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Crysis 2 Confirmed For Multiple Platforms 61

EA and Crytek teamed up for an announcement at E3, confirming that Crysis 2 was under development for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Details are scarce (and the trailer is no help), but the game will use CryENGINE 3, which will be able to scale performance such that it will look good on consoles while still pushing the limits of PC graphics. Quoting: "When asked if that sounded like a contradiction, [Crytek's Cevat Yerli] responded that you have to think of technology as a tool that can scale. He said the game's content scales to the platform it's on. 'The PC version will look better, because of the fact that the PC can do more. It will be scaling up. But on the consoles, you're competing with console games,' he said. 'The goal is to be the best looking game on PS3 [and] the best looking game on 360 in the entire market.' On the PC front, Crysis 2 will compete with the original Crysis, which still sets the bar for PC graphics."
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Crysis 2 Confirmed For Multiple Platforms

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  • Re:Wait (Score:5, Informative)

    by wintermute000 ( 928348 ) <`ua.moc.sserpxetenalp' `ta' `redneb'> on Tuesday June 02, 2009 @04:24AM (#28178973)

    C'mon crysis's gameplay is nowhere as bad as its detractors say it is. Its not a patch on FarCry (the original) but still its a good game. The second half shooting matrix sentinels bit was a boneheaded move though. I had tonnes of fun in the first half of crysis and most people would be of the same opinion: give us more time to play predator with hapless grunts lol.

    Still, I prefer my FPSes on PC (heck insert 'demand' instead of prefers lol) and from a purely selfish perspective, boohoo, but obviously this will help their bottom line so as long as they keep making good games its all gravy. Yes I have owned many consoles, the right tool forthe right job and all that (I would much rather play action games, racing games, fighting etc.on consoles).

  • Memes (Score:5, Informative)

    by papabob ( 1211684 ) on Tuesday June 02, 2009 @05:44AM (#28179367)

    I wonder how many of the "but this time it will run on ...?" guys actually tried Crysis. The same with the "Vista is awful and slow and terrible" meme. How did they start? Maybe one guru posted it in his blog and everybody repeat it as a mantra? I feel curious...

    BTW yes, I played Crysis with a nvidia 9600GT (I think it's now under $100) at native resolution with 'Ultra-Quality' settings, and it didn't loss any frames. And it was on Vista. And I still have to see a BSOD.

  • Re:Wait (Score:5, Informative)

    by Sibko ( 1036168 ) on Tuesday June 02, 2009 @09:03AM (#28180815)
    You know, a lot of people out there keep smashing Crysis as being a tech demo. I thought the same thing until I actually PLAYED it.

    The game is fun. Honestly, one of the better PC shooters I've played in a long while, and it has a pretty nice looking mod [Mechwarrior Living Legends] [] in development for it.

    Crysis only falls flat on its face when it comes to:
    - The AI [The biggest issue is their lack of taking cover and inability to find you when you stealth.]
    - The aliens [Boring to fight compared to the north koreans]
    - Wide expansive levels that you really can't go anywhere on.

    At everything else, all I can do is shake my head and wonder just what the hell people are expecting a shooter to be doing.

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