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'Crysis 3' leaked screenshots show off stunning lighting

Four new screenshots of Crysis 3, showing off the "Canyon" environment seen in the E3 demo, leaked today.

The gorgeous images were posted on the blog of Pierre-Yves Donzallaz, a senior lighting artist at Crytek, who has since taken them down.

According to Donzallaz, the lighting and post-processing effects exhibited in the screenshots are running in real time. They make the game world look particularly alive, which it is

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Not impressed honestly.....looks more like concept art than in-game screenshots IMO.

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They look like artistic renders, aka bullshots.

Not saying elements aren't in-game, they just reek of touch up.

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says "Lighting Artist" at the bottom of each one, so probably is just touched up stuff..

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I think these are in-game screenshots, but they're photoshopped to look better.

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most probably those images were shopped, which is usual.

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The screenshots look really fantastic. I'm definitely looking forward to the game after seeing their E3 demo, and these shots are just tantalizing. Hopefully Crytek won't neuter the PC version this time around, and we'll get proper graphics support.

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Yeah I'd say these are renderings rather than screenshots of the game itself. I don't think that's the story here though, this is...

Crytek, the German studio making Crysis 3, has stated a desire to maintain parity across all three platforms, both in terms of visuals
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They don't look all that technically impressive, imo.

Nowhere near ultra-realistic and none of the trees look lifelike.

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I read that as "PC players will get screwed out of a great shooter because it's more the consoles aren't as capable". It's Crysis 2 all over again :(

I interpreted it that way too. I'm still hopeful though.

As for the shots being touched-up, that doesn't bother me. Crytek has always had really good looking games. I don't doubt that Crysis 3 will look really close to those shots when it's done.

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I read that as "PC players will get screwed out of a great shooter because the consoles aren't as capable". It's Crysis 2 all over again :(

Or more specifically, "we'll continue to introduce and overuse shaders, to try and disguise the fact we're still using 2006-level texture and mesh resolution because consoles can't handle anything better".

That and the fact that Crytek have never heard of the term "artstyle".

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Awesome. I'm really looking forward to another horribly optimized game. Getting it running is the fun part!!!

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This looks like concept art to me.

I love the artistic design though.

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Gameplay is what I care about. Sorry but Crysis 1 and 2 sucked in the gameplay department. Boring as hell. Crytek has a long way to go before they are on the Valve level of single player campaign FPS production. Half Life 2 this is not.

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If those shots are 100% true, you'd better start saving for dual sli 680gtx's, extra memory and the latest overclocked cpu's, otherwise it's gonna run like ass, or nothing remotely like those screens as a result of turning down graphic settings to get the damn thing to work.

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I agree on the concept art. I would hate to play a game looking like that. Too much HDR.

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If the game actually looked like that then i would be quite impressed.

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If this is what we call "stunning lighting" these days then wow, we've really stopped progressing haven't we? Cause these shots are rather unimpressive and don't look like anything all that beyond what we've currently seen.

Gameplay is what I care about. Sorry but Crysis 1 and 2 sucked in the gameplay department. Boring as hell. Crytek has a long way to go before they are on the Valve level of single player campaign FPS production. Half Life 2 this is not.

I'd have to say the opposite, that crysis(the first one atleast, haven't played 2) was more enjoyable gameplay wise than HL2 was. Probably because you had some degree of freedom, rather than being pretty much completely confined to a single narrow hallway with no other way to get to where you were going.

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Gameplay is what I care about. Sorry but Crysis 1 and 2 sucked in the gameplay department. Boring as hell. Crytek has a long way to go before they are on the Valve level of single player campaign FPS production. Half Life 2 this is not.

And a good thing that is. HL series are crap, I don't understand why people think they gameplay or story in that pile is so good.

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And a good thing that is. HL series are crap, I don't understand why people think they gameplay or story in that pile is so good.

I guess you just don't like things that the majority of people do.

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I guess you just don't like things that the majority of people do.

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Majority liking it doesn't make it good, it just means it targets the lowest common.

or are you saying the new Ghost recon games are better than the original, that the new Rainbows six games are better than raven shield and it's predecessors. and I put very little faith in reviewers for what I like. if I did I would only be watching boring drama movies.

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You said " I don't understand why people think they gameplay or story in that pile is so good."

People think it's good because it is good. Your opinion isn't with the majority on this one and the mile of great reviews and the fact it made game of the year etc just shows how good the game was received. A game doesn't need to only tickle the fancy of 10,000 people and be a total niche to be great. Tomb Raider is a great game, you obviously play it based on your Signature and it also got rave reviews when it released on the PC and PS1. Do you disagree that Tomb Raider is a great game?

We get it, you didn't like Half Life 2, that's fine. It is still a great game and one by which other FPS's will be judged.

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I believe Crysis 2 utilized a large majority of the 360/PS3 hardware so I doubt Crysis 3 will use much more (since much more isn't available these days, it's rather late in the generation cycle).

So basically the game will look practically the same as Crysis 2 on the consoles. These "amazing screenshots" look the same as the Crysis 2 screenshots to me.

In fact, the PC version will highly likely look very similar to Crysis 2 also. Two reasons:

1) The game is made along-side old consoles, which will bring down the PC visual quality a small amount (not as much a PC gaming fans fear) 2) PC hardware hasn't changed too much since Crysis 2, and Crysis 2 already included the latest DX11 features (with the official patch, that is) which still make only but the very latest mid-2012 hardware run at <60 FPS in maximum detail (tessellation is still a killer).

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Is everyone having a birthday around here today? haha

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Is everyone having a birthday around here today? haha

Happy birthday to meeeee :D

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