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Crytek: Next-gen Is Actually Not A Clear Picture Right Now

Bragging rights.

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?

  1. Paranoimia
    Since: Aug 2008

    A bit full of themselves this Crytek lot, aren’t they.

    Comment posted on 08/06/2012 at 18:07.
    • stillirise6257
      Since: Jan 1970

      How very dare they!

      Comment posted on 10/06/2012 at 17:52.
  2. SavageOranges
    Since: Aug 2010

    Sure their engine looks nice but they’re games are hit and miss. Also, the E3 Video Demo for Unreal Engine 4 that came out today had the nicest looking graphics I’ve ever seen ever. If CryTek top it, then great, even better looking games. But we haven’t seen anything of their new engine so them coming out and saying this was a bit obnoxious.

    Comment posted on 08/06/2012 at 18:59.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      Missed the E3 vid of the unreal engine 4, will have to hunt it down.

      Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 13:14.
      • SavageOranges
        Since: Aug 2010

        Here it is ;) — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyeeyZE41O4

        Looks great, will hopefully be the standard for Next-Gen!

        Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 15:15.
      • cam the man
        Since: May 2009

        Cheers, does look good.

        Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 17:23.
      • stillirise6257
        Since: Jan 1970

        it was a marvel :D I will still just wait and see as for now there is still not enough information on the subject of next gen, let alone how good the games will look on a, b or even c engine lol. But then again to SavageOranges post i agree

        so again

        How very dare they!

        Comment posted on 10/06/2012 at 17:55.
  3. Jakster123x
    Since: Aug 2011

    Crytek can say all they want but i think next gen will have Unreal Engine 4 pretty much as a standard, much the same as Unreal 3 was this generation.

    Comment posted on 08/06/2012 at 19:16.
  4. xdarkmagician
    Since: May 2009

    I think if these next gen consoles were going to be as powerfull as a current PC They’d release the specs. I think both Sony and MS just want to release something with a balance of power and cost, meaning a console they can instantly sell for a profit. Most tech-ies forget the average consumer doesn’t care about CPU power, they only care about shinny graphics and price. I expect next gen will be more about networking, DRM, and micro-transactions then sheer processing power.

    Comment posted on 08/06/2012 at 19:18.
    • plutoniumdragon
      Since: Dec 2008

      Perhaps the key for console makers is simply more console-exclusive games, if you can’t see the game running on an obviously superior PC then it’s no so much of a problem is it?

      Comment posted on 08/06/2012 at 20:35.
  5. skibadee
    Since: Oct 2009

    lets see a video then like the one Epic released today.

    Comment posted on 08/06/2012 at 22:26.
    • bmg_123
      Since: Feb 2012

      They’re probably scaling it back, else we be dazzled by it’s graphical fidelity in such a way that we spontaneously combust.

      Comment posted on 08/06/2012 at 22:35.
  6. Crocadillian
    Since: Feb 2011

    I don’t know why such discussions about a company’s own products cant be done with a little integrity and modesty. It’s not adding value to a product, and just comes across as childish :l

    Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 01:07.
    • Eternal_Bcb
      Since: Sep 2009

      This. I get that Epic is “the competition” when it comes to games engines and licensing and whatever but if I was them and was touting CryEngine3 then I’d just show a vid that makes everyone else sit back and go “oh. Fuck”. If they can’t/won’t do that then sit back and be quiet I say.

      Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 15:23.
  7. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    I’m guessing they plan on melting the PS4 and Nextbox via the Cryengine 3. As they did with PCs when Crysis 1 was released. ;)

    I wonder if they are just heavily testing the capablities of the PS4 and the Bobbox to see how far they can push it next gen? Although, i’m a bit surprised that they’ve not released a video demostrating what they can do although, i wonder if Sony and MS have told them not to release any videos untill they offically announce the consoles?

    Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 17:03.
  8. OneShotWook
    Since: Jun 2010

    Do Epic consider them competition i wonder when only Crytek seem to use their tech,surely theres a ton of of different projects go into an engine when it becomes open to any dev?

    Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 17:52.
  9. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Better at making engines than the games that run in them

    Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 18:08.
  10. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    The mind boggles at the thought of what next gen consoles….

    Comment posted on 09/06/2012 at 23:56.

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