Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli, is back with a punch. Yerli has been constantly hyping the Crysis franchise, and PC gamers hated that guy for claiming that the first Crysis would be fully playable on max settings with a 8800GTX. Truth be told, Crysis was perfectly playable on an 8800GTX, provided you were running the game at a somehow low resolution and in DX9 mode.
But anyway, that’s the past. Today, most PC gamers are waiting for C3 that is said to stress modern-day PC systems like no other game. Let’s not forget that Crytek’s upcoming title will be DX11-only, something that frustrated a number of PC gamers. And today, Nowgamer revealed that Yerli believes that Crysis 3 PC will rival the graphical capabilities of next-gen consoles.
As Yerli said:
“That’s why we said [two years ago] that Crysis 3 is next-gen ready already. We did that without knowing the specs [of next-generation consoles], but it’s not going to be much more than what we have done so far. And it turns out we were pretty much right.”
Yerli also stated that Crysis 3 will max out consoles and that there is absolutely not even 1% left. Yerli explained that he was not talking from an artistic but rather from a tech point of view. Sure, gamers might not enjoy C3’s art style, however Yerli believes that the game will stress consoles like no other game.
“No game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3 on these consoles, flat out. Most games are not even anywhere near Crysis 2 technically. I’m not talking about art style – art is subjective – but the pure fact of what we have been cramming in with Crysis 2 on Xbox  and PlayStation , I’ve yet to see a game do that still today.”
Yerli went even further and stated that he’d accept a ‘challenge’ battle against Gears and Halo.
Crysis 3 is currently planned for a February 22nd release on PC, X360 and PS3!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."