Crytek: Making a PS3 exclusive “is something we considered before”

By Johnny Cullen, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:58 GMT

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Crytek boss Cevat Yerli has said that the studio’s previously “considered” creating a PS3 exclusive.

In fact, it’s something that the studio would still consider doing down the line. But right now, Crysis 2 is the priority, followed up by 360-exclusive Codename: Kingdoms.

“Sony is a partner that we would definitely love to work with,” Yerli told CVG.

“A [PS3 exclusive] is something we considered before – we talked about it a lot, but for reasons of portfolio or timing in the past it didn’t work out. But that doesn’t mean in the future it wouldn’t work.”

But Yerli added that for Kingdoms, 360 seemed like a “natural fit.”

“We wanted to see how it would feel like to just work for Microsoft or work on a project; with Sony, with Microsoft or with Nintendo, just a first-party relation,” he said.

“We have been talking with Microsoft for five or six years now about working together – and for some time I have said that I don’t want to work [exclusively with a] first-party.

“The time came around where we said maybe this IP, Kingdoms, could be very strong for a first-party platform. We asked Microsoft and they said ‘yes, that would be fantastic’.”

Kingdoms was announced back at E3. No date yet, but you might hear something in Crytek’s home turf next month during gamescom.

Crysis 2 is due out this autumn for PS3, 360 and PC.

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