The introduction of the Unreal Engine 4 by Epic Games has not surprised the technology development team working for rival Crytek, who is convinced that the CryEngine 3 still delivers the best graphics on the market at the moment.
Cevat Yerli, chief executive officer at Crytek
, has told VG247 that, “We have been presenting CryENGINE 3 as next-gen ready technology since GDC 2010. And we think that Unreal Engine 4 has done a good job to catch up, but nothing is there that surprised us and we still believe CryENGINE 3 remains the benchmark.”
The executive also spoke about the future of his technology, adding, “We have not clearly defined when, or if, CryENGINE 4 will be released, because the architecture of CryENGINE 3 is so forward-looking that we think of it as having been next generation ready for some years now.”
“We’re already able to deliver next generation graphics sufficient for game developers and we’re going to update CryENGINE 3 constantly to improve it, but we don’t see a necessity for the next version now,” he further said.
Unreal Engine 4 is at the moment only set to work on the PC, but analysts believe that Epic Games has also worked with Microsoft and Sony to make it compatible with their next generation of devices.
is at the moment working on a new installment of its Crysis series, which will take the player back to New York as Prophet, bent on getting revenge on a shadowy corporation that has enclosed the entire city in big domes.
Crysis 3 will be launched at some point during February 2013 and will be offered on the Xbox 360 from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 and the PC.
The developers have explicitly denied any plans to launch their game on the upcoming Nintendo-made Wii U.