OXM UK: Multiplatform developers can't take full advantage of more powerful hardware, Crytek UK's programmer Peter Hall has claimed, as they need to "aim at the same sort of level across the board".
I'd love to play a game where you could scale the AI right up and down in a more sophisticated way than just "hard mode = 50% extra health". Killzone 2 managed it in places, I believe - the Helghast are a lot more grenade-happy on higher difficulty settings.
not just killzone dude but i know what you mean
I don't understand why multi-platform games must be the same across the board??? Why could they not utilize the Blu Ray not just for PS3 but PC as well? That's 25gb of data space they could have utilized.
@zootang I'd love to know myself, because the xbox 360 is less capable. the ps3 should be limited? we did pay extra anyway this hole article is a dude. because crysis 2 was just as good on pc as it was on console right ^_^ oh wait... =/
@crytek Its ok i dont feel the need to buy your games either :) If Crysis 2 sales were any indication for them should have learned a lesson. Crysis 2 turned out to be a COD clone with nano suit. Sorry Crytec but people who want to play COD will buy COD and your sales numbers proved just that. No one plays Crysis 2 anymore. The people who bought Crysis 2 were thinking they will get PC like graphics on console it didnt happen. Next time around if they decide to milk this franchise further the sales will be even lower.
@zootang and danger the Blu-ray is an optical media used for just storage. It really comes down to ram/memory which the ps3 and 360 dont have enough of.
@maniacmayhem I understand that but its still not equal like the dev says I'm not asking for equal the push the pc why can they not push the ps3 and the xbox section 8 predjudice is showing how well a game can do if put on later but if you look after your community as that game has blown up on ps3 since its release last week
SiN: Episodes. Dynamic AI that scales up and down, modifying how enemies react, how much health they have, and their equipment, depending on how you're performing in the game.
Hmm, on consoles it is very good thinking. But why don't they use more power of a PC for example. I have no problem with this as a console owner. They paid for better hardware, so why not give it back!? @ Rush, totally agree. Only here on N4G the PS3 is more powerful than X360. They always make me laugh when they talk about the far superior graphics. But they don't know anything what's going on in the real world.
I agree with all of your statement. The difference in POWER between the 360 and PS3 is negligible. I'm a PC/PS3 gamer, and I prefer the PS3 over the 360 a bit, simply because of the free online and the wider variety of games, but I have to say that PC gaming's where it's truly at.
What if the board can't get across? \*GASP*
Hypocrite much. We all know that they preferred the Xbox360.
This just confirms what we already knew for years.
Crytek should disappear with the crap they are doing now.
Much like their recent release, Crysis 2, which looked and performed just as well on the PC as it did on the Xbox and PlayStation! Uh... I mean performed half as well on consoles as it did on PC, and still managed to come up with a different resolution between PS3 and 360.
so, what i gathered from that is Crytek was focused mainly on graphocs over gameplay, letting AI suffer. and now cutting back on the capability of the PC hardware to match consoles to not ruffle any feathers. LAME.
Well, given Crysis' AI sucks, I am wondering what that reason for that was. Can't believe it is the PS3 which holds the AI back (I only played C2 on the PS3) and most if not all other games - exclusives or multi platform - just have better AI than Crysis2. So, who held it back then? That's an excuse.. I still think Killzone's AI is the best on the PS3 so far - well, and that's an exclusive title. Makes me think it's not the PS3 which holds back the AI. Well, yes, those games run AI on SPUs - on vector processors. Imagine that.
well im just talking AI in general for C2. seems like Crytek threw gameplay out the window to show how "awesome" they were, when they took a step backwards on PC being the graphics leader. im going through Metro 2033 right now and i gotta say, that game is the new graphics king.
Well, yes, but he mentioned that they have to keep parity because otherwise the game play would change to a degree that the characteristic of the games changes per platform; specifically pointing out that they have to scale down AI to make it even, not the visual appearance. Now, I am wondering, how he can say that when compared to other games, the AI in Crysis2 is actually pretty bad compared to other games on the same platform(s).
That's just bullshit. Facepalm upon facepalm: "Often PC games, because they have to work on such a wide range of PCs, you'll find that a lot of them aren't all that much more advanced than current console games, because the people making the game have to go for that lowest level," So they have to make the game in mind for PC's, of which the owners of said PC would probobly not think of buying a Crysis game anyway - (Due to there pc not being able to take the game - In which case they are probs not a PC game enthusiast!) So much crap coming out of this ass.
The AI in Crysis 2 was weak sauce especially when compared to the smart AI of Crysis. in reality i hate multi-plats because they do not utilize a system to it's fullest. Most Lazy Devs make the game for the weaker system then port it to the stronger ones thus making for average game play or a Rental at best. Exclusives are the way to go as they are worth buying. Anyway Crytek has it all wrong and if they look at their Crysis 2 sales figures they should realize that their way of doing business sucks!! Go back and make Crysis 3 on the PC first with DX11 day 1 then port the game down but have two teams one for PS3 one for 360 to properly take advantage of those systems.
"multi-platform games must be at "same level across the board" Says the devs who have failed compared to the first crysis.. Look at BF3!! PC & consoles are getting the best versions possible! that all people seem to want! Sure PC version is the best version but not all console players don't seem to mind they just want a sold game! But when I buy a powerful graphics card & have to play MW3 graphics I want to cut someone..(Not Really) I am not much of a Crytek fan anymore..
Stupid developer not ashamed to change faces ... dint they say they had the most scalable engine ... able to take advantage of each platform ... ????? Look at metro 2033, bf3, bioshock 2 ( trailer shows decent textures nd high poly count) good on consoles and also pushing pc graphics .......... Hope with last light things will only get better ....
@ Crytek ... remember to spank ur own a** before u blame free radical for ur mistakes ....
basically what ive learned this generation, is DO NOT take anything a developer says to heart as being "actual" when the game comes out. usually when a dev hypes their own product, they are blowing smoke to get you to buy the game before you figure out it's a piece of crap.
Crytek how about you deliver a game with great gameplay? Crysis 1 looked awesome, but guess what, I stopped playing after 40 minutes. Gameplay was extremely boring. Crysis 2 is even worse. I had more fun with F.E.A.R 2 and that game looks average compared to Crysis 1. Tip : Focus on gameplay and not graphics.
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