Crytek is talking again.
Perhaps the developer knows something we don't about the architecture of the next-generation consoles, but Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli told CVG that next-gen offerings won't look that much different than the upcoming Crysis 3 .
Yerli repeated a common refrain we've heard before:
"I don't think Crytek can do more on current generation consoles than Crysis 3. I actually think people will be astonished that next gen launch titles from other companies might not be much different from Crysis 3."
At the same time, the boss said that their next-gen projects will be "way above what we've achieved on the existing consoles." …so if the next-gen titles don't look that much different than Crysis 3 , but your next-gen games will, doesn't that imply a certain sense of really arrogant superiority? Well, whatever. As for what he had to say about the impending sequel:
"Crysis 3 has its own visual identity, [the urban rainforest] is a world that hasn't been done before, that kind of depiction, the quality and level of immersion. I think no game has ever done that kind of setting, it's a visual spectacle.
It has not even been done in Hollywood. People might suggest there are similarities with I Am Legend, but that is quite different to this. I Am Legend is overgrown, but Crysis 3's urban rainforest is a whole different level of that. It has its own identity and I'm very proud of what the team achieved in this regard."
Clearly. We have no doubt that Crysis 3 will look unbelievable. We're just a little tired of the constant gloating…well deserved though it may be, is it really fair to say that Crysis 3 won't look any different from next-gen titles? Well, perhaps the launch software, which typically gives us mere glimpses of what that new hardware is capable of.