlayStation mag probably has whatever pics given to them, the company will most likely use what ever pics look the best universally for both consoles like many do. I love how the PS3 fans are in a panic as if games becoming more advanced than PS3 exclusives is an a attack on PS3 lol. EDIT Disagree? http://translate.google.de/... http://www.pcgames.de/aid,7... http://www.thatvideogameblo... No one has even mentioned PS3 by name when they talk about the console versions, it's obvious it was the primary console focus with a better result?
i have a feeling that the 360 version will look better because it most closely resembles a pc, dev-kit-wise. hopefully sony lets them in on a lil secrete, and they have two teams working on both codes to make them both look the same. not a crysis fan though no matter how great the graphics are.
I can't believe you people are still running around screaming UC2 looks the best after seeing so many games coming that look better. Crysis 2, Alan Wake, Metro 2033, Rage and Brink are going to break some hearts.
Scans are not great quality so I skimmed over it. Something that concerned me when I heard C2 was coming on consoles was how open will the gameworld be,if it's entirely in a city (New York I think it said) then your contained within streets,with really tall buildings hiding any need for huge draw distance. It could lead into a better game,i can imagine it being intense.But if a corridor shooter is what we end up getting then i'm not totally sold it's worth it. I like crytek,they are tech gods,and if bringing it consoles (depite valid concerns) is what they need financially then so be it.
Low-Carb, I think you have neglected carbs too much and that includes carrots because I heard those make you see better. You obviously don't have an eye for seeing quality graphics. Also is this a new game engine because Far-Cry 2 used the Crysis engine and it looked good but it was beating the top tier games in terms of visuals.
Fail, Far Cry 2 used Dunia engine, all your credibility on graphics is lost.
@ mikes lemonade yeah no disrespect just here are the facts on far cry 2 "The Dunia Engine is a game engine developed by Ubisoft's Montreal development team for Far Cry 2" http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... I think your thinking of the first game?
Crysis 2, will end up looking better then Uncharted 2, yes. Metro 2033? Alan Wake? Brink? HAHAHAHA! No. Pass the pipe bro. I want some of what you're smoking.
and yes.. even my fav game of all time U2 does not compare to it graphically.. but the gameplay of the first game... was kinda a disappointment for me... and the final part of the game was ridiculously hard... great graphics... mediocre gameplay... i hope that change in C2 ...
Looks the same as the original Crysis. @ Arron, I totally agree with you on that.
I wish the scans were of a higher quality. From what PC Games magazine said, it is likely to be one of the best if not the best looking game on any console.
What seems to be looking great is the color and the lighting. Details also look good, but the sheer density and fullness of details in every single shot of Uncharted 2 is just sooo hard to match.. well we'll see. Can't wait for more.
When will you people stop comparing this game to Crysis PC. Crysis PC was a graphical achievement because it was built to harness the power of the PC. Crysis 2 made by PC developers but this time on a engine built for consoles was made for the 360 then ported to everything else will not look better than Crysis. Not even the PC version of Crysis 2 will look better than Crysis PC. Only SONY Exclusives can surpass a Sony Exclusive because they know how to program for the Cell. Killzone 3 is going to MURDER Crysis 2 end of story. Half Life 2 Episode 3 is going to Slaughter Crysis 2 on the PC Halo Reach will be graphically superior to Crysis 2
No? Then you have no idea what they can and can't do with a system. It's all a matter of coding. If they have done their research, why couldn't they surpass first party offerings? There are talented, brilliant coders all over the world. We have NO idea what they are and aren't capable of. Blind statements don't prove a thing.
I should point out that there is no grain filter, that's called halftone and how images are printed onto a magazine. You are seeing the artifacts of the halftoning. Just had to point that out.
It doesn't say which platform the screenshots are from. Since the screenshots are most likely from Crytek they'll be wanting to show the game at it's best so I'm guessing they're PC screenshots. edit: @below, ah right didn't know that. Sounds like it's gona look great even on consoles but it doesn't say which platform the screenshots are from.
Dunno but according to PCGames magazine. Crytek showed them the 360 version. Quote: " 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 " Link: http://www.thatvideogameblo...
Raf1k1, you're correct. PC Games were given screenshots taken at 3840 x 2130, a resolution that only PCs can render.
I guess that would make sense in case they wanted to publish large images in their magazine (like the ones that cover two pages). Even HD images can end up surprisingly small when you try and print them at 300dpi or whatever it is they print at.
This isn't the first time we're seeing these exact shots! They were the New York announcement shots and they are likely from the PC... Because seriously, does anyone really believe they would announce the game with the 360 shots!
@N4P3G, these scans are from PTOM, might be the PS3 version?
It's anyones guess really but the main thing that worries me about this game is that the first one didn't keep me interested for very long so hopefully it'll be better.
I saw a scan of a park in my PC Gamer magazine and it looked fricken amazing. I'd be incredibly impressed if Crytek got the PS3 and 360 versions to even look like Crysis 1 on its second highest setting level.
I'm looking forward to see just how good Crytek can get the game looking on consoles.
Here is a quote from Yerli states " For those concerned about crytek making a pc game and then shoddily and hastily porting a console version, yerli states development on ps3 is happening simultaneously." I dont feel we've compromised anything" Another quote states "crysis beautiful wreckages is what did to perfection on pc, and it seems intact on ps3" I guess we'll have to wait and see but I have faith that crytek will make this game shine on all platforms with the pc leading the way.
will be the better one
Wrong dude, PC version will be the best looking. Wonder if they're using a separate version for the PC.. Hmm
PC version will be the best. The 360 and PS3 versions will look about the same.
I think this will be the first Multiplatform title that will actually take advantage of PS3's superiority. If Crytek does this...hats off to them!!
I doubt CryTek will spend the amount of time required to produce a good looking PS3 game. It's not like they're getting 30 some-odd million dollars from Sony and 5 years time like Guerrilla.
Crytek doesn't have the time or the inclination to make the PS3 version as good looking as possible the way a first party studio like Naughty Dog or Guerrilla Games does. The PC version on the other hand should look quite a bit better than anything else out on any platform.
The PC version will be the gimpedest! Please understand what I'm saying; The console version will be on par with console games and the PC version will be a console game with high resolutions and 16xAA!
looking good no matter what anyway
Is actually from the original Crysis that's on pc. The pic with the two guys looking at each other. It's as you discover the frozen ship.
Question is.. are these scans from the PC, PS3 or 360 version? We all know the PC version is going to be the best one, so I assume Crytek is smart and is showing screens from their best platform to make the people go wow.
Actually, Crytek has been showing off the 360 version a lot apparently. Since this is for a console mag I suspect that those are scans from one of the console versions. Nevertheless, you might be right. We'll see in due time.
It's a Playstation Magazine bro, what do you think?
The same exact screenshots were printed in PC Games magazine, meaning that they are most likely to be screenshots of the PC version.
Well if this is console I'm damn curious to see what the PC version will be like.
If you've never saw the game engine in action, they are all built on the same engine. Screen or texture resolutions may vary slightly here and there, and maybe the shadows will be crisper on the other console but the end result will be very similar. But I do want to see the PC version. These buys push pc to the limits, and well beyond actually.
I disagree. I think there's going to be an absolutely massive difference between the PS3/360 version and the PC version. Just look at the Beauty, Speed Interaction trailer for CryEngine 3: http://www.youtube.com/watc... 'Next Gen Ready' is PC footage, and then the console bits are labeled accordingly.
I was saying the console versions would look similar. Obviously the pc version will look amazing. I should have been more specific. I agree with you.
@ panda - Thanks for the link cool vid I havnt seen :)
I hope Crysis 2 is better than the first one (game play wise) the first one wasn't that good.
i never played crysis and know very little about but im thinking about trying something new and i think this is what ill try
The only thing that was good was the jungle, now will turn a game and a generic city, hear my words
Game is looking great. Also, I'm sick of all the little fanboys that keep claiming NO WAY CAN IT LOOK BETTER THAN UC2! Oh, so with that logic Uncharted 2 is going to be the best looking console game that can ever be created. Uncharted 2 looks fantastic, and I own the game. But I'm not going to be a dumbass and say "no way in hell will another console game top it's graphics".
i have the magazine, and no cuz U2 does wha xbox cant even dream of doin
Mostly because they didn't show any actual gameplay screen shots, it was all just scenery shots of New York and the Nano-Suit. Which we've already seen before.
I still cant believe crysis hasn't been beat yet. I have high hopes for crysis 2, they only thing they have to work on is gameplay and the game will be perfect.
Either way we all know the console versions will never surpass KZ2, or UC2.
@ 1 i think most people are saying it wont beat it because companies developing exclusives have that much time and resources on one game, crytek has to work on 3 games with the same time and money. but i really home it does beat it graphically, i dont know why anyone wouldn't want this game to be great.
It's too bad that, despite the graphics, I thought the original Crysis was horrible.
Wow, I'm impressed. I think this could definitely be a contender for best visuals as long as the animation is up to par with the rest of em. If it isn't, the physics will make up for it I'm sure. Grainy filter or not, you can tell they're gorgeous shots. Don't deny it!
But that's about it. I never hear anyone giving any praise to crysis for anything beyond the graphics. Maybe the second one will change that.
You do know the game was critically acclaimed and received 91% overall at metacritic if you are into reviews. Gameplay was actually great and it is open world with destruction. Something NO game has right now looking like Crysis.
Chill out guys. God of War 3, Alan Wake, and GT5 have not been released yet. Let's see what these bad boys do first.
you guys must be forgetting that they have already released footage of the Cryengine 3 running on the 360 and PS3? thats the only possible reason i can think of? this footage was shown waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in March 2009 at GDC. heres just one of the videos they showed: http://www.youtube.com/watc... thats it running on the 360 and PS3. there is NO doubt that it looks better than Uncharted 2. all you PS3 fanboys need to stop pretending that it hasnt been shown and that Uncharted 2 will look better. It HAS been shown, and it DOES look better than Uncharted 2 and every other PS3 and 360 game.
with no AI running, no effects, with a nice steady camera. What happens when the action heats up, lots of explosions, AI and the camera starts shifting around? Your wonderful scenery won't look so wonderful with lots of tearing, frame rate drops and bad effects.
Yeah it does look better and it is quite blatantly obvious, but PS3 fanboys will never admit it.
Yea its tech demo that was put up and running on consoles in less then 2 weeks!And it was a YEAR ago,and its looking better then UC2,deal with it.You say there is no a.i?Well UC2 is not really know for alot of a.i on screen,you ll be lucky if there is 2 of them at the same time...
A multiplat is beating UC2 and KZ2. Feels bad, man.
i would hope it does since it comes later on. that's pc screens lets see console one's. newer ps3 titles will surpass uncharted 2 as well. and 360 stays maxed out since 2008 with crappy graphics compared to ps3 and outdated dvd format.
Ok sure. But by that standard the PS3 was also maxed out with Uncharted 2, according to Naughty Dog. The reality is, because of Sony's first party studios and their intense graphical push this generation the PS3 is probably more maxed out than the 360. There haven't really been any engines built completely from the ground up to take advantage of the 360. Epic's work with the Gears of War series is probably the best on the 360 and even that is based on a multi-platform engine. If you think we have seen the best from these consoles (especially the 360) you simply don't have a clue. Anyway, we have already seen footage of Cry Engine 3 running on consoles and it definitely surpasses what we have seen in any other console game. Now we are hearing from gaming journalists that the game itself (Crysis 2) on the 360 is probably going to be the best looking game on any console.
it may be a tech demo, but that is the exact engine that Crysis 2 is running on. i love how you assume it wont be able to run like that in-game based on absolutely no evidence lol.
Enough about Crysis being just about the graphics. On every site the user reviews average a solid 9. And i don't think thats just because of the graphics. If you're a console gamer, then you have no right to diss about its gameplay cause you haven't played it. And if you're a PC gamer, well its just not your cup of tea. I for one simply loved it and there are many out of the 2.5 million gamers that bought it and the countless more that pirated it that share the same opinion as mine. So if you like it fine. If you don't like it thats still fine. But please talk for yourself. Its not like your word is the final word.