Crytek Studios is certainly no doubt a leader in dazzling video game graphics, but they might have bitten off more than they can chew with the comment that Crysis 2 will have the best video game graphics in history. I’m not going to do something stupid and say that Crysis had only ‘okay’ graphics, but a comment like that might be a little tough to follow up. Especially since Crytek wants to develop the sequel for consoles, and not just the PC.
Crytek executive producer, Nathan Camarillo, had a few things to say to people who might not agree with the bold statement:
“We know [developing for PS3] is a big challenge, but we’re happy to accept it. The most important thing that Crysis taught us as a developer is that, while cinematic graphics and convincing gameplay will get you a lot of press and build strong interest before release – you shouldn’t count on that exclusively.
We’re aiming to set the graphical benchmark. Why would anyone not want to play a game with the best graphics they have ever seen, great gameplay, some engaging fiction, challenging AI, killer weaponry and a complete gaming experience like no other?”
Great to hear that Camarillo is going more for substance over style in this entry for the Crysis series. The first game was absolutely gorgeous, but the gameplay was a bit lacking in terms of depth and combat. Crysis: Warhead, however, was a much better entry in the series and provided players with a very fast-paced action-heavy experience. If Crytek can adopt that kind of gameplay into the cramped confines of New York with Crysis 2, they will have no problem backing up their statement.
Crysis 2 will be pitting you against alien terrorists in New York sometime in September 2010.