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Crytek says its intentions with Crysis 2 “backfired a little bit”

Friday, 24 June 2011 17:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has said developing Crysis 2 to be playable on most PC systems ended up “backfiring” on the firm.

According to Yerli, when the first Crysis was released, the game was so high tech, even the minimum requirements for it were not feasible for a lot of PC users at the time. So, the firm decided it would make the sequel more accessible to standard hardware on the market.

Despite these good intentions, the result was met with some criticism from the PC community, mainly because the game utilized DX9 instead of DX10 – which is relatively standard for today’s kits – let alone the option of DX11 for W7 users.

“Crysis 1′s intention was, if I were to play it three years later, it looks great. And it does, actually, it fulfilled that. But it made it difficult for entry-level players,” Yerli told Gamsutra in an interview.

“So with Crysis 2, we took a different direction, and it backfired a little bit.”

To satisfy those with an OS which supports DX11, Crytek is set to release what is essentially an upgrade which utilizes the tech next week.

“This is much more like a gift to the high-end community,” said Yerli. “And I think gamers will appreciate that.

“It lifts up Crysis 2 and gives a sneak peak of how PC gaming will evolve in the future, if you support a high-end preference.”

Crysis 2 version 1.9 will be made available this coming Monday, June 27.

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24 Comments

  1. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Erthazus…?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gama_888

    @1 LMAOOO
    Its just a matter of time……

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    The biggest problem with Crysis 2, beyond the braindead AI and the Gamespy account system, was the extremely arrogant way they chose to talk it up before it came out.

    It wasn’t a bad game, it just wasn’t half as good as Crytek bragged that it was.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Hunam

    To be honest, the graphics wasn’t the issue, it was the lack of options. Also, the game isn’t very good.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @1 I can tell you what CEO wanted to say.Crysis 2 use cryengine simultaneous developing ability to game look axactly same on all 3 platform.That is why PC version was having funny moments like don’t turn off your console,aimbot turn off/on….If the game was build first on PC then porting to console like BF3 then console maybe wouldn’t look that good.But point is,they work way more on console rather on PC.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. brotherhoodofthewolf

    but it isn’t like they aimed to appeal to be playable on most systems is it. anyone with a crossfire ATI setup got screwed doubly bad. greed before users need…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Night Hunter

    backfiring is a nice word. Complete fuck up would be a little more accurate. Not that I would really care about the PC version, but still, most people expected somethng different I guess …

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    @7 Crysis 1 set benchmark on great graphics and big levels and sequel to be console oriented is never good thing.Same thing with Red Faction 1 and 2.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    The game sucked. Get over it Crytek and learn to shut your mouths next time.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Fin

    We’re ten comments in, and still no sign of the graphics fanbo-I mean Erthazus?

    Is he dead?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DSB

    Framerate framerate, pixel pixel, particle effects! Call of Duty?!

    Nothing? Shit…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @10…comment #5 was interesting how it addressed my original comment almost in direct reply…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. darksied

    Apparently I’m in the minority, but I don’t care. I liked the game. I’ll admit I enjoyed the first one too (yes, graphics was a big part of it) and the 2nd made my laptop feel like it was on fire, but it ran fine at about 30 fps and I thought it was fun. I doubt I’ll even be able to use this dx11 patch, but I’ll give it a try.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. freedoms_stain

    I’m annoyed that they put out an unfinished product.

    They should have done what Dice have done with Frostbite 2 and shot for an engine that scales from high end monster PC right down to consoles from day 1, not shot for the middle ground then patched in the high end later.

    Perhaps the higher end PC crowd isn’t your biggest consumer base Crytek, but they ARE still your customers and they have paid for your product, you shouldn’t be treating any group of customers as 2nd rate imo, and waiting months upon months for something you’ve paid for is not on.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Maximum Payne

    @12 Don’t shoot the messenger :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    Problem with Crysis 2 was only one: It was consolized.

    If you compare first game to the second, it’s shit and roses.
    Speaking about the graphics. They were average console graphics. Even if you had a good rig all you got just better textures (like in most shooters that ported from consoles to PC).

    AI is not impressive, story was ok… Gameplay was consolized, although i liked that there are not a lot of script moments aka Call Of duty and was a bit of a sandbox sense which is good imo.

    Multiplayer: Call Of Half-Life. crysis 1 multiplayer was better, but they didn’t improved it here, just ripped off ideas from other games… I hate to say but Crytek UK should not do multiplayer next time.

    I was not dissapointed in the game as much as i was dissapointed that Crytek Frankfurt made the game so bad. I could understand that if Crytek UK or Crytek Seoul could do this… but main team who created Far Cry 1 and Crysis is just bizarre…

    and now… Crytek Frankfurt makes RYSE for Xbox Kinect…. Lol

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Hunam

    I thought the graphics were great on the PC, just that the fact you had no means to tweak anything, the controls didn’t quite work, the mouse has acceleration and other problems and the single player story was horrible. The MP in crysis has always been terrible so I can’t really moan about that.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. IL DUCE

    @7 so you basically just said you have no idea what you’re talking about…calling it a major fuck up and then saying you don’t really care about the pc version and you guess people expected something different

    I have a 360 and I enjoyed it so whatever…graphics were some of the best I’ve seen on console

    @16 if RYSE can be played with a controller I will try it…the game will probably look amazing (for console), especially since its a 360 exclusive – since they won’t have to worry about any other versions

    #18 4 years ago
  19. darksied

    @14

    I don’t agree with this at all. What do you think in the game is “unfinished?” I don’t see anything THAT broken (there’s some issues where the AI gets stuck, but those are not too bad). And I don’t see them as having made it for the middle ground and patching in the high end. What PC system can even play the game on the highest settings now with a good framerate? They must have like 2 or 3 video cards, tons of ram, and the best processors out there.

    I see it more like them patching in “even BETTER” graphics on top of what’s already there; it’s not like it was really missing from the game because the game looks great.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. DSB

    @19 That’s really not the case. It’s pretty nicely optimized, so a modern right doesn’t really get stressed too bad at the highest setting.

    The game looks fine though. It has far worse issues with the lousy AI and Cryteks inability to make their online account system work.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. xino

    #21 4 years ago
  22. bpcgos

    Bad Double post!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. bpcgos

    “is a “gift” to the PC high-end community”

    a $60 dollar gift that we bought for ourselves?? Its not a gift. Its our rights, its should be in package with the release product! If the 1st Crysis could do it, why the sequel can’t? Its just beyond of my imagination!
    But thanks god I’m not yet buy it!:D

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Joe_Gamer

    Played the PC version, graphics were acceptable but I am less into graphics than most PC gamers. I played about half way through and got bored and quit. worse that any graphics the story was just dull. The AI was annoying, those area’s with “infinite” respawning enemies were annoying, and the pompous attitude of Crytek is god damn annoying. They’re like a father who finally pays his child support and then wants a pat on the back for doing what he should have done from the beginning. A “gift”? Don’t piss on me and say it’s raining.

    #24 4 years ago

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  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

    Warner Bros. has announced a new series of Mortal Kombat X tournaments with a prize pool starting at $100,000. Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program is a series of tournaments that kick off in April and allow players from the around the world participation. The tournaments are the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X […]

  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Microsoft announced last week that a free-to-play Halo game is in development at Saber Interactive. The game will be available in Russia only, at least on launch. YouTuber Noble, with the help […]

  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

    US retailer Best Buy is offering a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle. If you’re in the US, Best Buy is having a very good deal on PlayStation 4 systems at the moment. If you buy The Last of Us PS4 bundle, you’ll automatically get the PS Camera […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC has been given a release window for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Jaws of Hakkon, the first story add-on to Dragon Age: Inquisition was released last week on PC and Xbox One. The release was a complete surprise, as there was no prior announcement. What was also surprising […]

  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

    Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a collector’s edition and it comes with a 120-page guide. The Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition has been fully detailed. It’s called the “Art of Siege Edition” and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, priced £65. Here’s what you get: A copy of the game […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

    Rainbow Six Siege has a new trailer available explaining the operator system. Operators are what makes any Counter Terrorist Unit and you will get to choose each of them individually before assembling a team. Any operator you choose will not be available for others though, so planning ahead will be crucial. The new trailer shows […]

  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]