It has been a common question recently: how will Crysis 2 look on the PlayStation 3? After all, it has been created by the PC-oriented developer, Crytek.

Well, there's a PlayStation Blog interview with the game's executive producer, Nathan Camarillo, and he specifically addresses those concerns. He also talks about the multiplayer demo, which is available now on the PlayStation Network. Here's his response to the question, "How do you utilize the PS3 to live up to the high PC standard?"

"It’s the core of CryEngine 3 that’s able to scale appropriately and we can adjust per platform exactly what we wanna get out of it. We want the exact same gameplay experience, the same fun, the same intensity, all the same visual information that you need to understand and play the game appropriately. It’s just a lot of under the hood magic."

The Blog then got specific by citing a recent IGN article that said Crysis 2 didn't come out great on the PS3. On the flip side, other sources like CVG and PSM didn't see it that way. Camarillo's reply:

"I’ve gone on the record saying that if you stick PS3 and 360 side by side I would challenge anyone to find any meaningful difference. I don’t see it at all."

As for the demo, he tells everyone that we need to "break the habit of being ground-constrained like in other games." In other words, we're all trained to think we have to stick to the ground in a shooter (unless you're flying around in a jet pack in Killzone 3 , of course), and we might be surprised at what we see in Crysis 2 .

"If it’s one story high, you can jump there. If it’s a story and half, you can jump and pull yourself up. So it really changes the speed and pace of multiplayer. I can’t wait for PlayStation 3 owners to get their taste of crazy, insane nanosuit multiplayer action."

Related Game(s): Crysis 2

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Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Crytek is full of it. After playing the PSN demo last night, that game doesn't hold a candle to Killzone 3. The controls felt jittery, almost as if they didn't quite figure out how to translate a keyboard and mouse game to the standard game pad and the graphics looked poor. Everything looked low res and jagged. I read around the net that it might not even be in HD. As far as I am concerned Crytek wasn't honest about how much of the PS3's power this game is utilizing. It makes sense now why they haven't shown us any PS3 footage until recently. I'll be sticking with Killzone 3. It looks way better and runs a much smoother. Better sound too.

Though I must say, the game looked might nice on my PC. If you really want this game and have a PC that can run it. Get the PC version.

Cavan1
Cavan1
9 years ago

i played it last night, after logging into my american psn account.

Thought it was ok – i agree it doesnt hold a candle to killzone 3, but then i didnt expect it too; Multiplats never can compare to ps exclusives.

I suppose you have to compare it to cod, since everything is these days and i thought it was about the same, graphics were abit better and the whole nanosuit is pretty decent. If this came out before killzone it mighta sold well as theres alot of people who are bored of being milked by thew cash cow that is call of duty. But i dont know how anyone would be able to recommend this over Killzone.

Therefore i only expect it to sell well on the PC (which is was always going to sell well on) and will have limited success on xbox, mainly that there hasnt been a new Halo or Gears game for a while, and the new Gears isn't coming out until the christmas season.

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

So it's basically just another so-so FPS? I don't even have anything interesting to add. I didn't care about this game before reading this, and i don't care now.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I didn't expect it be better than Killzone either but I don't like liars and Crytek lied through their teeth about what they were accomplishing with this game on the PS3. I said from the start they probably aren't telling the truth so while I am not surprised, their willingness to lie is still a tad annoying. I wish my PC was strong enough to run it because it did look great on the PC. Though it could use a bit more color.

And I thought Gears 3 was supposed to be out this April? What are Xboxers going to play from now until then? Kinectimals?

@GuernicaReborn

As Cavan said some of the mechanics with the nano suit are kind of cool but nothing ground breaking. Nothing the Octocamo in MGS4 didn't already do.


Last edited by Jawknee on 3/16/2011 1:06:58 PM

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

This is pretty funny since Jawknee and I had a conversation about this after I tried the demo out.

I honestly was expecting to blown away with the graphics.

I was not.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

There are some people on the PSBlog talking about Crysis 2 and they are very disappointed about it.

I won't be getting it as well when i get my PS3, it looks fun and all. But i don't like games that have frame rate issues, jaggies etc and who knows what else the game has problems with. If they want people to buy it they better fix it right away.

I'm saving my money for my PS3 and Socom 4.

JSwayze
JSwayze
9 years ago

@Clamedeus

The SOCOM beta for the people who bought KZ3 starts on the 22nd…you better throw in an extra $14 and have your PS3 shipped overnight bro

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I don't need to, i can wait for the actual game. I have very good patience, i heard there is going to be an open beta for everyone, not sure if it's true or not i can wait for that if they do an open beta, and if that's true i might have my PS3 in time for the open beta hopefully.

JSwayze
JSwayze
9 years ago

Yeah the public beta is a week after the KZ3 buyers beta. I can't wait for the beta or actually game…SOCOM is one of my all time series, to bad it's not going to be like old

___________
___________
9 years ago

a MP game does not hold a candle to KZ3.
wow, someone call the shockbulance!
come on, seriously!
crysis 2 was never going to be as visually impressive as KZ3 unless you have a high powered PC.
people seem to be forgetting this is cryteks first venture onto consoles.
cant be perfect first time, every time!

Veitsknight
Veitsknight
9 years ago

Yeah. I agree that it would look better on the PC. But the way Crytek boasted about how impressive Crysis will be on the ps3, how it will be the only game to push the ps3 to its limit. HA! BTW, the open world freeroam nyc is kinda overdone.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Cowpatty, YOU seem to be forgetting how much they bragged about how this game would be "teh best looking console shooter evah!"

Check your facts before you try and put someone in their place so you don't embarrass yourself next time.

___________
___________
9 years ago

oh so there the only ones who over promised?
were forgetting about all the launch trailers sony showed at E3 06 are we?
motorstorm, KZ2 all showed CGI promising thats what the games would look like when they were not even close!

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Seriously? You're bringing up e3 2006 to make your point?

You're a nutter. Get some help.

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

I almost feel over-saturated in stating that FPS's are over-saturated. It kinda feels like post-thanksgiving dinner, where right now I don't think I even want to look at another FPS or I'll puke.

Like Guernica said, I didn't care about this game before, and I care even less now.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

i downloaded the demo this morning but i didn't get to play any of it. I will say this though. I just got my 3d tv last night and KZ3 is absolutely amazing in 3d!!! The depth is just crazy crazy crazy. i can't wait until uncharted 3 comes out! I can see 3d definitely benifiting gameplay as far as platforming because of the depth. Also played Stardust HD-3d and it's soooooooo cool. Gimmick? I think not

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Stardust HD is pretty awesome in 3D. Have you checked out that 3D trailer for Uncharted 3 yet? It's looking like it will be the best 3D presentation yet.

ColTater
ColTater
9 years ago

@ Kraygen and Jawknee

So, how does playing in 3D with glasses on for an extended period of time feel? And, what it the longest session you've had without taking a break, having to adjust them, or having to take them off? I'm all excited for 3D and what not and easily have the money for it, but damn those glasses just keep swaying my decision to take the plunge. I want to be the first in my circle to quote unquote show off as the first with an awesome 3D setup and hopefully convince more of the buddies to get on board with the exclusives, but I fear the glasses are a huge hinderence.

Also, can you switch on the fly whether you want to be playing in 3D or not, or do you have to quit the game and reload it? It being KZ3. Guess I could look at the options since I own the game, but that would be too easy.


Last edited by ColTater on 3/16/2011 1:40:32 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I haven't had any problems. I have been able to play in 3D just as long as I would in 2D without having to remove the glasses or adjust them. They fit quite nicely over my Buddy Hollyish glasses too. My wife on the other hand got a head ache after about an hour. So for me the experience has been pain free and a lot of fun.

As for your second question, so far all the games I have played you have to quit to the main menu to turn 3D off and on though if you want to be lazy and not quit and reload the game, you can just turn the 3D off on the TV using the TV remote. It will take it out of the 3D mode and look 2D again but the game will still be hindered by being in 3D mode on the game. For example when playing Killzone 3 in 3D the framerate suffers a tad and there is a small amount of pop in. That will not go away unless you turn 3D off in the game menu. It's not game breaking but the games do tend to perform better in 2D mode than they do in 3D. But the 3D experience is still great and well worth the cost in my opinion.

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

@Coltater – I've really only played Black Ops and KZ3 in 3D. I played for at least 3 hours and never really get tired. If you think about it, you can last easily through the 2 hour 3D movies and most people dont have a problem.

And I agree that the 3D is worth it in most cases. I've said it before, I don't think it adds much to GT5, because things go so fast anyway, and I dont use the in cockpit view.

@Jawknee – I havent seen that Uncharted 3D trailer. I'll look for it tonight….that's not some PSplus thing is it??

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Nope. Don't need a plus membership. Just look for it under media, game videos.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

@ coltater

Sorry don't have a 3d tv, so can't really help ya out.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Haven't played the demo yet, but I'm not expecting much and you may notice that he never said the ps3 looked as good, in fact he seemed to be doing everything he could to skirt the issue.

"I’ve gone on the record saying that if you stick PS3 and 360 side by side I would challenge anyone to find any meaningful difference. I don’t see it at all."

Meaningful difference being the key, also that he doesn't see it, but this is from the people who said it would be the best looking console game ever made. So it stands to reason they are either flat out lying or they are incredibly delusional.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

In the past though they have said this game was going to look better than Killzone and that the PS3 version was "running better" than the 360 version. They have also said they maxed out the PS3 with this game. He may be doing his best to walk back some of those statements now, but it was clear from the moment they first opened their mouths they were tooting their own horn with no proof to back it up. Now they just look like a bunch of liars.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Oh, but I could find plenty of meaningful differences between this multiplatform game certain PS3 exclusives!!

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

No i haven't checked that video out yet. I'll do that though when i get home. I'm sure it's beautiful.

DeathOfChaos
DeathOfChaos
9 years ago

Tried the demo out and couldn't even get online, there was no one playing it. I was playing it at about midnight my time, but there are timezones, it was daytime somewhere, lol. Also, from what I was able to gather, most of the almost 2GB of space this demo takes was probably almost all, if not half, in the little video the game started up with before everything else. I actually sat through the whole video and watched it, so if you're actually able to skip that intro, I'm sure most probably found it boring and skipped it, so probably about half of the size of the demo was put into an intro that most skipped, lol. Oh well, maybe I'll try it again, but if it doesn't work this time, I'm just deleting it. I hate FPS games but I wanted to truly play this one and see all it's shortcoming first hand.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Sum up: Bad graphics, horrible controls, okay gameplay, tons of server issues.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Does not stand a chance against Killzone 3.

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

OT
Anyone play the MK demo? How to you do the stage fatality in tthe tree stage?

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
9 years ago

There is only one stage fatality. The forest doesnt have it in the demo.

ColTater
ColTater
9 years ago

I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for the info.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

The commentators at the PS Blog weren't buying what Nathan was saying, either. The guy lies like a rug.

If you want Crysis 2, buy it for the PC. This is not a console FPS like Halo, Resistance or Killzone 3.

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Motion blur was horribly exaggerated. I literally couldn't focus on anything, and the control felt like plugging in a PC-compatibile controller in a PC and playing a PC-only game. Only thing that slightly impressed me was the lighting, but as Jawknee said it doesn't hold a candle to KZ3 (that's pun isnt it? Y'know…light…candle..:P).

Also people using stealth mode was highly aggrivating, they just come straight up to you, and punch you in the face without you noticing. 0_o

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

Mk demo was pretty awesome. It definitely feels like old MK!!! Looked good in 3d too. It was a little easy but it was awesome nonetheless. i wasn't able to do a fatality when i played but the bone breaking move is pretty sweet. LOL

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

over on cvg there is an article citing ign that says the ps3 build is worse, choppy frame rate, etc. there was talk weeks ago that the ps3 build was worse, and it looks like most are agreeing now that the ps3 demo is up in europe.

this is somewhat dissapointing becuase crytek said the ps3 version was coming along better at 1 point. they said a lot of things, though. most of which has turned out to be bs.

i was skeptical becuase of the lack of ps3 footage, and the demo coming so late. if you have a game that looks so great, then you showcase it on the system. talk is cheap, and this developer has done a lot of talking.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Totally agree..my thoughts exactly

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
9 years ago

Are all PC developers this arrogant?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Yes.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
9 years ago

No, but Crytek and Valve are the most.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

Only the successful ones. Same goes for any company no matter what business it is.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Not Naughty Dog.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Yep, and PC fanboys are also incredibly arrogant.


Last edited by Lairfan on 3/17/2011 4:00:06 PM

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

As are a lot of console gamers if you hadn't noticed.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

Wow, how disappointing ūüôĀ I was really looking forward to this game. I still want to try the demo but my hopes are not high. WTF Crytek! Way to screw the PS3 gamers.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

I find it sad that developers have to do this. What other generation of gaming has had such petty squabbles over graphics and performance? Like the gaming masses should just fork over their money because of how a game performs. Buddy, have you SEEN the graphics in CoD? Best selling fps doesn't care about graphics and performance, it's all about ease of use and great gameplay.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

That's true…CoD plays real nice and it's easy to pick up and play. I had a friend try to play Bioshock and he said it was hard. He put in CoDMW2 and he was at home. That is why CoD sells so well.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Or lack of great gameplay.

Bloodysilence19
Bloodysilence19
9 years ago

i played it last night couple of games, for one though the connections just to get into a game sucks, it takes so damn long sometimes. the game its self home-front looks better than crysis 2. all this talk saying the game pushed the ps3 limit blah blah im dirty liar is what crytek is. the game looks exactly how ign said it would look in the article they put up. the gameplay just feels like another fps. all fps are run, find, and kill, but those games like kz, halo, medal of honor, even cod have some unique thing to it. crysis 2 feels unique part was taken out of it. hit dection was crap in this game its like cod bo horrible at times, lag happens alot, nano suit isnt all that great really.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Downloading it now for a hands on write up, but judging by what I read from people it isn't impressing much.