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Crytek Says 3D is the Future of Crysis

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.

  • braneman
    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
    See you later, Crysis: I hardly knew thee.
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  • rooket
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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