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Crytek Says 3D is the Future of Crysis

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Crysis 2 won't be the only title in the franchise to incorporate 3D.

It should come as no surprise that Crytek's roadmap for the Crysis IP will permanently incorporate 3D. Crytek boss Cervat Yerli revealed the company's plans in a recent interview after he was asked if 3D was merely an experiment inserted into the upcoming game, Crysis 2. Surprisingly, he admitted that the sequel is somewhat of a re-launch of the franchise.

"Crysis on consoles for us is pretty much taking the ground that Crysis games will be 3D now and in the future," he said. "Console gamers haven't seen [the original] Crysis yet and when we launch Crysis 2 it's kind of like a re-launch of the franchise. We want to make sure people associate the Crysis brand with 3D gaming in the future."

But he assures fans that it's not just a gimmick, but rather a way to transform the TV or PC monitor into a window leading to a new world. He said that once gamers pick up the controls and experience 3D gaming, they many not ever want to play in 2D again.

Still, isn't the whole 3D buzz just a temporary fad as seen in previous attempts? "I think that it will stay around," he admitted. "As soon as the first affordable 3DTVs arrive I think it's a no-brainer at that point, everyone will adapt. Initially there will be a more hardcore audience. I don't think every game will be 3D right away, but there will be some high-end production value games that will be 3D and will benefit from it."

That may be true, however 3D will probably become more acceptable once the technology no longer needs the use of glasses.

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    braneman , August 12, 2010 7:41 PM
    now imagine the computer you would have to get to play Crysis 2 in 3d, maybe you'd have to tape two high end rigs together.
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    tipmen , August 12, 2010 7:48 PM
    I still believe 3d is just a fad. I've tried to watch things in 3d all it does is give me headaches and cost more.
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    jesman1985 , August 12, 2010 8:34 PM
    the crytek engine is awesome.. BUT imho.. crysis is horrible.. guess what game fried my HD4890? yup.. crysis.. and that was literally right before i was about to uninstall it.. the games boring.. AND its evil.. it knew i was going to uninstall it so it blew up my video card!!!
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    braneman , August 12, 2010 7:41 PM
    now imagine the computer you would have to get to play Crysis 2 in 3d, maybe you'd have to tape two high end rigs together.
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    Assmar , August 12, 2010 7:43 PM
    See you later, Crysis: I hardly knew thee.
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    rooket , August 12, 2010 7:46 PM
    if they made it more fun, without aliens... that would be a better future for the game. i could only get into crysis games for the beginning levels. once the alieans started floating about, the appeal planed off. not expecting a whole lot out of the new crysis game due to that.
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    JohnnyChrist , August 12, 2010 7:47 PM
    branemannow imagine the computer you would have to get to play Crysis 2 in 3d, maybe you'd have to tape two high end rigs together.

    hahahahahahano.

    Crysis 2 is said to have LESS DEMANDING graphics than the original. Its pretty believable considering it will also be on consoles. You'd never see a console run the original.
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    zehpavora , August 12, 2010 7:47 PM
    3D may be the future, but is the future this close? I mean, computers are way ahead in technology (or are the consoles too old?), but the hardware for 3D is still too expensive for the mainstream. Here in Brasil, I don't know anyone with 3D TVs, or even 3D monitors, etc.
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    tipmen , August 12, 2010 7:48 PM
    I still believe 3d is just a fad. I've tried to watch things in 3d all it does is give me headaches and cost more.
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    mrecio , August 12, 2010 7:51 PM
    I am not a fan of 3d, no matter how well its done in theaters or even in the home it still gives me a headache and takes away from the experience in my opinion. If I want 3d I will go outside and enjoy it. The fact that everything is being converted to 3d for the sake of charging a little extra even when the 3d is poorly done and is an afterthought (Clash of the Titans and The Last Airbender come to mind) does not help 3d's case with me.

    In the gaming world I think we are many many years away from having the technology (at an affordable price) to truly integrate 3d into our games, what they are doing now seems more of a gimmick hologram type of thing.

    who here prefers the poorly implemented 3d of today over full definition 2d?
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    linford585 , August 12, 2010 7:56 PM
    JohnnyChristhahahahahahano.Crysis 2 is said to have LESS DEMANDING graphics than the original. Its pretty believable considering it will also be on consoles. You'd never see a console run the original.


    Minimum system requirements are less. AKA, low end requires less, high end requires more. Console version and PC version dont look the same (although in terms of a console game, the console side still looks very impressive).
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    miloo , August 12, 2010 7:57 PM
    too bad, i cant even watch 3D movie,i felt dizzy easily
    i remembered last time i watched final destination 4 3D ~ i almost puke on my pants ~

    Sorry, no 3D for me ~

    Probably a good reason for me to stick with ATI card ~ and cheaper TV , monitor? no 3DS ?

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    HalJordan , August 12, 2010 8:11 PM
    I'm on the fence as far as 3D goes, that includes movies, games, or T.V. However, let this article serve as a indicator that the future will be 3D, whether you want it or not; you will be dragged into the 3D revolution kicking and screaming.
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    Dirtman73 , August 12, 2010 8:26 PM
    At least as far as cinema goes, there is no way that 3D is going to become the de facto standard format. I'm not so sure about video games. If all the publishing heavyweights decide to push 3D from here on out, people like myself who despise it as a cheesy gimmick may be forced to look elsewhere for entertainment.

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    jesman1985 , August 12, 2010 8:34 PM
    the crytek engine is awesome.. BUT imho.. crysis is horrible.. guess what game fried my HD4890? yup.. crysis.. and that was literally right before i was about to uninstall it.. the games boring.. AND its evil.. it knew i was going to uninstall it so it blew up my video card!!!
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    Morgan3rd , August 12, 2010 8:35 PM
    I'll be waiting for the next big thing thanks.
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    winner4455 , August 12, 2010 8:35 PM
    Here's the thing: 3d might cost a lot more and be annoying right now, but as technology advances it might become more viable and a lot better to something you do want. But for that to happen, you need to take the first steps. Just thing about the first computer made... Would you want that in your room? Look at computers now.
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    ArgleBargle , August 12, 2010 8:38 PM
    branemannow imagine the computer you would have to get to play Crysis 2 in 3d, maybe you'd have to tape two high end rigs together.


    I look forward to Crysis 3D bringing the next ten years worth of PC technology to its knees.
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    hellwig , August 12, 2010 8:43 PM
    Huh, 3D will require twice the framerate, and most computers could barely squeek out a playable 30FPS for the first game. Still, 3D is the logical progression of SLI/Crossfire, if you already have each card render every other frame (depending on the mode), nothing says it has to do it from the same angle. The entry cost though is just too much (special monitor + graphics card(s) + glasses -OR- console + TV + glasses). However, if they make it truly playable in 3D mode, it will be even more playable for those of us sticking with 2D.

    Roger Ebert had a really good article about how 3D is just the current gimmick being used by Hollywood to try to get people into theaters (where the real money is made). With BluRay and HDTVs over 60" in retail stores, people don't need to go to theaters to see a big-screen and high-definition movie. 3D is a marketing ploy to offer something in the theaters you can't get at home (in the early days, it was moving pictures in general, then it was air conditioning, then color, then picture size/quality, then surround sound, now 3D). I'm not sure what Hollywood will do if 3D TVs take off (I don't think they will), but it won't be pretty.
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    FloKid , August 12, 2010 8:43 PM
    I really don't see why so many people hate 3D or even glasses... It's soooo cool, and Carvat is right, cause it's very unlikely that so many 3D TVs were made and now they will just stop making those anymore. Crysis is a great game, I am just waiting to get a better V-card so I can play it in 3D. All of my games are just on disk waiting for that. Don't hate lol, cause I don't care haha.
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    nforce4max , August 12, 2010 8:50 PM
    Look at me I am a CRT user and don't see my self upgrading any time soon. I have had enough flat panels die on me after a year or two of use. $10 CRT ends up out lasting a $200-300 LCD.
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    puscifer919 , August 12, 2010 8:55 PM
    I personally don't care for 3D at all. Hopefully there will never be a game, movie, or other form of entertainment that does not included a "standard" option. If a game I would normal love only comes in 3D, I won't be buying it.
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    jasonpwns , August 12, 2010 8:58 PM
    milootoo bad, i cant even watch 3D movie,i felt dizzy easily i remembered last time i watched final destination 4 3D ~ i almost puke on my pants ~ Sorry, no 3D for me ~ Probably a good reason for me to stick with ATI card ~ and cheaper TV , monitor? no 3DS ?


    Most 3DS games will not require 3d and you can easily turn it off with a switch. Good thinking on Nintendos part there.
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