Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has told Develop that there will be little discernable difference between the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of Crysis 2, though the PC version will push ahead of the pack.
Cool. I'm glad there will be no differences between the two games. However, the REAL question is this: Will it look/run better than the exclusive games optimized to run on the 360 hardware and PS3 hardware? That's really all gamers are going to care about, because a crap game running equally-crappy on both consoles is still a crap game.
yah i mean cry engine 3 is scalable on both consoles as well and since nothing is being ported from one to another and is built from the ground up on each console there wont be any inconsitancies in either of the consoles... expect this to be another call of duty type multiplatform ...
...they're just developing for the 360 and PS3 because there's a massive install base and it'l get them money, whereas it still has rep on the PC because it will outperform them all? Knew it :D
I trust that crysis will be the best damn looking shooter on consoles, on the moment it will be released. Anyone that doubts that is addressing insults at crytek.
@ Foxgod I'll know it when I see it. Crytek has produced some fantastic results on PC, but they are untested for consoles. I could write a novel about all of the PC-to-console developers this gen who were good on the PC but didn't pull off the same results on the console. So, no one is insulting Crytek by simply asking them to show us the goods.
The clear difference is that I'll playing it on a reliable console, free online & possibly some Home exclusive contents.
Well Crysis wasnt exactly the most optimized game ive ever played. And thats what matters on Consoles. Its not hard to make a graphicly advanced game like Crysis. The hard part is not making you need a supercomputer to run it. Now we will see how Crytek can handle that. The Cryengine demo was impressive, but not impressive enough if they want to beat games like Uncharted2. And, no i dont think they can beat Naughty Dog.
...you are correct. That is why Crytek and many others cripple one console in order to make the title on both versions the same. Why? They didn't do this last gen. They don't do it with the Wii. Why? Simple. It isn't about pushing a console but rather it's about not alienating a fanbase of the lesser console in order to make more money. Not a developer I have any respect for whatsoever. Creativity and pushing limits takes a backseat to greed. I am so glad Rockstar is going to fulfill the commitment they made 2 years ago to create a huge vast world only possible on the PS3.
Yeah there is. I'll be playing online for free. Free makes it all that much better. As soon as MS stops charging for Live I'll start playing more online with them but to pay for online gaming when you get it free on the PC and PS3 is just silly. I did it for years and regret it knowing how good online can be when it is free.
Yeah man free online play on the PS3!!!! By the way, its funny how i can get MUCH better connection speed on the free PS3 service than on live on the 360.........last night i was playing the Uncharted 2 beta with FULL bar connection speed and the most i can get out of the 360 is three bars but it rare.
Coming from the same people who said they will use 100% of the PS3's power? First Square Enix now Crytek....interesting....ah well, guess all we can do is wait and see.
I see Morganfell already addressed the real issue at hand. As long as there is money to be made from the 360 fanbase, every greedy developer from here to Timbuktu will never admit one platform is superior to the other. Fanboys will take that as confirmation of their fanboy beliefs and the world will keep turning.
Then this game will definitely at least be a graphics whore dream come true. JOY
well then clearly you will see the difference assuming that statement is true. i own both consoles and when games are not exclusive i tend to favor one for that reason alone. just suck that the computer version is gonna need 2 top of the line video cards and infinite ram.
GWAVE, I know what you're saying, but I actually wish there would be major differences in multiplatform games. And because there isn't, I know developers are not really using each system to it's true "full" capability.
gwave why do you care....youll get it for you ps3 anyways right?...fanboy argghhh
The only real difference will be online, and we all know which console shines most online :) Starts with an L and ends with an E, and there is an Xbox in front of it :)
but dont worry fanboy will;)
the ps3 version cud be so much better than 360... but ay why wud they spend more money on making that version better when they can just keep looking like the 360 version..... cleaver... but ps3 shud be better....
I hope there's aliens on this one. Since i wasnt able to play the first. My rig couldnt handle it.
He's also stated this: http://www.gamasutra.com/ph... In an interview with Gamasutra, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli denied the Sony assertion that it would take developers years to maximize the potential of the PS3, with Hirai stating that "We don't provide the 'easy to program for' console that [developers] want, because 'easy to program for' means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?" ---> Talking in the wake of the announcement that EA would be publishing Crysis 2, Yerli said that "The interesting thing is we did run a performance analysis on the PS3 devkit, and you know the funny thing is the occupation on all the CPUs, the Cell and the GPUs, is pretty much – the needle is at the limit." --> Here, he was implying that Crysis 2, running on the company's new CryEngine 3 would almost max out the PS3's abilities. "There’s not much more you can do," he added, "and frankly the breakthrough was very recent, and otherwise we would’ve had a compromised strategy on the consoles, which we don’t have now. "So I think we will still have an upside, but we’re touching the hardware limits already. We do develop very very low level to get that performance out. Like I said, we started three years ago in the research of technology, and we had to dig very deep into the hardware to find the reserves, and say “oh we have 2% more here, and 1% more here,” and that allowed us actually to get to where we are." Crytek is known for its technical excellence, and we also quizzed Yerli on his impressions of the differences between the two HD platforms. "I mean essentially the game we run is about the same," he said. "Probably one’s stronger on the GPU side, one’s stronger on the CPU side, so depending on what you’re doing where, the PS3 does perform here sometimes better, the 360 performs other things better, but overall by the time the game ships it’ll be absolutely the same."
-Trust me, you don't want aliens. It doesn't feel "satisfying" when you kill 'em. I hope they take a different aproach on C2, some organic/humanlike bosses that make you feel bad*ss after you take 'em down. Perhaps some decapatations, severed limbs, etc. and improved physics on the humans and perhaps a darker story. My 2 pennies.
@ likedamaster ^^ There's gotta be aliens dude. But he intentionally avoids being technical. What exacly are the difrences they encounter. They build and sell PC's with Nvidia. But they alway's use propper multicores. How exacly do they use the cpu's. They can't just make the game look incredible on a 7800,x1900. I got a ati but it always seem to look better on nvidias, and mine is starting to run hotter then usual. Would it actually run better on an cheaper nvidia? I don't have money for a new nvidia, but if it runs better on a 8800gt, I could get that. Would that be a step down from a 3800? If they do a good job on consoles I'll get that version. But seeing as this game is a good benchmark, it would be good to know what kind of setup they work better with.
And yet they said it will be maxing out the PS3 interesting....
I dont think you can talk much. You are as big a fanboy as Omega. Any decent person would just ignore it instead of firing back more fanboy crap.
@ Foxgod Oh, and I forgot to mention God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5. Anyway, I was just curious, Foxgod. Can you tell me those titles of "graphical glory" on the 360? Can you mention those titles where I "can't actually tell the difference between the PS3 and 360"? I'm just quoting you directly, buddy, and I'm hoping for some education. EDIT: Yep, Foxgod, that's what I thought. You have nothing to say.
why should i mention anythign to you, your a worthless fanboy flamer thats ruining the gamer zone, all the games you mentioned are not an inch better then 360 exclusives, only in your ignorant mind they are. The fact that you can type a single letter in the gamer zone shows how biased the mods on this site are. Which is why i called n4g a communist piece of crock yesterday Edit: i said plenty, but i am not feeding you cookies so you can troll on them, i am bit too smart to walk in to your 5 yrs old trolling crap.
You're all acting like you came from the Saturn level of bitter. I haven't seen this much smack talk in almost a decade. Enjoy the games and relax.
lol somebody sounds butthurt and his name starts with an F
so there shouldnt be
damn straight ...
They said they're maxing out PS3. And the game is going to be same on both consoles. Interesting, something tells me the Xbox hasn't ran out of steam at all.
no conolse will ever be maxed out...there will always be a developer that gets more out of it
for a second that the 360's hardware is maxed out ... but the oppurtunity to utilize that hardware is... no thanks to dvd9.. it'll be interesting to see what strategy crytek takes to build this sand box game on 360 ...
I thought 360 was maxed out until I saw Forza 3.
damn i thought forza looked really bad, stupid g4hd....is there a good place to watch a good version of the trailer? I'm actually considering buying my first xbox....is there a good one like "jasper" that I should try to get?
http://www.gametrailers.com... Everything shown about Forza 3 has been real time gameplay. Turn 10 never uses CGi. Period.
Don't hate jealous PS3 fanboys. Forza looks amazing. haha
I thought 360 was maxed out until I saw Forza 3. -Splinter Cell Conviction looked just as amazing. Turn 10 had their race cut out for them but they came through, and what a finish.
So sony invests billions in tech that gives that slight edge over old tech 360? hahah My view on press conference, srry have too MS and Nintendo did better job than SOny, sonys press conferece was meh. They had a chance to win and they didn't. No price cut, expensive PSP(pass but i wanted it, not for 250!!!), FF14 online (whatever who cares), most of the games are for next year or even 2011 (looking at you last guardian), no new PSN games, super lame press conference. Only good thing was that MGS for PSP, rest, at least for me is PASS. O and Uncharted 2 was awesome and GOW3 but guess what that is also 2010, gow3 that is. Next year the year of PS3, push it another year, like always, until MS releases new console. AND don't give me that crap that i am xbot if i say this, go check my old comments, my bio, look at my username, everyone knows i am PS3 nut head, but press conference was so lame. Listen and Bombcast and other podcasts agree that MS had best show, so it's not just me. O and BTW i don't care about 360 but i can be unbiased and just looking at all 3 press conference the other two did better job to excite their fans.
OMG, stop spamming every thread with the same BS please.
Microsoft easily has the best conference with the most new games announced, the biggest well known franchises, the better innovation and less copying Wii and bigger announcements like Halo:Reach, MGS on 360. Alan Wake, Left 4 Dead 2, Crackdown 2, Splinter Cell. But Nintendo did better then Sony? They announced more new games, but Sonys games looked better but yea they were both boring compared to Microsft. Kaz Harai looked like he was sweating bullets.
i like how all the ps3 fanboys were claiming that ps3 would finally put the xbox away at e3. now that it didnt happen all the idiot ps3 fanboys want to waffle and backtrack, its pathetic. this whole website is a joke, full of ps3 biased fanboys. i have been banned by mods 3 times, why? i was talking about ps3 fanboys, but when i say things about xbox i never get banned. kinda wierd huh? f*ck this website and the ps3 fanboys mods im sure i will get disagrees for this, since it gives the ps3 kids a boner to click disagree on anyone who doesnt jerk off on their ps3.
i agree with you
This is a multiplatform engine so it will have little to minute differences between the 2 games. Sony's exclusives speak for themselves. And we once again noticed this with uncharted 2 and god of war 3 yesterday!
All the exclusive games are the living proof. If Crysis 2 has no clear difference, than: 1) they didnt max out the PS3 like they claimed, or 2) this is PR BS to not anger the xbot community so they buy this crap. Take your pick, xbots.
I guess they didnt optimise it enough, just like crysis and crysis warhead, bad multiplat game engine #2021303910. ill be playing games with unparalalled gfx like The last guardian, UC2, Heavy rain and the scale of GOW3 instead of Cryteks multiplat. Sorry but you cant just be lazy devs anymore. The console market expects better than half arsed optimisation now using "*100%" of a consoles power means nothing if you dont optimise, silly pc devs. I had to hack nd mod crysis to play it properly.
Why don't you wait to see the game first then cry about it?
They're really saying is that cause its multi plat they have to make it equal with the 360.This pushing the console power 100% is laughable when you look at all the other ps3 exclusives. I agree with shazui123 they can't use the same excuse anymore and I'll be playing those to.
I didnt think owning a ps3 and 360 would be this good really :) but youve really gotta admit, now theres so much evidence in the games,the ps3 clearly has more power than the 360, crytek obv. arent doing their job properly again thats all, no biggie, Ive got a massive supply of PS3 exclusive games soon so its cool.
I like the way the guy said yesterday that they had "only recently found out how to extract more performance out of the PS3" then going on to explain that it is now 100% maxed out! That means if you asked him before they made that discovery, the answer would have been 100% maxed then too - hypocrisy! In other words, coding is an artform and can always be optimized or made more elegant and indeed, looked at in unique and different ways. Crysis was written for future PC's (and cryogenically motivated benchmark whores) instead of being optimized for mass market sales. This is a new chapter for them therefore. That is a mighty bold statement from someone who was advertising for PS3 programmers just late last year.
don't worry about it. I remember reading an article 2 years ago on the guy who did the last Fight Night Game and he said he maxed out the PS3. That was in 07. He obviously did not, but what are developers supposed to say? "I could have done better". Then people would ask why didn't they. So to avoid having to answer questions as to why it's not better, even though it could be, they just say they've reached the limit. It's politically correct gamespeak.
Crytek is full of crap. I'm beginning to dislike their pretentiousness. No previous experience in console development and they suddenly can max out the PS3? LOL. I doubt they can max out the PS2, or even produce a game with the visual fidelity of chain of olympus on the PSP if they wanted to. PS3 is a parallel beast. Parallel programming is an open problem in computational science so you always will find a new way to get more from your system. When Crytek says they can "MAX OUT" the PS3 you should understand it as "this is what we can get" from the PS3. I can live w/o yet another FPS. More than enough games to play on both PS3 and my little (and full of awesomeness) PSP.
bring on the fanboy flamewar!
how? Im unbiased. silly.
well i know am getting the pc version and am go like, ohh look all those loser fighting to see witch console version looks better lol hshahaha
believe on console games they have to make them both very similar. I think they do this intentionally to keep both camps happy, its also one reason as a PS3 owner I shy away from most multi-plats. I just dont feel right spending 60 on something that was half baked. @madbadger, I agree..
Not to fuel teh war or anything, but Crytek folks said that Crysis will max the PS3. And from the hardware point of view, PS3 packs much more power (Cell processor is still the fastest thing out there, even after those few years the newest Core i7 from Intel just gets to this level). So how can you MAX the PS3 and have the game look the same on Xbox? Is it just an empty statement (max)?
another one of these simple minds that thinks a cell is faster then an i7. You probably also believe a microwave is more advanced then an oven when it comes to cooking.
Cell faster than I7? Sigh Just another fanboy who reads one article about one benchmark that apparently the cell is quicker but with no proof of figures and believes it all.
anyone who thinks that xbox exclusive games or multiplatform games look as good as the top ps3 games is either an idiot or they havent seen ps3 exclusives. crysis on the ps3 wont be the best looking game on the ps3 if it looks the same as the inferior hardware of the xbox 360. its nice for the fanboys to think a game optimized on the ps3 can be done the same on the xbox 360 but thats wrong . PS3 haul and woke the xbox when they uncharted them and killzOWNED them all in their gears of war and forced za MAG down there throats because of their resistance . ps. the talon stands for talented
Basically what he said is..the 360 can do what the fony ps3 can do for half the price. lol poor fony fanboys are all fumin again u all saddos. Nothing in this world will ever justify myself buyin a bluray player with nvidia vga card on board.
Well there you have it. Crysis 2 looks to be the best looking game to date and it maxed out the ps3 and it looks the same as the 360. Doesn't get anymore clearer than that.
lol...what do you expect him to say, one version is inferior to the other...geez this is not independent shop....how lame
those who disagree...please think....if you made a product supporting competitve platforms would you say one is better than the other ? you would not be in business very long...
Know what I just realized... I don't care about any other game anymore, not after seeing The Last Guardian trailer.. It was beautiful... and all in game graphics..
DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DOOSHBAG! Of course there will be differences just like any other multi game and I am betting on the 360 even tho I am a diehard PS3 fan whatever man I have plenty of other fan ******* tastic games to play!
after 4 years the xbox 360 hasnt been able to match a game called uncharted 1 that was release in ps3s first year on the market, so i guess in 5 years a multiplatform game called crysis would come close,lol, you fanboys are a laugh riot like natalie and pil-o shhh. ps . the talon stands for talented
NATAL rules them all. I sOny looked depressed, because they knew M$ had kicked them in the balls the day before with NATAL, Alan Wake, Splinter cell, Left4Dead2, Halo Recon, Halo Reach, Forza 3, and many many more EXCLUSIVES!