Crytek at it again, say that it is "impossible" for next-gen consoles to compete with PCs

Crytek say that it's "impossible" for next-gen consoles to compete with PCs.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Feb 19 2013 10:27 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

The flip-flopping developers of Crysis are at it again, with Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli under an NDA from both Microsoft and Sony, where he can't reveal the details of next-gen consoles from the respective companies.

Crytek at it again, say that it is impossible for next-gen consoles to compete with PCs | TweakTown.com

Yerli has still come out and spilled at least a couple of beans on the next-gen gaming powerhouses, saying that the hardware gap between PCs and next-gen consoles makes it "impossible" for the next-gen consoles to match, or beat current-gen PCs. Yerli says:

It's impossible to package $2,000-$3,000 worth of hardware into a mainstream-let's say $500-console. I'm not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2,000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that. So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of wattage and power it needs, which is like a fridge, it's impossible.

Yerli believes the customizability that comes with PCs is what gives it a very large competitive edge against consoles, where he continues with "The whole modular way you can design a PC today with two, three, or four graphics cards in them, and you can water-cool them and overclock to infinity, that didn't exist even six or seven years ago."

You can read more on his talk here, but I still don't understand - sure, the beta looked alright, but I think Battlefield 3 still out does it in terms of graphics. Maybe they're seriously holding back with graphics for the full release, but I just personally doubt it.

NEWS SOURCE:pcgamer.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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