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Crytek: Current gen will last “until 2012″

Monday, 17th August 2009 18:37 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Crytek president Cevat Yerli has said, speaking during a keynote at GDC Europe, that he doesn’t expect the next generation of consoles until 2012 at the very latest, although he and the studio has doubts to if there will be a next-gen.

“…there’s a big debate about whether there will be a next generation at all”, said Yerli.

During the speech, he also mentioned the criticism the studio got for Crysis when it was released in 2007 for making the game high spec, meaning most computers wouldn’t have had a chance of running it.

“We are very often criticized for this but it’s the company’s intent to make things highly scalable. Therefore, users can play the game now, and then, “when you buy a PC in two years time, the game will look better.”

Find out more on Yerli’s keynote at Gamasutra. The studio currently have Crysis 2 in development for PS3, PC and 360.

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  1. Will_Hunting

    Let’s hope so. I surely won’t buy a new console until 2013…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. blackdreamhunk

    the faster there is a console the faster microsft and sony will lose their money. the better they have already lost 7 billion and 10 billlion.

    here is a few links on the state on console gaming

    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/05/e3-predictions/

    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/retailing/article6628517.ece

    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/06/pachter/

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/consoles-could-soon-become-niche-products-playfish

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/31/video-game-makers-seeing-red/

    http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarticle/articleid/3277020

    yea i wonder how meny game devs have gone bankuprt because of consoles. how meny publishers have gone bankuprt because of consoles like interplay and midway

    here check out play logic

    http://www.edge-online.com/news/playlogic-reports-loss-of-33-million

    I could go on

    you want to know the state of consoles in a recssion. Yea those high production costs on consoles. By the way console games will cost like $100 a pop soon

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8200973.stm

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal_tech/virtualworlds/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=219400178 [-] Minimize Comment

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    2011 for me. The graphics whore in me requires soothing.

    I’ll be disappointed though. Still, there’s always my PC for multiplatform stuff.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    yea your better off getting a pc :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEihX342VQI

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Funnily enough, my PC just bluescreened…

    …I sure as hell wouldn’t swap it for reliability. I’ve had far more PC components fail over the years than I’ve had faulty consoles.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. blackdreamhunk

    I’m sure pc gaming and pc’s don’t have a 54% failure rate like the box 360 does at that point your just wasting your money.

    http://consumerist.com/5338852/xbox-360-failure-rate-is-542-percent-game-informer-finds

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Neolucifer

    @blackdreamhunk

    Indeed you’re right … it’s most likely worse on pc .

    Think otherwise ? Well tough , i make a living fixing up PC i probably wouldnt be able to match with 360 maintenance .

    PS : for the record , i find the 360′s failure rate unacceptable . Just that it’s far more common for PC , while far more forgivable with the hundreds of brands of components , drivers and the OS in the mix .

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Wow… a survey, that’s definitive. Thanks for sharing BDH.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I hope he’s right. I’m in no rush to move on.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I agree, no rush. As for all this talk about possibly no next-gen consoles at all with everything going online….I look at CD’s and DVD’s still selling and think otherwise..

    #10 5 years ago
  11. fearmonkey

    It will be interesting to see what Sony decides to do. They care more now about being first out the gate, as that significantly helped the 360. we all know the PS3 has a 10 year life span, but how long into that 10 years will they wait to release a new system?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. endgame

    crysis 1? high spec? LOL! crysis 1 was not a high spec game at all. ppl who couldn’t run it were either complete idiots or just incredibly cheap, so cheap, that they could be put in the top 100 cheapest ppl of all time. hell, i used to ran the game on med to high on a p4 with a nvidia 8600gt. and that’s definetly not a high spec system! u can buy one of those for 100$ today.

    #12 5 years ago