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No Surprises Here, But Crysis 2 Looks Best on PC

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 110 comments

Time to make sure that your gaming rig is Crysis 2-ready, because people will be asking you.

It's no secret that Crytek is spending some time to make sure that Crysis 2 will be one of the best looking games on consoles, but make no mistake, it will still look the very best on the PC.

That should have never been in question, but recent technical demonstrations have taken place on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which potentially worried the PC faithful. Crytek CEO Cervat Yerli says there's nothing to be worried about.

"PC is the best looking version, yeah," he answers, in a CVG story. "But if I had shown it on PC, it would have been like... okay, Crysis 2 is on console, but they're not showing the console version. So we wanted to go with console."

One such video is the one below:

Crysis 2 GDC 2010 Tech Demo

If you're still sceptical about how Crysis 2 will look on the PC, check out the two new screenshots below.

That's not to say that Crysis 2 hasn't been influenced by console gaming – it certainly has – but Crytek insists that it's been for the better, thanks to the competitive, brutal nature of the console market.

And in case you missed it from before, here's the direct feed of the Times Square debut trailer:

Crysis 2 Shown in Times Square NYC

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    sliem , April 16, 2010 11:17 PM
    @zoemayne: maybe you can find a mod to add a mini skirt or even nude... if that's what you want.
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    Keiki646 , April 16, 2010 11:09 PM
    PC is always going to be Number one when it come down to playing Crysis 2. For those that have console system beware that you're better of having a Gaming PC when playing a game like this.
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    zoemayne , April 16, 2010 11:12 PM
    I still dont like the ass part of the suit...
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    Keiki646 , April 16, 2010 11:09 PM
    PC is always going to be Number one when it come down to playing Crysis 2. For those that have console system beware that you're better of having a Gaming PC when playing a game like this.
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    zoemayne , April 16, 2010 11:12 PM
    I still dont like the ass part of the suit...
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    sliem , April 16, 2010 11:17 PM
    @zoemayne: maybe you can find a mod to add a mini skirt or even nude... if that's what you want.
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    joytech22 , April 16, 2010 11:23 PM
    PC will rule the Graphics market forever, and there is no console that will ever be developed that can match the raw computing power that PC owners such as us seek out through upgrades.
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    lpedraja2002 , April 16, 2010 11:26 PM
    I'm glad they're also developing for the consoles. I'm a PC gamer but by doing the whole console thing they will hopefully code the game better than the first one since the consoles don't have that much power as a modern gaming Pc has.
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    soundefx , April 16, 2010 11:26 PM
    You have to keep in mind the amount of money that has to be spent on a PC to make this game shine as it is. Compare this to the $300 price tag of a console (360).

    That $300 will only give you a video card, if that, to run this game proper on very high settings. I game on both console and PC, so it is sometimes hard to pick which one I am going to buy a game for.

    But Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis 2, PC all the way.
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    curnel_D , April 16, 2010 11:34 PM
    Hopefully the live link feature is something that's included in the public mod kit. I've seen a few games use it so far, and it's by far the best feature ever created for the modding community.
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    welshmousepk , April 16, 2010 11:39 PM
    looks awesome. can't wait.
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    Emperus , April 16, 2010 11:54 PM
    May be It'll come free with two gtx 480's in a special edition sli box coz that much will be required to run it at its best visual settings.. Some optimistic post above suggesting it might get better coded this time.. Hopefully that means It'll run better on my 4870 than the previous installations..
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    descendency , April 16, 2010 11:58 PM
    sliem@zoemayne: maybe you can find a mod to add a mini skirt or even nude... if that's what you want.

    Not on a console.
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    welshmousepk , April 17, 2010 12:08 AM
    emperusMay be It'll come free with two gtx 480's in a special edition sli box coz that much will be required to run it at its best visual settings.. Some optimistic post above suggesting it might get better coded this time.. Hopefully that means It'll run better on my 4870 than the previous installations..


    yes it is better coding. else they wouldn't have it running on consoles.
    but a 4870 is not a high-end card anymore, so don't expect much.
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    jsm6746 , April 17, 2010 12:52 AM
    the consoles are really starting to show their age... and they are, imho, holding back the industry as a whole... and this whole motion peripheral thing is taking it in the complete wrong direction... *sigh*
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    jednx01 , April 17, 2010 1:13 AM
    Not to make a scene here, but just out of curiousity... When has it ever been true that the PC game looks worse then the console games?
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    jednx01 , April 17, 2010 1:16 AM
    welshmousepkyes it is better coding. else they wouldn't have it running on consoles. but a 4870 is not a high-end card anymore, so don't expect much.

    If the consoles can run it, I'm sure that a 4870 should be able to run it just fine...
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    Zenthar , April 17, 2010 1:33 AM
    I don't want to be rude, but I'm getting a bit tired of the PC vs console comparison. IMO, it's like comparing PC's raw CPU power to a multi-node cluster's or comparing an SSD performance to some RAM based drive.

    For most of what you look at, there will be something better ... for a price. Which one is the best bang for the buck, THAT might be a worthy (but flamable) topic.
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    thegreathuntingdolphin , April 17, 2010 1:35 AM
    Quote:

    If the consoles can run it, I'm sure that a 4870 should be able to run it just fine...


    Run it, yes. Max it out, no. I have high hopes for my core i7 750 at 4 GHz and 5870.
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    znegval , April 17, 2010 1:36 AM
    If they want realism they might want to stop making that exagerated highly bright fire coming out from a shooting gun. Anyone who's shot a gun in daylight knows most of times all you see is smoke coming out of the gun. That applies to other games as well.
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