Crytek shows console-ready CryEngine 3


— 6:00 AM on March 24, 2009

As the Game Developers Conference kicks off, Crytek has given the press a peek at its next game engine—and it's not what you think. Apparently, instead of making PCs sweat with even fancier graphics, Crytek has made its new engine scale down to work on current high-definition consoles.

You wouldn't necessarily know it from looking at the graphics the engine can whip up, however. Behold the video demo, courtesy of IGN:

In a related news post, IGN says the trailer includes "both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 footage." The video shows various different environments, including Crytek's trademark tropical island locale, a forest, a city, and what looks like a medieval battle. IGN says no games based on the engine have been announced yet, though.

As an interesting side note, Crytek also claims in an official press release that CryEngine 3 features "scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms." (Thanks to Shacknews for the tip.)

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