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Crytek Firmly Puts Money On PC Surpassing Next-Gen Consoles

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By Mokman20-02-2013

It may seem in the imminent release of the next-gen consoles by Microsoft and Sony, those with PCs are feeling particularly threatened, even fearful, that their beloved rigs would soon be outstripped by the next generation. Fortunately, though that may be the case for a short while, it has been deemed impossible for these consoles to compete with the advancements of the PCs. Who says so? None other than Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli.

Although still under a non-disclosure agreement from both Microsoft and Sony, he did manage to make the above statement in an interview with Eurogamer, stating that "It's impossible to package $2,000-$3,000 worth of hardware into a mainstream—let's say $500—console."

He notes the modular nature of PC building, and how basically one could "water cool and overclock to infinity", a statement that as an amateur PC builder myself, I can attest to. More glowing statements regarding our first loves can be found in the interview, but most importantly, one statement he made sent shivers of fear and anticipation down my spine.

"Our graphics programmers said, 'We're going to give them a game they can't run any more.'"


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