Crytek road map has next generation starting in 2012, next engine will be ready

A running theme through Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli's presentation at GDC Europe today was the number 2012. Sure, he mentioned 2013 also, but the next Year of the Tiger showed up nearly a dozen-plus times in the executive's presentation about "the future of gaming graphics." Yerli tells Joystiq that the reason for the number is that it's the company's internal "road map" of when the next generation will begin.

"We will have our next engine ready by that, independently whether there will be hardware or not. We are assuming based on the cycle -- the Moore's Law -- and everything," Yerli told us. "If you predict the computational power and trend. You kinda know how much CPU and GPU will be there and trend. If you take those things into account you can sort of predict where things are going."

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Pandamobile3766d ago

I'm interested to see how the Larabee will turn out. I'm kind of excited for the CPU/GPU bridge :D

PotNoodle3766d ago

Not surprising. Remember, the "next generation" usually starts before the "next gen" consoles have even been announced. It starts with the PC.

Troll-Killer3766d ago

....the 360 started this gen, as the first hardware to feature a multicore CPU....PC followed a few months later. :)

evrfighter3766d ago

ummmmm dual cores have been around for a very long time...some dual cores today even are not at a disadvantage against quad cores when it comes to gaming

Pandamobile3766d ago

Very wrong.

Dual cores have been around since 2004.

free3sixty3766d ago

Crytek is a really lame company here in germany. I mean, when i look on epic and their UE3 engine and what devs can all do with it compared to the cryengine where your need the BEST hardware available on market to make it running on high setting and DX10, its really a BS engine.

Crytek made their name just with crysis and i know when the game came out, it took 6-12 months till the first PCs could run it on max settings so wtf is that?

Raf1k13766d ago

Crytek made their name with FarCry

Pandamobile3766d ago (Edited 3766d ago )

I had a computer that ran it on max at launch. Core 2 Duo and an 8800 GTX. Your argument is invalid.

There's also a little thing called 'future proofing'. The game came out 2 years ago and nothing's really come close to matching it on a level of scale, detail, and modablity.

kaveti66163765d ago

Well, the source engine matches it on moddability, but the cryengine 3 will go far if they can make it so that decent computers can run it.

TABSF3766d ago

crytek had the future in mind with cry engine 2. cry engine 3 is just a scalable cry engine 2 really

vader12312313765d ago

This is definitely truly exciting news. But of course it'll be drowned out by Sony doom articles, and lame opinions.

kaveti66163765d ago

I think today it's about the 360s failure rate. Tomorrow it's going to be about Sony's poor sales, and the day after that it's going to be about a stupid comment that the CEO of Microsoft made during a poker game against Kaz Harai.