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Crysis 2 has 'best graphics you've ever seen'

Crytek says it's "aiming to set the graphical benchmark"

Crytek has claimed that Crysis 2 contains the best graphics in the history of video games.

Yes, it's a bold statement - especially as the studio has admitted some teething problems getting its power-hungry CRYEngine 3 to work on consoles.

But it's adamant that it has something pretty special on its hands - and even prettier than the stunning original Crysis on PC.

And that's not all - the studio also reckons Crysis 2 offers a "complete gaming experience like no other".

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"We know [developing for PS3] is a big challenge, but we're happy to accept it," Crytek executive producer Nathan Camarillo told CVG sister mag PSM3.

"The most important thing that Crysis taught us as a developer is that, while cinematic graphics and convincing gameplay will get you a lot of press and build strong interest before release - you shouldn't count on that exclusively."

He added: "We're aiming to set the graphical benchmark. Why would anyone not want to play a game with the best graphics they have ever seen, great gameplay, some engaging fiction, challenging AI, killer weaponry and a complete gaming experience like no other?"

Crysis 2 is set in urban New York - a more cramped environment than the first game's sprawling jungle.

It's looking like the Crysis 2 release date will arrive in September.

To read PSM3's full four-page Crysis 2 preview, pick up the latest issue of PSM3 or subscribe to get it posted to your door.

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