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So, the other day I was talking to my friend who works as a game developer for Crysis.
He was telling me about the development and marketing plan for Crysis 2 and the whole graphics concern.

He told me that the PC graphics of Crysis 2 ARE going to be worse than the graphics of the orginal Crysis.
The only reason for this is because of the port for consoles. I was told it was a necessary sacrafice they had to make since they are moving away from being PC-exclusive.

Even though Crytek knows they will lose a large community of the PC gamers, they are expecting a lot of success with the port to consoles.
In the end it adds up to the ultimate sacrafice of, well, making the PC graphics worse.
Essentially Crytek is moving away from the PC gaming community to the more profitable console gaming community.

EDIT:
Some more information posted later on...
Guys, this isn't a "troll" thread. And continuing to say I'm lying isn't going to help anyone.

I'm just informing you on what I've been told.
I have no idea if this information is accuuate, but this is what my friend told me. And he's the one designing the game.

I am aware that it is not a port TO the PC, but the graphics of the PC and console versions had to be at roughly the same level. Remember, the game has to be optimized to run on both consoles and PCs while keeping the quality the same. Since the graphics hardware of consoles can't keep up, Crytek's only choice was to make the PC graphics worse.
However, this is still achievable while incorporating DX11 features.

What a previous poster said was correct, when a game goes multiplatform there is going to be a sacrafice in terms of graphics:

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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
Because what he says makes perfect sense, has been true every other time a PC exclusive franchise went multiplatform and I've seen gameplay vids, the graphics are OBVIOUSLY worse than the first Crysis. There isn't even a question.

Anyway, I knew this would be true as soon as I heard "multiplatform'. This is why PC gamers hate so much on consoles, at least more so than any other reason. Multiplatform titles trying to run on 5 year old consoles will just not look that cutting edge on PC, end of story. I didn't really like the gameplay of Crysis anyway so I don't care much but other fans might.
EDIT 2:
Links to entire threads dedicated to Crysis 2's graphics and how they are worse than Crysis 1 (with screenshots)...
http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/67...2-big-let.html
http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/90...ty-pixels.html
Edited by Overclocker956 - 1/6/11 at 4:28pm
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But they ported it from pc to console

Not from console to pc, so surly the graphics will be up to scratch?
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Troll?
Im not say the OP is a liar, but i do believe he is one.
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But they ported it from pc to console

Not from console to pc, so surly the graphics will be up to scratch?
No port.

Crytek developped some magical engine that allowed them to develop 3 different versions without that much work: If something is edited on the PC version (exemple), it'll somehow automatically be edited on the PS3 and Xbox version, respecting their respective architecture and everything. So yeah, I'm calling that a magical engine.

Oh, and OP needs something called proof. I heard it helps when trying to convince people of something completely unbelievable.
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go away op! stop stirring the pot for no reason
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