Crytek downplay console limitations compared to Gaming PCs

Crytek are known for saying exactly what’s on their mind when it comes to the console limitations, and their recent views about gaming PCs being more powerful than next-gen consoles has put a bit of a dampener on our excitement for the upcoming PS4 and Xbox 720.

To put the record straight, the Crysis 3 developer mentions how it is near impossible for consoles to have the same gaming power as dedicated PCs “without breaking NDAs“. In a report on Eurogamer, they highlight the anticipation for the next-gen consoles and the expected leap in graphics, but also mention comments from Crytek about PC gaming remaining the ideal place to get the best possible visuals.

We have heard reports that consoles will be a thing of the past once the next-gen systems have been around for as long as the existing consoles have, and we understand that Crytek has had the experience to make valid comments on the superiority of gaming PCs.

With that in mind, many gamers prefer the setup of console gaming and feel the upcoming systems will show us that developers will really make use of next-gen technology, even if some titles on dedicated gaming PCs look better.

According to Crytek boss Cevat Yerli, the main reason behind this is “cost“, and other than breaking NDAs that are in place the overall price point makes this impossible in comparison to gaming PCs, especially when you look at the evolution of gaming on the PC during the existence of consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox 360.

While our next-gen concerns are more to do with improvements in comparison to the current systems, we understand both Sony and Microsoft are focusing on making the new consoles more entertainment friendly stamping their authority on being more than just a games console.

By the looks of Crysis 3, Crytek seem to know what they are talking about, but we are not letting them take the excitement of next-gen gaming and consoles away from us, and all the time we can see decent improvements the console will still be a prominent way of gaming.

Do you prefer console to PC gaming? Alternatively, do you feel Crytek’s claim is just relaying something that is becoming more relevant as time goes on?