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WATCH: Crytek shows off a demo of the next-gen CryEngine.

August 25th, 2013 by Stuart Miller Comments

Crytek the leader in fantastic graphics engines have gone and showed off their latest version of the CryEngine simple titled CryEngine.

The new version will replace the CryEngine 3 and will be fully scalable for the Playstation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox one, Wii U and PC.

The engine shows off numerous features and tweaks including advanced lighting, time of day cycle, brand new weather effects and a whole host of new physics.

Normally Crytek refer to a new engine with a number however this time they have dropped that and went with just CryEngine to show how much more advance their latest piece of technology is.

Crytek executive Carl Jones said in a statement “Since CryEngine 3 was launched in 2009, we’ve dramatically changed the engine so many times, with so many major new features, it’s not the same engine anymore,” he went on to say “We have revolutionized many parts of the engine: we have overhauled our entire lighting system, built movie quality character rendering and animation solutions, vastly improved the speed and effectiveness of our Sandbox editor, and even our rendering has changed with tessellation, pixel accurate displacement mapping and now physical based rendering; all of this while maintaining our first principal: that making games should be real-time, all the time.”

Check out for yourself what the new CryEngine can do in the video below.

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