After watching the interactive demo for Crysis 3 earlier this year, it was almost hard to believe that this game would actually be appearing on current generation consoles. The gorgeous graphics and high level of detail just didn’t seem like they could be possible on these machines.
Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, told VideoGamer in a recent interview just how much Crysis 3 pushes the PlayStation 3 and how their February 2013 release stacks up to other big name titles:
Crysis 3 is absolutely maxing out the consoles. There is absolutely not even 1% left.
No game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3 on these consoles, flat out. Most games are not even anywhere near Crysis 2 technically. I’m not talking about art style – art is subjective – but the pure fact of what we have been cramming in with Crysis 2 on Xbox  and PlayStation , I’ve yet to see a game do that still today.
Any day I will take a battle against Gears and Halo, whatever, the amount of data we put in and the detail level is far superior. With Crysis 3 we’re pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond.
So if you pick up Crysis 3 next year, you’ll apparently be playing the most technically stunning game on PlayStation 3, and, as Yerli puts it, a game that is “next-gen ready already”. Of course, Crytek did say that Crysis 2 would have the greatest AI ever, graphics that will set the benchmark for all PS3 games, and blow everyone away, as well as have unforgettable moments. So it might be good to take any statements with a hefty pinch of salt.
Are the graphics the biggest reason you might be picking up Crysis 3? Or do they come in second to gameplay? Let us know in the comments below.