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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