Crytek, the developer behind games such as Far Cry and Crysis Warhead, announced last week that they will be presenting their third generation engine at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
CryENGINE 3 is the first engine for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC (DirectX 9/10) that is "truly Next-Gen-Ready". The engine includes scalable computation and graphics for all major systems, the first development platform to include this feature. A third generation sandbox level editor will also be included that will allow developers to easily test what they have created. Additionally, the engine will come with new features designed specifically for consoles, massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), and next generation game development.
Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek, said in an interview that the new engine will help to deliver next generation titles while still taking advantage of financial resources. "With 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 [sic] their own creativity, saves budget and creates greater gaming experiences. Also with our solution developers can start working on their next generation games today."
Representatives from Crytek's Engine Business Team will be hosting a series of public presentations of CryENGINE 3 throughout the conference.
The following is the first video footage of CryENGINE 3 taken on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.