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Crytek: PC is still important to us

Crytek: PC is still important to us

Crytek's Cevat Yerli has reaffirmed his love for the PC platform, in spite of recent problems.

Crytek has reaffirmed its love of the PC platform despite the recent problems that the German developer has faced.

Over the weekend a near-final version of Crysis 2 for PC was leaked online, along with editing tools, multiplayer and DRM master-keys.

According to Crytek's latest statement, however, the developer still considers the PC to be a viable platform for new games.

'Despite this unfortunate incident, we can assure you that PC gaming is very important to us and will always be important to Crytek in the future,' Crytek's Cevat Yerli told MyCrysis.

'We are all still focused on delivering a great gaming experience to our true and honest fans. I hope you will enjoy Crysis 2 on PC, as we think it is our best PC game yet!'

Yesterday Crytek and Electronic Arts issued a joint statement, saying that they were 'deeply disappointed by the news' before urging fans to continue to support the game when it is released on 22nd March.

Crysis 2 isn't the only major title to be leaked online this week, however. Sony's Killzone 3 for PlayStation 3 also began showing up on torrent sites yesterday.

You can read Bit-Gamer's Crysis 2 preview for more information on the game, as well as let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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wuyanxu 15th February 2011, 10:54 Quote
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We are all still focused on delivering a great gaming experience to our true and honest fans.

is this a joke? :|


Death to consolification !!! Death to holding a button to activate a suit function.
kylew 15th February 2011, 11:01 Quote
Why are they still talking, and acting like this isn't their own fault? I read this as "PC is still important to us, even though loads of you have downloaded our leaked game". "Despite this unfortunate incident, PC is still very important to us". What exactly would they be saying if it was the console version that leaked?
iworld 15th February 2011, 11:06 Quote
PC is still the king of platforms! Crysis 2 will look amazing on the pc - the other platforms will not utilise the engine - when the new PS4 and Xbox 720 comes out the PC will have moved ahead - Developers know that PC is still the best!
BRAWL 15th February 2011, 11:29 Quote
As the PR rep walks out the back from the press confrence.

"LOL JK BANG OUT THE 360 DX9 GFX PCFAGS!"

Lets be honest, Crytek FUBAR'd and the PC gaming industry is going to suffer because of THEIR mistake, not ours. We'll get stuck with the DRM and anti-piracy adware until the end of time while Crytek move to Consoles and make DX9 graphics for the next 10 years.

[/hopelessness]
Woollster00 15th February 2011, 11:43 Quote
I don't know what the hell crytek are fretting about me and several of my friends downloaded the leaked game and all it has done is convince us to pre order the real one... it really is a stupendously good game.
Necrow 15th February 2011, 11:55 Quote
[Rant]
Crytek are getting a lot of flak over this and I don not think it is fair to them.
Developers know that PC's are always evolving whereas consoles are stationary for their lifetime apart from the odd crappy accessories. Most developers (well I mean studio managers and accountants) see this as an advantage to consoles because they can either use someone else's game engine or create their own and bang out many similar games with different skins (i.e. BFBC2 vsMOH).
PC friendly developers and studions always look after us PC gamers but must some times rely on consoles for additional revenue. With PC's the continuous evolving hardware and especially the GPU market and GPUs that are coming from Nvidia and AMD are making the 'good' developer salivate at the thoughts of the challenges and quality they offer. Again look at BFBC2, DICE did a fantastic job on BFBC2 for the PC but then EA paid them to reskin it for MOH - good for revenue but not a new experience really for PC gamers.
IMO it was probably EA that messed this leak up not Crytek.
PC gamers need companies like Crytek so we enthuasists can challenge our rigs!....Crytek must be admired for the ground breaking games that are FarCry and Crysis. I for one will support Crytek on this one.
[/Rant]
Sensei 15th February 2011, 11:59 Quote
I dont think Crytek will dump the PC platform. Condifering they were one of the first to play around with DX10, admitedly they done a bit of a hash job with it as you needed a ridiculously high spec pc to play the game. Theyve invested time and effort in learning the new technology which tells me they have a major interest in the PC. However, after seeing how stunning Uncharted 2 was on the PC, it sort of shows what a decent developer can do with lesser kit. Its easier to create a game for a console as you dont need to deal with all the major variants you get with a PC, but the end result, when successful is usually superior to any console. Its a matter of pride in your work over money, isnt it?
Th3Maverick 15th February 2011, 12:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu


Death to consolification !!! Death to holding a button to activate a suit function.

Death to Allegra Geller! Death to eXistenZ!!
leveller 15th February 2011, 12:16 Quote
I hope they have traceable signatures inside all their dev/tester game code and they catch the **** who did this.

I think the games industry can learn a lot from the film industry and vice versa with regards securing important IP.
sotu1 15th February 2011, 12:21 Quote
Jeez why all the angst? A copy of the game gets leaked (and for all we know, this could have been an external hack job as much as an internal leak). Either way, something bad has happened and all people want to do is say screw you. Bit harsh.

In fact I'm starting to think PC fanboys are bigger w*nkers than Mac fanboys.
Bazz 15th February 2011, 12:26 Quote
Who cares?
Regardless of whether it was released secretly or not, consoles are the main stay of any games developer now, and if not, they'd have a bad business model.
IMO PC gaming is declining, and has been since 2008, nothing ANY developer/publishing house can say to show me other wise.

Crysis 2 on the PC will still sell shed loads..........................................and to be honest, the only way FPS games are meant to be played.
maximus09 15th February 2011, 12:36 Quote
Are they investigating the leak? I would like to know who done it just so they can stop blaming its "true and honest fans"!
Xlog 15th February 2011, 12:46 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazz
Who cares?
Regardless of whether it was released secretly or not, consoles are the main stay of any games developer now, and if not, they'd have a bad business model.
IMO PC gaming is declining, and has been since 2008, nothing ANY developer/publishing house can say to show me other wise.

Crysis 2 on the PC will still sell shed loads..........................................and to be honest, the only way FPS games are meant to be played.

http://www.blackraven.lt/photo/var/resizes/Other/Fun/110122.jpg?m=1297773686
memeroot 15th February 2011, 12:53 Quote
dying to see the game!
Lance 15th February 2011, 13:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sotu1
Jeez why all the angst? A copy of the game gets leaked (and for all we know, this could have been an external hack job as much as an internal leak). Either way, something bad has happened and all people want to do is say screw you. Bit harsh.

In fact I'm starting to think PC fanboys are bigger w*nkers than Mac fanboys.


Fanboys in general is my problem, some people need to think outside their own box.

I'd like to see the people responsible taken down a notch, and the people that downloaded it once it was avaliable have the same thing happen to them. Why do they deserve a free copy out of crytek? Cracking games is theft at the end of the day.
Instagib 15th February 2011, 13:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woollster00
I don't know what the hell crytek are fretting about me and several of my friends downloaded the leaked game and all it has done is convince us to pre order the real one... it really is a stupendously good game.

Finally! I was waiting for someone to say if it was any good or not. Worth a pre-order then?
DeathAwaitsU 15th February 2011, 13:13 Quote
[QUOTE=Lance]
Quote:
Originally Posted by sotu1
Cracking games is theft at the end of the day.

Cracking is not the same as pirating....
erratum1 15th February 2011, 13:54 Quote
When is the demo being released ?
alex101 15th February 2011, 14:03 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necrow
[Rant]
Crytek are getting a lot of flak over this and I don not think it is fair to them.
Developers know that PC's are always evolving whereas consoles are stationary for their lifetime apart from the odd crappy accessories. Most developers (well I mean studio managers and accountants) see this as an advantage to consoles because they can either use someone else's game engine or create their own and bang out many similar games with different skins (i.e. BFBC2 vsMOH).
PC friendly developers and studions always look after us PC gamers but must some times rely on consoles for additional revenue. With PC's the continuous evolving hardware and especially the GPU market and GPUs that are coming from Nvidia and AMD are making the 'good' developer salivate at the thoughts of the challenges and quality they offer. Again look at BFBC2, DICE did a fantastic job on BFBC2 for the PC but then EA paid them to reskin it for MOH - good for revenue but not a new experience really for PC gamers.
IMO it was probably EA that messed this leak up not Crytek.
PC gamers need companies like Crytek so we enthuasists can challenge our rigs!....Crytek must be admired for the ground breaking games that are FarCry and Crysis. I for one will support Crytek on this one.
[/Rant]

+1!
spectre456 15th February 2011, 14:05 Quote
The code that was leaked was pretty much the console build. This makes me curious as to what the PC build will run and handle like.

Crytek get a lot of crap from PC gamer to be honest. The are responsible for pushing many boundaries in terms of gameplay, graphics are technical achievements and all people did was moan about nonsense.
I find it noble of them to re-assure the fanbase that they are still with the platform.
paisa666 15th February 2011, 14:30 Quote
Why do they refer to the leaked Game like if that's not their own fault?, and on top of that they talk like "see?, this is why we dont do PC anymore" likw if the PC community were guilty for a leaked game they own.


They're just silly
leveller 15th February 2011, 14:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by paisa666
Why do they refer to the leaked Game like if that's not their own fault?, and on top of that they talk like "see?, this is why we dont do PC anymore" likw if the PC community were guilty for a leaked game they own.


They're just silly

Erm ... did they leak their own code? Did they send round a memo asking their staff to **** them over and release their code?
kornedbeefy 15th February 2011, 15:03 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazz
Who cares?
IMO PC gaming is declining, and has been since 2008, nothing ANY developer/publishing house can say to show me other wise.

What? I 100% disagree. Any gamer who has kept up with PC gaming knows PC gaming is rising again in popularity. I've kept up on PC gaming trends and been one since PC gaming was born. Its had its ups and downs thoughout the years. It took a bad downward spiral when the 360/PS3 released and leveled off until a year or two ago when it started to draw console and new gamers back to it. I've read a ton of comments on PC hardware sites where PC gamers who went console are coming back again and asking about the latest hardware for a new build. The console was just a cheap fling for them but they are ready for quality again. ;)

Even at it's lowest point I still had more than enough quality games to keep me busy. I'm finally working on NWN 1 and that's one of my newer backlog games.
skunkmunkey 15th February 2011, 15:39 Quote
i sense a conspiracy.. Maybe they leaked it themselves to give them an excuse not to develop for PC anymore...

Or not. Either way l be buying this when it comes out. I say relese it now to curb any damage the leak has caused :P
nukeman8 15th February 2011, 15:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazz
Who cares?
Regardless of whether it was released secretly or not, consoles are the main stay of any games developer now, and if not, they'd have a bad business model.
IMO PC gaming is declining, and has been since 2008, nothing ANY developer/publishing house can say to show me other wise.

So blizzard/activision

based on your theory, blizzard who develops mainly pc games should be dying and activision with their hordes of consoles titles should be on the rise?
You have seen the local news about Activision right?
popcornuk1983 15th February 2011, 15:59 Quote
All I can say is I've tried it on a friends PC and it's made me want to buy it even more. If it's as good looking and playable at this stage, I can't wait until it's bug free, polished and had some sexier dx10/11 graphics added.

Who knows if it was leaked by crytek or not. It's certainly worked if it was as I can't wait for my official copy!!

I don't agree with the death of pc gaming. You just have to look at the amount of money steam is making to shut people up. Also look at the brilliant indie games out for the PC. And were getting new games too. Dead space 2, dirt3, dragon age 2, the witcher 2, Crysis 2, fallout games. I could go on, but I won't :-)
metarinka 15th February 2011, 16:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazz
Who cares?
Regardless of whether it was released secretly or not, consoles are the main stay of any games developer now, and if not, they'd have a bad business model.
IMO PC gaming is declining, and has been since 2008, nothing ANY developer/publishing house can say to show me other wise.

Crysis 2 on the PC will still sell shed loads..........................................and to be honest, the only way FPS games are meant to be played.

It hasn't been declining, what happened was that consoles obviously haven't increased in computing power and have stagnated for too long. since they have a bigger installed base comapnies have been making games to that graphical level then porting them to PC. A few companies still do right and port interfaces that are meant to work on pc, some don't bother.

Also the cost of producing triple A assets for a PC game are higher than for a multiplatform game due to the higher graphics.
Woodspoon 15th February 2011, 17:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazz

IMO PC gaming is declining, and has been since 2008, nothing ANY developer/publishing house can say to show me other wise.

All sorts of people have been saying that PC gaming is dying / declining / dead since 1990

Guess what?

Still here :D


Pc gaming - a stubborn stain on the carpet of life.
Fule 15th February 2011, 18:40 Quote
Reading some of the replies in the threads related to this shameful episode really gets on my tits.

I came across this rather well written piece this evening, which sums up my feelings quite adequately.

For a fourm which caters to the PC enthusiast market, it's really quite shocking how arrogantly some members purport to conduct themselves. I fail to understand how the arguments that the game has been leaked, "consolified" etc. justify downloading the game.

Maybe I'm just old. By old, of course, I mean mature.
ian8415 15th February 2011, 18:49 Quote
All you people whining about Crytek's abandoning of the PC platform, which is legitimate on the broader scale of good quality PC only/ported games which are getting more thin on the ground, just appreciate how healthy these guys make our platforms anyway? people talk about big games selling consoles, pc games sell hardware and thats way more expensive and fantastic than a console, put your hand up if u got a e8500, q660, i7 920 and or a 4870/5870, 480/580 gtx equivalent because you looked at a graph which made that one game to rule them all faster? We push the boundaries with our rigs, but we hunger after glossy video games with content to keep us entertained!
Kingsley813 15th February 2011, 20:18 Quote
You know what? I've never played Crysis. It's bollocks.
FelixTech 15th February 2011, 20:50 Quote
Crytek does seem to get a disproportionate amount of flak for adding consoles to their target platform. There's not too many people moaning about how Portal and Left 4 Dead are available on consoles.
fargo 15th February 2011, 21:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woollster00
I don't know what the hell crytek are fretting about me and several of my friends downloaded the leaked game and all it has done is convince us to pre order the real one... it really is a stupendously good game.

If bit-tech doesn't ban this pirate they don't have a hair on their a$$!!!!!
leveller 15th February 2011, 22:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by ian8415
All you people whining about Crytek's abandoning of the PC platform, which is legitimate on the broader scale of good quality PC only/ported games which are getting more thin on the ground, just appreciate how healthy these guys make our platforms anyway? people talk about big games selling consoles, pc games sell hardware and thats way more expensive and fantastic than a console, put your hand up if u got a e8500, q660, i7 920 and or a 4870/5870, 480/580 gtx equivalent because you looked at a graph which made that one game to rule them all faster? We push the boundaries with our rigs, but we hunger after glossy video games with content to keep us entertained!

A touch of alcohol and a paragraph containing sentiment and an uplifting battle cry. I couldn't give a crap how near the bone I get on my credit cards, as long as I can witness the latest game with the best graphics using the most intuitive control systems known to man. Long live PCs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingsley813
You know what? I've never played Crysis. It's bollocks.

If you've never played it ... actually, nevermind, some things were meant to pass you by.
law99 15th February 2011, 23:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by leveller
A touch of alcohol and a paragraph containing sentiment and an uplifting battle cry. I couldn't give a crap how near the bone I get on my credit cards, as long as I can witness the latest game with the best graphics using the most intuitive control systems known to man. Long live PCs.



If you've never played it ... actually, nevermind, some things were meant to pass you by.

That's a lot of lol!!!
paisa666 16th February 2011, 13:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by leveller
Quote:
Originally Posted by paisa666
Why do they refer to the leaked Game like if that's not their own fault?, and on top of that they talk like "see?, this is why we dont do PC anymore" likw if the PC community were guilty for a leaked game they own.


They're just silly

Erm ... did they leak their own code? Did they send round a memo asking their staff to **** them over and release their code?

LOL dude come on, they're the only responsible for their products and the protection of their own information, no-one else but them. beides you dont need to be the boss to leak something, could be just one of the designers or from the test area.
Xyllian 17th February 2011, 10:45 Quote
I call major bull, treyarch said the same before the blackops release, They even went as fas as saying PC was their primary platform. And we all know how well that turned out. Not well, not well at all.
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