Crysis 2 Writer Outspoken About Key PS3 Exclusives

April 14, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 undoubtedly tapped deeply into the PlayStation 3’s capabilities to showcase its next-gen like visuals and story telling. Crysis 2 is promising to raise that bar even further with its exceptionally stunning CryEngine 3. The shooter’s lead writer recently shared some pretty outspoken opinions about two of Sony’s prized franchises.

Halo is Bogus Man!

Sci-fi novelist Richard Morgan, who is Crytek’s lead writer for Crysis 2, has said that the second installment in the Crysis series surpasses the PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 2 based on Crysis 2’s alpha stage.

As the lead writer of Crysis 2, they have numerous times showed me Crysis 2. This way i can visualise the scenes and scripts for the story events. I can tell you now   What I have seen of Crysis 2 in Alpha Stages, Surpasses Killzone 2.

A bold statement, to say the least. But with Crytek’s powerful CryEngine 3, this statement from Morgan could become a reality once Crysis 2 is released. Morgan also had praise for Uncharted 2 and told NowGamer that Uncharted 2 sets a great example of what storytelling should be like.

There is absolutely no reason why you can’t weld a really good narrative to a really cool shooting game. Uncharted 2 is the perfect example,” he told us “it’s tongue-in-cheek, but it’s a compelling story and it’s a very straight-forward gameplay dynamic. Crysis 2, fine, it is fundamentally about firefights – about shooting stuff – but so was BioShock. The whole point about BioShock was the texture that made it.

The sci-fi novelist also says that characters are crucial to a game’s story:

You’re not going to have like in, say, Arkham Asylum, ‘The Joker’,” he told us, “and the stupid girl with the big tits. That’s ****ing bullshit, man … that’s comic book. What we’ll do is that we’ll create characters where you generally feel that there’s a weight and a gravitas, a depth to them. You can identify, you can actually see where they’re coming from.

David Jaffe 2.0 anyone? Crysis 2 will be set in New York and slated for a fall release.

Check out the recent CryEngine 3 tech demo, which showcases Crysis 2 in action.

[Source]