CryENGINE 2 will run like “high PC settings” on console

Tuesday, 8th April 2008 06:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to Harald Seeley, engine business manager for Crytek, CryENGINE 2′s going to look as if it were running at nearly high settings on a desktop when it finally makes it to PS3 and 360.

“We expect the final outcome will result in games that look like they’re running at high settings, or nearly high settings, on a PC,” he said in an IGN interview.

Sounds as though PS3′s given them a bit of stick, however.

“There is no doubt that porting our engine to the PlayStation 3 is the more challenging of our two ongoing conversion projects, but that works to our advantage in the end,” said Seeley. “We feel certain we have the ability to get the most that is possible out of that platform, and therefore PS3 games which run on our engine in the future will definitely stand significantly apart from other games that don’t.”

There’s still no word on when we’re going to see the first games using the code – i.e. Crysis – on console, but the tech was seen working at GDC so hopefully we’ll get something before the end of the year.



  1. Killerbee

    I’ve just finished playing this game on the PC. On Very High settings it really is a sight to behold and for the first two-thirds an utterly fantastic game.

    It’ll be interesting to see if they can port it over to the consoles with all the big expansive levels intact. I’d imagine the lack of RAM (both video and standard memory) would be the biggest stumbling block.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Ran like a pig on my computer. Which was a shame, because I could see how amazing it was supposed to look.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Blerk

    So they’re admitting that they’re porting it, then? :-D

    Shame it’ll only be used for first person bore-a-thons.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. grandmaster

    They want to license the engine as a multi-platform environment similar to Unreal Engine 3. They’re not confirming that Crysis is coming out on console, but it almost certainly is.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Killerbee

    Question is, will they port “Crysis” or will it be like Far Cry and the consoles will get console-specific versions that aren’t quite up to the same standard as the PC original?

    Crysis is a glorious game, but if you take away some of the graphical sheen and the destructable environments (having trees and branches falling around you as they soak up gunfire is awesome) and everything that went towards making the PC version so brilliantly immersive, I think you’re just left with a fairly bog standard shooter.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. grandmaster

    Well it wouldn’t be a multiplatform environment if the engine’s key features don’t work on both console and PC.

    #6 7 years ago

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