Crytek: No clear difference between 360 and PS3 versions of Crysis 2

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.

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GWAVE3426d ago

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.

ShabzS3426d ago (Edited 3426d ago )

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 ...

sniper-squeak3426d ago

...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

Foxgod3426d ago

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.

GWAVE3426d ago

@ 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.

OmarJA3426d ago

The clear difference is that I'll playing it on a reliable console, free online & possibly some Home exclusive contents.

SuperM3426d ago

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.

morganfell3426d ago 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.

SL1M DADDY3426d ago

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.

LONEWOLF2313426d ago

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.

Blaze9293426d ago

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.

Consoldtobots3426d ago

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.

JokesOnYou3426d ago

Then this game will definitely at least be a graphics whore dream come true.


Chrisny853426d ago

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.

OGharryjoysticks3426d ago

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.

enjoi1873426d ago

gwave why do you care....youll get it for you ps3 anyways right?...fanboy argghhh

JasonPC360PS3Wii3425d ago

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 :)

n4f3425d ago

but dont worry fanboy will;)

jammy_703425d ago

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....

ThanatosDMC3425d ago

I hope there's aliens on this one. Since i wasnt able to play the first. My rig couldnt handle it.

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All-33425d ago

He's also stated this:

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."

likedamaster3425d ago

-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.

potenquatro3425d ago

@ 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.

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Omega43426d ago

And yet they said it will be maxing out the PS3 interesting....

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Mindboggle3426d ago

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.

GWAVE3426d ago (Edited 3426d ago )

@ 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.


Yep, Foxgod, that's what I thought. You have nothing to say.

Foxgod3426d ago (Edited 3426d ago )

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.

Consoldtobots3426d ago

lol somebody sounds butthurt and his name starts with an F

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ShabzS3426d ago (Edited 3426d ago )

damn straight ...

xdye0173426d ago

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.

predator3426d ago

no conolse will ever be maxed out...there will always be a developer that gets more out of it

ShabzS3426d ago (Edited 3426d ago )

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 ...

Mindboggle3426d ago

I thought 360 was maxed out until I saw Forza 3.

jessehaysfl3426d ago

damn i thought forza looked really bad, stupid there a good place to watch a good version of the trailer?

I'm actually considering buying my first there a good one like "jasper" that I should try to get?

All Time Greatness3426d ago

Everything shown about Forza 3 has been real time gameplay. Turn 10 never uses CGi. Period.

All Time Greatness3426d ago

Don't hate jealous PS3 fanboys. Forza looks amazing. haha

likedamaster3425d ago

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.

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TOO PAWNED3426d ago

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.

digger183426d ago

OMG, stop spamming every thread with the same BS please.

All Time Greatness3426d ago

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.

NIGHT_HAWK32103426d ago (Edited 3426d ago )

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.

talltony3426d ago

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!

Montreafart3426d ago

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.

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