Attack of the Fanboy

PS4 and Xbox 720 will reinvigorate games industry

by William Schwartz


Crytek’s Crysis 3 released to mixed reviews last week, and Crytek’s CEO believes that reviewers and consumers have been fatigued by the length of the current console generation. In a recent interview, Cevat Yerli explains that the current generation has gone on for too long, and that next-gen hardware like the PS4 and Xbox 720 will reinvigorate the industry.

“People remember Crysis 1 much bigger than it was, because it had a high impact,” Yerli says. Crysis 3 is “our masterpiece” according to the CEO, and he thinks that gamer fatigue has big role in the reception that Crysis 3 has recieved.

“I think the new generation of consoles will reinvigorate,” says Cevat Yerli of Crytek

In an interview with Gamasutra, Yerli elaborates: “The markets are down. People’s expectations are much more radical than the current generation of games are doing. I think the new generation of consoles will reinvigorate that and help to elevate that again, and elevate new concepts of gaming which platforms are right now limiting, too.”

“It’s impossible not to be limited by a limited console. By definition it’s the case. So if it were PC only, could we have done more things? Certainly, yes.” Unfortunately, Yerli explains that the budget to make Crysis 3 is such that it has to be a multiplatform launch to recuperate the costs.

Yerli’s company will have a chance to make good on these hopes. Crytek will be one of the companies looking to reinvigorate gamers on the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4. We know that the Crytek has Homefront 2 in the works, and there’s always the off-chance that Ryse actually gets made.

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