Crysis 3 PC to Ship with High Resolution Textures and Advanced Graphics Options

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2012 - 06:36 PM |
Tagged: PC, gaming, Crysis 3, crysis, CryENGINE 3

Crysis 3, the third major installment in EA’s popular sandbox nanosuit-toting FPS is just over two months away. And unlike Crysis 2, this iteration is one that PC gamers should look forward to as much as the original. In an interview with Crysis 3’s Technical Director Marco Corbetta, PC Gamer was told that Crytek has made several optimizations and improvements to CryENGINE 3 that take full advantage of the horsepower offered by today’s high-end gaming PCs. Reportedly, with Crysis 2, there was a focus on delivering a console title, but with Crysis 3 PC gamers will get advanced graphics options and the high resolution textures on launch day that they deserve (my opinion there).

PC Gamer quoted Corbetta in stating that Crysis 3 improves upon the “AI navigation system, animation system, water, fog volumes, cloud shadows, POM, AA, cloths, vegetation, particles, lens flares, and grass.” Basically all of the little details that PC gaming is known for. On the topic of grass, the technical director expanded in saying that Crysis 3 is able to model each blade of grass which the player and NPCs will interact with, allowing movement to be spotted in the brush (and now I’m having flashbacks of Jurassic Park and it’s tall grass...). In essence, Crysis 3 is reportedly returning to its PC roots with a vengeance.

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As far as advanced graphics, users will be able to adjust a number of features to tweak the graphics details to get the most out of their hardware (or at least make the game playable until the next generation of cards?). From the top down, the advanced graphics menu has the following options: Game Effects, Objects, Particles, Post Processing, Shading, Shadows, Water, Anisotropic Filtering (AF), Texture Resolution, Motion Blur Amount, and Lens Flares. There are no sliders, but you will be able to choose from low, medium, high, and very high (for most settings). And if the previously announced PC system requirements are any indication, you will need a rather beefy multi-GPU system in order to crank these settings to the maximum.

You can find more details and the full interview over at PC Gamer. If you’re interested in the upcoming Crysis title, it’s worth a read.

Source: PC Gamer

December 8, 2012 | 07:59 PM - Posted by ThorAxe

February 19 can't come soon enough. :)

December 10, 2012 | 04:10 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

lets see if Nvidia and AMD will support SLI and CROSSX...beta beta beta fix fix fix

December 10, 2012 | 10:11 AM - Posted by Irishgamer01

Once he new xbox and PS4 come out I can take it
PC users will be back to being shafted.

Anyway nice to see some Crytek PC love.
Just don't leak a near complete Beta.
(Just might help sales).

PS. Many a company have fallen fowl of the free to play
business model, so this could be their last game before the company goes belly up.

December 11, 2012 | 02:08 PM - Posted by Dorian (not verified)

Any news on the PlayStation 4 system hardware ?

December 11, 2012 | 02:09 PM - Posted by Dorian (not verified)

Any news on the PlayStation 4 system hardware ?

December 19, 2012 | 08:16 PM - Posted by Arkamwest

I wish this game comes for the next gen consoles, Not for this one...

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