When Crysis was released a few years ago for PC, it set the bar for graphics incredibly high. Now developer Crytek is aiming to bring the same level of awe-inspiring visuals to consoles later this year with the eagerly anticipated sequel, Crysis 2. Speaking about the visuals, a member from the development team has stated that Crysis 2 will feature the best graphics you will ever witness.
A bold statement indeed. However, with the capabilities and potential of the CryEngine, the graphical attributes of Crysis 2 will come into fruition when its released. The futuristic shooter’s executive producer Nathan Camarillo has told magazine publication PS3M that the visuals in Crysis 2 will blow gamers away.
We know [developing for PS3] is a big challenge, but we’re happy to accept it. The most important thing that Crysis taught us as a developer is that, while cinematic graphics and convincing gameplay will get you a lot of press and build strong interest before release – you shouldn’t count on that exclusively.
We’re aiming to set the graphical benchmark. Why would anyone not want to play a game with the best graphics they have ever seen, great gameplay, some engaging fiction, challenging AI, killer weaponry and a complete gaming experience like no other?
Crysis 2 will be set in New York and will be released before the 2010 calender year ends.