Crysis headed to consoles?

— 5:02 PM on January 29, 2008

Crytek's latest first-person shooter, Crysis, is demanding enough to put even today's fastest PCs to shame if users dare to turn its graphics settings up. Now the game may be headed to consoles. As Shacknews reports, Crytek has revealed plans to show off a console version of Crysis' CryEngine 2, er, engine at the Game Developers Conference next month.

The engine will be showcased running on both Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3, although attendees probably shouldn't expect to stroll in and play Crysis on the two consoles. Crytek reportedly intends to show the console versions of CryEngine 2 only to a "select audience." The company hasn't announced whether the engine will actually be used for a console version of Crysis or another project, either.

If Crytek does end up making console versions of its latest opus, 360 and PS3 owners may end up with a different game than their PC brethren. According to Shacknews, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli stated last year, "You cannot get Crysis as it is on PC on any console." Yerli elaborated, "What you would have to do is compromise the design and the level design--in order of the PS3 and Xbox 360 regards you have to fulfill the memory constraints."

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