Crysis 2: Details on technology, game world, Nanosuit and more in the chat log

Uncharted 2 is the non-plus-ultra for Playstation 3 in terms of graphics. But this lead will only last till Crysis 2 is out. It'll beat Uncharted 2 in terms of graphics, the editors of PC Games said. They've seen Crysis 2 in action and spoke about it in a chat. Much more details through the link.

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Major_Tom3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

It might.

Bungie3667d ago

the PC version will

Crysis still the best looking game to date

qface643667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

if crysis 2 was a PC exclusive i don't doubt it would surpass uncharted 2 in terms of graphics
but its not pc exclusive

its a 50/50 thing

-Alpha3667d ago

... On PC.

It's going to be a tough call if it can beat it on consoles, but graphical limitations are always pushed so it's all down to the essence of time.

Marceles3666d ago know gaming is changing when a PC game has to compete with a console game for the graphics crown

gamer20103666d ago

According to the editors of PC Games they have seen the 360 version of Crysis 2 and they said it looked better than any console game, including Uncharted 2.

toaster3666d ago

Uncharted looked good to PC gamers... 3 years ago. UC2's graphics is nothing new to PC people.

Crysis 2 will surpass its predecessor and maintain it's irongrip as the king of gaming graphics.

Zedux3666d ago

the only thing they failed to mention is the fact you will need a U$ 2k plus hardware to take it there!

krisq3666d ago

It'll be hard to beat U2 in the amount of details. Texture resolution, sure. But not details.

PoSTedUP3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

once i put a good $1,600 into my pc, then it will look and play better than uncharted2 : )

@zedux- i know right... $299.99... uncharted2, killzone2, heavy rain graphics (cheaper than $299 used console)

$199.99... gears2, mass effect2, alan wake graphics. (cheaper than $199 used console)

PC ftW!

just kidding pc, i love trying to learn how to like you a little bit XD

dirthurts3666d ago

And I'm sure that if the developers can master the consoles they can match it. It's just programming. I'm not sure if they'll match it on consoles, but if they do it will be a great day for us all.
No doubt about the pc version.

S4NDM4N3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

You can build a gaming PC for $600 and max out Crysis. Just build it yourself.

Not only that a PC is mandatory in a house hold nowadays. So don't go around saying PS3 is half price! PS3 can't do even 1/4 of the stuff a PC can do. And I'm pretty sure you used the price justification in PS3 vs. 360 discussions (PS3 costs more because it comes with so much more).

Honestly, Uncharted 2 still doesn't touch Crysis or Arma 2. U2 is a LINEAR game. Without destructible environments.

You try to recreate that, an entire island with 1700 AI in real time, and U2 would look pretty bad.

lol my a$$ U2 looks better

gamer20103666d ago

Guys, they specifically mentioned several times that they only saw the 360 version. They also said of course that they expect the PC version to be even better looking.

We had another article about this on N4G awhile back where they were saying that the 360 version they saw looks better than any other console game.

Letros3666d ago

You can't try to explain things like real-time AI, physics, environment destruction, SANDBOX GAMEPLAY etc. to people on this site they just don't understand.

nix3666d ago

of course it'll beat it. why won't it? what a stupid article. i'm a PS3 owner and a fan but i'm not THAT blind.

nevimkdojsem23666d ago

I don't think you can build a PC for $600 that can play Crysis on max. Before I bought NVIDIA GTX295 (cost me 500 euro a year ago) I had 8800GT... which gave me 4-5 fps(!) in the "Paradise Lost" level on high settings. I had to turn off AA completely and go with medium settings to have > 20 fps. GTX295 seems to be the only card that enables you to play with very high settings, 1920x1200, 4xAA at > 30fps average.

On topic: I doubt Crysis 2 on consoles will look better than Uncharted 2 or Killzone 2. 1st party developpers have more support, information and resources to build a better engine.

PoSTedUP3666d ago

ok computerman go back to playing your computer now. even if you teach me how to build a pc, i still wouldnt do it because.. well... ps3 exclusives... alot of em' and you cant get tham anywhere else.
i mean, crysis is like the only pc exclusive that i can think of that other people talk about.

ryuzu3666d ago

Unless they manage to make Crysis 2 a significantly better *game* than Crysis & Warhead (and for that matter Wars) then U2 has nothing to challenge it still.

Crysis looked good - so did Warhead, but as FPS games - meh. They just aren't that fun.

A Vietnam setting or something would've suited that engine. Annoying suit powers and the crappy alien story line (and associated levels) just ruined the whole thing.

While I don't mind tech demos, I don't think I'll pay full price for yet another one.


NinjaAssassin3666d ago

this is about graphics fellas, not about how good the game will or won't be. we will have to wait and see how good the game turns out to be, but what these guys are telling us is that from what they have seen the 360 version of crysis 2 is on track to beat any other game on consoles in the graphics department.

ryuzu3666d ago

What a stupid thing to say!

After all, you can render a photorealistic scene that is better looking than any other in game shot - but if there's no gameplay, then the scene is utterly redundant.

The *whole point* of graphics comparisons is whether you can push those graphics and have gameplay with it.

If you think a game graphic comparison can exist isolated from any gameplay then you aren't a gamer - just watch films, they have great graphics...


bnaked3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

Sure the PC-version will be much better. Everybody knows..

But on console? First they must top Killzone 2 grafics. The Lighting and the particle effects, then they must top the characters and the level of detail of Uncharted 2. And they must top the textures of both games.

They will NOT reach that.. They are telling us, that Uncharted 2 is much more linear then Crysis 2, but, thats no excuse, because god of war 3 is coming, and the enviroments are HUGE..

And i think, that they will have no chance against Killzone 3. It will be similar with it's vertical gameplay and larger enviroments. Sony-development studios will always be the kings of Playstation 3 grafics..

I'm really excited whether Crytek can achieve their aims.

Sitdown3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

Did you read the article title? "in terms of graphics"...which was specified because obviously they are not including "gameplay". Prime example, Afrika for the ps3....its pretty much about graphics, and not gameplay....when you move into gameplay, you are beginning to step away from the basic concept of graphics...and into physics and all that other stuff.

Anyhoo, I find it interesting that so many people believe that UC2 is god...and that nothing will ever be able to beat it graphically. Why is it so impossible to believe that other companies might just be able to yield great results from the ps3 as well?

SL1M DADDY3666d ago

It is said that God of War III will beat Uncharted 2 in the graphics department. So the question is actually, will Crysis 2 beat God of War III?

Maybe... Maybe not.

kneon3666d ago

I hope it does beat UC2. Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 are my favorite games on the PS3 yet only an idiot would want them to never be beaten in graphics and overall quality. I'm greedy, I want MORE!!

But if Crysis focuses mainly on looking good by sacrificing other aspects such as the physics and gameplay then it's a poor tradeoff. For example I find the physics adds a huge amount to the immersive quality of the game. KZ2 just wouldn't be the same without it.

Marquis_de_Sade3666d ago

Major_Tom, Blind and delusional.


S4NDM4N3666d ago

The amount of ignorance astounds me.

Crysis has far superior physics than in U2. Not only that the gameplay depends on you entirely. It is an actual sandbox game. You can play the game by mainly stealth, run and gun, etc..

The gameplay depends on your completely. Crytek left it open and unscripted, so the player themselves can decide how everything plays out

Major_Tom3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

FACT: PC is maxxed out.

= π ∫₀¹ ((2-y²)² - (2-y)²) dy
. . . . . . = π ∫₀¹ (y⁴ - 5y² + 4y) dy
. . . . . . = π (y⁵/5 - 5y³/3 + 2y²) |₀¹
. . . . . . = π ((1/5 - 5/3 + 2) - 0)
. . . . . . = 8π/15 ≈ 1.6755

= CRYSIS Looks worse than Uncharted 2.

Actually, with my careful math skills I've proved Crysis is more maxxed out than Naughty Dogs engine.

Monkey5213666d ago

When did this discussion turn from graphics to gameplay.... The article is about whether Crysis 2 will have better graphics, yet of course, you guys want to turn it into MY GAME BEATS YOUR GAME!!! Who cares if one is sandbox and has better physics, that doesn't make it a better game.

Sitdown3666d ago

I completely agree....even though I must admit, I feel like I have reached my graphics threshold; more so than ever, its really becoming about art style/direction and animation for me.

INehalemEXI3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

You mean to tell me ... that a game coming out in 2010 is going to outdue a game from 2009 graphically?

o.0 ... lets freaking hope so.

zeeshan3666d ago

Better than Uncharted 2? Ok that's good news :) Better games pushing the boundaries of each console. That's a win win situation for us gamers :)

gaffyh3666d ago

PC, yes.

Consoles, probably not, but there's hope.

iamgoatman3666d ago


I'm still running an 8800GT and it plays Crysis fine on high settings, at 1680x1050 with no AA with a constant 30+FPS. Using the benchmark tool I get an average of 45FPS.

You must have one serious bottleneck for you to got 20FPS on medium on 'Paradise Lost'. And no, the 295GTX isn't the only card to run Crysis at those settings, most modern day cards do it just fine.

ThanatosDMC3666d ago

On PC, no freaking duh. Geez, it's like they havent seen Crysis 1.

Crysis 1 >>> all games in terms of graphics

Crysis 2 console versions is something i wanna see beat a PS3 exclusive.

LONEWOLF2313666d ago

Well the current Crysis titles already does.
But i guess the one that needs to prove itself is the Upcoming Crysis console version SO i dont know..........i guess we will have to wait and see since Uncharted 2 is the best there is when it comes to console graphics!

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heroprotagonist3666d ago

Sorry, but Gran Turismo Prologue wasn't especially impressive. To tell you the truth, Project Gotham Racing 4 looked better to me.

I definitely think Crysis 2 is likely to be the best looking game on consoles when it comes out.

vhero3666d ago

no multiplatform game will beat uncharted for graphics for the same reason uncharted cannot be ported for 360. Even if Sony gave permission (if thats what was holding them back of course)

ProjectVulcan3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

Crysis already beat uncharted 2, when it came out in 2007....nothing on this generation of consoles can or will surpass the original two year old crysis on Pc, on ultra settings with full HD resolution. Only people who have never played crysis with everything turned on would disagree it completely outdoes every console game from a technical standpoint. Uncharted 2 is a great looking 720P (Insert Context....)CONSOLE game. But Pc is always the TOP bar, Crysis is that bar.

Obviously Crysis 2 should look even better than the original on PC and widen the gap between 360/ps3 and PC. Duh.

@ the guy below. Crysis will NOT max on a mere 9800GT, unless its some pathetic resolution like 1024 x 768. Its pretty easy to dismiss everything else you just said on the basis you dont even know what you are talking about regards PC. This bench shows an 8800GT which is the very same card......With a high end quad core of the time aaaaaaaaand DX10 very high it manages an absolutely pathetic AVERAGE 17 frames a second @ just 1280 x 1024. Minimum is probably about 5 frames a second...From my experience, thats about right. Want more proof you are talking crap about maxing 'easily'? shows how DX10 very high again, a GTX275 only just manages to make the game playable with a minimum of 22 frames @ 1280 x 1024! GTX275 is twice as fast as a single 9800GT......

bman333666d ago

Upon hearing everyone talk about the graphical beast crysis is, I purchased myself a high end pc with a ge force 9800 gt and 6 gb of ram. I easily run crysis at max settings and the game is not impressive at all. I downloaded the mod for crysis which supposedly makes the graphics better and it still didn't look that great, especially in action. The game play is weak, the story is weak, and the game overall is boring. I spent so much money on a gaming pc and never touch the thing anymore. PC gamers brag way too much. Uncharted 2 is a way better game then crysis and after playing them both I was much moreimpressed by uncharted 2.

evrfighter3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )


lol that arma 2 battle looked epic.


and no...bman didn't max out crysis on that setup.

specialguest3666d ago

Only by another PS3 exclusive though, in terms of console games. Possibly KZ3???

Kain813666d ago

and the orginal source says that they try to beat Uncharted 2

Shepherd 2143666d ago

trust me, even with the first Crysis, there is no competition.

davekaos3666d ago

No you can not build a pc for $600 and max out crysis.
Gaming rigs that cost $2000+ still cant max out crysis
Max out is when you get 60fps at highest resolution with all AA turned on to max.
At the min the only rigs to acheive this in crysis are the ones that are quad sli/X-fire, and even then they use the flag ship graphics cards.
So lets do some maths
ATi 5870 card costs around £280/$437
so 4 of them would cost $1748
Thats just graphics cards, then u need a cpu that can handle them because a low end cpu will result in bottlenecks.
Then because you have a quad gpu set up your gonna need a beast of a PSU, 1000W plus, thats another $300
then you need the mobo which supports quad gpu setup, in this case its the EVGA 4way classified mobo which is around $500.

So far your $600 is well out of the window.

Then you need to consider the RAM,HDD,opticle drive,case,sufficient cooling.

Dont go on about how you can max crysis on a rig for under $1000 because you cant.
You want proof check out trubritars vidoes on youtube, he is constantly benchmarking rigs with crysis

WildArmed3666d ago

That's great!
That means there is more room for improvement in Uncharted 3 / Killzone 3.
I'm looking forward to this game.

PR0X13666d ago

UC2 is 1280x720 no AA. All pc games can look better from 2009 than UC2. Pc vs console is no match.

irepbtown3666d ago

i'm not sure about Crysis 2
Heavy Rain will probably be the best looking game, having played it myself (the demo), i just couldn't believe the graphics.
Back to Crysis and UC
As most of you said, on PC yes Console No.

pixelsword3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

it's hard to tell right now how much graphical wow is from the power of the PC and how much is from the programming prowess of the company at this point.

multipayer3666d ago

I think RAGE will be the best looking game of the year, and Crysis 2 will suffer the same ill effects on PC as Bioshock 2 and Mass Effect 2. Gimping.

ATi_Elite3666d ago

"Christian Schlütter: All three versions will be developed simultaneously. This also applies to the control. We saw the Xbox 360 version, but they are sure that it takes for the PC version, no major adjustments, because the system is very flexible"

I had to copy this quote because it verifies to me that Crysis 2 was made for the Xbox360 and ported to everything else. This game is going to suck and it will not look better than UNCHARTED 2.

Crysis on PC was a graphical tour de force but the game was actually average. I rather play Half Life 2. Crysis 2 is going to suck, mark my words.

ShadowCK3666d ago

Of course Crysis 2 will defeat Uncharted 2 in terms of graphics.

You'd be a fool to think otherwise.

Traveler3666d ago

Well, they have seen it and I haven't so I will take their word for it right now. I can't wait to see how it looks on consoles. I have seen the tech demos running on the 360 and PS3 and they looked phenomenal, so I expect great things from this game. At least when it comes to graphics.

Sub4Dis3666d ago

what's sad is that fanboys have to draw the comparison in the first place. nobody at crytek is worried about a console game stealing the crown. the first crysis is by far the best looking game. and it's not just that it looks great. it's that it doesn't cut any corners. which is why they had to rebuild the engine to even get it to run on consoles in the first place.

now, specifically for console. i personally don't even think uncharted 2 is the most impressive game. it's nice, for sure, but it's also very restricted. there's no freedom in the game. it's completely linear. it's a lot easier to make everything look nice when you can't wonder around looking for flaws the developers may have missed. crysis is a much more open game requiring a lot more attention to detail. so the answer is...who knows. lets just wait and see. one thing is for sure, people who don't have the pc to run crysis are in for a treat. crysis is one of the most fun games i've played this generation. currently on my 4th play through and i still find new ways of dealing with certain scenarios.

mal_tez923666d ago

Don't just say the PC version is better. Say: "Played on a powerful PC, the graphics will be better than consoles"

Saying one vesrion is superior when everyone has different computers is very misleading.

I know for sure that my PC will have better graphics than Uncharted 2, it already does, but not everyone's will.

multipayer3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

@0.8 Sure you can even make a game like "Dark Void" look better than uncharted 2 on PC, when completely still... Same goes for most any relative game, including crysis, when completely still... The point is your PC is not going to magically give a game the production values and insane amount of animation alike uncharted 2. Which has the best graphics IMO.

Also, did you know Bioshock 1 has better textures than part 2 on PC? No need for a high end PC if games are being built around specifically working on a lowend PC.(aka consoles) I'm pretty happy about this actually, no upgrading GPUs for me. I will overclock my cpu to death to make up for it.

Pillage053666d ago

It will on high end pcs no doubt...if you didn't believe that then you're an idiot. BUT..I bet U2 on a $300 ps3 looks better than Crysis/Crysis2 on a $300 pc. food for thought.

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Major_Tom3667d ago ShowReplies(6)
IrishAssa3667d ago

On consoles no, nothing will for years(uncharted 3) ,on pc obviously it will

Kurylo3d3667d ago

I've seen the cryengine 3 running on ps3 and 360 at siggraph... beleive me... it dominates anything uve seen running on consoles.. and even runs good.

Darkeyes3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

^^^ Those were tech demos mate, the final product is never as good as the demos.... The demos were impressive, but there was nothing happening on screen, it was just you roaming in a jungle.. Besides I still think the jungle in UC2 beats anything on a console even Cryengine demo....

Crysis 2 on PC will beat every game (well maybe Rage on PC will give it a tough fight), but on consoles, it's hard to beat UC2.... Personally feel KZ3 will take the crown, but GOW3 is also looking really great.

Ghostsmoker3666d ago

according to the whole tech behind. And Crysis 2 will surpass it without any doubt.
Do some of you really think that UC2 will dominate the graphics on consoles for years? If that's the case you should take off your fanboy glasses and stop lying to yourself.

gamer20103666d ago

Uncharted 2 is only very marginally better than a few other games as it is. It isn't the untouchable graphical monster that some people make it out to be. Like previous games that came before it such as Gears of War 2 and Killzone 2, it too will be surpassed. Things never stand still; they are always progressing.

Double Toasted3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

...Uncharted loses its spot its die hard fans will deny it...

Double Toasted3666d ago

"GSSD Wird Crysis 2 an die Grafik von Uncharted 2 auf der PS herankommen? If Crysis 2 GSSD come to the graphics of Uncharted 2 on the PS?

Christian Schlütter: Crysis 2 soll auf allen Plattformen das "am besten aussehende" Spiel werden. Christian Schlütter: Crysis 2 will be on all platforms, the "best looking" game. Das könnte klappen. That could work. Wenn Crytek alles umsetzt, was sie sich vornehmen (und die Technik ist da) wird es besser aussehen als Uncharted 2. If Crytek all implements what (they make themselves and the technology is there) it will look better than Uncharted 2nd Allerdings muss man auch bedenken, dass Uncharted 2 sehr viel linearer ist als es Crysis werden wird. However, one must also bear in mind that Uncharted 2 is much more linear than it will be Crysis. Crytek muss sehr viel mehr KI, Umgebungen, Variablen berechnen. Crytek has a lot more AI, environments, variables calculated."

nevimkdojsem23666d ago

"should become", "it might work", "if crytek implements all..."

Good that i didn't click the link... So basically they don't know anything and are just dreaming and guessing but the title says it will beat Uncharted 2 in terms or graphics. Great journalism. Looks like some naive people will be disappointed....

NinjaAssassin3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

i still can't believe el presador is saying that stuff. it's crazy that he says he was playing the ps3 fanboys all along. i'm not sure i believe that, but at least he realizes now how out of control ps3 fanboys are.

anyway whether people want to accept it or not it won't change reality. uncharted 2 is slightly the best looking console game right now but it will soon be passed by even better looking games like crysis 2.

pixelsword3666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

LOL that was EPIC!

What's a weeble? Is that "Wiible"? He says it but talks about the 360 fans, so I don't get it.

I used to watch this dude, but he was very extreme so I stopped watching after like looking into three or four of his vids in his backlog a while ago and he was kinda rude for no reason, but now I guess he was just faking, which is good. Because he was talking about "middle-aged fanboys" and he sure reminded me of what he was talking about.

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bunfighterii3667d ago

I dunno if its the translation but he said it 'could work', and then added the caveat that Crysis will have alot more going on and be more sandbox style. He didn't sound that optimistic.

I hope it does, I'm a total graphics wh*re. We should be at a point where, on PS3 at least, all games coming out this year look better and UC2.