Crysis 3 maxing out current-gen consoles, “not even 1%” is left, says Crytek CEO

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 20:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Crysis 3 is maxing out current-generation consoles, according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli.

Speaking with Videogamer, Yerli said the game pulls so much there’s not even “1%” left on the existing platforms.

“Crysis 3 is absolutely maxing out the consoles. There is absolutely not even 1 percent left,” he said. “No game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3 on these consoles, flat out. Most games are not even anywhere near Crysis 2 technically. I’m not talking about art style–art is subjective–but the pure fact of what we have been cramming in with Crysis 2 on Xbox [360] and PlayStation [3], I’ve yet to see a game do that still today.

“That’s why we said [two years ago] that Crysis 3 is next-gen ready already. We did that without knowing the specs but it’s not going to be much more than what we have done so far. And it turns out we were pretty much right.

“Any day I will take a battle against Gears and Halo, whatever, the amount of data we put in and the detail level is far superior,” Yerli said. “With Crysis 3, we’re pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond.”

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Crysis 3 arrives on February 19 in North America and February 21 in Europe for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.