Apparently development of Crysis 2 and its 3D implementation are going swimmingly. How do I know? Well, Crytek, makers of the computer-destroying Crysis 2, decided to show their latest build to James Cameron. Surprise Surprise, Cameron likes the game. My guess is because they showed him Crysis 2 in 3D and Cameron, being the hack that he is, likes anything new and shiny. Now I’m not hating on Crysis 2 or Crytek at all. I have little doubt that Crysis 2 is going to be “a benchmark 3D implementation”, and that it will be a “super-high-end 3D experience on all formats”, as Cevat Yerli, Crytek president stated in an interview with Edge. I’d just rather not trust James Cameron’s video game reviewing abilities.
According to the same interview, Crysis 2 isn’t Crytek’s first try at the whole 3D thing. Two and a half years ago, the studio began working on a project that was exclusively in stereoscopic 3D, and according to Yerli, “a lot of this knowledge is now in the Crysis 2 3D experience”, which definitely eases some of my fears about the inclusion of 3D. Crytek is really becoming a top studio for pushing the boundaries of gaming technology, and there aren’t any studios I would trust more with making the jump to 3D while still making an incredible gaming experience.