Crytek : PC a Generation Ahead of Consoles

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Crytek boss Cevat Yerli reckons that PC’s are already a generation ahead of consoles, and that developers’ focus on consoles is holding back advancements in PC gaming technology.

Of course these sort of comments happen towards the end of each generation of consoles, and it’s usually the time when platform holders start showing off their future wares. This time it’s a little different though; with Microsoft’s focus on Kinect, and Sony’s 3D push for the current gen it doesn’t look like new consoles will be coming  out any time soon.

“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 magazine.

“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.”

“I generally think it’s still developers’ mentality [to blame],” he added. “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. Until the PC market creates comparable revenues, companies are not going to spend enough on the PC SKU of a game.”

The German developer is busy with Crysis 2 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, which is due for release next March.

Source : CVG

Last Updated: November 26, 2010

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