Crytek says it’s impossible for next-gen consoles to match gaming PCs

Crytek is confident.

Posted By | On 18th, Feb. 2013 Under Article, News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

Crytek has started spouting the obvious again, and this shouldn’t be surprising to people at all. They have said that the next-gen consoles cannot match gaming PCs that cost $2000 and above.

Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, has also added that Crysis 3 on PC will match the first gen games that are released for the PS4 and Xbox 720.

“Without breaking NDAs that are in place, realistically, from purely a price point perspective, it is impossible,” he told Eurogamer.

“It’s impossible to package $2000-3000 into a mainstream, let’s say $500 console. I’m not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that.

“So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of watt of power it needs, which is like a fridge, it’s impossible.”

He also revealed that PCs have evolved and it’s now possible to put two or three graphics cards

“If you look at PC gaming, that has changed also,” he said. “The whole modular way you can design a PC today, with two, three or four graphics cards in them, and you can water cool them and overclock to infinity, that didn’t exist even six or seven years ago. You just bought one or maybe two graphics cards and then you were super enthusiastic.

Crysis 3 will be released on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 19. You can check out more info on the multiplayer here.

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  • He talks “consumer priced” consoles not being able to match yet thinks the average pc gamer has $2000 rig. The same studio that said crysis wouldn’t be possible on current gen consoles.

    • Umm, your point?

      Cause it seems like he is talking the obvious here.

    • Based on past statements from people at Crytek they seem to be un sure of what technology is capable of like when they said crysis and crysis 2 were not capable on a console. they seem to end up proving them selves wrong time and time again.

      7 year old console tech is still able to keep up with current average gaming PCs, whos to say that line wont get a little more blurry down the road.

    • And yet PC’s still managed to get better versions of those games graphically while also having much better fps (Consoles versions tended to be locked to 30 fps). That being said, the Crysis games were still great on consoles and, if anything, should be a reason for people to start focusing on the fun and not on the hardware specs which, in hindsight, are just pieces of plastic and metal that allows the consumer to play the games.


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