Crysis was without a doubt the most demanding PC game title upon its release in November 2007, and even today it's still capable of bringing well-equipped systems to their knees. So when news broke that Crytek was planning a cross-platform sequel many were worried the PC version's graphics would be dragged down as a result. However, according to Crytek CEO Cervat Yerli, Crysis 2 will be graphically superior on the PC compared to both PS3 and Xbox 360 editions.
Yerli revealed this to CVG after being asked why the company decided to show the Xbox 360 version of the game at its recent New York showcase, to which he simply responded that people were expecting to see how the game looked on consoles. At the same event, Crytek showed just a glimpse of the PS3 version running alongside the Xbox 360, with both looking exactly the same -- though Yerli himself later said the PS3 version performs "slightly" better at the moment.
Crysis 2 will be the first title to be built on CryEngine 3 when it debuts later this year, and has been hyped as bearing the best graphics in the history of video games. Though it's extremely high hardware requirements were probably one of the reasons the original game didn't sell as well as expected, the game should be much more optimized this time around.