Crysis 2: 'We want to compete with the top tier shooters'

The closure of Free Radical also meant the loss of a studio that consistently provided one of the most creative, unique and genuinely fun console multiplayer experiences.

However, when Crytek announced it had purchased Free Radical and renamed it Crytek UK fans of the of the studio and Timesplitters started to pay a lot more attention to Crysis 2.

We sat down with executive producer Nathan Carmillo and discussed the multiplayer in Crysis 2 and the Crytek UK's involvement in crafting it.

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Vegeta90003129d ago

I don't think any shooter this gen can top Killzone 2 aside from Killzone 3.

awiseman3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

KZ2 maybe king in Graphics department but it is not king in gameplay or popularity department.

Fanboy is fanboy

TronEOL3129d ago

I think this guy knows what he's talking about (awiseman).
It's easy to say Killzone 2 is the best FPS ever when all you play is PS3 and you *think* Call of Duty is for babies and casuals.

But the facts are Call of Duty is the best FPS experience available because it's so easy to get in to. And that is NOT a bad thing. This shows a lot when you go on Killzone 2 to see only about 1000 or so players on at best, sometimes dropping below that number. Whereas Modern Warfare 2 is a glitch-filled and sporadic piece of garbage, yet it has (on average) 400,000 players on at any time (PS3).

Now Killzone 3 is a much larger improvement over Killzone 2 (Gameplay/mode wise, I'm in the BETA). And yes, I fully believe it has a very large chance in taking PS3 Gamers attention away from Call of Duty. It just needs more content in it's multiplayer since it is very limited at the moment.

Basically I'm trying to tell you to stop defending Killzone 2. It was a good step forward for Killzone as a series, but Killzone 3 will be the game we all wanted. The controls are tighter, the modes are more interesting, the upgrading/leveling up makes more sense, there are more weapons, and sorts of "killstreaks" that give you little enhancements that the perks in MW2 would give you.

But yes, on topic. Crysis will top none of the big contenders. Call of Duty will always be on top, followed by some of the more unique console exclusives like previously mention Killzone 3 and Halo Reach for Xbox360.

Medal of Honor, Bad Company 2, ARMA, and many more failed to topple, or even hurt, Call of Duty's sales or population. Call of Duty has the gameplay and content down for multiplayer. And no one else seems to mimic that. Although Halo Reach got close, and there is still hope for that not yet released Killzone 3.

RememberThe3573129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

So if I think that Killzone 2 is the best FPS to date I'm a fanboy? Do you even know what a fanboy is? Stop using that label so much you obviously don't know what your talking about...

evrfighter3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

actually tf2 destroys any cod as far as content and gameplay go.

119 updates and counting.

of course there are the titles like cs where the amount of content cod provides is laughable if you try comparing.

Sarcasm3129d ago

Come on, there isn't a "best" fps. A lot of them are great in their own ways. Sometimes I feel like playing BC2, or Resistance or L4D2 or KZ2 or COD etc. etc. As long as they feel like unique experiences, then I'll play them all.

AKS3129d ago

I view BC2 and TF2 as the best online multiplayer FPSs currently.

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CombineElite3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

Killzone 2 is the best FPS until Killzone 3 comes out.
Wait a minute I take that back, Killzone 2 is the best CONSOLE FPS until KZ3 comes out.

Just because KZ2 didn't sell 30 million copies doesn't mean it's not the best. Volkswagen sold over a million Beetles but I'll take a Bugatti Veyron over it any day of the week.

As for Crysis 2 I think they should have used the Cry Engine 2 for PC and the Cry Engine 3 for consoles. Crysis wants to compete with the top shooters but the only thing that Crysis has is graphics. There's nothing in Crysis's game play that says top tier.

STALKER KZ2 Halo Call Of Duty Battlefield 2 Gears Half life, these are the top tier shooters because their game play has that special something that separates them from the rest.

Maybe since Crysis 2 will have lower quality graphics I hope they improve the game play. Crysis was an oK game but it was all about graphics versus game play.

Tachyon_Nova3129d ago

Seriously, why would they use two different game engines? CryEngine 3 has more features and is more refined that CE2. Dev'ing for console at the same time doesn't make a difference, you just turn on or off features and bump up/down texture/shader etc quality.

Had they developed over two engines, that would mean twice as much work in building the game and debugging, leading to a worse experience on all formats.

DeathMetal3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

what game play it's a cookie cutter FPS, probabbly why most people didn't even bother to finish the campaign ( according to GG) You have way more options in Crysis and it's gameplay is far more innovative than Killzone's. If you think KZ's gameplay is top tier you need to play more games.

raztad3129d ago

KZ2 has the best gunplay I have experienced in any game. It is even better than F.E.A.R. It requires a lot of skills. Its sense of weight has to be mastered, and aiming requires effort. Other games are more popular because are more accessible.

360nPS3rTheSAME3129d ago

and nothing was special about it. It was good but most of the time it was a chore for me to play. I play my ps3 the most but kz2 is NOT a halo killer or best console fps to me

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JasonPC360PS3Wii3129d ago

KZ2 or KZ3 isn't the king in graphics, hell it can't even top the first Crysis, a 3yr old game

TronEOL3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

Yes, Crysis was a graphics king. We all know this.
But it also FAILED to work on ALL computers, or gaming rigs.

Whereas you'll never need to think twice about making sure your tech is there for Killzone 2, or 3. Sure, upgrading tech is better, but optimizing games for the released and known tech is MUCH better for the industry as a whole.

That's where Crytek falls short. They are always trying to push the envelope when it comes to graphics, effects, etc, but forgetting that people need to be able to play their game.

Pandamobile3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

People can always PLAY the game with even a low-end gaming rig, but who gives a shit if you can't play it with every setting maxed out.

That's why PC games are future proof.

2 years down the line when you reinstall that game, you can push it to a ridiculous resolution, crank the anti-aliasing and enable all sorts of sexy shaders and lighting effects that you couldn't do last time.

I remember my rig couldn't come close to running Crysis maxed out in 2007. Unless you had a $1000 CPU and two 8800 GTX's, you'd be lucking to run it smoothly in DX9 High settings, let along DX10 Very High. Then over the course of 3 years, the hardware caught up with the game. Now you can easily max out Crysis at absurd resolutions with all the fancy filters enabled. And because of Crytek's all-out approach to Crysis, we have a 3 year old game, that is STILL the one of, if not the best looking games in existence (Metro 2033 gives it a run for its money though).

Whereas when you have a console game, it may look good when it comes out, but 2 years from now, it's going to look the EXACT SAME.

HDgamer3129d ago

Sorry but your pathetic reasoning jason360 is that a tech demo pc game known as crysis couldn't be trumped by a console game. If I knew you were this horrible at understanding you have limited knowledge then you wouldn't be in the ps3 news. What 360 game has topped any ps3 or pc exclusive? None? I mean they did barely trump the ps2 games.

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RememberThe3573129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

But I haven't seen anything that tops Crysis graphically. Killzone2 is the best looking FPS on consoles, but PC's will always have the best looking games since devs really don't have any boundaries on PC. I feel like Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 are greater achievements but Crysis is the graphics king. However, when you see Crysis 2 and Killzone 3 side by side on consoles I'm confident that KZ3 will destroy C2.

PrinceOfAnger3129d ago

crysis 1 is graphics King fps until crysis 2.

vhero3129d ago

Gotta love 360 fanboys like Jason 360 they cant compare graphics to a 360 game as even they know there beloved console can't compare. They have to compare to a PC which is ridiculous as anybody with half a brain will tell you unlike PC's consoles can't be upgraded with new hardware to make games look better. So people with have a brain (not fanboys like Jason 360) know consoles cannot compete with games on PC released AFTER the console was released. But they still look damn good on my 42" so I ain't complaining.

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imvix3129d ago

"I don't think any shooter this gen can top Killzone 2 aside from Killzone 3."

Lol only if you are a PS3 fanboy. Any Multiplat on the PC will top Killzone when it comes to graphics. When it comes to gameplay 3yr old games like TF2 easily offer more then Killzone ever will.

vhero3129d ago

Stop comparing consoles to PC as PC are upgradeable and constantly getting better every day it's a totally biased comparison but I don't expect anything less from 360 fanboys.

frankymv3129d ago

Agreed. Crysis 2 looks pretty average.

lelo2play3129d ago

"Then they'll lose.I don't think any shooter this gen can top Killzone 2 aside from Killzone 3. "

Let me tell you a secret... Killzone 2 was not that great. It's a good FPS, but not a great one. There are a few FPS this generation better then Killzone 2.

2late3129d ago

Are you serious? I'm pretty sure they meant the Call of duty and halo series.

nilamo3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

You're not even old enough to play these games, let alone form a decent opinion what's better.

im-12-years-old3129d ago

lol @ you taking my name serious

new to the internet?

frankymv3129d ago

I agree, Killzone is incredible.

360nPS3rTheSAME3129d ago

the controls were too sloppy because of the well documented technical issues. Kz2 wasn't all that great but it was ok

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awiseman3129d ago

Thats Wat EA said about moh. But I hav faith that Crytek can do it though.

Def Warrant3129d ago

Let the darn game do the talking.

Tachyon_Nova3129d ago

Well its hardly going to compete if nobody knows about it is it? Whats wrong with a bit of spruking?

Fresh_N_New3129d ago

Nothing is wrong with that but these guys have been talking for far too long. Release the darn game and let gamers judge for themselves.

Tachyon_Nova3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

Polyphony Digital and Gran Turismo springs to mind...

I don't want Crytek to rush the game. You know why, because I want it to be the best game it can be, where as PS3 fanboys just want it to suck so they can go on singing the praise of Killzone, a game which if they were being honest with themselves had many failures.

So Crytek, take your time, and show the gaming world what you can do when you make a game on your own terms!

Troll-without-Bridge3129d ago

They only have to compete with themselves.

And killzone 3.

Tachyon_Nova3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

In the world of shooters, Killzone barely rates a mention in terms of sales (For a developer/publisher the most important thing).

Gears x2, Halo x5, Call of Duty x6, Far Cry x 2, Army of Two, Battlefield x 3 (2, BC, BC2), Resistance, Resident Evil 5, BioShock x 2, Dead Space, Red Faction, Half Life x2, Medal of Honor, L4D x2, Rainbow 6 x2, Ghost Recon, Borderlands and even Crysis have outsold Killzone 2 in the past 5 or so years. Thats 35 games, and I'm sure there a plenty more! So yeah, just Killzone to compete with....

Lyr1c3129d ago

Why must we always talk about sales? Sales aren't the most important thing when it comes to gaming.

Tachyon_Nova3129d ago

Not for gamers, but for developers/publishers, like I said.

alphakennybody3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

graphic department its there but, gameplay wise nothing remarkable has been shown/seen to set it apart from others.

wwm0nkey3129d ago

As a member of the pre-alpha test who has logged in many hours, I can say that you really need to play it before you say anything. If marketed right and a playable MP demo comes out a month/week before release, this can be up there with Halo, CoD, and KZ

DeathMetal3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

Someone at E3 said you can shoot the enemies in one part on the street or strap bombs to a demolished car, turn on strength mode, kick it down the street and make it explode at any point you want. Show me another game where you have creative options like that.

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