Crytek: “PC Gaming Is Very Important To Us”

By Jim Rossignol on February 15th, 2011 at 12:05 pm.

Probably an exciting sound-effect to go with that.
Crytek bossman Cervat Yerli has spoken of his disappointment over the recent leak of Crysis 2. Writing on the MyCrysis message boards he said: “While we are deeply disappointed by these events, we are all completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from you, our community.” He continued: “We can assure you that PC gaming is very important to us and will always be important to Crytek in the future. 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!”

And we’re looking forward to judging that when the game is released on March 22nd (US) and March 25th (EU).

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62 Comments »

  1. Alex Bakke says:

    Surprisingly positive!

    • remmelt says:

      Yarli!

    • DarkFenix says:

      Perhaps Cevat Yerli has worked out since Crysis 1 that PC gamers don’t care for his pathetic whining about piracy.

    • Urthman says:

      I imagine Yarli giving a rant about how piracy ruined the first Crysis and nearly ruined Crytek financially and then an aide standing next to him saying, “Pst! Sir! Maybe you should look at this!” and handing him the actual sales figures for Crysis.

      Yarli: “Ahem. We love the PC and PC gamers!”

  2. Eclipse says:

    if it’s that important how about releasing that demo instead of keeping it console exclusive?

    • Azradesh says:

      It’s ok, we have a “demo” now.

    • Phoshi says:

      Because it’s not console exclusive, it’s 360 exclusive. They don’t hate the PS3 or PC, they just love microsoft’s dirty, dirty money.

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      Thermal Ions says:

      And last time I looked, the PC version of Crysis 2 runs on a Microsoft OS, so why no demo love.

    • Nidokoenig says:

      I saw a theory on /v/(so yeah, it’s probably rubbish) that the publishers wouldn’t fund creating and playtesting a PC demo. So, to let people on the PC try the game out before putting money down, a build from January was leaked. It’s still buggy and worse than the finished product, but it demos the game well enough and they don’t need to mess around patching or updating it. I know it’s probably just /v/’s insane troll logic, but it makes an unusual variety of sense.

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      Joshua says:

      Because XBOX 360 gamers are better suited as test subjects.

  3. ReV_VAdAUL says:

    It will all go very quiet if the game sells well on the PC in spite of the leak. Of course if its not a very good game it’ll be shouted from the rooftops about how evil pirates destroyed the games’ chances for good sales.

  4. 12kill4 says:

    Kind of weird how a petition (sic) popped up with people pledging to buy the game on release to show solidarity, as if sympathy at the ill-conceived actions of a hacker should countermand actually assessing the final product’s worthiness

    • StingingVelvet says:

      Sometimes you just need to show support for the platform, really. Not saying this is one of those times really, but the idea of showing companies that PC releases are a good idea despite piracy is a sound one if you ask me.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      Now if only the DEVELOPERS actually did some kind of display that it’s great to be developing for the PC platform.

      By, say, optimizing their engines to scale from midrange to high-end, including ultra-high-res textures that consoles would break down and cry in a corner under, more weapon slots and configurability than you can shake a stick(or 100+ keys keyboard) at, allowing anytime saves, skippable AND pausable cutscenes, infinite save slots..oh, the list goes on.

  5. Tori says:

    I hope this will not hurt sales to much (or maybe this could help?). We need more PC friendly developers!

    • rei says:

      Sure, but this is not one of them. Ever since the launch of Crysis I haven’t seen anything from Mr. Yerli apart from how much the PC sucks and how PC gamers are trash because they only bought 3 million copies of Crysis when he feels he deserved to sell 30 million copies. Now he’s basically trying to beg people not to pirate Crysis 2. After the critical early sales period we’re all scum again.

    • loshon says:

      On the contrary, Yerli has come out several times to say how great the PC is as a platform and a community, and that we are the future of gaming.

    • rei says:

      On the contrary, he’s come out several times to say that they’re moving towards consoles because PC gamers are filthy pirates.

      I don’t feel like trawling around Blue’s News too much, but here’s a couple of links:
      http://www.bluesnews.com/s/87329/crytek-to-end-pc-exclusives
      http://www.bluesnews.com/s/88921/crytek-pc-sales-to-piracy-ratio-1-15-or-1-20

      And here’s a bonus one saying that it’s ridiculous that we imagine we’re entitled to a demo of Crysis 2 unless we pay for it:
      http://www.bluesnews.com/s/109435/crytek_s-demo-doubts

    • Dervish says:

      Acknowledging business realities = saying PC gamers are trash? And then you wonder why we get treated like whiny brats.

    • rei says:

      Did you have some evidence as to this being a PC-friendly developer, though, since that’s the issue here?

    • Grape Flavor says:

      Funny how when someone rips on “pirates”, so many take it as an direct affront to “PC gamers”.

      It’s funny how the people who are most outraged by “treating PC gamers like criminals”, are those who evidently perceive “pirates” and “PC gamers” as synonyms.

      Funny, isn’t it.

    • 7rigger says:

      @Grape Flavor

      “Funny how when someone rips on “pirates”, so many take it as an direct affront to “PC gamers”.”

      That’s because it’s never the pirates who suffer, it’s always the PC gamer. I don’t think any pirates come to RPS, yet we all have to deal with DRM.

      Oh I get it! You’re implying that for someone to be upset by this, they must be a pirate!

      By that logic if someone is upset by the statement “All Muslims are terrorists.” then they are obviously a terrorist.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      “I don’t think any pirates come to RPS, yet we all have to deal with DRM.”

      I lol’d.

      Also, I was actually incredibly impressed by what you can do with that engine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRyX1tC2OS0

      Compared to the game, that was actually acutely entertaining!

  6. torchedEARTH says:

    Well, well. Crytek have said it’s PC version will still be true to the PC even though many people said it will be a watered down console port.

  7. rocketman71 says:

    Blah, blah, blah. Damage control with some sugar on top.

    Words are empty, Cevat. Facts are what matter. And facts don’t exactly show any of Crytek’s alleged love for the PC.

  8. Retribution says:

    Obviously that’s why we got the demo first…wait. Well, at least they’ve showed off the PC version…wait, dammit. Hopefully we still get keyboard and mouse exclusive controls…yea, Crytek cares

  9. bill says:

    Damage control 2

  10. DSR says:

    Half-Life 2 was leaked LONG BEFORE the release.
    BUT people bought it because its true PC game with great mp and unsurpassed mod support.
    And still buying(I think) from Steam at least.

    • Acorino says:

      The HL2 leak wasn’t even close to being finished. It was a very obvious work in progress, interesting for the curious, but far away from being ready for release.

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      shoptroll says:

      I thought HL2 was hacked out of the Valve servers?

      If this is a genuine leak then they ought to review their security and who they’re giving early access to the game. You’d think they would have been extra careful with this release given the original game had an absurdly high (probably because no one wanted to buy a game they couldn’t run) piracy rate.

      This really sucks, and it damages the platform as a whole because incidents like this only add fuel to the FUD fire :( But at least they’re acknowledging that they’re still committed to the platform (instead of whining about piracy and how awful the PC and community is), which isn’t a surprise since they managed to sell 3 million copies of the first game despite the piracy issue and being a PC exclusive.

    • coldvvvave says:

      HL2 beta had a shore level with a bigass submarine lying on sand.
      I was so sad when Valve cut submarine out in final version.
      ;_;

  11. Retribution says:

    I bought Half-Life 2 because it was an amazing game in-of-itself…just saying

  12. WJonathan says:

    “PC Gaming Is Very Important To Us”
    Isn’t that kind of like an ex saying “I still care a lot about you”?

  13. Juiceman says:

    If PC gaming is so important, then why is Crysis 2 one of the most blatantly console favored games I’ve ever played. Every aspect of this sequel screams “We cut features to accommodate consoles”. If they really cared they would of built the game for the PC first and then trimmed features for the console port.

    • Commisar says:

      So what was cut exactly, great visuals, a cool story, the nanosuit, keyboard and mouse controls, yep, Crysis 2 is missing ALL of those
      /sarcasm

    • KenTWOu says:

      As I can see Crytek doesn’t cut anything except palm trees, but adds tons of cool features.

    • Juiceman says:

      Well, if you want to compare the visuals of the original Crysis to other games that were released at the time, then I would say they absolutely cut in the graphics department. And considering the visuals in Crysis is one of the biggest selling points the original title had going for it, it’s a pretty big cut and a pretty big indication they were trying to make it console friendly. The story isn’t anything special as far as I’m concerned. It isn’t bad or cheesy in terms of video game standards, but I wouldn’t put it in the same class as Red Dead Redemption.

      Other minor things include: no prone, suit powers are automatic e.g. speed and strength, lack of destruction in the environment. Granted the first game only had tree chopping and blowing up tin shacks, but it was still a cool feature for its day. They could have easily tried to do destruction to the buildings and the streets. Also, just a very linear game play to top it all off. The first Crysis was by no means a FPS Grand Theft Auto, but it wasn’t COD, either. You could only explore certain segments of the island, but the areas you could explore were so big it felt like you could go anywhere you wanted. Which is something this game lacks. This is more Half-Life 2

      Crysis, to me was always a game that tried something very bold and was years ahead of its time in terms of graphics. Yes, it was unstable and buggy but it was still an awesome game. Crysis 2 is a good game in it’s own right, I didn’t dislike it and will buy it when it is released. But, to me it seems like the Dev team shelved their bold initiative and opted to be console friendly instead of break new ground. If that is the direction they want to go in that’s fine, they are a successful company and know a lot more about the business than I do. But don’t insult my intelligence by feeding me chicken and tell me it’s a fucking porterhouse steak.

    • KenTWOu says:

      “Other minor things include: no prone, suit powers are automatic e.g. speed and strength, lack of destruction in the environment.”

      Actually prone doesn’t fit in urban environment. Powers don’t automaitc at all. Try to tap jump/kick button and try to HOLD it. Nanosuit became more suitable now!

      “Crysis 2 is a good game in it’s own right,”

      It’s not Crysis 2 game, it’s beta.

      “They could have easily tried to do destruction to the buildings and the streets.”

      It’s so naive to think that.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      What a good thing then that the PC games already were crippled gun choice/slot wise. At least they did not have to change a thing for consoles in THAT department at least.
      They were already unfun pieces of crap when it came to wanting to pick up a third or fourth gun way back when already.

  14. Marshall Stele says:

    Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

  15. Njordsk says:

    Uh? I thought PC would have a demo…

    Where the hell did I read this. makes me really sad.

  16. fooga44 says:

    Hahaha this is the same guy that wanted to charge you for demos. Crytek deserves this every bit. The whole industry has become staffed with criminals.

    http://gamingbolt.com/crytek-believes-that-free-demos-should-come-to-an-end

    • Dervish says:

      Yes, charging money for a product certainly sounds like the work of a criminal.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      Not the product, the DEMO. Kind of like billing you for a movie trailer, a snack sample or a peek at the cover/back of a book.

  17. fooga44 says:

    @Dervish
    There’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed and charging for demos is one of them. The fact that you’d support expansion of abusing customers is disturbing enough in itself. You know there was this thing not so long ago called shareware and made huge successes out of small developers right? Shows how brainwashed modern gamers are by corporate propaganda.

    There was this time before DLC and the MMO craze where you actually had to make solid products, demo them and then ask for money rather then make the product, hype it, get sales from hype on an unfinished game, then sell pieces out of it and sell it to dumbass gamers as “DLC”.

    The gaming masses are some of the dumbest shits in the universe.

    • Dervish says:

      Now you’re just ranting. Funny you mention small developers when Yerli’s whole point is that modern, big-budget projects are the ones where demos are becoming “prohibitively expensive.”

      Perhaps Yerli is full of shit on that point, but nevertheless it’s not fucking “criminal” or “abusive” to put a price tag on stuff. I think it’s a stupid idea, but no one is forcing anyone to buy anything. No one is being swindled here. So curb your yammering skullcave.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      See above reply.

  18. My2CENTS says:

    Im surprised mass people are so incompetent. Where did you saw piracy here? Someone from inside Crytek leaked a what appears to be the full game, but wait there is a catch – it doesn’t work. Its a free product, its not yet copyrighted and moreover its not even protected to be a case of piracy. Also to the incompetent fool, there are no DRM Keys in this release. To me looks like well-managed hype.

    • Thants says:

      I can’t understand what most of those sentences are supposed to mean.

    • UncleLou says:

      Nonsense, I am afraid. Of course there’s copyright. You don’t need to file for copyright, like you need for a trademark. You don’t even need to use the (c)-symbol. It’s automatic, leaked or unfinished code or not.
      (Example: If you write a novel an put it in your desk drawer, and I break into your home, copy it and publish it, it’s copyright infringement.)

      Incompetent indeed…

  19. KenTWOu says:

    Crysis 2 Road Rage Gameplay Trailer

  20. fooga44 says:

    @Dervish
    The opposite is true. I pointed out Crytek being total douches (i.e. criminals) and you say “no they aren’t” then I point out the fact that many in the industry got to where they were on piracy (i.e. demo’s and shareware — try this game for FREE). You can go ahead and call that a “rant” but its just the facts.

    • Dervish says:

      FoogaFacts:

      douches = criminals
      piracy = demos and shareware

      This episode of FoogaFacts brought to you by a man who can’t even find the Reply button.

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      Aninhumer says:

      At this point I’m basically considering fooga44 to be a Troll, and I don’t use that word lightly.
      Up until this point there were some poorly argued but legitimate points. Now you’re just making clearly ridiculous assertions with no justification.
      Being a douche is not a crime, and you know this.

  21. DOLBYdigital says:

    I’m just a silly gamer who loves his mods so I really only have 1 question.
    Will Crysis 2 have the same extensive sandbox editor and mod tools that Crysis 1 did?

    If the answer is yes, then I will be buying this game without doubt since I love many of the phenomenal Crysis Mods :)

    If the answer is no, then they obviously didn’t care at all about the PC market with this game. I’ll do some googling to find out the answer…

  22. Grape Flavor says:

    “waaaaahhh Crysis 2 is multiplatform!!! OMG SO HORRIBLE!!!!! wahhhhhhhhh piracy isn’t real!!! waaahhhhhh Crytek hates the PC!!! waahhhhh betrayal!!! wahhhhhh no extra special PC exclusive features!!!!! waaaahhhhhh fuck you Yerli!!!!”

    Right. But hey, if this is what it takes for people to finally stop whining about Crysis 1, then I’m all for it.

  23. RegisteredUser says:

    ..I’m quite frankly just not sure what all of this is really about anymore.

    People who are retarded enough to skip a truly final and serviced/post-release supported game in favor of a crappy pre-relase beta deserve what they get.

    Developers who shit on their fanbase/community (including, but not limited to: rampant DRM, no demos, no ports/development with the actual platform in mind instead of cheap compromises, no support, no feedback integration, no options, no touching base etc etc etc) deserve what they get.

    If you behave nicely towards someone, they are more inclined to be nice to you in turn. That goes for the consumer as well as the developer.

    I think that triplet kind of rounds it up pretty okay.

    As for personal thoughts(which aren’t worth crap): I for one think Cevat as a human being is a rather huge prick(probably helped a great deal to become head of a not-too-shabby company), has a very classic “turkish attitude” (it’s a family business, there are clear signs of “pride” being in play in his behavior an d reactions, and various cultural antics etc) and that the games from Crytek were all excellent attempts at pushing technical boundaries, but failed to push gameplay (or enjoyment) boundaries.
    Worst of all, they all seemed to promise ultimate freedom and then cut your guns to 2 choices, which to me is the complete opposite of freedom and flexibility(whereas the whole superman with a suit ready for anything kind of tried to sell the opposite, the ready for whatever principle..and then took a way to BE ready for anything gun wise from you)..