Crytek president and creative director, Cevat Yerli, has spoken about their upcoming New York-based first person shooter and how the traditional PC version is actually benefiting from its multiplatform development.
“You have to understand that the budget for Crysis was much lower than for Crysis 2,” he says. “We could spend much more on Crysis 2 because we expected to sell more through multiplatform development.”
PC-only gamers feeling like the PS3 and Xbox 360 are hampering videogame development can at least rest easy with Crysis 2. “PC gamers will get a better game out of that, it isn’t just take, it’s also give,” says Yerli.
Indeed, although screenshots of the PC version are still elusive (it’s been all 360 so far) that platform will still see one worthy of the much more capable graphics cards and larger memory capacities, and that it won’t be hamstrung by ‘console control systems’:
“Crysis 2 doesn’t suffer from that, in my opinion,” he says. “It’s superior [to Crysis] from every angle.”
Source: Edge 224.