Crytek: “PC Is Easily A Generation Ahead of Consoles Right Now”



Is your Xbox creaky, prone to long-winded “back in my day” rants, and in the midst of a particularly expensive mid-life crisis? Well, you’re not alone. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has also noticed that his consoles are just about ready for retirement. Problem is, they don’t plan on passing the torch without a fight.

“As long as the current console generation exists and as long as we keep pushing the PC as well, the more difficult it will be to really get the benefit of both,” he told Edge (via CVG).

“PC is easily a generation ahead right now. With 360 and PS3, we believe the quality of the games beyond Crysis 2 and other CryEngine developments will be pretty much limited to what their creative expressions is, what the content is. You won’t be able to squeeze more juice from these rocks.”

He also went on to explain that things won’t change until publishers stop treating the PC like a barren, profitless wasteland.

“I generally think it’s still developers’ mentality [that is to blame],” he said. “A lot nowadays don’t consider PC a big issue any more; their [sales] expectations are nowhere near what they are for the console versions.”

So yeah, it’s kind of a hollow victory for us. We have the nicest, fastest hotrods on the lot, but nowhere to race. Kind of puts a damper on building bigger, better PCs too, doesn’t it? Looks like we need a new hobby to distract us for the time being. How about this: first person to get Crysis running on a Minecraft PC wins. And… go!

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