One of the most important aspects of gaming for the vast majority of players is how good games look. Since the humble beginnings of video games that had the graphical capability of a calculator, we now have access to a multitude of games that offer visuals that are becoming increasingly realistic. According to Crytek rendering engineer Nicolas Schulz, who was peaking to DSO Gaming, this has made it much harder to impress gamers with graphics than it was in the past. Next generation consoles and high-end PCs are able to handle higher resolutions and push more computing power to rendering objects, but this means that it becomes harder for games to stand out on graphics alone as there is a levelling effect on what developers can achieve.
Continued reports across various media outlets in the video game industry suggest that developer Crytek, best known for their Crysis games, are in serious financial troubles. This follows recent reports of continued layoffs across multiple studios within the industry, painting a grim picture for the industry as a whole. So are Crytek on the verge of bankruptcy? We’ll have a look at the evidence so far, but initial reports and signs aren’t looking good.