Crysis 2 PS3 Will Hit Graphical Ceiling

NowGamer: Crytek has claimed that it's NewYork-based FPS sequel Crysis 2 will bring an unbeatable new visual quality to the PS3

The console has been spolit in recent months with Killzone 2, Uncharted 2 and God of War III each setting new graphical standards. However, lead Playstation 3 programmer Michael Glück is confident that Crysis 2 will exceed anything that has gone before. "With each generation of game titles on PS3, usually every 2 years, the games improve significantly in its quality, mostly showing off in graphics. I think with Crysis 2 you will see the quality bar being set at a very high level that games will struggle to excel. We're aiming to set a whole new benchmark with that game for all PS3 games..."

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FangBlade5123d ago (Edited 5123d ago )

Sounds like pure PR talk.

vhero5123d ago

Agreed especially if they port it to the 360 aswell and try to keep them "on par" like many multi platform developers.

Cold 20005123d ago (Edited 5123d ago )

Yeah, it may just end up looking better on the 360 like many multitpat games.

Just the guy hyping his game.

Bereaver5123d ago

Well, let's just assume, since they haven't lied yet.....

That it was true.

Crysis, is still the graphics king, but there still isn't a PC that can run it at 60fps in every part.

And if there is, it will cost over $3k. lol

Anyway, I hope they are right.

Red_Orange_Juice5123d ago (Edited 5123d ago )

no it will not, its not exclusive, there is no way to maximize PS3 in multiplat game, sorry

Consoldtobots5123d ago (Edited 5123d ago )


there's no way to maximize a multiplat game on PS3 without pissin off M$.

p.s. LMFAO @ blind fanboy like "Cold2000".

oh and last but not least, this guy may have the ability to exceed previous PS3 titles but he will quickly get an education on how politics controls game development.

Cold 20005123d ago

Yeah its very fanboyish to say many multiplats look better on the 360.

Chaostar5123d ago

It might be just PR talk but i'm still happy to be getting this game on the consoles. Not gonna upgrade my PC through the roof again lol.

It will be interesting to see which console handles this better if they develop individually with each one and optimize for both platforms. Xbox is known for its similarities in PC architecture so will it run better? Or will they really spend the time needed on PS3 to make it better than Uncharted 2, GOW3 etc?

Can't wait for the lens of truth on this one :D

AKS5123d ago (Edited 5123d ago )

I don't see Crytek as being a typical or average developer. They've spent years just getting their engine working on the PS3. I remember them stating they had a "secret project" they had been working on for the PS3 quite a long time ago, which evidently was getting CryEngine3 to run well on the system.

What I am interested in seeing is how Crytek handles having a cap on their computing power. Crysis and Crysis Warhead and the best looking games I've ever owned, but they were certainly resource hogs. I had to spend a lot of time tweaking settings to get it to run at 30 fps on high and very high. But even though my PC was powerful enough to run it at high to very high in 720p or medium to high in 1080p, dropping it to medium or lower didn't instantly guarantee 60 fps and 1080p. It would run on a lesser PC at lower settings, but I certainly wouldn't say CryEngine2 was well optimized at the lower settings. I could drop it to where it looked worse than console games and it still wouldn't give me a consistent 60 fps. I can run just about every other PC game I own on max settings and 1080p and get 60 fps. So I'm interested to see what they can do with a definite limit on computing power in the console versions; CryEngine3 is supposed to address these issues.

I'll be buying the PC version, but I'm interested in seeing how the console versions turn out. I'm not sure if CryEngine 3 on the PC will have as high a graphical ceiling as CryEngine 2, but since I don't have an absolutely top flight PC (I don't upgrade constantly; I'll wait until I see either a great deal on a mobo and parts or when I feel my setup is getting too dated), I am hoping Crysis 2 looks as good or better than Crysis 1 at the settings I use and runs even smoother. I may benefit from CryEngine 3 even if it's top end is lower.

heroicjanitor5123d ago

That it won't be all that. Being multiplat, it will not look as good as the ps3 exclusives. And I wouldn't be surprised if the 360 version runs better since they are pc devs.

AKS5123d ago

@ heroicjanitor

It could turn out that way, but it doesn't have to if Crytek doesn't want to do it that way. I hate to use Final Fantasy XIII as an example because Squeenix didn't do such a hot job on the 360 version, but my point is that the PS3 version is one of the best looking PS3 games even though it is multiplatform. The PS3 version looks and sounds like an AAA exclusive because they made sure they took advantage of the hardware they best that they could. But unfortunately they kind of ruined my example of how both versions could be optimized for individual systems by not doing this with the 360 version. It is theoretically possible to make all versions the best they can be for each platform, though. I hope Crytek does this. I haven't read anything about the audio for Crysis 2; I hope they give the PS3 version a high end audio treatment.

ico925123d ago (Edited 5123d ago )

"Yeah, it may just end up looking better on the 360 like many multitpat games. "

From what we've seen both versions look just about the same, so like FangBlade said its just PR talk, and besides from what i've heard crytek seem to be favouring the ps3 alot more than the 360 in the development of Crysis 2 for consoles, so if any versions gonna look inferior its most likely gonna be the 360 version.

sikbeta5123d ago

@Cold 2000

Say thanks to the similar PC architecture, If it wasn't for that...


Crytek can do Amazing Stuff on PC and they'll do Good stuff on Consoles but at the same time I think M$ will don't want another [FF13] situation again, so this is just PR talk and there will be an "standard" version for Both Consoles or there will be 2 Different Versions ala [FF13], who knows...

Syronicus5123d ago (Edited 5123d ago )

And then when Crysis 3 hits the consoles, it too will hit the new graphical ceiling based on the code they use. Each game utilizes hardware more efficiently and the truth is, we will not see the best looking games that the PS3 can produce until the final days of the PS3's existence. Let's not forget the PSone and PS2. The same fate belonged to them.


Look at Cold 2000 in a PS3 thread already with his XDF damage control. Wait, weren't you just in a 360 thread complaining about PS3 fanboy trolls? Oh look at the irony.

t8505123d ago

But wont most of the PS3 owners be buying the superior PC version?

As thats what they do when a multiplat hits the PC and 360.

Though if the game doesnt max out the PS3 as PS3 fanboys here like to believe then why isnt the PS3 version running in 1080p?

Its not hard to render the game at 1080p if the system can handle it. Oh wait even the PS3's own much talked about exclusives like UC2, KZ2 only run at 720p.

PS3 has obviously hit a wall with its own exclusives. Was it as powerful as Sony likes all of you to beleive then it would have been running eveything in 1080p, its not hard. PS3 just doesnt have the juice.

captain-obvious5123d ago

didn't any of you wondered before why when Crytek talks about Crysis 2 on consoles
they focus on PS3 + graphics

i mean it feels like its a PS3 exclusive some time just hearing them talk
no love to the 360 ?

piroh5123d ago

Crysis 2 will be another 7-8 GB game because it's multiplat
or will it be 50 GB ps3 game with amount of details seen in MGS4? i don't think so

Cell and Blu-ray laughs at this article

Raf1k15123d ago

The peope at Crytek are good at what they do. I'm inclined to believe this guy but I think we should wait and see for ourselves before we start saying they'll be the same on consoles. You never know, Crytek might surprise us and use the extra space on the Blu-Ray.

piroh5122d ago

Crytek isn't sony 1st party studio, they are too lazy for doing that

in some interviews they said every version will be the same which can't be true otherwise the game will be gimped for ps3 due to dvd limitations
in some interviews they said the game will use 100% power of every platform which can't be true because ps3 has Cell and Blu-ray capacity

schizophrenia? i don't believe Crytek

HolyOrangeCows5122d ago

If he claimed that the 360 version was so, you'd never question it.

Redrum0595122d ago

judging from all their videos, i can easily say that ps3 and 360 version of the game arent on par. just look closely at the videos and you will see thhat the ps3 version looks more polished than the 360 version.

Meryl5122d ago

here is how the cryengine performs and looks on each hardware pc> ps3 > x360, at least they got it right with this engine unlike the unreal engine lol