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GDC in Crysis: Crytek’s Zala on leaks and love for PC

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 12:16 GMT By Nathan Grayson

Between trying to take on Call of Duty and plugging an unfortunate leak, Crytek’s got a lot on its plate. Fortunately, senior producer Hasit Zala took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with little old us at GDC today.

Crysis 2

Developed by Crytek Frankfurt and Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical).

Releasing on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Launching on March 22 in North America and March 25 in the UK.

For most games, the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment just before launch is a victory lap. After all, the game’s a known quantity. The lines are drawn. Everybody knows where everyone else stands. All that’s left is to shove your latest hatchling out of the nest and pop open some celebratory champagne. Crytek – for better or worse – hasn’t quite had that luxury.

Between prepping a multiplayer mode with the aim of taking down the industry’s 800lb gorillas and attempting to clean up a messy leak, senior producer Hasit Zala’s been front-and-center for all of Crytek’s recent trials and tribulations. And while other men in his position might be jaded and worn down at the end of such a bumpy ride, Zala’s anything but. His product, he believes, is more than capable of besting any multiplayer shooter on the market. And if that shooter happens to be Call of Duty? So be it.

“We have a team of over 70 developers dedicated to the multiplayer side of Crysis 2. And I think the key thing is that it’s a big, big operation. The idea is really that multiplayer is a big part of first-person shooters. One of the key things that we wanted to establish was multiplayer that’d go toe-to-toe with the top games out there. And yeah, that’s something we’re hoping to do,” he told VG247 during EA’s GDC showcase on Tuesday.

Of course, it’s one thing to make such a bold proclamation, but it’s something else entirely to actually pull it off. For Zala and co, that meant going back to the drawing board and developing something capable of standing on its own two feet – a stark contrast to the obligatory multiplayer components so many modern shooters are guilty of supporting.

“One of the key things that we wanted to establish was multiplayer that’d go toe-to-toe with the top games out there.”

“It’s probably fair to say that one of the things we did when we came on board was to just re-write the whole of the multiplayer. So we didn’t really look at either of the [Crysis] games before that. And when you get to play it, you’ll see that it is a completely different multiplayer design,” Zala explained.

“One of the key things we tried to address was how we could really make the nanosuit experience stand out in a modern day multiplayer arena. We tried to make something that was more immediate, faster-paced, and visceral. The action’s tighter. The arenas are much more in-your-face. And all of that is enhanced by the nanosuit and its behaviors.”

While the jury’s still out on the success of that endeavor, it’s certainly led Crysis 2 down some interesting avenues. We had the chance to try out a mode in which one side was given full nanosuit abilities and a very limited selection of weak weapons while the other’s ordinances packed more of a punch, but they themselves were nanosuit-less and squishy. The result, then, was an interesting contrast, as the suit’s abilities made its wearers formidable foes for multiple opponents – even with their pitiful pea shooter guns. And while we’re not entirely sold on it just yet – the mode’s balance seemed a bit skewed in favor of non-nanosuit wearers – we’re still definitely interested in seeing more.

When it leaks, it pours

Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world where games live or die solely based on relative quality. There’s a constant tug-of-war among outside factors, and, on the PC, the burly armed rope-tugging champ is none other than piracy. But even piracy’s status as a predictable occupational hazard doesn’t dull the sting of seeing your unfinished, unpolished mixture of blood, sweat, and tears haphazardly tossed into the internet’s soup of bile and venom. You’d think, then, that Zala would’ve been devastated by the recent Crysis 2 leak. And he was – but not for long.

“You know, we just finished a critical stage in development, and we were on a real high,” he told us. “Then we heard about the leak, and our immediate reaction was that we were quite despondent about it – as you can imagine. But what emerged from that straight away was the community, the people out there, and the support – the overwhelming support – that they gave, it just blew us away.

“Guys were out there saying, ‘Well, I’m not gonna download this. I’m gonna support Crytek. I’m gonna support Crysis 2. And I’m going out to buy it straight away.’ And we were just blown away by it. The leak was something that was very disappointing for us. It just sort of galvanized the community. To be honest with you, we just really thank the PC community for that. For Crytek, it’s an important platform for us, and we will always continue to support it.”

A video of Crysis 2′s tech-tastic
multiplayer in action.

The numbers, of course, reflected that, with early stats showing only 10,000 completed downloads of the Crysis 2 leak. So then, is that it? Does Crytek have piracy’s number? Is it really that simple? Zala – for the time being – isn’t ready to make the nanosuit-powered leap to such conclusions.

“I don’t know,” he said. “It’s too early to really make any kind of analysis of that. I think that, as time goes on, we’ll be able to talk about it with a bit more clarity. For right now, we’re focusing on bringing the game out to the public and seeing how they’re gonna receive it.”

The road ahead

Crysis 2′s nearly out the door, but while other companies might take a few months to pat themselves on the back until there’s nothing left of them but a hand-shaped crater in the ground, Crytek’s pushing forward. The company, Zala explained, wants to be at the forefront of gaming industry tech, so that whenever, say, a new generation of consoles comes along, it’ll be ready.

“We’re always researching. We’re always looking at what’s coming out next. We’re always exploring. So, you know, it’s not really there for me to talk about what’s coming out next, but we’re always looking to be one step ahead,” Zala said.

New platform launches definitely haven’t gone away entirely. For the time being, they’ve just gotten, well, smaller. Case in point: Sony’s upcoming NGP, which – according to a recent compatibility listing – is a perfect fit for CryEngine. So then, the ball’s in Crytek’s court. For now, however, the developer’s choosing to study said ball and make its next move after long and thoughtful consideration. Terrible ball players, sure, but very good game developers.

“The overwhelming support that [the community] gave, it just blew us away.”

“I think, really, Crytek looks at all platforms, and we look at all technology bases. We’re forever evolving, and we look at whatever’s out there to see if it’s appropriate to our business model. So it’ll be something that we’re looking at,” Zala explained.

Which is all well and good, but it’s hardly an earth-shattering shock to Crytek’s core business. That honor, however, could very well belong to a rapidly changing gaming industry climate, which has seen many triple-A development studios end up crushed under tremendous monetary pressures. Is it only a matter of time, then, before Crytek and its fellow triple-A brethren suffer a similar fate? Unlike many people in this industry – or people in general dealing with any sort of major change, for that matter – Zala approached the problem realistically.

“I don’t think [triple-A's] going away,” he began. “I think it’s a harder market because of the production values and expenses. You’re kind of elevated to an ever more demanding standard. But it is something people want, so I don’t think it’ll go away. But I do think there will be fewer players in the market.

“You look at the top releases and they make a lot of money. It’s one of those cases where the middle market is kind of falling away. You have to be one of the big players. And for a lot of the publishers, what you’re seeing is that they’re being more selective with their portfolios in terms of what they push for with their big-budget titles.”

“We have a team of over 70 developers dedicated to the multiplayer side of Crysis 2.”

Unfortunately, the line between selectivity and over-cautiousness is all too thin, and with so much money on the table, one could be forgiven for declaring the triple-A portion of the gaming industry creatively bankrupt. Zala, however, doesn’t think the situation’s so grim.

“There’s always the school of thought going that smaller portfolios are maybe going to be less creative with the risks that they take,” he said. “But the games industry is a creative industry, and I think it goes in cycles. Eventually, something breaks through, and people want something different as well. So I still think there will be innovations. I think it’s a difficult one, because smaller portfolios will have an impact, but people crave for differences and innovation.”

The customer’s always right, after all. And for now, the customer has an almost disturbing obsession with shooting things. Incredibly high-fidelity, graphically advanced things. Just a hunch, but we think Crytek might have this whole game development thing figured out pretty well.

Crysis 2 releases on March 22 in North America and March 25 in the UK.

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11 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    Wall of text and nothing smart to say.I still think SP is going to be superb just like in Crysis 1.Crysis 1 MP have good idea but poorly execute if you ask me.And with Crysis 2 they didnt want to experiment

    #1 4 years ago
  2. razvan2you

    Crysis 2 SP as well as the MP is crap…..those 70 developers should be fired…..!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    I played the multiplayer demo yesterday. Not going to buy the game for PC, that’s for sure.

    Listen you maggots, the reason why so few people bought your first game is because it was a massive cunt that could not be fed. Instead of investing time to fix that, to work really hard on delivering something that even people with a low-end machine could play, you decided to skip it and do the same mistake again.

    What the fuck is this? Only three settings in the option menu? Gamer, Advanced, Hardcore? What the fuck is this shit? The game is fucking unplayable. I want to lower motion blur. Let me do it. Give me advanced options. Not this shit.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    @3

    “Listen you maggots, the reason why so few people bought your first game is because it was a massive cunt that could not be fed.”

    And…

    “What the fuck is this? Only three settings in the option menu? Gamer, Advanced, Hardcore? What the fuck is this shit? The game is fucking unplayable. I want to lower motion blur. Let me do it. Give me advanced options. Not this shit.”

    Makes you my hero :)

    +10000000.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DSB

    I enjoyed the demo more than I thought I would. But did I enjoy it enough to shell out 49 euro before Brink comes out? I just don’t know.

    I like the whole idea of a bunch of supersoldiers slugging it out on small maps, but at the same time the weapons aren’t very impressive. I would love a game where a shotgun could actually shoot further than 5 yards, but I guess that sort of thing is only feasible in Medal of Honor.

    I would’ve liked to see a lot more weapons and get a feel for what it really had to offer, but right now it just feels pretty standard fare aside from the nifty movement system and the abilities.

    And the website is total shit. Why would anyone want to work with Gamespy in 2011? Mindboggling.

    Still, interested I am.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. KBST

    “Listen you maggots, the reason why so few people bought your first game is because it was a massive cunt that could not be fed. Instead of investing time to fix that, to work really hard on delivering something that even people with a low-end machine could play, you decided to skip it and do the same mistake again.”

    Your point being? Crysis 2 will run on every low-end system, and it still looks better than similar games. They released a benchmark, and no one bought it. Now they are going were the money is and people are complaining that they won’t get their “beloved” benchmark. Measured against Crytek’s aspirations, Crysis was a gigantic flop. The sales during the launching-period were underwhelming and no one was interested in their engine, although it was the best looking on the market (even at medium-settings). Who can blame them for going down a different road after that?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @6: No. I could play Crysis one on middle to high without problems. Until the last levels of course.

    Tried the Crysis 2 demo yesterday and the fps was very low.

    Read my comment again, it’s absolutely clear that they aren’t going a different road, they made it even worse.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Overdos3

    They love PC gamers that much that they gave them a “Press Start to begin” in the demo. Thanks Crytek thats what we deserve a console port we’re dumb because we’ve supported you.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. blackdreamhunk

    yea pc gaming destroys consoles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-yncJ98ZRc

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @8: Exactly.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. mathare92

    Good read, that.

    #11 4 years ago

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  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

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  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

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  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

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  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

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  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

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  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

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  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

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