Crysis 2 developer Crytek has been in the spotlight lately, with its new game set to launch this year, Cevat Yerli, Crytek boss has been doing interviews with publications near and far expressing to fans and potential new recruits how great his new game will be.
Crysis set the benchmark visually when it was released a few years ago, but that was on PC. The sequel, Crysis 2 will be available on consoles for the first time and so it’s obviously a challenge to keep the crown as the best looking game when PC is not the only format.
Crytek admitted they had problems working with consoles but that’s far behind them now. Yes indeed the studio has made great strides, so much so that as development for Crysis 2 progresses, it’ll look less and less like its “consoles rivals”. Translation: Crysis 2 will leave games like, Killzone 2, Halo: Reach and Uncharted 2 in its exhaust visually.
Edge Magazine had some hands on time with the game’s demo and an interview with Crytek’s top dogs, including boss Cevat Yerli.
“Dreaming, in other words, just as it always has. Happy to suggest that it’s “still the benchmark, competing with itself”, Crytek isn’t resting on its laurels, while the Yerlis, with their crazy mix of ingenuity and pragmatism, are as much in control as ever,” the mag wrote.
The game is not complete however, but when it is, it’ll be leaps and bounds above the pack:
“As for Crysis 2, which we’re assured will look less and less like its console rivals as it lays on extra detail, let’s just say it’s good to see it finally having fun, not worrying so much about being The Best Game Ever Made.”
You know, that’s tough talk; now more than ever, I’ll be waiting for the final product. By the way, Killzone 2 looks phenomenal.