Crytek – CEO Says Graphics Are 60% of the Game

Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli, said that graphics matter and are 60% of the game.

He said, “People say that graphics don’t matter, but play Crysis and tell me they don’t matter. It’s always been about graphics driving gameplay.”

“In Crysis 3 it’s the grass and the vegetation, the way the physics runs the grass interact and sways them in the wind. You can read when an AI enemy is running towards you just by observing the way the grass blades.” He continued. “Graphics, whether it’s lighting or shadows, puts you in a different emotional context and drives the immersion and immersion is effectively the number one thing we can use to help you buy into the world.”

Yerli continued, “The better the graphics, the better the physics, the better the sound design, the better the technical assets and production values are – paired with the art direction, making things look spectacular and stylistic is 60 per cent of the game.”

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