Crytek CEO: Console gamers 'don't respect development'

Cervat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, has told OXM that console gamers 'don't respect development'.

He explained that one of the major differences between PC gamers and console gamers is that "a PC gamer forgives you for about a minute" while "a console gamer gives you two seconds."

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TOO PAWNED2900d ago

These idiots are setting themselves for major failure. So much arrogance/ignorance has not been seen in long long time. It there anyone out there that they haven't offended or called out?

movements2900d ago

Um, why are these guys talking so much? It's ridiculous..

mrv3212900d ago

If they spend this much time developing as they do trash talking we may have a shooter which isn't completely shallow this time round.


See what I did? I trash talked without basis, maybe you SHOULDN'T try it next time.

blitz06232900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

He should change the word 'gamers' to fanboys.

@below: No, you're not kidding. You've already made quite a name for yourself by going anti PS3 since the day you joined.


Google Chrome says, "Aww Snap!" he is definitely talking about PS3 extremist....j/k!

hay2900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

Gaming company CEO and knows so little about gamers.
His description fits fanboys perfectly. But in the console communities there are people with brains too!

And here we are, gamers, pretty sure that Crytek tries to get themselves publicity using rather controversive comments about others.

In short. We know more about making games and PR than Crytek CEO about his target demography... Sad, sad.

@Red_Orange_Juice: Hahah, good one.

kraze072900d ago

I think you're taking these guys' comments way too seriously. He's basically just making a generalization which isn't true. People do this all the time.

Solidus187-SCMilk2900d ago

is Developers, writers and everyone who is working on this particular project saying more negative things about anyone then they are talking about features of their game.

The only thing I know about this game is "graphics bla bla bla. Everyone sucks except us."

All this talk an it is still just a rental.

Simon_Brezhnev2900d ago

He got to understand that if the game is a hit it will sale more on PS3/360 then on PC.

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Montrealien2900d ago

and here we have people talking about them.

Marketing 101 flew right over your heads again eh guys?


solar2900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

completely agree with him.

a majority of console gamers wont give a game a second look if "the graphics suck" to them. whereas PC gamers, we play games over and over from a decade ago like HL or Fallout for it's fun factor. hell thousands still play CS 1.6 til this day because of its fun factor.

PC gamers let a lot slide, like a game being released with tons of bugs (looking at you BC2) because we have faith DICE will fix things. it's either its crap or its great with a majority of console users, there is hardly a middle ground.

AntoineDcoolette2900d ago

They're like the demon spawn off spring of David Jaffe and Keith Oberman lol

Darkstorn2900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

I think his point is that console games are somewhat obligated to cater to a younger audience and need to be more reward-driven.

He shouldn't say that console gamers 'don't respect development,' but I don't think that's entirely untrue.

MGRogue20172900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

I'm a console gamer & I respect development! ... But I must admit, I was born as a PC Gamer but now.. Well you now, I've moved onto better things?? I don't know.. It's sure alot of fun being able to game on different platforms! :D

MAR-TYR-DOM2900d ago

SERIOUSLY! i wanna punch who ever has the original interview. I also wanna punch all the people on N4G who have taken ONE INTERVIEW and made a story out of EVERY sentence. OMFG!

firelogic2900d ago

I don't know why they're being so arrogant. Based on the last batch of screens released, Killzone 2 still looks better. At least at this point in development for Crysis.

blitz06232900d ago

"Anyway, I wish people would stop posting what this guy says because now we have to swim through the comment sections of f*cking pathetic cry babies."

So don't swim through the comments -_-. You talk about me defending a piece of plastic through a PM? I think you're the one just trying to defend yourself, loser.

RememberThe3572900d ago

Please just shut the hell up a little bit. No one was thinking he was talking about PS3 fanboys other than yourself.

Anyways, it is not our job to understand or even care about how these guys make games. In fact it is their job to make sure we don't even think about it when we're playing.

We want to have an enjoyable experience. We don't want to play a crappy game because the developer gave their best. If the game isn't good I'm moving on. If devs don't like that they need to either get out of the business or make good games.

Consoldtobots2900d ago

wow these guys sound majorly butthurt over Crysis not selling well and only being useful as a talking point for spec whores. How is that the fault of console gamers?

Raz2900d ago

But it could definitely have been phrased better. Bottom line: we only give a crap about development when we're singing the praises of a fantastic game...or ranking it out as an epic fail.

So what he was saying in relation to Crysis 2, is that they'd better get it right the first time; because second chances are slim to none in this business, whereas PC gaming is a bit more forgiving as an industry.

Too bad he came off sounding like he was slanging his customers.

iFLOWLIKEWATER2900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

Did I not differentiate, a PS3 fan from a PS3 fanatic, enough? Ok, next time I'll just lump you all into the same category. On second thought, I'll just ignore anyone with more than 6 bubbles. Don't get mad because I'm pointing out the lameness of people getting upset of the words of this guy. And its not my fault you're so touchy. I'm a console gamer also, don't see me crying over this guys words do you? Actually, I'm even more interested in Crysis 2 now.

Well, thats debatable, but yeah, I should use a different word like...extremist.

solar2900d ago

Raz hit it right on the head.

Biggest2900d ago

I don't feel he understands what he is saying. The one thing that shows respect in a consumer sense is consuming the product. If PC games aren't the most pirated games in existence then he might have a point somewhere. I feel that playing a game for years on end shows loyalty. I feel that paying for a produced product shows respect. Stealing something and being loyal to that stolen product isn't very respectful at all.

BigPenguin2900d ago

Fan = Fanatic. Where do you think the word comes from.


You should get angry when DICE released BC2 with bugs. They used paying customers as beta testers. You should be furious that you had to pay for an unfinished product. It is not something to take pride in as a PC gamer. Also, your assertion that no one on consoles plays old games because of graphics is.... for lack of a better word, retarded. I am currently playing Digimon world having just refinished a run of FF8. On the handheld side I am currently on Oracle of Ages having finished Seasons about a week ago. I am not unique, everyone else does this, your comment was made with a complete lack of thought. Bubbles down(yes, I have the balls to actually say it when I do it. I don't hide.).

OmegaSlayer2900d ago

Will someone shut those Crytek guys up?
They're really talking crap and way too much!

Christopher2900d ago

And developers don't respect other developers, it seems. If you're going to give it, be prepared to receive it.

lil Titan2900d ago

who here has played there game on the PC? if so are they right for talking there $hit? if so then let them continue to talk there $hit no reason to get made at someone who knows there $hit stink and is proud of it...right? but if not well everyone else has spoken on that

ABizzel12900d ago

All we have to say is that they better deliver when Crysis 2 comes out. There's no room for anything but perfection, because all the things they said are going to be thrown back in their face.

With that being said my bet is that Crysis 2 will be something special.

ryhanon2900d ago

Ok. So Crytek spends the last two weeks dropping massive loads of crap on every major developer and franchise they can think of and yet somehow WE are the disrespectful ones?!

WTF? These guys are looney.

solar2900d ago

who said i wasn't angry? i was in the Beta and expected a lot of things that annoy me about the game to be addressed. they weren't and still aren't.

and the word "majority" doesn't mean "all", which is why i used "majority". i know there are console gamers that go back and play great games from the past. but imo a "majority" dont. hell i was called "retarded" from a console gamer on this site for playing any game earlier than 2005 because "the graphics suck" and seen many user's here state the same followed by "not interested".

why do you think we see all these graphic comparisons between multi plats? because for some reason a bad texture suddenly makes the game bad? and ill buy this version because it's visually superior? that's truly the dumbing down of society if your judgement on which version to buy is over negligible graphic comparisons.

and "On the handheld side I am currently on Oracle of Ages having finished Seasons about a week ago. I am not unique, everyone else does this, your comment was made with a complete lack of thought."

no sir, your comment was made with a complete lack of thought.

BattleAxe2900d ago

I'm not sure what the arrogance is all about with Crytek. Crysis Wars was a terrible online experience, so I'm still not sure if these guys can come through with a good experience. I want to see if they can actually make some good controller configurations, because using the 360 controller to play Crysis and Crysis Warhead was a chore.

Inside_out2900d ago

Crytek seems to be in panic mode or something...This game sucks and that game sucks, our engine the best ever and now console gamers suck and/or are dumb and misinformed ALL in a week......these guys need a time out and a media blackout....

evrfighter2900d ago

"wow these guys sound majorly butthurt over Crysis not selling well and only being useful as a talking point for spec whores"

might wanna recheck your facts. At launch Crysis did indeed do horrible. As the better hardware became cheaper and more mainstream (geforce 8800). It's well over 2 million more than likely over 3 million sold by now.

ico922900d ago

Crytek seem to be doing alot of talking, especialy seeing as we've seen so LITTLE of Crysis 2

DarkTower8052900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

I think this CEO is realizing that now that they are going multi-plat they now have to actually come up with a good single player experience, and it's tough for them to do that lol. PC gamers let Crysis slide BIG TIME because of it's superior graphics, but console gamers won't do that. If the game isn't fun and engaging it WILL fail on the console, and I think that upsets Crytek a bit.

Yes, we all know you can make a pretty game with awesome physics, but sorry guys, that's not enough anymore. Day one rental.

likedamaster2900d ago

"a PC gamer forgives you for about a minute" while "a PS3 gamer gives you two seconds."


Gue12900d ago

and people say that they don't like sony because they are arrogant... Now I wonder what those people think about Crytek.

BigPenguin2900d ago

"who said i wasn't angry? i was in the Beta and expected a lot of things that annoy me about the game to be addressed. they weren't and still aren't."

You atempted to use the example below to show the better attitude that PC gamers have over console gamers. You used it as a positive. How could it be a positive if you were just as angry as one of us "console fanboys" would have been? I am livid that console's are having DLC that is on the disk but you have to pay for, just like you should be livid that you have to purchase what amounts to a bug-filled crap-fest. You are not better then console gamers then, you just have different concerns and prioritys.

"PC gamers let a lot slide, like a game being released with tons of bugs (looking at you BC2) because we have faith DICE will fix things."


Secondly of course you did not say all. I understand that you said majority. Just as you should understand if I said the majority of southerners were inbred retarded rednecks, or majority of people in San Francisco were [email protected], it would still cause offense to those who were not. For you to argue differently...

As for your graphics argument, you are once again not looking at your own side of the equation. If graphics do not matter, why would you ever upgrade your video card if you did not have to to play at the bare minimum settings? Hypocrite? Once again, you are not better then a console gamer, you just have different concerns.

You are not better then anyone else just because you play on the PC, that is why I disagree with you. However you seemed to miss the point with your completely inane rebuttals.

MNicholas2899d ago

but by whining about it he risks alienating his potential customers.

PC games are definitely more forgiving. THat's because most PC gamers spend a lot of time building their machines and constantly trying different games. Even playing a full game for the first time requires a huge time investment as the game has to fully install on the hard-drive.

Console gamers simply have to pop it in and start playing so they're not as invested. It's really that simple.

TROLL EATER2899d ago (Edited 2899d ago )

crytek can go bak to PC. and leave consoles alone wivout their BULLS***

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moegooner882900d ago

Stop quoting this guy in articles, enough is enough

RedDragan2900d ago

This has been taken a LONG WAY out of context by yet more clever headlining to generate website hits.

What he said is this:

"It sucks or it fails and you're either the top or a flop. They don't respect any value you put into your development, either it works or it doesn't work."

He goes on to explain how this pressure has ultimately made Crysis 2 a better game."

Basically he is saying that by making the game for consoles his teams have had to up their game... is this really a bad thing.

And don't forget it is journo's going to crytek, not crytek going to journo's.

wicko2900d ago

Yeah, and he's 100% correct too. Think about it, games like counterstrike or half life, or even crysis for that matter keep living on because of the community. The players in that community spread the word to friends, the game goes on sale on steam and people buy it up. It's not a huge boom in sales right from release, but a significant amount of sales over time. Modding and mapping keep the game alive for a much longer time than any console game. And when there are exceptions to that (ie Halo 2), eventually support is cut. With dedicated servers and modding communities, the games last as long as the players want it to.

chazjamie2900d ago

does the guy know how much we have to spend on your 6-10 hour games when pc gamers dont even pay half that amount.

yes they use there cash on upgrades, but if you going to expect to accept a crap game at full price, u must be insane.


Raf1k12900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

lol this is the first thing he's said that I can agree with.

edit: If a game isn't very good console gamers will switch off almost immediately whereas PC gamers would continue to play to see if it improves. This is obviously a generalisation and not true for all console and PC gamers.

moegooner882900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

Could be why many people hated FFXIII

GSpartan7772900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

PC gamers are the worst when it comes to not respecting developers when they do not get what they want. I know because I am part of multiple PC gaming communities. They resort to promoting hacks, pirating and looking for ways to sabotage either the companies games/web servers, forums or anything else till the point where the company just gives up on the game. That's why many companies are now resorting to console games. This guy is seriously just pulling sh1t out of his @ss. LOL did the PC gamers respect them when Crisis was one of the most pirated games in 2008? and with such high PC requirements, bad sales there was no online community for it.

-MD-2900d ago

Crytek is already super annoying, to the point of me not wanting to support them.

nycredude2900d ago

Seriously I stated before in the previous shiat talking article from Crytek that if I see another article with them shiat talking then they lost a buyer. Well it didn't take long. Used copy from gamestop here I come, and only if this game is good. Otherwise I pass.

Seriously wtf man. Just shut up and finish the game. I bet after all this talk it will still just be another ho hum shooter.

Pennywise2900d ago

I support this comment.

Fishy Fingers2900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

Then dont, leave the game on the shelf, leave the threads. The only thing more annoying than Cryteks so called arrogance, is the constant moaning.

Especially when 99% of the time these quotes are taken out of context and then shot down by people who dont even bother to read the complete articles/interviews. And through this your proving his point and you dont even realise.