Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said something in a recent interview with X360 magazine that I found very interesting. According to Yerli, visuals are the most important part of a game, or at least his studio’s games. They make up 60% of it, if you’d like to get specific. Yerli told X360 “The better the graphics, the better the physics, the better the sound design, the better the technical assets and production values are-paired with the art direction, making things look spectacular and stylistic is 60 percent of the game.”
For the unfamiliar, Crytek is the studio behind Crysis, the franchise that strikes fear into many a PC gamer. It should come as no surprise that Yerli puts quite a bit of importance into visuals. It also brings up a question I wanted to ask all of you. What do you consider most important in your video games? Story, gameplay, or graphics? Vote after the break, and feel free to expand on your opinion in the comments! READ MORE
Before today, had someone told me Bioshock, which released in 2007, could use a remake, I would’ve disagreed and promptly slapped them across their blasphemous face. Now, after seeing a few screenshots from a side project by Scott Homer, I think I’d hesitate before I started the face-slapping. Homer is an environment artist at Crytek UK who’s been working on recreating Bioshock in the CryEngine 3 — the same engine that will be powering the upcoming Crysis 3 — and hot damn does it look good. The original game used a heavily modified Unreal Engine 2.5, and it was gorgeous for its time (it still looks good), but now, I have an itch to return to an even more beautiful Rapture. At the very least, this makes me excited for the inevitable remake, even though we’ll have to wait a very long time to see that happen. Check out some beautiful screenshots after the jump! READ MORE
Crytek, the developers behind Crysis 2 have unveiled their next game, the roman gladiator beat ‘em up, Ryse. Other than looking incredible, the game’s debut trailer gives us a taste of what it could look like if you were really mad at your TV and getting ready to start a fight with it. My favorite part was when he headbutted the guy, because that definitely doesn’t look weird to anyone that might be watching you play the game. Notice how he’s alone in his living room? That’s because he knows that he looks like dorky as hell. Obviously, the trailer shows no real gameplay footage (a shame really, since Crytek’s games are always stunning visually). But it still looks pretty neat.
Ryse violently tosses you into the middle of the fall of Rome, complete with riots and bloodshed galore. Obviously, it makes full use of the Xbox 360′s Kinect peripheral, something I have yet to purchase. No word on a release date, but it is Xbox 360 exclusive. READ MORE