Crytek: Crysis 3 looks better on PCs than on next-gen consoles


— 9:07 AM on February 19, 2013

Worried about next-gen consoles making your shiny new gaming PC look old-hat? Don't be. In an interview with Eurogamer yesterday, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli shared some insider info about the next wave of console hardware—and, apparently, PC gamers have nothing to worry about.

Crytek boss Cevat Yerli, restricted by non-disclosure agreements with both Microsoft and Sony, told Eurogamer Crysis 3 running on a powerful PC looks better than next-generation games due to be announced. Indeed, he said it is "impossible" for consoles to match gaming PCs.

As Yerli pointed out, a $500 console just can't compete with a $2000-3000 gaming PC from a hardware standpoint. The PC has more room for faster, more power-hungry components, and it's able to both draw and dissipate more power. Amusingly, Yerli compared the energy demands of a high-end gaming PC to those of "a fridge."

Yerli also talked at length about how much Crytek enjoys pushing modern gaming PCs to their limits. "Crytek is probably the only company where you read forums and YouTube, people are excited if they can't run the game," Yerli said. "I don't think it's like that at any other game company."

Now, of course, console games don't really need to look as good as PC games. Sitting 10 feet away from a 40-inch 1080p screen, you're bound not to see quite as many details as if you were nose up against a 27", 2560x1440 IPS monitor. Still, the graphical fidelity of a good PC is easy to notice—and it's good that companies like Crytek are making a point to exploit it.

   
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