Originally Posted by Vhati
5% is the PC market. only when your game sucks balls and doesnt support the PC like it should. perhaps a game you are working on?
Keep living your dream buddy. keep living it. The rest of us are in the real world.
And who would "The rest of us" be? Keep smoking whatever you're smoking, pretend like even mediocre games like COD:Black Ops aren't selling more than any game in history, using a 5+ year old game engine and much worse graphics than Crysis 2.
Please show me a single statistic that says that games without insane quality DX11 graphics and ultra high-res textures don't sell good because of their graphics. Until you've got some proof that crap like that actually matters in the grand scheme of a game's profit, then you've got nothing.
I'm not saying I really even like half of the mediocre games out there, but this isn't an argument about good or bad, it's an argument on why Crytek did what it did, and that argument is about money.
And 5% is not the PC market. In the case of Crysis 2 it is closer to 20-30% right now, 5% is the small group of people that care about graphics so much they won't even touch Crysis 2 (which turned out to be pretty fun IMO).
The worst thing to happen to Crysis 2 is Crysis 1. Crysis 1 was a graphical marvel and so everyone held Crysis 2 to standards that it need not be given. As was already said on this thread, the two games really shouldn't be compared, because the development path Crytek took for Crysis 2 was so much different.Edited by lordikon - 3/30/11 at 10:36pm