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CryEngine 3 trailer shows off shiny Crysis 3 tech

At this early hour of the morning, treat your brain to what it really wants--to stare blankly at pretty things which require no processing or thought. Huzzah, then, for a new trailer from Crytek showing off CryEngine 3, its cross-platform engine powering Crysis 3 and other games.

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At this early hour of the morning, treat your brain to what it really wants--to stare blankly at pretty things which require no processing or thought. Huzzah, then, for a new trailer from Crytek showing off CryEngine 3, its cross-platform engine powering Crysis 3 and other games.

The trailer highlights real-time volumetric cloud shadows, pixel-accurate displacement mapping, tessellated vegetation, composite 3D lens flare, procedural HDR flares and shapes, real-time global illumination, dynamic water volume caustics, real-time volumetric fog shadows, real-time area lights, cloth simulation, and other tech features you don't fully understand but nod approvingly and say "Yes, that's good" when you see mention of them.

Crytek also recently released a video showing off its Cinebox cinematic tech.

Crysis 3 is slated to launch for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in February 2013.

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    August 10, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, CryEngine 3 trailer shows off shiny Crysis 3 tech.

    At this early hour of the morning, treat your brain to what it really wants--to stare blankly at pretty things which require no processing or thought. Huzzah, then, for a new trailer from Crytek showing off CryEngine 3, its cross-platform engine powering Crysis 3 and other games.

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      August 10, 2012 7:17 AM

      Top secret toad tech has me sold.

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        August 10, 2012 7:29 AM

        Me as well.

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        August 10, 2012 8:16 AM

        Same here.

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        August 10, 2012 9:16 AM

        Indeed. But sadly, my pretty decent rig of 2011 probably won't be able to let him run freely at above 20fps based on how much tech their pushing here. Time to start another video card fund.

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      August 10, 2012 8:13 AM

      Looks great, but don't put graphics tech over gameplay - this is 'dooming' another company

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        August 10, 2012 12:34 PM

        Why not? I replay games just for the immersive graphics all the time. The artistry that goes into modern games is breathtaking.

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          August 10, 2012 12:36 PM

          I just played through RAGE and was amazed at every turn - and it ran so smoothly. *drool*

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            August 11, 2012 2:37 PM

            it has that solid id crispness to it. But as fast as you get close to a wall, it looks horrible because of compressed textures :)

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      August 10, 2012 8:34 AM

      it looks good, but what about the game? if it's like crysis 2 then i won't even waste my time pirating it, let alone buying it

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        August 10, 2012 8:43 AM

        Have you watched any of the gameplay videos?

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          August 10, 2012 8:54 AM

          Unfortunately with Crysis I feel the videos wont tell you much. The videos for Crysis 2 looked decent enough, but the actual game was such a let down.

          I'll pick this up if it's not Origin only and on sale for $30.

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            August 10, 2012 9:11 AM

            Why the hell does everyone have such a problem with Crysis 2? I thought it was a lot of fun. Not as open as Crysis 1, but infinitely more open than 90% of the shooters out there.

            Just what was so bad about it?

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              August 10, 2012 12:07 PM

              becaused it was terrible, even Crisis got it's attention for being a visual pleasing game.

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                August 10, 2012 12:58 PM

                Lol get the hell out of here. Crysis was a critical success not just for its graphics but for its refreshing pseudo-open world gameplay. Crysis 2 was absolutely reigned in a little bit, but it still offered plenty of freedom with how you chose to take on objectives. I thought it was an excellent mix of freedom and scripted events/linear progression.

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                  August 10, 2012 1:57 PM

                  I'm with you. I thought Crysis 2 was a fantastic FPS in its own right. I liked it even more than the original, but that's mostly because I really liked its take on NYC.

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                August 10, 2012 5:58 PM

                Crysis 2 was awesome

                technically perfect
                good gameplay
                great weapons
                awesome visuals
                story meh

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        August 10, 2012 4:11 PM

        Dude, who cares about the game!?!?? We just want lots of shiny objects because were fucking retarded and stupid, we just want new machines and consoles that cost a billion dollars and for dev teams to balloon up to 500 so every railing in the game has subsurface refraction, everyone gets laid off at the end and the game tanks, thats really the dream scenario here!

        /bitter

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        August 10, 2012 6:14 PM

        I'm not as concerned with Crysis 3 as much as I am with what other people will do with the engine. Better engine tech will let smaller developers spend more time making better games rather then worrying about the little things.

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      August 10, 2012 9:13 AM

      If it's on current gen consoles I can't believe that it will look as good as this video, even on PC.. They'd have to make 2 separate games graphically considering the limitations of the consoles. For most dev teams that would be too much work.

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        August 10, 2012 9:19 AM

        Well, most engine can scale on the fly. That way they have a greater reach for lower end hardware without the game designer or end user having to do too much. Look as good? Nope. You're right about that. Tessellation much of the per-pixel stuff will probably get lost on current gen hardware.

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        August 10, 2012 9:22 AM

        Seriously?

        It will look this good on PC, provided your rig can handle it. Crytek has more than enough resources.

        And of course it won't look this good on consoles ... current gen consoles don't support all the tech used in the game.

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        August 10, 2012 11:16 AM

        Of course if will look this good on a PC. If you've got a GTX 680.

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      August 10, 2012 12:10 PM

      lol at the flight of the bird in the beginning. Outside of RDR, not many games care enough to get birds right.

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      August 10, 2012 1:02 PM

      Think of what the toad tech could do for a Daikatana sequel.

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      August 10, 2012 1:58 PM

      All glory to the top secret hypnotoad

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      August 10, 2012 2:04 PM

      Battletoads remake confirmed.

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      August 10, 2012 2:07 PM

      Finally something that justifies all that spendy hardware.

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      August 11, 2012 3:27 AM

      High detailed dead world. Need a lot more dynamic geometric vertex deformation/animation and physically-based material and physics behaviours for the true "next-gen". Scalable dynamic lighting is cool though.

      Enough lens flare and sprite effects. If I cared enough to stop and look at a leaf in zoomed detail I would be playing a garden simulator.

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      August 11, 2012 5:57 AM

      The only thing I don't like about this video is the fact that during the middle of the video, at around 1:13 I believe, they then feature approximate stigmatic malfunctions which arise from the in-depth analysis of protocol sipstronotintus, that leads me to believe that I made you read my post which doesnt make any sense lol how do you feel?

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      August 11, 2012 8:19 AM

      Great tech, terrible art direction.

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      August 11, 2012 2:42 PM

      Absolutely amazing technology. I am ready.

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      August 11, 2012 5:08 PM

      First game was in a jungle. Second one in a city. The third one is in a city turned into a jungle. Where will Crysis 4 take place?

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        August 13, 2012 5:13 AM

        Mars... turned into a Jungle... and then a city... by the coast.

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