Crytek: It's "impossible" for next-gen consoles to match powerful PCs

#1LHS_2012Posted 2/18/2013 8:59:36 AM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-18-crysis-3-developer-crytek-on-why-its-impossible-for-next-gen-consoles-to-match-the-power-of-gaming-pcs

Crytek boss Cevat Yerli, restricted by non-disclosure agreements with both Microsoft and Sony, told Eurogamer Crysis 3 running on a powerful PC looks better than next-generation games due to be announced. Indeed, he said it is "impossible" for consoles to match gaming PCs.

The chief reason behind this, Yerli said, is cost.

"Without breaking NDAs that are in place, realistically, from purely a price point perspective, it is impossible.


"Without breaking NDAs that are in place, realistically, from purely a price point perspective, it is impossible.

"It's impossible to package $2000-3000 into a mainstream, let's say $500 console. I'm not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that.

"So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of watt of power it needs, which is like a fridge, it's impossible."


Yerli added that console manufacturers face a losing battle in the fight with PCs because of the evolution of PC gaming since the launch of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

"If you look at PC gaming, that has changed also," he said. "The whole modular way you can design a PC today, with two, three or four graphics cards in them, and you can water cool them and overclock to infinity, that didn't exist even six or seven years ago. You just bought one or maybe two graphics cards and then you were super enthusiastic.


Credit to Neogaf and Eurogamer. Intresting outlook on the next-gen power race.
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#2xenosaga123Posted 2/18/2013 9:03:31 AM
Crytek should worry about their game design instead of hardware comparisons, because they haven't made anything worth playing.

even NES games are more fun than their junk.
#3PraetorXynPosted 2/18/2013 9:05:19 AM
Whoever wrote that from Crytek earns himself a degree in stating the obvious.
But the $2000-$3000 price point isn't even necessary for his statement to be true; that price point is basically talking about more than two GTX 680's or two GTX 690's (or AMD 7970 GHz's/ 7990's). One GTX 680 or 7970 GHz will outperform whatever next generation consoles can do, because those GPU's basically cost the same as or slightly more than what those consoles sell for.

$1000-$1500 still makes his statement true.
#4ADHDguitarPosted 2/18/2013 9:07:09 AM
Of course it is.
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#5squatch22Posted 2/18/2013 9:09:17 AM
xenosaga123 posted...
Crytek should worry about their game design instead of hardware comparisons, because they haven't made anything worth playing.

even NES games are more fun than their junk.


Multiplayer was done by Crytek UK, aka Free Radical aka the guys that made GoldenEye 64 and Timesplitters.
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#6DDP886Posted 2/18/2013 9:10:50 AM
360 > PC
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#7DaLaggaPosted 2/18/2013 9:12:13 AM(edited)
xenosaga123 posted...
Crytek should worry about their game design instead of hardware comparisons, because they haven't made anything worth playing.

even NES games are more fun than their junk.


Crysis and Crysis: Warhead were fantastic games that were both years ahead of their time. Not just in terms of graphics, but also in terms of freedom, open world AI, and dynamic destruction. Even if you hate FPS's, any unbiased gamer would have to recognize that those titles were far more ambitious from a gameplay perspective (not even counting graphics) than anything Nintendo has ever attempted in the past 15 years.

Unfortunately, Crytek caved to the almighty dollar and went multi-platform. As a result, Crysis 2 was a dumbed down corridor shooter (although it was a lot more open than most corridor shooters) with worse graphics than the original and far more restricted gameplay options.

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DDP886 posted...
360 > PC


Except that the PC has far more excusives, better online (plus it's free), better controls, and the best version of nearly every multi-platform title released this generation.
#8megax11Posted 2/18/2013 9:29:31 AM
Incoming butthurt trolls from the Sony and Microsoft Defense Force. It never pays to be a broke trolling gamer. :)

I have a feeling the next Xbox and Playstation will rely on gimmicks to sell their systems, since games can't be as good looking as a PC.

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#9bleedingelitePosted 2/18/2013 9:30:30 AM
No crap. Is there anybody out there who actually thought that the next gen consoles would be as powerful as modern gaming PCs? Anybody?
#10meiyukiPosted 2/18/2013 9:37:45 AM(edited)
While it's stating the obvious it's still worth stating I believe. Far to many people expect consoles to perform anywhere near pc power for a fraction of the cost. There's kind of a reason a $3-400 pc isn't meant for heavy gaming on the latest releases.

No crap. Is there anybody out there who actually thought that the next gen consoles would be as powerful as modern gaming PCs? Anybody?


Yes, there are actually. There's even statements in eurogamer I believe saying they expect the next xbox to be more powerful than gaming pc's. Plus a lot of console gamers just don't know how much more powerful a pc is than their console cause they never game on pc's. There really are people that ignorant out there.