Crytek: We'd Love to Work With Sony

Crytek: We'd Love to Work With Sony

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Could the PlayStation 3 get a Crytek game all to itself? Boss Cervat Yerli says that it's entirely possible.

Prompted by the announcement of Codename: Kingdoms at E3 last month - a game that is being published by Microsoft Game Studios - Yerli says that his company has considered making a PS3 exclusive in the past and may still do so in the future.

Yerli said that as an independent game developer, Crytek could work with whoever it wanted and that while discussions on the subject had come to nothing in the past, either due to portfoilio concerns or simply issues with time, Sony was a partner that Crytek would definitely love to work with.

He added that he wasn't averse to working with any of the console manufacturers and said that he thought that Crytek's strengths were almost always complimentary to any given platform's weaknesses. He said that Crytek had been eager to work directly with a platform holder, and that Codename: Kingdoms was a "natural fit" for the 360.

"We have been talking with Microsoft for five or six years now about working together," he said. "For some time I have said that I don't want to work [exclusively with a] first-party. The time came around where we said maybe this IP, Kingdoms, could be very strong for a first-party platform. We asked Microsoft and they said 'yes, that would be fantastic'."

Crytek is currently working on the multiplatform title Crysis 2, which is due to come out later this year. After that, well, who knows? Crytek certainly isn't limiting its options.

Source: CVG

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Well, let's just hope Crysis 2 turns out okay. I heard that some people were disappointed by the first.

Sigh, how I do dislike exclusives. For all platforms.

Oh well. We'll see how Crysis 2 is before I judge if I'm missing anything.

JaymesFogarty:
Well, let's just hope Crysis 2 turns out okay. I heard that some people were disappointed by the first.

People were disappointed by it because it wsa an average game attached to a fantastic graphics engine that no-one could run at its full potential. For some reason people got annoyed when they couldn't run the game on Very High and rated it badly because of it.

*fingers crossed* for Crysis 2 though.

LULWUT!!?!? SO keeping it only on the PS3...they will sale just s many copies as they did on the PC...how are they going to explain the lack of sales?...

That's gay, exclusives from third party companies should be made illegal, epically Cytek. They should have stayed on the PC, they can get their capital from EA, not Microsoft, Sony or if the world ends Nintendo.

Edit: Cytek have made Far Cry and Crysis for PC and shouldn't expand on to consoles for capital, they should stay on the PC for best quality product, I don't regard the PC as a console. E.g Starcraft II can't be done on Xbox/PS.

First of all, that's only if they want to go PS3 exclusive. They aren't sure of it yet.

Second, is it really THAT bad if they want to make a PS3 exclusive game? Honestly...

sweet. hopefully they go sci-fi if there's a ps3 exclusive, not a fan of fantasy.

Logan Westbrook:
Sony was a partner was a partner that Crytek would definitely love to work with.

Fixed that for ya.

SomethingAmazing:
First of all, that's only if they want to go PS3 exclusive. They aren't sure of it yet.

Second, is it really THAT bad if they want to make a PS3 exclusive game? Honestly...

Exactly. I really don't get why it would be a bad thing besides Xbox fanboys crying that they won't get it. It's be the same if Xbox was getting an exclusive. PS3 fanboys would cry.

I just want them to make something that has a story. Any story. At all.

If they do make a PS3 exclusive I wonder what it would be..?

BritishWeather:
That's gay, exclusives from third party companies should be made illegal, epically Cytek. They should have stayed on the PC, they can get their capital from EA, not Microsoft, Sony or if the world ends Nintendo.

A bit of a contradiction there no? Saying exclusives should be illigal and then saying Crytek should be PC exclusive?

OT: Never played a Crytek game... But Crytek UK are in charge of Timesplitters now, so how about not making new exclusives and make a new timesplitters... or better, a spiritual sequel with some great mapmaking features...

-Samurai-:

Logan Westbrook:
Sony was a partner was a partner that Crytek would definitely love to work with.

Fixed that for ya.

SomethingAmazing:
First of all, that's only if they want to go PS3 exclusive. They aren't sure of it yet.

Second, is it really THAT bad if they want to make a PS3 exclusive game? Honestly...

Exactly. I really don't get why it would be a bad thing besides Xbox fanboys crying that they won't get it. It's be the same if Xbox was getting an exclusive. PS3 fanboys would cry.

I just want them to make something that has a story. Any story. At all.

If nothing else, it would be interesting to see how they utilize the PS3's unique structure.

SomethingAmazing:

If nothing else, it would be interesting to see how they utilize the PS3's unique structure.

Agreed. Making an exclusive means they can concentrate on just one piece of hardware. They may be able to unlock a bit more of it. Most of the PS3s capabilities are untouched because developers simply don't know how it works. Crytek could be the developer to make a huge breakthrough that changes how games are developed for the PS3. You never know.

I'll have to wait and see how Crysis 2 turns out before I go running for another Crytek game. Personally I thought Crysis had an average story, with amazing graphics. Even though I had problems running it on max settings it was still a solid 8 to 9.

You don't make platform exclusive games after you've gone multi platform, that's just dumb, unless of course you hate the opportunity to sell more games and being loyal to your fans and would rather take the money from the platform's owner.

BritishWeather:
That's gay, exclusives from third party companies should be made illegal, epically Cytek. They should have stayed on the PC

You do realize what you just said there, right? Don't go exclusive, just stay on PC.

Some people...

Well, all I can say:

If they are going on the exclusive route then I hope they take advantage of the PS3 hardware unlike other deveopers being cowards , to show how good/bad binary processing is on that device (console)

ZippyDSMlee:
LULWUT!!?!? SO keeping it only on the PS3...they will sale just s many copies as they did on the PC...how are they going to explain the lack of sales?...

Because then they only have to make it for one system. To be fair, the PS3 is harder to work with then the PC.

That said, you don't just hit a button to make it for every platform.

And besides, Sony would pay them.

I like the idea of them making a PS3 exclusive....I usually lean towards 360 when a game is released across the board, so with a PS3 only game coming out (one from Crytek especially :-) ) I would have a groovy game to play and show my PS3 some non movie love

Crytek I used to like you... not anymore.

As much as I dislike 3rd-part exclusives, you've gotta wonder what Crytek would do with the PS3's hardware.

ALSO! Make Timesplitters 4 already...that is all.

SomethingAmazing:
First of all, that's only if they want to go PS3 exclusive. They aren't sure of it yet.

Second, is it really THAT bad if they want to make a PS3 exclusive game? Honestly...

Oy, I went on many-a-rant on the subject of "If it's 360 exclusive, it's A-OK! If it's Ps3 exclusive, WAAHHH THEY'RE BEING STOOPID, THEY'RE MISSING OUT ON SALES OPPORTUNITIES WAHH WAHH PS3 HAS NO GOOD EXCLUSIVES YET I WANT THIS EXCLUSIVE WAHH"

Exageration? Probably, though I really don't want to get into that argument (though I partially do, maybe a PM conversation or something).

ANYWAY, it would be interesting to see how Crytek would optimize the Ps3's supposed "harder to code for architecture" and squeeze out every possible ounce of juice from it. Color me intrigued on the possibility.

That would suck if they wrent down that avenue...it would lose them so much business from the 360 avenue...why exclude?

Slightly off-topic, but I wonder if this engine will be used for anything hut generic shooters..
It has a whole lot of potential, and I'd hate to see it wasted. Source got Zeno Clash, so there's a glimmer of hope.
Oh, and I think the original Crysis engine had M.O.B..

I'm down, but it better be good. How about making Timesplitters 4 a PS3 exclusive?

One 360 exclusive confirmed
One PS3 exclusive talks on the table

Does no one else find this strange considering Crytek just spent about the last 4 years developing the most powerfull multiplatform game engine to now be looking at developing two seperate exculsives.

How much money must they be getting offered for this to make fiscal sence!

Crytek's games would probably need PS3 hard ware to look so nice on a console, but I'm really getting sick of exclusives. I personally don't have the money to buy a PS3 and there are games on it I would love to play, but they're exclusives. I really hope they don't go exclusive, from a strictly monetary view wouldn't they make more money selling it on two platforms? Even if they transfered it from one to the other well, not through some little known cheep studio?

Plinglebob:

JaymesFogarty:
Well, let's just hope Crysis 2 turns out okay. I heard that some people were disappointed by the first.

People were disappointed by it because it wsa an average game attached to a fantastic graphics engine that no-one could run at its full potential. For some reason people got annoyed when they couldn't run the game on Very High and rated it badly because of it.

*fingers crossed* for Crysis 2 though.

It was pretty damn good imo. At first I couldn't play it at the high settings but I found the whole "you 4 different ways to do shit...Now go fuck some shit up" pretty well executed.
Besides, if you played Crysis: Warhead, you would know that Crysis was not as well optimized at warhead. I can play Warhead at it's highest setting with decent framerates. But if I tried to do so on Crysis, it's almost unplayable.
Warhead was easier on the system while still keeping the same exact graphics quality

With that said, I got one question bout Crysis 2...WHERE IS MAH SNOW/ICE?!?!
The whole second half of Crysis/warhead was full of snow and ice. The aliens shot you with shards of ice. I have yet to see this in Crysis 2.

Waitaminute!
I've been INTENTLY following Crysis 2 and CryENGINE 3's progress, and it has this feature called Live-Create.
Basically, the second you place something in the editor it works across all 3 platforms, in 100% real time (You can even hook up a PS3 and 360 to the Editor PC and play as the level is made)
Furthermore, the engine is absurdly scalable, so hardware limitations don't have anything to do with it
So why make an exclusive?

I'm not really into crashing this "Should Crytek make a PS3 exclusive game or not?" debate, but I just gotta point out: dude's name is not "Cervat", it's "Cevat".

Ironic Pirate:

ZippyDSMlee:
LULWUT!!?!? SO keeping it only on the PS3...they will sale just s many copies as they did on the PC...how are they going to explain the lack of sales?...

Because then they only have to make it for one system. To be fair, the PS3 is harder to work with then the PC.

That said, you don't just hit a button to make it for every platform.

And besides, Sony would pay them.

Ya but you spend less making it for the 360 and PC then what you would make in profit from sony and PS3 sales alone. And sony makes it easier with a dev kit that is 360 and PC port ready so some of the porting work is already done.

Putting it on the 360 alone will easily push 2 million units(as it will on the PS3) the PC is the odd man out being more likely to be lucky to push 500K units in the first year but thankfully there is not much difference in the 360 and PC so the port is easy enough.........

People may dislike exclusives, but they're pretty necessary for the industry to continue. You can't have a free market without competition.

In any case, I'm interested to see what Crytek would make for a PS3 exclusive.

 

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