Crysis 2 New Screens Directly From PS3, Built To Take Full Advantage Of The Console

GT: Yesterday, we brought you some new Crysis 2 scans directly from PlayStation: The Official Magazine, but while reading the Editor-In-Chief, Gary Steinman's letter to the mag's fans, some very big and important details released.

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saint_john_paul_ii2751d ago

thats good to know. At least we know that they're are trying to crack the console in some form. im expecting big things from Crysis on PS3 this year.

movements2751d ago

Seems like there'll be no taking away from the PS3's version then. Or at least they won't be able to complain when comparing Xbox 360 and PS3 - it's now confirmed, it's being built to take full advantage of said system.

Hanif-8762751d ago (Edited 2751d ago )

I hope that Cry Engine 3 will take full advantage of the PS3 hardware but given that its a multiplatform engine, i doubt it will look better than Uncharted 2 that took advantage of all the PS3 SPU's. Also, considering that most multiplatform games only uses the PS3 PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz and not any of the 6 x SPE @3.2GHz for gaming. So if Crytek isn't just spewing crap like Valve did, then we should have a visually stunning game upon our hands again :-)

mjolliffe2751d ago

Can't wait, hoping it'll match the visual quality of Killzone 2 :)

Natsu X FairyTail2751d ago

To me what makes the beauty of the game is the brand new engine and the Real time destruction shown in the Crytek Demos etc etc. I'm not saying it'll look better than UC2 though. I'm just saying what I like about it.

saint_john_paul_ii2751d ago (Edited 2751d ago )

dont doubt Cry Engine 3. if you played Crysis, you know what to expect.

Uncharted 2 is the best looking game to date so far, but that doesnt mean it will last forever. Especially when it comes to PS3 games.

nix2751d ago

this is what i've been waiting for. a 3rd party game which has not been gimped because other consoles can't handle it. thank god, they aren't giving us Wii graphics. now we don't have to deal with 360 graphics.

Kurylo3d2750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

It looks the same on both xbox 360 and ps3. I've played with it at itsec where the ps3 dev kit, 360 dev kit , and pc were running together through 1 controller... great development platform.. But in either case the ps3 version had less frames per second, but the 360 version had a weird glitch with shadows disappearing for a split second... the ps3 version actually subdivided the terrain 1 more level i beleive, but it didnt really make that much of a difference just a slightly rounder floor.

-disagree all u want buddy, thats the truth.. ive seen it with my own eyes..

ps. maybe i should get some more bubbles back for reporting some truthful facts that none of u really had the oppurtunity to see for yourselves.

Dont really know if your agreeing or disagreeing with me lol, but i just want to point out i work for a partner of crytek. And i also happen to be friends with a guy who is on cryengine3 right now. I know whats goin on with the engine lol :)

morganfell2750d ago

We met with Crytek last year in their suite (They did not run a booth at E3 but instead had a hotel suite about a mile away). They dodged no punches about which console would let them push Cryengine 3 to it's best performance.

thereapersson2750d ago

Yep this baby is being built to take advantage of the massive power the PS3 offers – which is nothing to scoff at, considering Crytek’s original Crysis was almost unplayable on anything but the highest-end PCs when it was released.

SL1M DADDY2750d ago

It will be a tough call to switch over to console but to be honest, my friends list on the PS3 makes the group of friends I have with PC's look pretty small. I go where the friends are and most of my buddies have PS3's.

solidt122750d ago

I have been playing Crysis Warhead on the PC and I have to admit that while I have a PC that could run Crysis 2 at higher detail I want the PS3 version so I can play with friends and get trophies. Judging of this picture the PS3 version is looking very good.

StanLee2750d ago

So if it's built to take advantage of the PS3 hardware and Crytek insists the XBox 360 and PS3 versions are identical and in the end they are, what would that say?! Dilemma for fanboys I presume?

raztad2750d ago

Everybody and their mom say they are maxing out the PS3. Really doubtful.

BTW, today is for GoW3 to shine. Lets see those titans!!

commodore642750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

@ stanLee

"So if it's built to take advantage of the PS3 hardware and Crytek insists the XBox 360 and PS3 versions are identical and in the end they are, what would that say?! Dilemma for fanboys I presume?"

What a great observation, my friend.

If crysis two tops UC2 and it does so equally well on both consoles, then you certainly will not find me complaining.
I will be one happy gamer.

Who agrees that this will be a terrific outcome?

Coffin872750d ago

Oh my god this sounds freaking amazing...
Especially the part with that it's built to take advantage of the ps3, and that this is good, because almost NOONE will have the required PC power to play that beast on full effects.

Fanb0y2750d ago

Wow, you guys are just incredibly stubborn. Even given Crytek's reputation and track record, you guys just keep saying that there's no way it will topple Uncharted 2. What makes you say so?

Crysis 2 (most likely) > Killzone 2.

(according to Crytek)
Crysis 2 Xbox 360 = Crysis 2 PS3.

A 360 game > Killzone 2?


corneliuscrust2750d ago

is that the game looks IDENTICAL on both consoles.

This really could be a driving force in laying to rest these pathetic moronic quabbles between fanboys crying "my console is teh betterz"

This could set a MASSIVE precedent. Here's hoping. For all our sakes.

Fanb0y2750d ago

Totally agree with corneliuscrust (take a bubble). The two versions looking IDENTICAL should be undeniable proof that both consoles performances are comparable (in theory). End all these 'MY CONSOLE IS BETTER' comments. We should start thrashing the devs for making bad looking games, not the console.

If one version looks better... Hell breaks loose.

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CWMR2750d ago

-Ok so we have journalists that have seen the 360 version and were blown away and now we have another journalist that has seen the ps3 version and was blown away. I think we can safely say that this game will be mighty impressive. From what I have seen of the tech demos I have no problem believing Crysis 2 will be the best looking game on consoles.-

DarkTower8052750d ago

Where are all the Crysis haters now? Remember, it may look good, but if it's the same old Crysis gameplay then meh, I'll pass.

Consoldtobots2750d ago

lmao @ the 2 360 fanboys in here STILL on a crusade to prove the 360 isn't outdated.

as you and your ilk so gloriously like to harp this line out to Ps3 owners:

"The 360 cannot hang with the PS3 just ACCEPT IT AND MOVE ON".

damn that's really annoying when people say that huh?

DaTruth2750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

Crytek Exec:"We are building Crysis 2 to take full advantage of the PS3!"

Telephone: Ring, ring

Bill Gates: "#$%&*$ *@#$ %?$*& %$**$ $#%$#"!!!!

Crytek Exec: "The PS3 and 360 versions will be the same"!

If they can make it look like a PS3 exclusive on both consoles, I am happy... for me and for 360 owners. But excuse me if I'm skeptical!

Edit @ the 2 360 fanboys:If it looks the same on both consoles and doesn't look as good or do more than Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2, nothing has changed! Just Crytek saying they are using PS3 to the fullest doesn't change anything unless it looks on par with games using the PS3 to the fullest!

FlameBaitGod2750d ago

I dont think its fair, wut does 360 get good this days :(.......LOL!!

Shepherd 2142750d ago

You cant say that the 360 version of Crysis 2 will be comparable to the PS3 version, otherwise you are branded a fanboy and you will have many disagrees plague your existence. If the 360 version does end up being comparable to the "ultra high-end" PS3 version, the fanboys wont have it, and they dont want it to be true, so you get disagrees anyway. Its blasphemy to say you hope that the 360 version will be equally or almost as good as the PS3 version. Just the way it works im afraid.

corneliuscrust2750d ago

pretty funny that I was labeled a fanboy just for hoping that some devs live up to their word. Good times.

Chubear2750d ago

I don't know about this. It all seems like PR promotions a lot to me.

I don't know how they're going to make the console versions of crysis even hope to look anything close to crysis 1 as a multiplat title talk less of matching Crysis 2 on the PC.

I believe, when all is said and done, the console versions will look good but nothing exceptional while the PC version roxz teh sox with it's graphics.

UltraNova2750d ago

If you believe that the 360 version will be inferior to the ps3 you are delusional! MS will never allow this. Crytek is talking bullshit, they will make the game as equal as it can get.Sometimes I wish Sony had the same rules as MS.

nycredude2750d ago

I just hope they make a better game than Crysis because IMO the first one, while having awesome graphics on a tricked out pc, was a average game.

BillGatesSucks2750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

the more it reminds me of the big deal everyone made (including playstation magazine) about Far Cry 2 and how it was going to be the most mind blowing game on the PS3. That game released and ... well, we all know what happened, and it didn't really include a lot of mind blowing. I'm not going to get my hopes up for this one, there's just too much hype for my liking. The one thing they seem to keep forgetting in their comparisons is that Uncharted 2 has a lot more going for it than just great looks, it has a great personality to match lol. Crysis 2 looks great, judging from the stills and tech demo from a while back (although, those can only attest to so much) but unless it can deliver in the game play as well, then I fear we have another Far Cry 2 on our hands.

What really bothers me though, is the devs repeated insistence that their engine is pushing the PS3 to its limits. Meanwhile, this is a multi-plat game, and anyone who knows anything about gaming knows that multi-plat devs strive to make their product as equal as possible across all platforms (at least, the good ones do lol). I doubt very much they're going to push all consoles to their respective limits considering how different they are, it just doesn't make economical sense. If they did, the game would turn out noticeably different on each platform, which is NOT what the result they want, they want the same result across the board (except for PC of course, which always looks better). So, I'm sure the game will look great, but it will look the same on both consoles, which is a tell tale sign that neither is being pushed to its max.

FamilyGuy2750d ago

Hopefully this becomes the defacto multiplatform engine of choice over the unreal engine, Havok, ect. for third party developers.

I really hope it's as good as they've been claiming too.

TheBand1t2750d ago

Far Cry 2 was pretty kickass in the visuals department though. They just needed to work on the mission structure.

S4NDM4N2750d ago

You realize Crysis gameplay is solely based off however you want it? THis isn't a normal scripted FPS where you just trudge along and expect the game to make explosions for you. The thing about Crysis is how it was an actual sandbox gameplay game. You can tackle any situation any way you like. That is how you are supposed to play Crysis. Plan out your attacks. It isn't for the weak minded who just trudge along waiting for scripted events.

It is like playing MAG or Battlefield with the mentality of a COD player, just trying to go lone wolf.

thesummerofgeorge2750d ago

But lets keep in mind also that SE said the same thing about FFXIII, and we all know how that turned out. I hope they don't let the 360's version affect how they build the PS3's, but just because they say they won't doesn't guarantee us anything. But I'm glad they said it none the less, I'm quite looking forward to this game, MAG has reignited my love for online FPS'.