Crysis 2 to Push PS3 and Xbox 360

Electronic Arts has entered into an agreement with Crysis developer Crytek GmbH to publish the upcoming sequel, Crysis 2. Unlike the original which was exclusive to the PC, Crysis 2 will extend onto the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

Crysis 2 is being built on the new CryENGINE 3 by more than 150 gifted individuals at Crytek GmbH. Development on all three versions is moving forward simultaneously.

The original Crysis is known for pushing PCs to their max which raises many questions about how the sequel, expected to be more complex and hardware-intensive, will perform.

Develop Magazine sat down with Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli and asked the head cheese if the more powerful PS3 console would result in a better Crysis 2 experience versus Xbox 360.

“I believe with Crysis 2 both the PS3 and 360 versions of the game will perform to their limits, until there is no more water in the rock.”

Basically both consoles’ technical abilities will be pushed to their max, something gamers have been clamoring for since they launched. Yerli continued to address the console performance versus its PC counterpart.

“As for difference, between consoles and PC I see a difference. The PC version will outscale and outperform the consoles, between each console I believe the experience will be finally both next-generation, but similar experience.”

We still don’t know *when* Crysis 2 will surface, but a hopeful target would be by the end of 2010. Barring any surprises between now and then, expect Crysis 2 to be the most technically advanced first-person shooter to grace either console.

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