Crytek Executive Producer Nathan Camarillo has thrown down the gauntlet, saying that the upcoming Crysis 2 will have the best graphics anyone has ever seen.
It's a bold statement, claiming that your new videogame will have the best graphics in the history of forever, but coming from Crytek I'm inclined to believe it. After all, the company has a reputation for making games with visuals so hot they can melt your eyeballs, first with the 2004 release Far Cry and then more recently with Crysis and Crysis Warhead. And Camarillo says that in spite of the challenges of getting the game to run on consoles, Crysis 2 is going to set a new benchmark in 2010.
"The most important thing that Crysis taught us as a developer is that, while cinematic graphics and convincing gameplay will get you a lot of press and build strong interest before release - you shouldn't count on that exclusively," Camarillo told PlayStation 3 Magazine.
"We're aiming to set the graphical benchmark," he continued. "Why would anyone not want to play a game with the best graphics they have ever seen, great gameplay, some engaging fiction, challenging AI, killer weaponry and a complete gaming experience like no other?"
Why indeed? I can't say that I entirely agree with Camarillo's apparent assertion that "convincing gameplay" isn't enough to make a game a success, but on the other hand it's hard to argue against the combination of convincing gameplay and sexy graphics, so here's to lots of that when Crytek makes the move from the great outdoors to the urban jungle of New York City. Crysis 2 is slated for release in fall 2010 on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.