Crytek announce CryEngine 3 – Consoles Join The Party

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Crytek, who are best know not only for their great games (FarCry, Crysis), but their incredibly amazing game engines, have announced that they will be showcasing their next game engine, CryEngine 3 at this years GDC.

Crysis recently blew the gaming industry (as well as a couple of graphics cards) away with it’s incredible graphical capabilities, with the unfortunate side effect that not many gamers actually got to play it due to it’s demand for a high-spec PC rig.

These days, many gamers have switched to consoles for the simple reason that keeping up with the hardware requirements needed to play all the latest PC games can get out of control. Most of us just want a platform that allows us to just pop in a disc and know that we are going to play a game the way that the developers intended.

The problem with this is that Crytek’s games are usually quite special, and only available on PC, meaning that many console owners were unable to play their great games. Well, that’s all about to change now that the new engine will be catering for not only the PC, but the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well.

There is a little bit of an explanation of the engine and it’s, err, scalable computations, and stuff, so if you are interested, hit the link of the source at the bottom of the page and check it out for yourself.

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Source: DarkZero

Last Updated: March 12, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

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  • Fox1

    Don’t paint all PC games with the same brush. Most of the recent PC games run just as well as the console games on a medium spec PC 😎

  • WitWolfyZA

    well this engine cant be better than the previous one then, can it? Otherwise Crysis would of been ported by now then 😛

  • I see world war 3 breaking out if PC gamers end up thinking
    that it’s been gimped in any way by the consoles.
    Would be a pretty big slap in their faces.
    But I have faith that they’ll do a great job.
    It really is a lovely engine.

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