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PC Gaming 'a Generation Ahead' of Consoles, Says Crytek Boss 412

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Crytek co-founder Cevat Yerli spoke recently about the growing gap between modern PCs and consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360, saying that the desire to develop for multiple platforms is hampering creative expression. "PC is easily a generation ahead right now. With 360 and PS3, we believe the quality of the games beyond Crysis 2 and other CryEngine developments will be pretty much limited to what their creative expressions is, what the content is. You won't be able to squeeze more juice from these rocks." One reason this trend persists is because of the perception that PC game sales are not high enough for most developers to focus on that platform. Rock, Paper, Shotgun says this indicates a need for the disclosure of digital distribution sales numbers, which could dispel that myth. Yerli's comments come alongside news of Crytek's announcement of a new military-based shooter called Warface.
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PC Gaming 'a Generation Ahead' of Consoles, Says Crytek Boss

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  • War-face? (Score:5, Funny)

    by pookemon (909195) on Thursday November 25, 2010 @05:35PM (#34345786) Homepage

    a new military-based shooter called Warface

    Sorry, facebook will insist that you change it's name.

  • by Dunbal (464142) * on Thursday November 25, 2010 @06:31PM (#34346196)

    Hasn't someone told you that here on slashdot we only understand car analogies? Get out of here, and take your damned houses with you!

  • by Yvan256 (722131) on Thursday November 25, 2010 @07:09PM (#34346374) Homepage Journal

    Fortunately for us, Nintendo, Blizzard and Valve don't play by those rules.

  • by Monkeedude1212 (1560403) on Thursday November 25, 2010 @07:11PM (#34346394) Journal

    SLASHDOT TRANSLATION:

    Example 1: Your task is to build a car. You can make your own frame, cut your own windows, pour your own plastic bumpers that you mixed, do your own drivetrain, etc. The quality of your car is based on however much time you feel like spending to do it yourself. Obviously this would take far far too long, so you opt to use materials already created. You buy all the components. Obviously some may not be up to your standard, but the loss of quality is relatively low compared to the vast amount of time you will save. You've given up a little and gained a lot.

    Example 2: Your task is to build a car. You have three days to do it. The previous car, using the components you purchased, took several weeks to build. Your only solution is to use modular components. AKA, Engine. Interior. Axles. Rims w/ the Rubber already on them. Assemble with a crane, connect together using screws, voila. A car. The quality suffers quite a bit using this pre-built solution, but you got the job done on time. It was the only way you could do it. You gave up a lot to get the job done on time.

    Example 3: Your employer now realizes you can build cars in three days, and that there's a high demand for your car building services because you did such a good job in example one. Still, your employer thinks you can build it a little faster. Two days to build the car now. They know people won't care about the quality because once they've bought it, they've paid for it. As long as it still meets the most basic definition of a car and doesn't endanger the lives of the people driving in it, it's suitable for sale. Your only option is to make a car factory and simply ship the car in once complete. You don't even have time to test drive the thing to the 10 Kilometers.

  • by Software Geek (1097883) on Thursday November 25, 2010 @07:41PM (#34346528)

    Hasn't someone told you that here on slashdot we only understand car analogies? Get out of here, and take your damned houses with you!

    That was a car analogy. It was just a really sloppy one, because he was working under a deadline.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, 2010 @08:49PM (#34346870)

    GAH! You just described the real car industry!

  • by caitsith01 (606117) on Thursday November 25, 2010 @08:55PM (#34346890) Journal

    I am sick and tired of nerds calling their PCs rigs and referring to their IT workplaces as a windows "shop" or linux "shop". You guys are not blue collar workers and you would be laughed out of any bar that had real blue collar workers in it.

    rig [reference.com] - noun - apparatus for some purpose; equipment; outfit; gear: a hi-fi rig; Bring your rod and reel and all the rest of your fishing rig.

    Thank you for confirming that you have some irrational hatred of PC gaming and that your opinions on the subject are therefore irrelevant.

  • by rekrowyalp (797421) on Friday November 26, 2010 @04:00AM (#34348388)

    I was in japan a couple months ago, played a fucking awesome wii fps. [snip] Probably helped that I was drunk and a cute girl was giving me a blowjob at the time (^_^)

    This was clearly a dream

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