Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli believes Crysis 3 has pushed the current generation of game consoles to their absolute limit. Speaking at a recent press event in San Franciso, Yerli challenged any game playable on current console hardware, from the past, present or future, to beat the technical prowess of Crysis 3.
“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  and PlayStation , I’ve yet to see a game do that still today.”
“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. With Crysis 3 we’re pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond.”
That’s great to hear Cevat, but am I the only one who’d like to see Crytek restructure its priorities in favor of improved storytelling and design innovation, instead of investing the majority of its time and effort into making my hardware sweat?
Crysis 3, developed by Crytek and published by EA, will be released in February, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.