Bullish Crytek boss man Cevat Yerli has said that Epic's demonstrations of Unreal Engine 4 are doing things CryEngine was doing three years ago.
"The only thing I can say is that CryEngine 3 already exists at the quality of Unreal Engine 4," Yerli said to GamesBeat. "It already exists for three years now. You can go back three years ago to the GDC videos. What we put out there is pretty much what Unreal Engine 4 put out now. And what many others are doing now too."
Yerli goes further to say that CryEngine hasn't really played its hand yet for next-gen.
"We haven't really put out our latest stuff yet," he went on. "Pretty soon you're going to see the next iteration of CryEngine, and I'm not putting a number behind it, just the next iteration of CryEngine. Very soon. But we already said, CryEngine 3 is next-gen ready since three years ago. We stand by that. If I look at what people call next-gen technology now, it's what we were seeing three years ago.
"We already had massive particle systems, we already had GPU rendering, all these things. Deferred shading. We had tessellation already since we shipped Crysis 2. We already had DX11. We didn't just talk it up as tech demos, we have games that are shipped and are doing it," said Yerli.
Crysis and Far Cry players, what do you think?