It’s no secret that I dislike both Crytek as a company, and the Crysis games they create. The founder of Crytek, one Cevat Yerli, rubs me the wrong way. As for their games? Well, I just don’t find them very original. Having said that, Crytek is incredible at one thing: graphics. They have by far the most beautiful looking graphics engine I’ve ever seen, and today you’ll have a chance to see a whole lot of it.
What you’re about to watch is a presentation by a fellow named Sean Tracy. He was scooped up from the Crysis modding community, and given a job at Crytek to do, well… whatever it is he does there. For today at least, he’s showing us the many amazing new features of CryEngine 3, and I assure you… they really are amazing.
CryEngine 3 Presentation 2013
The video weighs in at a lengthy 25 minutes, and Sean Talks about a great many new features. He does a much better job than I do, but a few of my personal highlights are pixel displacement mapping as a faster alternative to tessellation, dynamic caustics (looks fantastic), and a much improved vegetation system.