Video: The surreal worlds of Crytek’s CryEngine 3

Crytek is showcasing its advanced CryEngine 3 – which will power the upcoming Crysis 3 – in a video that is both surreal and intensely immersive.  

“We’ve been touting CryEngine as a next-gen technology for about two years now,” Crytek founder and CEO Cevat Yerli said on the sidelines of E3 2012. 

“Since 2010 CryEngine has been next-gen ready. You look at today’s next-gen offerings with supposedly next-gen graphics… That’s exactly what we were talking about two years ago.”

During a recent interview with VG247, Yerli claimed that CryEngine was now the industry benchmark for gaming.

“We think Unreal Engine 4 has done a good job to catch up, but nothing is there that surprised us and we still believe CryENGINE 3 remains the benchmark. [In regards to CryENGINE], we have not clearly defined when, or if, CryENGINE 4 will be released,” he said.

“[This is] because the architecture of CryENGINE 3 is so forward-looking that we think of it as having been next generation ready for some years now. We’re already able to deliver next generation graphics sufficient for game developers, and we’re going to update CryENGINE 3 constantly to improve it, but we [simply] don’t see a necessity for the next version now.”