Crytek: Crysis 2's purpose 'isn't to dethrone Call of Duty'

Crytek’s ambition with sci-fi sequel Crysis 2 isn’t to supplant Call of Duty as the dominant FPS on the market, but to deliver a title that “hits the gamer’s nerve,” says the esteemed developer.

SnakeMustDie4843d ago

BF3 will take care of that. They just need to make sure that they will deliver a great experience.

Shackdaddy8364843d ago (Edited 4843d ago )

Crysis 2 is like the first wave from EA then BF3 is like the calvary. Kinda like a double sucker-punch towards the most popular version of CoD(MW) to prove that CoD isn't the top dog anymore.

Urrakia344843d ago

CoD has NEVER been the top dog, only the best seller.

DigitalAnalog4843d ago

I'd want to agree with you but B3's potential can only be realized on PC's. I'm not looking forward to the console versions at all. Meanwhile, COD being crappy as it is - is being loved by all sheep. The PC experience, does not make it any better... and that's the difference.

-End of Line

young juice4843d ago

i dont even think crysis 2 belongs on consoles. cuz im gonna buy partly because of sandbox 3.

JsonHenry4842d ago


I could not have said it any better myself man. PERFECTLY put.

hiredhelp4843d ago (Edited 4843d ago )

Is there some out of text stuff going on this article. it almost sounds like the guy who wrote this trying to make crytek say there better than call of duty we will be no1.
be honist i honistly dont see crytek saying that. not that end part anyway sounds bit iffy.

But in all farness cod has had its day. its been around long time what have they really done for us. same engine since cod4 increased prices. like my freinds always say best thing they dont put in zombies.

Na we need batlefield 3 we need crysis we need good devs that can make good team based FPS. no run gun low res textures.

jamboza4843d ago

aaaa yyaaa....COD has already bin kicked off the kings seat in MY head and halo took its place and now Crysis will take its place....dont care about what reality says about if COD is in the kings seat of shooter or whatever

gypsygib4843d ago (Edited 4843d ago )

COD will dethrone itself. If anything can be learned from GH, you can only release the same game annually for so long before the entire game's gameplay becomes extremely boring.

COD is a good game, but even I can't play the same game for 4 years strait.

For me COD is, 'been there, done that'. I've purchased pretty much the same game 3 times in 4 years. No more COD for me.

yugioh1004838d ago

"Crysis 2's purpose 'isn't to dethrone Call of Duty'"

lol like it even had a chance.


The Crysis Trilogy Joins EA Access Vault

Featuring the complete nanosuit experience, The Crysis Trilogy has now joined the EA Access vault as a title that's free for those that subscribe to the EA service on Xbox One consoles.

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Games1st1418d ago (Edited 1418d ago )

Just in time for those that got the month trial.

DrDeath1418d ago

Wait? There is more than one? lol


Here are Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Crysis 2, RAGE & Resident Evil 2 Remake with Ray Tracing

YouTube’s members ‘Digital Dreams’ and ‘Jose cangrejo’ have shared some videos, showcasing Pascal Gilcher’s Reshade mod – which adds Ray Tracing/Path Tracing effects – in some really old games such as Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Crysis 2, RAGE and Resident Evil 6.

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traumadisaster1802d ago

I'm still learning how to look for the differences. At first I was focusing on shadows for some reason but I don't think that changes much, is it reflections that change?

rashada071802d ago (Edited 1802d ago )

It is supposed to be simulating how light actually works- so yes if light is reflecting off a surface accurately it should show reflection or an effect that matches what you are looking at in the environment. Next time you play a game look at a puddle of water there may be just a "baked" in texture that if you aren't paying attention seems like it is reflecting but it isn't. I would say though if the light is reflecting more accurately I would think that would give more accurate shadows as well.
I am still not 100% sold on it- it looks okay but I can't get over the hardware price jump for better reflections..

Taz X141802d ago

While games won't look immensely better, it opens up more possibilities overall. Understandably, the price jump is huge. But, that can be said for being at the forefront for any new technology. I'm currently using a 2080ti and while I've played a few games that enable it, the gpu also plays everything else incredibly well so it's not like you're buying this tech for ONLY that option. Enthusiasts will pay top dollar to check out the newest things, but this will eventually become an everyday consumer and by then they'll have optimized and become a lot cheaper.

warriorcase1801d ago

Ray/path tracing can be used how the developer wants it to be. Tracing can be used to calculate shadows/lighting, reflection and even audio, where audio waves are calculated on the bounce off material types to simulate enviroment and echos accuratly.

Should also keep in mind that this ray/path tracing system is different and less accurate option from Nvidias RTX branded type. McFly's is a reshade that layers over the top of the game and therefor the quality will vary drastically. For example you can see nice reflection in the Star Wars demo here but it then introduces colour clipping with the light saber. On a video of GTA 5 for example it was incorrectly projecting a reflection of a red car onto the road which caused a very faint red glow on the ground around the car.

If you want to see a good example of a game developed with ray tracing reflection and lighting in mind then you could look up the youtube video of "Control - Exclusive E3 RTX GAMEPLAY Trailer".

DigitallyAfflicted1802d ago

It supposed to add more realistic light Not actually more light effects and explosions

traumadisaster1802d ago

I hate to say it but I’m fine with fake lights, shadows, reflections. I just kind of like the effect, it’s also great it saves resources for other things.

I’ve been checking out some original Xbox games on x360/x1x and the engine has fake light streaming in through a stained glass window, and I love it even though I know it’s not real time lighting. Heck it even shifts as I move about.

I’ve about convinced my self rt and hdr just doesn’t work for me. Before hdr I would even complain damn why are the headlights killing me they are so bright.

I notice most frame rate, then jaggies, then resolution; with the last two interchangeable depending.

Other day watched an enthusiast rave over 4k and the poor guy was in 1080p. I played the same game the night before and thought wow this is clean, I wonder if it’s 4k, but knew differently and I thought wow even resolution is not always important. The next day he apologized and was surprised he could be fooled.

RaidenBlack1801d ago

EA should have released the Crysis Trilogy Remaster for this gen.

FGHFGHFGH1797d ago

How come the lightsabers don't give off any light? Even in the EA star wars game the guy uses it to light up a dark cave. I guess if it is using frostbite it will support rtx cards.


13 Awesome Games Set In Real Places

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