Those PlayStation 4 game trailers sure look impressive, but don’t get too excited. According to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, no next gen console will be able to match the graphics fidelity of Crysis 3 running on a high end PC.
It all boils down to economics in the end, or in Yerli’s own words: "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."
"It's very difficult to compete with that. People have these massive nuclear power plants standing in their rooms that will run your games really fast. It's hard to compete with," he added.