Crytek is claiming that their upcoming game, Crysis 2, will set the graphical bar so high that, "games will struggle to excel. We're aiming to set a whole new benchmark with that game for all PS3 games." That's what Micheal GlÃ¼ck, Crytek's lead PS3 Programmer said in an interview with Play Magazine. In fact, GlÃ¼ck is so confident in Crysis 2, and CryEngine 3's lead on the competition that they may not even be able to improve on their format after Crysis 2.
"Still with an AAA title shipped on PS3, you get the chance to improve further, so the next game developed with CryEngine 3 after Crysis 2 on PS3 will not be worse and rather be more polished and have higher quality in all areas. However, it is unlikely to see a major improvement in graphics as we try to not cut any graphical feature and rather optimize it until it becomes feasible. So I expect more density of game elements, physic effect, more interaction, but the major graphics quality will not be significantly improved," said GlÃ¼ck.
Aside from the rather strange assertion that their next game "will not be worse", it's testament to how large the difference could be in Crysis 2. When the original Crysis was released for PC in late 2007, it was, and still for a large part is, considered the benchmark test for a gaming PC. Many gamers speculated that Crysis was not something that could be done on current-generation consoles, especially at the highest quality settings.
Source: Now Gamer