The Next Generation of Ultra-Realistic Video Game Engines (3D Rendering)

Posted on Mar 09, 2011 in - Geeks, Gadgets, & Gizmos – Kevin Hayden

Screenshots don’t really do the new wave of gaming engines justice, but suffice it to say the next generation of video games will look like high-def movies.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting a looong time for technology to get to this point.  Video games should look like movies.  Over the last few years, I would have to say that Call of Duty 2 and the original Crysis, among others, were about as close to realism as any popular game had gotten, but even those appear pixelated and old now.

CryTek’s CryEngine 3

Here are some screen shots and a demonstration of CryEngine 3, the newest ultra-realistic video game engine from Crytec (the makers of Crysis). Please note that these shots are in real-time (rendering on the fly, not a pre-saved scene).

 Epic Game’s Unreal Engine

With little information available, these are pictures taken while viewing a demonstration of the new Unreal engine.  The quality is grainy and poor due to essentially being bootleg imagery, so I’ll look around for an actual video and better screenshots.  In the meantime, check this out:

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