No Surprises Here, But Crysis 2 Looks Best on PC

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:

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:

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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Keiki646
    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.
  • zoemayne
    I still dont like the ass part of the suit...
  • sliem
    @zoemayne: maybe you can find a mod to add a mini skirt or even nude... if that's what you want.
  • joytech22
    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.
  • lpedraja2002
    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.
  • soundefx
    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.
  • curnel_D
    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.
  • welshmousepk
    looks awesome. can't wait.
  • Emperus
    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..
  • descendency
    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.