Crytek Demonstrates 3D Game Engine

The guys behind hit game Crysis have come up with a new game engine, named CryENGINE3 which introduces full 3D capabilities and could encourage game developers to create enough content to kickstart a full blow 3D revolution.

Crysis is still viewed by many as the game that can bring even a powerful computer down to its knees and the phrase "but can it play Crysis" is still a popular comment for any new video card that comes to the market.

Crytek's CryENGINE3 will be a multiplatform engine, therefore allowing developers to cover as many environments as possible - including the PS3 and the Xbox 360 - and in theory allow them to code 3D games for mobile platforms.

Carl Jones, Crytek's head of global development business, said that "Over the past few years, S-3D [stereoscopic 3D] technology has emerged as one of the key trends both in movies and games. With CryEngine 3, developers will have the ability to create their content in 3D on all platforms."

Expect the first demos using this brand new game engine to emerge in a few days at the Games Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.

Our Comments

3D could save the content industry since it could allow publishers to integrate more features into existing favourites and add a new spin to old ones. It is not without risk though and piracy is still rampant and a major problem.

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