The original Crysis really pushed graphical enhancement to the next level, inspiring the joke “Yeah, but can it run Crysis?” along the way. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli claims Crysis 3 will follow suit and push high-end PCs to their limits.
During a Q & A session today at Gamescom, Yerli fielded questions about the third installment in the innovative series.
“There are brutal expectations around the PC version of Crysis 3. So this time we promise to melt down PCs,” he said.
Even though Crytek aims at pushing top-shelf gaming rigs to their limit, they have to make some compromises due to Crysis 3’s multi-platform development.
“There is unfortunately always in a multi-platform development that kind of compromise that we have to take, but at the same time we are trying not to take it, so we try to make sure that the PC version looks fantastic, plays fantastic,” he said. “This time we’re saying, ‘Okay, let’s not compromise the PC but let’s try to push the consoles so make the PC version happen.”
High end PCs have significantly passed up consoles in terms of power, so it will be interesting to see how the multi-platform development turns out.
Interested in what else Yerli discussed during the Q & A? Check out the video of the session below.