PC gaming being 'held back' by consoles says Crytek man. 360s and PS3s everywhere have a cry

Batten down the hatches. We can smell a shit storm in the distance. The boss of Crysis developer Crytek has claimedits work is being ‘limited’ by the PS3 and 360 dominating the video game market. He also claims PC gaming is being “held back” by current consoles. If you’re a PC gamer, head inside to gloat. If you play primarily on consoles, prepare for an aneurism. If you’re a fan of both… well, you’ve clearly reached spiritual enlightenment.

In an interview with Edge, Cervat Yerli states: “As long as the current console generation exists and as long as we keep pushing the PC as well, the more difficult it will be to really get the benefit of both.”

Above: Just look at those inconsiderate consoles holding back the pioneering PC. Assholes

He goes on to say developers’ ability to express themselves creatively is being “limited” by Sony and Microsoft’s game boxes dominating the market. Further noteworthy nuggets from Yerli include saying the PC is “easily a generation ahead”, while future games will struggle to get any extra performance from our current ageing consoles.

Above: 360s and PS3s are clearly past it. Best you just ship yours off to the console retirement castle now

Finally, he claims developers don’t see PC versions of titles as a “big issue.” “Until the PC market creates comparable revenues, companies are not going to spend enough on the PC SKU of a game.”

That’s us all told, then. Are you a frustrated PC gamer who feels they’re not gettingeverything they could from there platform because of consoles holding games development back? Or perhaps you're a console gamer now filled with unspeakable, nuclear-powered rage? Either way, why not share your thoughts in the comments section.

Nov 26, 2010

Source: PCR

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