Crytek: Crysis 2 “much better than Crysis”

Posted By | On 08th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

Crytek’s Cevat Yerli has defended the PC version of Crysis 2, cementing the notion that it will feel very much like a PC title. He has also stated how the increased production values of Crysis 2 will ensure that “PC gamers will get a better game.”

Yerli has stated that Crysis 2 won’t suffer any cross platform degradations and stated that “when we released Crysis, back then people didn’t judge it for [it’s textures]. I’m frustrated about this. We said it was a game that was pushing boundaries, which would stay relevant in the future, and all we got was a backlash: ‘This game doesn’t run!’ Then games came out for the same hardware that weren’t running at all, or were choppy and whatnot despite low-res graphics. Yet we were the bad guys for pushing PC graphics, making it too expensive to play. Whatever we do seems to be wrong.”

“Anyway, will Crysis 2 have hi-res textures; will it get blurry? Crysis 2 will have a PC version that’s a PC game. We’re going to push it as much as the engine can take. It’ll be at least as beautiful as Crysis, but the context is different. It’s New York. Not a jungle, but an urban jungle. You have to understand that the budget for Crysis was much lower than for Crysis 2. We could spend much more on Crysis 2 because we expected to sell more through multiplatform development. So PC gamers will get a better game out of that; it isn’t just take, it’s also give. The gameplay has received much more research about accessibility, streamlining and making it more fun, but also making it deeper. So every angle is improved. The amount of diligence and production volume we’ve spent makes it so much better than Crysis.”

“In my opinion – it’s superior from every angle. But this isn’t necessarily a game you can’t play today, or where you need another two years to max it out. That’s not the approach this time. Now, it’s more like we want to give you the best PC experience with current high-end equipment. So if you bought the last high-end graphics card, you’re going to get a blast out of it. Likewise, the minimum-spec experience will be of a far higher quality than Crysis was.”

Strong words that will help build anticipation for Crysis 2 when it launches on March 22nd and 25th in the US ad UK respectively for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Thanks to VG247 for the info.

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  • Rival_31

    A sequel to a game better damn well be better than the first.

  • noxtics

    seriously after playing the demo for this game i wasn’t blown away by the multiplayer. I really hope they have some good story telling and game play ready for the single player.

    Shooting game are always just trying to show off graphics …I always here devs talking about the engines and what not. Gameplay is where its at.

    Halflife and Halflife 2 …perfect examples of the level of polish and planning that should be executed and the production and development of an fps ….and all games for that matter.

    To be honest I am more excited for La Noire then I am for this game.

  • aquaman22

    That says a lot considering the economy we’re in today. I mean we’re getting better as a nation and all, but we have to admit to play crysis on a pc you need a horse of a computer. so if you’re telling me that the pc i played crysis on will NOT required any expensive upgrade and my experience will be even better than the first time around that says a lot! I love it when developers put themselves in the shoes of the consumer and try to understand what we need and what we can afford versus what they can make. I’m sure they can make games that would require immense fire power for like a computer thats worth $5000.00, but they know that the market for consumption is not GREAT so its cool. I thank you crysis for two things: Keeping in mind the US the consumer, as well as porting over the great game to let a wider audience experience it as well. keep it the good work! Aqua Out

  • Thatruth86

    It better be much better then the 1st .. not everybody got to play the 1s one so second looks interesting but i know from the trailers n hype it better be fxkn good lol


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