Submitted by skyward 1300d ago | news

Crytek: 10x Graphical Power Only Doubles Visual Fidelity

NowGamer: Crysis dev on processing power misconception. (Cryengine 3, Crytek, Next-Gen, NVIDIA, PC, PS3, Tech, Video Cards Don't Get Tags - Don't Use Them, Xbox 360)

Orpheus   1300d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(5)
Orpheus   1300d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
skyward  +   1300d ago
I can believe it. Art direction is the only way to 'improve' visuals via effects/shaders. If we had 1000x GPUs we wouldn't know what to do with them.
Orpheus  +   1300d ago
The CG movies use around 100~1000 million polygons , games today use around 2 million polygons. Ray tracing makes things 10 times slower if implemented today so there you have it.

200/2 * 10 = 1000 .. Your power has been utilized.
GamersRulz  +   1300d ago
I just have one question for you .

how many games have you developed sir ?
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Autodidactdystopia  +   1299d ago
I think he's just abandoning creator.
Cevat really needs to get his head out his A$$.
Anon1974  +   1299d ago
"You get better lighting slightly and maybe smoother pixels, but for an average Joe – not for hardcore gamers – that image will not improve a lot."

I've been saying this for quite some time. PC elitists make it sound like hi-end PC's are the only way to game, but that's simply their opinion. Your average gamer won't even notice, or won't care, about the graphical "edge" of gaming on a PC. That's why it's only for enthusiasts. For the rest of us, a visual bump in details, lighting, framerate takes a backseat to the reduced cost and convenience of the current console gen. And given that most developers don't have the resources to even push the consoles to their max - the advantages of PC gaming overall are rather questionable for your average consumer.
vulcanproject  +   1299d ago
I agree. Average joe consumers buy kinect games and wii consoles in their masses and couldn't care less about what a game looks like, or even if it plays that well instead of being shovelware trash.

However i consider myself to be a 'true' core gamer, along with i suspect- millions of other people, and probably everyone that visits this site regularly.

So it does matter to a large proportion. A large proportion CAN tell the difference.

When you look at the big multi format games and their graphical comparisons- in fact as i speak the leading article on this very site is a 1000 degree plus graphics comparison on the front page along with another 700 degree comparison......that tells me A LOT of people seem to care about this kind of thing. It tells me A LOT of people are interested in it.

So i am a PC gamer. Very proud of it. Love to see the best looking games and the cutting edge hardware. Anyone that claims it matters not then runs straight to the ever popular comparison articles clearly are telling porkies...
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Venjense  +   1300d ago
That explains why PC games never look even 3 times better than console games.

It's never like a PS2 to PS3 graphical jump, it's more like PS3 to PS3.5.
Shadowaste   1300d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
ATi_Elite  +   1300d ago
"Stops looking at a Picture of BF3 PC using the Icenhancer mod".

"reads a few of the post"........"Quickl y realizes there's nothing to see here".

"Goes back to drooling over BF3 PC 128 player map with Icenhancer mod"!
cyclindk  +   1300d ago
The reason console graphics haven't had the, in my opinion, transcendent visual jump as with past console advances is due, in most part, to the leap in screen resolution.

Had we remained in the 480i era of gaming the visuals/effects, albeit less sharp, would have been significantly better.
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Voxelman  +   1300d ago
especially with the top end enthusiests running 3 1080p+ monitors.
Mrmagnumman357  +   1300d ago
i feel like crytek hasn't been loyal to their pc community, now crysis 2 ON PC has some of the best graphics ever, but crytek didn't push the crysis 2 pc like they did with crysis, and if they would have pushed it how they did with crysis, they would have a game that looks better then bf3 most likely.
Tyre  +   1300d ago
Self explanatory interview, http://www.nowgamer.com/fea... , misinterpreted by PC Elite fools. Tomorrow i'm going to enjoy the AAA Crysis on consoles for just 20 bucks, which is a steal! can't wait.
Voxelman  +   1300d ago
it's $15 on steam and you could pick up the maximum edition for around $20 and that includes warhead and the multiplayer with it's awsome mods. $20 isn't great value for a 4 year old game
SegataShanshiro  +   1299d ago
Assuming that he can even run the game
Voxelman  +   1299d ago
Considering the console verion is sub HD and 25-30 fps any half decent PC from the last 5 years and a $50 GUP will run it fine. It's not like he cares about running at max at 60fps, despite what you may have heard Crysis actually scales down rather well if you turn the settings down.
B00M  +   1299d ago
Actually its £2.50 on Steam now! Haha 20 bucks aint a steal.
tiphanycufflink  +   1300d ago
I guess he forgot he said this

vlodia  +   1300d ago
can't wait for homefront 2 crytek :D
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ninjahunter  +   1299d ago
Lol, thats amusing, i hope im not the only one who realises how broken the DX11 patch was for crysis 2 there were literally millions of polygons that were just sitting around. that little concrete baracade in the rode you hop over? 4 million. and now Maldo is making a high res texture mod and getting nearly 10% better performance. 1 modder.
sonicsidewinder  +   1299d ago
That's not an excuse to make a game that's less than it's forerunner.
Jafooli  +   1299d ago
I have both a PS3 and 360 and recently bought a GTX590 PC. Games that were unplayable on xbox such as Crysis 2 and now Battlefield 3, look absolutely unbelievable on PC.

No one can say how many times better something looks though.
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Kos-Mos  +   1299d ago
Bla bla bla. How about making a great game? Graphics doesn't make a game good.

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