Crysis 2 ‘Taps Every Last Ounce Of Console Power’
Crysis 2 is out next month and has long been mooted by Crytek to raise the technical bar on the current generation of consoles.
"It’s a very, very powerful engine," Camarillo said to NowGamer about CryEngine 3, while demoing the game – in stereoscopic 3D – on an Xbox 360. "It’s sapping power out of a five-year-old console that probably no-one thought was possible. Not only being able to reach this level of visual fidelity, but also doing it in 3D, and do it with these choreographed sandbox areas that are open with intelligent AI running around them at the same time, and scripted stuff going off and explosions, and weapons effects… it’s really tapping into every last ounce of power these consoles have."
Camarillo added that Crytek weren't always so confident about the end result: "At times it was scary during development, things we were trying to accomplish, because you kind of get to a point of no return – it’s really got to work out from that point forward."
An incomplete version of Crysis 2 for PC was recently leaked onto the internet. Look out for the full interview with Camarillo soon on NowGamer.