Crytek, in an interview today, have spoke out again about next-gen consoles, and how their CryEngine engine will be the one to watch out for.
“We’ve been touting CryEngine as a next-gen technology for about two years now,” said the studio. “Since 2010 CryEngine has been next-gen ready.”
“You look at today’s next-gen offerings with supposedly next-gen graphics… That’s exactly what we were talking about two years ago.” Crytek are clearly trying to downplay any rivals – namely Epic and their Unreal engine.
“People have by now caught up but we haven’t been sitting around – we’ve been pushing the boundaries as well. A lot of these features will be visible in the next iteration for the engine.”
Like Epic, it’s widely accepted that Crytek have had access to the PS4 and the new Xbox for a while.
“Obviously we can’t talk about what they are but we know what next-gen entails,” they said. “I think people… I’m not going to judge it because it’ll get me in trouble, but next-gen is actually not a clear picture right now.”
It’s an interesting comment – and one open to some speculation. Is this a sign that the machines won’t be as powerful as we’re hoping? Or something else entirely?