Crysis 2 gets “slightly more performance” out of PS3 than 360

Wednesday, 14th April 2010 16:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Those who own both PS3 and Xbox 360 wondering which version to pick up when Crytek releases Crysis 2 need wonder no longer.

Either one will do.

According to Crytek’s business development boss, Carl Jones, the developers got only “slightly more” performance out of the PS3 version than the 360′s, but at the same time it will look great “on every platform”.

“We haven’t found it more difficult to develop for PS3,” he told PSM3 (via CVG). “We’re lucky in the fact that we’ve come to the generation slightly later than other people – the ones who were trying to build the first technology and games were surprised at how different the PS3 was. We took our time and worked out the right way to approach it.

“At the moment, we’re getting slightly more performance from PS3 compared to 360. I’m very confident that products using CryEngine 3 are going to come out as the best looking, or at least in the top three, on every platform.”

Crysis 2 is slated for the end of the year for PC as well.

While you’re here, check out Part 2 of Pat’s interview with Cevat Yerli where he discusses game narrative.

Thanks, mington.



  1. naffgeek

    Seriously, show us the game or shut the fuck up for a bit.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Happy Hardon Harry

    I’ll be playing this on PC, so likewise, i don’t give a fuck about the console versions.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    Yea, guys can we actually request no more crysis 2 stories? I’m sick of hearing it too.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. AlmightyDogbert

    Thought they would,
    No biggie, if I cared about graphics I would have got a PC.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Robo_1



    #5 5 years ago
  6. Redh3lix

    It’s shaping up to be an awesome game. LOTS of people want to hear about it…. dont read the story if you dont want to… nobody’s forcing you. I fucking hate people who need decisions made for them. :/

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Robo_1

    Then just ignore them. I hate people who have to whinge about people whinging about things when they could just skip over their comments. ;)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    This must be the 360 version then. :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Redh3lix

    Then you should just STFU and ignore the fact I’m tell you to ignore the fact I’m telling you to ignore the article…. hmmmm kay?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AlmightyDogbert

    @Geki, where is that from?

    That looks shit, really really shit.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Its apparently a shot from the recent Crysis 2 demo.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. subversus


    wow, that looks great!


    #12 5 years ago
  13. DaMan

    hehe, would be hillarious if it ended up like Haze now.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. AlmightyDogbert

    This = overhyped,

    overhyped more than modern warfare 2 and its only just been announced, how is that possible?!

    Oh yeah…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. ybfelix

    No one ever mentions PS3 came out a full year after 360. In PC graphic world that’s like forever. Yet PS3 was mostly on par with 360 hardware-wise.(And was more expensive)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. AlmightyDogbert

    PS3 does have more potential than xbox, everyone needs to get over that and realise it isn’t a big deal.

    I only have an xbox and I don’t care, why? I like my exclusives slightly more compared to what I would have on PS3 and my friends are on xbox, that’s what really matters, not graphics

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DaMan

    it’s because of the cpu, ybfelix. as well as extra storage. PS3 gpu is even slower.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. ybfelix

    I know, but can’t help thinking of the original xbox, it was a year later than PS2, undisputed technically superior, had extra storage, and launched at a lower price than PS3.

    And it doesn’t break :S

    #18 5 years ago
  19. AlmightyDogbert

    But the original xbox was still held back because of the larger install base on ps2

    #19 5 years ago
  20. NiceFellow

    Is the narrative going to be slightly better on PS3, too?

    Also, couldn’t these guys just run some ads for their game hitting consoles rather than this constant stream of ‘net bait comments and interviews?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Retroid

    The demo videos from last year did look a bit better on PS3 than 360, but little details.

    At least we know it that if the game itself is any good, it shouldn’t be a lemon on either console.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. KAP

    Gotta love VG247…

    “Those who own both PS3 and Xbox 360 wondering which version to pick up when Crytek releases Crysis 2 need wonder no longer.

    Either one will do.”

    Yet when Bayonetta or Ghostbusters came out it was clear you mention to get the 360 version.

    PS3 cant do anything right these days can it.


    Time and time again the PS3 will prove to everyone what its capable of when its developed by talented people, yet when it gets a better port the opinion is “get both”


    (easier said then done though right?)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Aimless

    If all Microsoft are getting for their supposed cheques are neutral comments, I would say the onus is on them to stop wasting money.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    Who fucking cares? I saw console graphics screenshots and it looks really bad compared even with Low-Medium settings with CE2.

    I have PS3 and won’t play Crysis on it. The screenshot that Geki showed to me is just REALLY, i mean, R E A L L Y bad.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DaMan

    hey KAP check this out

    #25 5 years ago
  26. 2plus2equals5

    It’ s a fake right? Looks terrible!

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Stephany Nunneley

    @22 If MS was paying us the big bucks, I would think we’d be living a lot better than we do.

    Secondly, the reason the WHOLE INTERNET was saying to get the Xbox 360 version of Bayonetta was because of issues that even the developer admitted the PS3 port had, which SEGA took full responsibility for and got Sony to help out on making the framerate a bit better, as well as the jagged lines in it.

    Other than that, thanks for visiting and have a nice day.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. mtmind2

    @22 who said “Yet when Bayonetta or Ghostbusters came out it was clear you mention to get the 360 version…STOP CASHING M$ CHEQUES GUYS! PLEASE”

    I think you’re looking for bias that isn’t there.

    As Stephany Nunneley mentioned, Bayonetta had major issues on the PS3, hence the 360 was the recommended version. Same with Ghostbusters, where the PS3 version was poor compared to the 360 version (for a number of reasons).

    Hence Bayonetta and Ghostbusters were not just slightly better on the 360, they were *noticeably* better (read some of the reviews and comparison features!).

    So for Crysis 2, with the devs only getting “slightly more performance from PS3 compared to 360″, most gamers probably wouldn’t see any differences betwen the 360 and PS3 versions, because any differences will be minor, hence both are just as good, hence “Either one will do”.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. dirigiblebill


    You know what I’d do if somebody ever offered me cash for favourable reportage? Write a big fuck-off editorial on the bastards, get X billion extra advert impressions and buy myself a new HDTV.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Mike

    Slightly more performance, considerably less sales.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. gomersoul

    ps3 has more capabilities… end of. but games wise there is no reason to choose between the two consoles. i don’t care about sales, it’s not like i see the money. quality over quantity

    #31 5 years ago
  32. ZeroX_9876


    did you see the loading time of Fist of the north star on 360 and ps3 comparison?
    check the vid
    it’s pretty damn horrible on 360!!
    it’s probably just a bad job at porting it that’s all, just like what bayonetta was.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. blackdreamhunk

    what a bout pc? will it get a lot of performance

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Stephany Nunneley

    It will probably be the best version, yes BDH. But I only say that because I’m paid under the table by the PC Market to say good things about it. That’s why I own a $200K home, and drive a Jaguar.

    I also have a ocean front property in Iowa to sell, and if you like I will throw the London Bridge in free.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. blackdreamhunk

    too funny lol that is all I am going to say.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. psxman

    Ah, so this thread is what all the tweets were about.
    Fanboys will be fanboys.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Erthazus

    I’m still waiting for the PC version trailer. They say that it’s not about the sales, then why there are NO *PC* TRAILER OF CRYSIS 2? :( *Really dissapointed and sad face*

    And people ask why games sell bad on PC… Because of this…

    #37 5 years ago
  38. mtmind2


    Correct, they were not as good as they should have been, but that wasn’t the point I was making. My point was that KAP was claiming bias against the PS3 (read his post @22), when clearly there isn’t any bias being shown here, and the examples he gave (Bayonetta and Ghostbusters) were probably the two worse examples he could have chosen. :)

    #38 5 years ago

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