CryENGINE 3 coming to PS3
Though there are many who believe that Killzone 2 has now usurped the “Best Looking Game” throne, we shouldn’t forget old Crysis waving from the wings, keen to remind us all of its own graphical credentials and impressive statistics.
With Crytek’s powerhouse running at 1600×1200 and 45 FPS, if your rig can handle the strain of course, there are many who are at pains to remind us that the best looking games at the moment are not on consoles but grace the power-hungry beasts of the PC world.
Though the “Crysis on Consoles” rumours have died down a bit of late, we shouldn’t forget Crytek’s recent declarations of their renewed interest in the console arena. The public received Far Cry 2Â favourably, and buying Free Radical was a definite statement of intent, but it’s the latest news posted on the CryMod web-site that shows just how much the German company believes their future business will include the console domain.
Crytek’s new engine, CryENGINE 3, is coming to the PS3.
CryENGINE 3 works with Direct X9/X10 and is scalable to cater for this generation and the “next-next-generation”. Also known as PS4 and Xbox720.
Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek claims:
â€œWith CryENGINE 3 we are delivering our best game development technology that enables our clients to achieve their vision on current and future platforms to develop games such as MMOs, action games and more. Our complete game engine solution enables realtime development, ensures teams are able to maximise their own creativity, saves budget and creates greater gaming experiences. Also with our solution developers can start working on their next generation games today.â€
Before we start salivating over future titles powered by CryENGINE 3, the prospect of the engine coming online anytime soon could be quite remote. The product will be “introduced” at the GDC in San Francisco between March 25th and 27th but details are still light regarding just when the engine will be available for full production.
Regardless of its availability to power the games of the future, this announcement will be viewed as a positive advancement. Though we’re still seeing some wonderful things coming out of the current engines being utilised today (Unreal 3 Tournament looks beautiful and the aforementioned Killzone 2 is a marvel to behold), the continued involvement of Crytek’s acumen and passion to the party will not only produce some stellar titles but push other engineers to stay on top of their game.