Crytek have always pushed the boundaries for gaming visuals. Just take a look at the Crysis series, you can’t deny that they all look stunning. However, each game has – you could argue – always managed to fail to deliver a solid gaming experience.
CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, has very boldly claimed that graphics “matter” and account for “60% of the game”. He further adds “Graphics, whether it’s lighting or shadows, puts you in a different emotional context and drives the immersion… And immersion is effectively the number one thing we can use to help you buy into the world.”
I find it hard to believe that audio, the underlying plot, the way the game plays and character performances can only account for 40% of a game. Immersion, in my opinion, is all about these things, not just about the visuals.
With so many retro games still being played today, and re-releases popping up on the store week in week out, it’s easy to work out that graphics really don’t matter at all!
Do graphics matter to you – as much in the way Yerli claims, that is?
Source: Xbox 360 Magazine