Crytek taking 3D “very seriously”, working close with Move, Natal

Friday, 16th April 2010 15:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has revealed that the developer is working “very closely” with Microsoft and Sony’s new motion controls.

While he admitted that the firm was working with Move and Natal, an NDA forbade him from speaking further on the matter. He revealed as well that the CryEngine platform supports the technology.

“[We're] working very closely with Sony and Microsoft in regards to motion control on both the PS3 and Xbox 360”, Yerli told Develop. “That’s as much as NDA allows us to say right now.”

Last month, a trademark filing from Crytek UK (FreeRadical) revealed a logo and title of an unannounced project called Self Defense, which many speculate to be a motion control project.

The firm is also very interested in 3D, according to the firm’s business development boss Carl Jones.

“It certainly adds a lot to a number of games. Depth perception in an FPS really changes the game and makes it a lot more enjoyable,” he offered.

“I think people are starting to wake up and take notice that 3D is on its way, it’s not long before developers are taking advantage of it.”

Crysis 2 is slated for the end of the year for PC as well as Xbox 360 and PS3.



  1. mington

    This is all about selling the engine right?

    ‘If’ 3D explodes in a few years time, and crytek has the first/best engine for working with 3D, they’ll be laughing

    Is 3D being worked on for the unreal engine?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 yes, and very well worked. I played Arkham Asylum with 3D Nvidia 3d Vision and it was awesome.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Working with MOVE and NATAL? Hmm I’ll take the PS3 version then. NATAL is great for Casual gaming, Move should be super accurate as well we have buttons, as well something to point at. Not to mention more superior PS3 version as stated few days ago.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    Erthazus, was that the 360 version? And do you see it in 3D all the time or just only at times?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mtmind2

    @3 – It is highly unlikely you will be playing a game like Crysis 2 with Natal ONLY. Natal’s use is almost certainly in addition to the standard controller, not as a replacement for the controller.

    As for the PS3 version being superior, actually what the dev said was that they are currently getting slightly more performance out of the PS3 than the 360. The keyword here being ‘slightly’. Hence I doubt most would notice any difference. Let’s wait and see. :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. fdelfino

    Fuck Natal and move. I wanna play my games comfortably seated at my couch.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Because you think that you have to stand up to play a FPS on Wii?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Exacly, you can play Wii and MOVE sitting down. Did you see the SOCOM demo? the guy was sitting down with minimal hand movement! Win for me :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @4 It’s only a PC version. There is no 360 version and Nvidia makes glasses only for PC right now, Sony is next in 3D

    Yes, you see everything in 3D. Especially Physics effects are great.

    #9 5 years ago

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