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Author Topic: New Trailer from Crytek  (Read 2080 times)

New Trailer from Crytek
« on: August 12, 2012, 02:18:22 am »
August 12, 2012, 02:18:22 am
For followers of the extreme and high end, the lastest video sample from CryEngine v3 showcasing more of their techniques and eye candy.  See the video trailer at Crytek (best to wait for it to fully load then play fullscreen).

Crytek News item:
"Showcasing the power of their next-gen ready development solution, CryENGINE 3, Crytek GmbH today released a tech trailer featuring impressive in-game footage of Crysis 3.
The trailer provides a closer look at CryENGINE features like Tesselation, Pixel Accurate Displacement Mapping, Real-Time Volumetric Cloud Shadows, Composite 3D Lens Flares & FX, Procedural HDR Flares and Shapes, 3rd generation Real-Time Global Illumination, Dynamic Water Volume Caustics, Real-Time Volumetric Fog Shadows, Real-Time Area Lights, Unlimited Particle FX Lighting, Integrated Cloth & Vegetation Simulation, as well as offering viewers a fresh glimpse into the world of Crysis 3 ahead of its launch in February next year."

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Re: New Trailer from Crytek
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 10:03:51 am »
August 12, 2012, 10:03:51 am
It looks cool but somewhat disappointing at the same time.
The entire lensflares suit has obviously been inspired by BF3 and since CE3 was hugely
lacking in that department, any improvements whatsoever are a plus already.
My biggest concern is that they still seem to think their LPV based GI is cool enough to
just iterate it with glossy reflections and be done with it?

I was hoping for more, especially since it still seems like they haven't enabled GI from
anything but the sun. At least I don't see it, nor can I find anything to read about it.
For games this might be fine but for using CE3 as a more generic oriented visualization engine,
it will be interesting to see whether this new version of their engine brings anything really
worthwhile to the table....

Re: New Trailer from Crytek
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 06:38:31 pm »
August 12, 2012, 06:38:31 pm
Hmmm looks nearly identical to the games we have right now. Some new fx here and there but nothing jaw dropping.

I more and more get the impression that we need new game consoles. Current gen game consoles are holding back technology. I think the dx11 features in crysis 2 and 3 are only a fraction of what is possible. Essentially the dx11 features are minor additions to what in essence is still dx9.