Crysis heading to PlayStation 3?

By on January 18, 2008, 5:29 PM
Crysis is the most impressive-looking game on the market today, but so far, only few players with very high-end rigs have been able to play the game in all its visual glory. However, it has been rumored for months now that Crysis would be making its way onto home video game consoles. That console would be Sonyís PlayStation 3, if the latest rumor from GamesRadar proves true.

According to the gaming website, insiders at Crytek have this week let slip that a port of Crysis is on the way for PlayStation 3 owners, carrying extra game modes as well as extra features over the PC version. Crysis is an absolute beast to try and run even on the most bleeding edge of hardware and current speculation indicates that only Sonyís console would be capable of hosting the game. But as impressive a piece of gaming kit the PS3 may be, I doubt itíll be able to fully handle the visual powerhouse that is Crysis on the PC unless some aesthetic scale back is done. That said, Crysis on the PS3 is just a rumor for now.

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9Nails said:
Put me in with you on that bet. I think it's fairly safe siding with doubt that the PS3 would be able to handle all the DX10 features of Crysis without compromise. PC's all ready contain multiple CPU cores and multiple GPU cores in SLI configuration. This programing format is wildly popular and well documented. When compared to Sony's console system I have my doubts that Crytek will have as helpful of a development support and community in which to wring all the power out of the PS3 console system.Keep your eyes open, I am most certainly curious how far a $3,000 PC computer can take you compared to a $400 console system.
Julio said:
It'll be interesting to see what kind of compromises developers come through for bringing this port. Things that come to mind:* You can heavily hardware optimize on a console compared to a PC.* You don't necessarily run high resolutions on a console although HD screen support brings a change to that.* By the time the console port is out, mainstream PCs should be out there that can run Crysis on high just fine, and more expensive systems will be able to do 'Very High' (I guess the second and third episodes of Crysis is where you would take advantage of that though - or multiplayer)* It would be an interesting choice of console: PS3 vs. Xbox. Perhaps because of the built-in Nvidia hardware?
Mictlantecuhtli said:
Can you play using a keyboard and a mouse?I can at least type in MSN chat using a USB keyboard with Xbox 360, but I've never tried a PS3.
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