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Crysis 3 will be the most technically accomplished console game ever, claims Crytek CEO

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Crysis 3 director and Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has made some fairly bold claims regarding how the game and its predecessor compare to the PS3 and Xbox 360’s most technically accomplished titles.

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Speaking with VideoGamer.com during a recent press event held in San Francisco, Yerli claimed that Crysis 3 completely maxes out current console hardware and that the PC version of the game is in line with what we can expect from the next generation of consoles from a technical perspective.

“Crysis 3 is absolutely maxing out the consoles,” Yerli told VideoGamer.com. “There is absolutely not even 1% left.

“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.

“Any day I will take a battle against Gears and Halo, whatever, the amount of data we put in and the detail level is far superior. With Crysis 3 we’re pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond.

“That’s why we said 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.”

Do you agree with the Crytek CEO’s comments? Is Crysis 2 still one of the most technically impressive games on PS3 and Xbox 360? Let us know in the comments.

Crysis 3 will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on February 19th in the US and February 22nd in European territories. Be sure to read Lisa’s hands-on preview of the game and browse through El33tonline’s previous coverage for more details about Crytek’s graphically impressive shooter.


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