Crysis not necessarily coming to the PS3, or 360 for that matter
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 9:33 PM
Crytek's admission that they are moving to console development excites Crysis fans, but the game isn't necessarily on the way to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
We reported on comments from Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli that their acquisition of Free Radical would speed up their move to consoles:
"This step will certainly bring us forward a bit faster to achieve our goal to develop high quality games on consoles."
He further commented that they'd of course be utilising their CryENGINE 2:
"[Free Radical] have a proven track record in developing great games on consoles and PC. This combined with our own CryENGINE technology and a very experienced team is more than perfect for us."
A couple of websites took this to mean that Crysis, the CryENGINE 2's show piece, would be coming to the PlayStation 3. Gamingfront.net wrote:
"One would think that given the popularity of Crytek's Crysis that Crysis appearing on PS3 would be a no brainier. With the coming release of Killzone 2 the PS3 is proven to be capable of running the high end PC hit."
Firstly, why just the PlayStation 3? Crytek mentioned consoles, so the Xbox 360 is included, and to a lesser extent, even the Wii. Secondly, Killzone 2 looks great, but not that great.
Furthermore, the use of CryENGINE 2 on consoles is exciting, but it doesn't mean that Crysis is coming their way. There are a number of games using the engine, including a fantasy RPG. Let alone the consoles will have a dumbed down version of the engine.
So is Crysis coming to consoles? Who cares: we could be getting something much better. How about Time Crysis?