Thanks to a recent leak of Crytek Sandbox 3 tools for Crysis 2, it can be practicly confirmed that LOW settings of Crysis 2 on PC is the same as XBOX 360 an PS3 version of Crysis 2, here is the proof.
Shit, I thought it would be atleast medium settings
well you figure DX9 medium settings is pretty much LOw end settings for the PC. DX9 Low DX10 medium DX11 High so most PC games running max settings in DX9 look better than the console version. once you get into DX10 and DX11, PC to console comparisons stop as too many graphical effects come into play. regardless of hardware it's up to the developers to get the most out of it.
Wow there's some finicky people that are disagreeing with you on this. Consoles are locked to DX9 at the time being.
That not how thing work.
Thats NEVER been the case, even with DX10. DX11 allows more headroom on a GPU, effects are minor improvements, one main effect being the free geo bump (Tessellation). WTF are you smoking making that statement? Sounds like alot of BS that has been madeup. Never read that statment anywhere and even on the heart of the crysis community (MyCrysis) no one speaks such foolishness. You sir, are wrong BY A MILE. I'd rather take DX9 maxed, over MEDIUM on any of the other direct x, and you know what end of the day the higher physical settings make the difference, very little to do with DX today. DX10 was actually one of the biggest scams in the PC industry, it brought nothing new to the table when it came to visuals that DX9 couldnt replicate just as well..if not better. And it even ran better too(DX9) , due to the mature nature of it. DX11 brings optimization that can give 10-30% extra fps to a similar DX9 area. DX9 = 1 flood gate, while DX11 = many similar gates. You have additional effects..mainly tessellation which isnt being used to great effect currently in video games, but eventually will. That is a main highlight, most effects that were used in DX10/11 were actually just "ON/OFF" switches that a simple .INF tweak would enable this on a DX9 system. I know we have other effects that are highly complex, and expensive to complete. Because of consoles they did not have a need to put millions of extra dollars into a smaller market such as making proper 64BIT software for PC gamers, which is HUGE when done correctly for the headroom it can give. But end of the day Consoles screwed technology for the PC gamers.
im pretty sure the ol station uses something more akin to opengl.... and dx is merely a software api FOR WINDOWS....
"well you figure DX9 medium settings is pretty much LOw end settings for the PC. DX9 Low DX10 medium DX11 High" Yeah, thats not how things scale on PCs at all. Going between DX9 and DX11 yields only small differences
Don't get me wrong but who's actually getting this for consoles? As a console user im not hyped at all by this game, ive seen tons of videos of Crysis and they are all about benchmarks and how good it looks, ill be very appreciated if someone could send me a link of someone actually having fun by playing this game. Still... props for PC users... i guess.
Well kids lets all calm down and be freinds here. DIREXCTX.(DX)isnt what the main source of graphics looking awsome. many PC GAMERS WHO KNOW ABOUT HARDWARE. not just about playing games will tell you. you can have a cheap VGA CARD budget under $150 supporting dx10 have a video card high end worth say $400 running dx 9 even on xp. still shine have all the physics and frame rate that leave ur budget card running on DX10 for dust.
That is only a concern if Crysis is the best looking game on consoles; since it's not by far, this news isn't really earth-shattering. The game is obviously optimized for PC.
'But end of the day Consoles screwed technology for the PC gamers.' If it wasn't for console gaming, then the gaming industry would be in tatters, and blockbuster titles such as Crysis 2 would not exist.
LOL, Crysis 2 absolutely blows every and anything on the consoles. My dual 6870's will have no problem running this game on full detail. My PC has soooo much more power than the consoles, it's sick.
Keep stroking your e-peen. I have a good computer too but I don't brag about it to randomers on a comments section.
Ditto. Ask me for my specs Agent and I'll remind you how inconsequential PC bragging rights on a console forum are.
Trouble is, your PC doesn't have the games I want to play made for it and that's important.
IM affraid (hassi94)right. there a need to brag about your video cards. in ati crossfire. other then there goof priced cards but not the best. by a long shot. and in all honistly yes you can play it on extream setting. as i its told me i can. as i tryed this early pc leak witch shouldnt got out. even on my partners ati 4870 witch now isnt good card. its not top card but still runs every game. looks solid.the engine isnt wanting to push ur video cards nore your cpu like the old crysis. guessin u did play crysis on pc. and benchmarked it.
im going to be honest crysis 2 looks eh compared to crysis 1. lol, crysis 2 dx9 (no bias) looks ok, i guess, on max settings. the gun detail looks more amazing than anything in the game though.
This article is frankly wrong. It has been confirmed from multiple other sources that the console versions run mostly at settings equivalent to medium settings on the PC. But the console "settings" as a whole can not be directly compared to the PC settings of low, medium or high. It doesn't work that way. Due to the architecture of the consoles some of the settings for the console versions are equivalent to low, some to medium and some to high. http://imagequalitymatters.... "So, just how good does Crysis 2 look on consoles, or more specifically, on the Xbox 360? Well, before we begin a proper, it’s fair to say that the game is running on the console with what looks like ‘medium’ detail settings on the PC; which means that you get most of the good stuff, but not without some very obvious pairing back of overall image quality as a result. There have also been a few added effects over and above that of the ‘medium’ setting" http://www.incrysis.com/for... "It seems that the general console .cfg uses medium as a base line, with many commands set to low, or even sub-low. However, other cfgs are set to high or higher, making an interesting balance. From the looks of it, the consoles seem to be struggling with memory, as many of the RAM-heavy commands are set extremely low. On the other hand, things related to lighting and geom seem to be set high." http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... "Way back in December 2009, our Can Consoles Run Crysis? feature saw us attempt to recreate Crytek's demos within the existing PC game, and guest contributor Nebula rebuilt a PC config based on the visual make-up of the 360 and PS3 footage. His conclusion was that CE3 on console was based on the PC game's "medium" quality setting with some elements dialled back, while others operated on the equivalent of the "very high" setting. Fast forward to 2011 and the ability to see the consoles' actual .cfg file validates the majority of his findings." "RAM-heavy features of CryEngine are scaled back to medium settings or even lower, but processing-intensive elements of the tech such as lighting and geometry are correspondingly scaled up."
Good Find gamer2010
I would like to point out that direct x doesnt exist on ps3.
Yes; how the conversion methods apply to the PS3 has to come down to eyeballing, which is totally subjective.
That above picture is medium settings though not low settings(skyline map).Judging by cfg. file consoles run on low to high settings.Lower settings are memory intense(AF,texture resolution) while high settings were post processing and lighting(global illumination).Most of it was the same as medium in Crysis 1,they use their specific cfg and do not equal any PC setting. BTW,damn MP map Skyline on medium looks meh...
sorry but i laughed when i saw the titel. i wouldnt say they use low i would say mid setting prob. that proof means nothing, the ps3/xbox aren't even checked in that picture.
You "would say"? Crysis 2 on medium beats anything I've seen, it looks ridiculously good. Consoles don't have a snowball's chance in hell of pulling this quality. To the disagree monkeys: I'll think of you when Digital Foundry's analysis is out.
I'll be the judge once i see PS3 gameplay footage. As of now the game is a no buy for me. I don't like console favoritism from multiplat devs.
Lol, Killzone :P
Mass Effect, Portal 2... I'm sure you supported all this games.
Both published by EA, just like Crysis2. Can you see where this is going?
thats only because the console versions werent optimised well(the 360 multiplayer demo confirms this)
You really believe that? Its one of the better looking games on console compared to other console games. The REAL reason is that the PC version is in completely another league as even aging PC hardware is considerably better than what is in the consoles.
care to explain why killzone 3 looks alot better????
Killzone 3 graphically destroys crysis 2 on consoles? Have you played it? Crysis 2 looks good for a multiplat but I really wasn't impressed.
The point wasn't about comparison between the console versions. I think you missed the point talltony. I have played both but this whole link is about drawing a comparison between Crysis 2 settings on console and on PC. The point was that outwar claimed Crysis 2 is unoptimised for console. Clearly its optimised rather well for a multi plat as you said so yourself talltony, it looks good, for console standards even as a multi game. However the link also shows the PC version running on a good PC. No console game touches the PC version. Thus i cannot explain why Killzone 3 looks a lot better. It does not, by the longest stretch of anyone's imagination.
To me, Crysis 2 does not look better than Killzone 2 but that's my opinion. Not in video Not in still shots Not in big sets played in big lots. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not compare them here or there. I would not compare them anywhere. I would not say comparisons are worth a [email protected] I do not like them, Sam-I-am. Deal with it.
I'll deal with it by saying "bullshit" and knowing that you are wrong. :)
Yeah i cant. Cos it doesn't. There is no way anyone would walk into a room with both games running side by side on identical HDTVs and have their eye drawn to the Killzone 3 display. See Crysis first hand. Not screenshots, low resolution, low bitrate youtube videos. Actually SEE it maxed in 1080p, running fluidly on a HDTV or monitor etc. Then come back and say that without feeling retarded. No one with good eyesight would. No one. Its frustrating trying to explain this to console owners who have never even seen a capable PC running games like this, just grainy youtube captures or still screenshots. The very idea to anyone who has genuinely seen even the original Crysis that any console game- ANY console game even just matches it is hilarious nevermind besting it.
1. a lot of us do play on PCs (like me) 2. we're talking about Crysis 2 3. I've said this before and I'll say this again, Crysis had better quality of graphics, but Killzone 2 was more visually moving (and had more details to deal with in terms of background). Crysis 2 and Killzone 3 only repeats my statement.
Awesome, now I can buy the PC version and pretend I'm playing on a console =)
Just hook up a 360 controller and voila.
why would you give up the greatest single reason to play fps on computers, mouse/kb?
I meant it as a joke cause he said that by setting on Low settings would be the same thing as pretending to play the console version. And to complete that experience all he would need to do is hook up a controller to the computer.
hahaha sad Console only owners. Sad,sad.
I am actually happy that they are working their butt off to bring the game to consoles. While i do agree that it wont look as good as the PC version i am just happy that my 5 year old console can play games that my Laptop cant play (cept for WoW which is the only pc game i play) I will only be sad if the console versions turn out badly which i presume wont happen if they are looking to sell it.
Sad, why? Not everyone is obsessed over visuals. For me gameplay and story are the most important elements.
most of console owners doesn't have the pc elitist sindrom
Really? I thought that old age technology would be able to give me top of the line gaming? Here I was, with my old gaming tech in a box thinking I could get top of the line gaming.
dude, I've seen the witcher. Nothing about that games in-game visuals say "top of the line" http://www.youtube.com/watc...
As expected. Well, at least the lowest setting on Crysis 2 still has some killer graphics, just not as great as people hyped it to be. Killzone 3 still FPS graphics king on console-confirmed.
They have so far to up those settings. whoa. they have high and very high to go. maybe even ENTHUHSUAST, bet this games gonna be tits. cant wait
Nobody is surprised. The xbox 360 came out in 2006? And we're talking about a 2011 PC game??? Just be glad that it's able to run on a console.
Uhh, November 25th 2005 is Xbox 360 release date.
Wow. So I missed it by around 30+ days. :p
and you shall be punished for it. Prepare to eat nubcakes
Its the power of PC!!This console generation its outdated long ago!Few games can render 60fps on consoles!I remember wend Ken Kutaragi said the PS3 could run at 120fps!Maybe next gen! http://www.psu.com/forums/t... Console fanboys like to do bold claims!Be a gamer not a fanboy!
Ken Kutaragi said a lot of things out of his ass. But yeah you're right. The problem is PC's are never outdated. Games can be pushed to new limits almost every year. Consoles cant do that.
Yeah i am a gamer, and the pc market has half as much evolution than the current consoles do in a year, the constant churning out of gfx cards means little. And the hardware doesn't even change. That means the hardware has been built with an incredible amount of vision, something if your a pc only gamer you have no clue about other than crysis being released, dx10 and 11 and crysis 2 lol. Your the fanboy, give credit where its due, crytek know how to build a beastly pc game engine and sony know how to make a console with legs.
The constant churning out of graphics cards is great. The best new graphics cards that come out at the first of the year the prices drop cheap when the new cards come out at the end of the year. A new card will last you 2years or more. I still have one of my pc's with 3 4870's in it from 2008 and they still max any game i throw at them. All these new cards comming out helps the people who cant spend alot when they come out. Just because new cards come out doesnt mean the card you just bought 8 months ago is outdated. Game developers cant keep up with the hardware makers. It may be a year or two before a game comes along that stresses your card.
@jack_burt0n Well dude if you consider a guy like myself that owns a top PC an Xbox 360 and PS3 an can chose whatever system to play a determined game a fanboy than i recomend you doing your self an introspection of what can really been call a gamer!Acknowledging myself the fact that this generation on consoles is outdated is simple an merely a consumed fact that i have the opportunity to state wend playing between version of the same game in different hardwares!Saying like you say that "and the pc market has half as much evolution" its a matter of opinion too,because i can also state that consoles are retarding that evolution,wend it comes to hardware specs.....!But you can check Steam latest sales prediction to see that state you made is not completely true!But all this is just my opinion and if you dont agree its up to you and i respect!But im not going to call you a gamer because i dont know how to call you!
Guys we have not seen Crysis 2 at maximum setting Here is what the true setting are even when highest beta graphics setting are on http://img829.imageshack.us...
right!? these PC dicks are just being assholes.. good luck when your industry switches to console only because all of the asshole pirate..
Just show me the PS3 version please Crytek?. Pretty please with sugar on top?. Are we playing hide and seek where I have to close my eyes and count to ten before I come look for PS3 footage?. I want to see the game before I lay down my money on either Killzone 3 or Crysis 2. It's simple. Let me explain it to you Crytek. If your game looks like shit, I will buy Killzone 3. If it looks like the PC version, I will buy Crysis 2. Are you going to make us fucking beg to see the game before launch day?. Your community relations is AWFUL. Show us the fucking game on PS3 you dick heads. The game is out in six weeks and we have no clue what it looks like.
if u own a ps3 buy killzone 3... isn't that obvious?
The PS3 will look better than 360 version but if you think its going to be close to PC then your kidding yourself 360 = Low/ Medium setting with lighting on High PS3 = Medium setting with lighting on High PC = The Sky is the limit. Total guess like but I've played Crysis 2 Beta Xbox 360 and Crysis 2 Beta leaked PC. Get the game anyway, I think you will find that Crysis gameplay, nanosuitplay and gunplay is very good. Crysis owns because you can interact with the environment.
And have you play the PS3 version to make that assumption right.
I will bet you money right now that the PS3 version will not be better than the 360 version.
Here you go case your curious http://www.youtube.com/watc...
'Are you going to make us fucking beg to see the game before launch day?. Your community relations is AWFUL. Show us the fucking game on PS3 you dick heads. The game is out in six weeks and we have no clue what it looks like. ' Lol,you need to get a grip mate, seriously. If I heard what you just said, as a developer of the game I'd tell you to go f*ck yourself, because you sound like a pr*ck.