Crytek announces cross-platform CryEngine 3

By on March 12, 2009, 9:25 AM
Continuing with its anticipated move onto the console gaming world, Crytek has announced their brand new graphics engine today, one that is built to work with‭ ‬Xbox‭ ‬360 and ‬PlayStation‭ ‬3‭ in addition to DirectX 9 and 10 for PCs.‭ Dubbed CryEngine 3, the new engine is being touted as the only one designed for current and next generation platforms, and its scalability will reportedly allow developers to work on both action games and MMOs.

Although Crytek claims the technology is “next-gen-ready” for all major upcoming platforms, the announcement makes no mention of DirectX 11, which has already been heavily detailed and is expected to ship with Windows 7 later this year. Further details of the engine are thin at the moment but the company did mention that it will come with the next iteration of the CryEngine Sandbox level editor for developers.

The third iteration of Crytek’s proprietary graphics engine will debut at this month's Game Developers Conference, which runs from March 23 through the 27th in San Francisco. Whether a new title will showcase the engine or perhaps a version of Crysis on consoles is unknown.

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burty117 said:
Yay! Maybe Crysis 2 will run at a decent FPS without spending so much money on hardware. I have played all the last games but I spent a stupid amount of money on a graphics card. Even after doing all this I still struggled getting it to run 100% smoothly. Hopefully this will be optimised better considering it can run on inferior console graphics card.
fwilliams said:
Did not see mention of open gl or the upcoming Linux platform.
BlindObject said:
A new Crysis game is desired here. And I'd like it to run better then the regular crysis on my machine. Crysis for Xbox...hmmm..
gobbybobby said:
The bought Free radical, Timesplitters 4???
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