Despite finding console success and preparing to launch Crysis 3 on multiple platforms, for Crytek the PC has no equal. The company does have a vested interest in the platform, as it’s the backbone of its engine business, but they make a compelling case when it comes to sheer power. However, whether a $2000 fully kitted out PC rig makes sense for anything but the enthusiast market as opposed to Microsoft or Sony’s upcoming hardware is a different discussion altogether.
“Without breaking NDAs that are in place, realistically, from purely a price point perspective, it is impossible. It’s impossible to package $2000-3000 into a mainstream, let’s say $500 console. I’m not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that. So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of watt of power it needs, which is like a fridge, it’s impossible.”