Crytek: 'Crysis On Console Looks Better Than PC Version'

Crytek's Cevat Yerli has been talking to NowGamer about making Crysis for Xbox 360 and PS3.

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waltyftm2396d ago

"I want to be clear: when I say the console versions look better than Crysis on PC, I mean that as a factual thing, not in terms of technical specifications."

So it's not then.

Feckles2396d ago

Depends how you judge 'better'. Specifications-wise, (frame rate, resolution etc) it can't be better than the PC version but he's (I think) talking about how it looks overall visually on screen with the "new lighting path" and "special effects".

Apparently, the console version will be much better optimised than the PC Crysis. But then again, it would have to be.

Could be PR bull, but we'll see next week.

TimmyShire2396d ago

Everyone with even an ounce of sense knows it can't beat a PC's performance. Run my PC at 2560x1440 with 120 frames a second... no console will do that.

Jdoki2396d ago

Of course Timmy... but 99%+ of PC owners won't be running it at 2560x1440 @ 120FPS.

For example - on the latest Steam hardware survey the total number of people with your resolution is 0.67%.

Almost 50% of users have dual core CPU's. A third of the CPU's are between 2.3 and 2.69GHz (and over 45% below 2.69GHz).

Well over 70% have 4GB RAM or less.

GPU is harder to quantify as it's so varied - highest number is under 5% with a Nvidia 9800, and close behind is the Nvidia 8800.

So whilst we all know a kick ass PC will be better than a console - for the vast majority of people a well optimised console version will be at least as good or better than than PC.

DaTruth2396d ago (Edited 2396d ago )

Why do they have to lie? Just tell everyone that if they're looking for the ultimate Crysis experience, get a good PC and PC Crysis. If you just want to be able to play Crysis on your console, you can do that now with acceptable limits!

I was watching a show last night where they wanted to sell umbrellas to men, but men don't care about umbrellas. So they decide to plant a story about chemicals in acid rain causing baldness!

We just can't believe anything we hear anymore, everyone is always lying!

Edit @disagree: Well, if you prefer being lied to, more power to you!

narked2396d ago

Sure Mr. Yerli, factor in the graphical enhancement mods your community has built into that equation.

blackmagic2396d ago (Edited 2396d ago )

Hey, they gotta say something so that people will buy a $60 crysis on console instead of just picking up a 2007 pc copy out of the cheap bin for 5.99 at walmart! hahahaha

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32396d ago (Edited 2396d ago )

I think what is trying to be said, is that it's looks more appealing.

Edit: Blackmagic, the game won't be $60, it'll be $20. Besides, PC games are cheaper because you guys accept broken games at launch with patches along the way. I feel like my console gaming is justified when all I have to do is unwrap the disc, put it in my 360 and press play. I guarantee PC gamers can't say the same. You guys love your drivers and such that it'll be a while before you'll get the game up and running. ;)

malol2396d ago

lol @ Crytek trying to sell a rehashed game to console gamers and trying to make it look better too

you've fallen a long way Crytek
loooong loooooong way

SuspendedSphere2396d ago


The clock speed of the CPU isn't really that important. Also from the Steam Hardware survey itself:
4 cpus
39.50% Apr
40.29% May
40.93% Jun
41.37% Jul
43.48% Aug

The number is rising and if you looked you would see the Dual Cores are dropping each month. Also here is a list of GPU that are currently above the 8800 and 9800.

ATI Radeon HD 5770
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5850
ATI Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

4gb of ram is more then acceptable, there is no benefit in having more if you keep your system clean of crap running in the background or simply only running the game and Ventrilo or whatever.

Anyways, I leave you all with this.

Enjoy guys...they look real comparable.

Dee_912396d ago (Edited 2396d ago )

console versions sure as hell would look better than my pc version lol

Sunhammer2396d ago

PR bull from Crytek's most annoying employee. Crysis on consoles isn't even HD or 30 fps locked. The texture quality is also significantly reduced. The trees even look different.

ProjectVulcan2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

I do have to say sorry, but Jdoki's interpretation of the numbers is intentionally looked at from the wrong angle.

Lets not take the survey as word either- it is optional. Keep this in mind, but we can examine these numbers as Jdoki did.

80 percent or more have monitor resolutions 1280 x 1024 or more. Consoles do 1280 x 720 for the most part, this game may even be sub HD. Even 1280 x 1024 is 40 percent more resolution.

75 percent have 3Gb system RAM or over. This is enough to run pretty much any game. Crysis is no exception even though it is demanding.

Over 90 percent have 2 cores or more. Crysis is only actually optimised for 2 cores- it is 4 years old after all. Clockspeed isn't too relevant. If its a dual core, it is more than likely to be an athlon X2 or better- most likely core 2 and up.

At least 50 percent have a 9600GT or better. A lot is unidentified (many are probably mobile GPUs), which could easily indicate this figure is higher.

Fact of the matter is that those systems with a dual core, 3Gb of RAM and a 9600GT or better will be able to run Crysis on PC better, with more res and settings than the consoles ever could- even this optimised version.

I know this to be true because i did for years on the laptop i had previous to my current one- with spookily almost the precise specs i just outlined.

So i disagree with the notion few people will be able to run crysis on PC better than this console version will run. Its an old game, and now any gamer with a halfway decent machine, even an aging one will easily outstrip the consoles.

Finally lets face it, claiming that the vast majority will do better with it on console doesn't hide the fact it still owns on the top platform- PC.

If you have a very old and decrepit PC, then this is a game you will want to play even if its on console. Given the choice though, PC is the only real place i would wanna play this game same as the 3 million+ people that bought it for their PC.

RedDead2395d ago

Well, I dunno . It's his opinion, if he thinks the effects look better then it's either PR bullshi* or he's simply misguided, look for a comparision vid, then look at the 'upgrades'. The explosions t=don't hold a candle to the original and the lighting nd draw distance and smoke don't either, Texture wise it has done decent but still ai't as good as the orig. Imo it's a Bullshi* suggestion, like Dice saying 'all versions of BF3 look the same' Which was BS too

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lelo2play2396d ago

After the crappie PC version of Crysis 2, PC crowd have lost their faith in Crytek. They will say anything to sell their product.

Where is the company that gave us Far Cry ?

Tachyon_Nova2396d ago

Well C2 still looks years ahead of the BF3 beta. even before the DX11 update...

limewax2395d ago

They can stay where they are for all I care, Far Cry 3 looks stunning and right now I wouldn't want Crytek anywhere near it. I actually trust Ubi with it more

hiredhelp2395d ago

Speak for yourself m8 but your wrong if you talking for me.

Crytek created far cry same people who did the SP crysis 2. The MP was cry-uk of course far cry 2 was bought out by ubisoft who was there publisher.

As for crysis 1 being on consoles thats good news for console owners, yet again crytek are granting you one of the most respected games on the PC. i do not need to go into a debate of witch is better its obvious.
Other wise they wouldnt use a game that was published in 2007 and (BENCHMARK) This game aamong others to compare the power of new video cards of today and yesturdays video card's.


just_looken2396d ago

@waltyftm and fn n4g

DX9 vs DX10

if your saying a 512mbg graphics card and dx9 can run at these settings your just pure blind fanboy:

SKUD2395d ago

Naw, There just trying to sell a game is all. Talk about a lame marketing department.

piroh2396d ago

well, it should be. it's 4 years newer

AKA2396d ago

funny to see the PC fanboys crying about this...

i remember when they say Crysis can't run on PS3 lol even the Xbox of Crysis looks better then the PC
and does not only look its just a psn tittle...

i cant belive some blind fanboys argue with me that this game looks better then KZ2 back then lol maybe today with the super hiend pcs and the mods the game may look better but the true is that if KZ2 also had soem mods will make crysis 1 look like a old gen game..
the ps3 is a 2006 tech never forget this...

vortis2395d ago

Multiply bubbles times six from 2006 and you get was easy figuring out your age. ;)

Anyway, the reason PC fanboys are up in arms is because this stupid quote about "Crysis looks better on consoles" is plain and simple BS, which gives publishers more of an excuse to keep de-evolving the games (why the heck was Crysis 2 less intuitive than Crysis 1 in every aspect?)

This is more PR jargon that makes me sad for future iterations of any big budget game.

AKA2395d ago

lol at the nerds that cant see crysis looking better even on the xbox over pc lol

1080p and 60fps is juts a nice plus but that does not change the fact that it does look better on the xbox or ps3...

by your logic ico a 1080p game that runs at 60fps looks better then kz2 lol nerds...

LightofDarkness2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

Newsflash AKA, you're arguing about videogames on the internet. That's about as nerdy as it gets.

And no, that's not his logic at all. If KZ2 was given much higher resolution textures, more dense particle/volumetric effects, more shadows, better lighting/shadowing and higher polygon models with more objects and foliage/environment detail on screen AND ran in 1080p at 60FPS, which would you say looked better?


JsonHenry2396d ago

From the screenies I have looked I would have to disagree. But doesn't matter. It is a fun game and people should check it out.

ATi_Elite2395d ago

yeh Crysis is awesome and far better than 2 IMO!

consolers are in for a treat as Crysis is a real FPS like no other!!

ATi_Elite2395d ago

1. Crysis console is not DX10
2. it's not HD 720p or 1080p
3. it lacks MSAA
4. we all know this is propaganda!

wake me up when Crysis console can run the project reality mod + Extreme immersion mod in 1600p at over 60FPS! Then i'll post my Crysis screen shots against theirs!

Crysis 2 has yet to pass 3 million SOLD so Crytek is in......."Crisis' mode for sales!!! ha ha ha ha!

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dangert122396d ago

Looks better the a pc that would of ran it at the same level as the consoles? otherwise I don't believe this slightly

TimmyShire2396d ago

It might have fancy new effects, but a machine capable of max settings will more than easily outperform consoles.

I'm sure it'll look fantastic - of course it will, developers are always showing us how impressive they can be with console hardware now - but it still won't outperform PC.

Feckles2396d ago

It's more important that the gameplay is intact – people often overlook just how good a shooter Crysis is because of its spectacular visuals.

It's an awesome game as well and unlike anything that console gamers will have played before.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32396d ago

Their keyword is "looks", while your keyword is "performance", which means you're slightly off topic.

Voxelman2396d ago (Edited 2396d ago )

"frame rate is a solid 25-30" lol fail

also this is what his face looked like when giving this interview

pijinio2122395d ago

hahahahahahahaha that was hell of funny dude!!!!!

fashionfreakj862396d ago

Maybe better than a medium-low settings on the PC...but thats higher!!! LOL

gumchewinasskikr2396d ago

Which is what 90% of pc gamers game on.

SuspendedSphere2396d ago

Every card in the top 10 on Steams hardware survey is capable of running every multiplat better then its console counter part. Then to add to that, the higher resolution, smoother framerate and either as good or better textures/AF make for a better looking game without going past "medium" settings.

I know plenty of people who have to game at lower settings to get by, I had to for a lot of years. But seriously, don't pull numbers out of your ass.

gumchewinasskikr2395d ago


Don't get mad at me bro. My rig runs boring Crysis on max. Look at your own Steam survey. Most gamers don't have top end rigs is all I'm saying. It's not like you actually wrote a study piece or something yourself.

STONEY42396d ago (Edited 2396d ago )

An 8800 or above will run Crysis fine on high. And that was 4 years ago. Steam surveys show that most people have a higher card than that. I have a GTX 560 Ti, which is a midranged card, and I never dip below 30 fps MAXED, 1920x1080, 4xAA, V-synced, with mods.

It's not a hard game to run. I think Just Cause 2 is almost as demanding maxed out. And that game looks nowhere near as good.

vortis2395d ago

Dude, under-bragging about the 560 Ti...anything in the 5xx series of GTX Nvidia cards is not mid-ranged. Mid-ranged is my passable 5770 ATI that's mid-ranged.

Anything 5xx is still beast but it's also somewhat affordable. With that said, I can run just about any game on the absolute highest settings with a framerate between 47 and 52 frames per second and the 5770 is freaking cheap.