Crysis for consoles a real possibility

In a recent interview with GameInformer, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said that Crysis coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is a very real possibility and that it all depends on how well Crysis is received by both the critics and the public. He said a 5% average increase in ratings over Far Cry would give them the argument to see how to bring Crysis to the consoles.

Far Cry was a sleeper hit – everyone was expecting Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 to hit the market while Crytek beat them both by a good six months in 2004 and got raving reviews (well, the single-player part of it at least). Crysis on the other hand, has already received loads of positive previews and is possibly the most anticipated PC game since that year. So the chances of a console Crysis seem rather good.

But while many PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners reading this may be fairly ecstatic, Yerli states again that if Crysis indeed ends up coming to the consoles, it won’t be the same visual treat as the PC version. Simply because the consoles don’t have enough computing power under their hoods. Compromises on the design and level design would have to be made.