Originally Posted by th3l4st0ne
Crytek want a place in console gaming too. Look at all the xbox/ps3 games:7/8 are from the Unreal Engine 3. Developers pay money to use an engine so look at the potential income Crytek may get from grabbing some of the console domain.
They even said this specifically in a different article; that they were able to pour more funds into this engine/game as a direct result of their anticipated financial gain by releasing it on all 3 major gaming platforms.
Rag on consoles all you want, but they are where the majority of the monies at. As long as they don't pull an Activision I don't see it as a bad thing. They're a good company with a lot of potential, it'll be nice to see where they go from here now that they've established a strong revenue stream.
I have yet to see a game look as good as Crysis, Metro 2033 comes close, but it should come as no surprise to anyone that Crysis can only run on the Crysis Engine. Put that much geometry and Lighting FX into Unreal Engine and whatch your computer burn. UE4 may be a different story, but even the updated showcase of the Unreal Engine 3 refresh doesn't hold a candle to Crysis 1, and we're talking about Crysis 2
on the successor to the engine that powered 1.