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How Halo 4 Would Look in CryEngine 3 (PIC)

GR - "A DICE artist currently working on Battlefield 3 has thrown together a mockup of the interior of a Halo ship using CryEngine 3." (Cryengine 3, Halo 4, Tech, Xbox 360)

Wizziokid  +   1320d ago
damn now that is impressive, maybe Halo 5 (next gen) could get closer to this if not reach this level.
joab777  +   1320d ago
It will look really good next Gen but it isn't bad now. It's come a long way on the 360 from halo 3 to 4. But, it's similar to Zelda in the sense that it's art style is part of it's allure. I don't think I want it to look like Battlefield 3. My question is, if it is a Dice worker, why didn't we see it using the "next Gen engine" frostbite 2? I would have understood if it was a crysis 3 worker. But, cryengine is hyperrealistic, I want to see it on unreal engine 4 or the new square Enix engine. Imagine cutscenes using that. Anyway, I am more excited for halo 4 than any other halo this Gen. I love the fact that there's a new story , a new enemy, and most important, new environments to explore. And Spartan ops sounds refreshing. We will see.
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jimbobwahey  +   1320d ago
He made this for his portfolio, to demonstrate his skills as an artist. He probably did Halo in CryEngine because he's a fan of Halo, and CryEngine provides some of the most impressive graphics around, which are a good demonstration of his skills. It's basically something he can have to show people and say "Look at how awesome I am at crafting environments". He already has Battlefield 3 pieces on his website, so showing proficiency with other engines and tools is a good thing, it shows flexibility.
Gaming101  +   1320d ago
Looks good, I wonder if he's pining for a job either with Bungie or Microsoft's next Halo project?
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t0mmyb0y  +   1320d ago
Well said. Lots of game strive due to how the art style is used. The new Zelda looks like ass compared to 360/PS3 games, but the more you play it the more you appreciate it (and somehow starts to look better the further you get lol)
DeadlyFire  +   1319d ago
Well if you are possibly looking for another job. You don't just post work from one art style. You need variation to prove that you can do more than just work on a battlefield. :P

Proving that you can work with other tools and game engines is a positive as well. Working with only one limits your hiring options.

Frostbite 2 vs. CryEngine 3 you would not see much of a difference really. It would be very subtle. Both feature Next-Gen console graphics. Well for the PC you can have Next-gen every 2-3 years pretty much without much of an upgrade.
orange-skittle  +   1319d ago
Goes to show that developers are fans too. I am sure the next gen Halo will look this good on the new XBOX 8. One thing for certain, DICE has an amazing engine as well, but I wanna see that new Unreal 4 put to the test

@ Gaming101-Your name says it all because you are definitely a noob. Bungie doesn't make Halo anymore! DUMMY
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Gaming101  +   1319d ago
@ dummies above ^
He could either be a Bungie fan or a Halo fan, and showing his skills won't exactly hurt his career prospects.

Use your brain, douchebags.
Nac  +   1319d ago
We really have come along way this gen, for everybody. Yes, even the Wii too...
1nsaint  +   1319d ago
@orange-skittle really dude? Xbox 8? Where are the other six?
They dont skip 6 generations just because microsoft bought the domain name xbox 8.

Ubisoft also bought the domain name assassins creed 10, u think they skip 4 to 9 too?
solid_si  +   1320d ago
How the hell did they get Cryengine...u have to have licence agreement to get access to it. Dice have there own engine...i wonder if they took cryteks engine by piracy and edited it ann then called it Frostbite.
ZoyosJD  +   1320d ago

"Anyone can now download a full version of the best All-In-One Game Development Engine, for free and use it without charge for non-commercial game development. You can try out the fastest toolset for creating game worlds and use the power of CryENGINE 3 in your own games"
pandehz  +   1320d ago
bahahahahah *cough cough* hahahahahaha

lmao its available freely for non commercial use
krisq  +   1319d ago
Yes. Yes, they did take CryEngine and renamed to Frostbite. For sure.
TekoIie  +   1320d ago
Haha, you said Reach X3
Smkt  +   1320d ago
shouldn't a DICE employee be using Frostbite 2?
OneAboveAll  +   1320d ago
Because you know, they don't get free time to do things like this when they aren't working. /s
joab777  +   1320d ago
They do and at first I thought that the publisher would prefer the advertising to bolster their product until I realized that the cryengine and frostbite engine are both owned by EA. The question is, why did this guy wanna see it on cryengine and not frostbite? Unless of course he already has. Let us see that too, lol.
Pandamobile  +   1320d ago
CryEngine is owned by Crytek. Not EA.
Raf1k1  +   1320d ago
Frostbite 2 belongs to the company he works for so maybe he'd need to get express premission before using it for stuff unrelated to his job. I think CryEngine 3 has a free version people can use as one of my friends is using it for his Masters degree.
sandman224  +   1320d ago
That looks amazing, but would it control as good on there engine. If not go f yourself because halo controls are a hell of a lot better than crysis.
BitbyDeath  +   1320d ago
^^Pretty much this
hiredhelp  +   1320d ago

If not go f yourself because halo controls are a hell of a lot better than crysis.

wow real mature there thanks for that satement.
Tachyon_Nova  +   1320d ago
Why wouldn't it? You just have to set up the movement the same which could be done in an afternoon...
MYSTERIO360  +   1320d ago
i hope crysis 3 looks as good as this on console
Pandamobile  +   1320d ago
Not this generation of consoles.
MYSTERIO360  +   1318d ago
yh but im still going to hope it does anyway. Crytek have been known to get the best out of hardware and have said it themselves that current gen hasn't been pushed to its limit. They want to cap this gen of gaming with a stunner.
Gorbenshore  +   1320d ago
This is amazing! Too bad they're not using Cryengine for the Halo games. It would be a perfect match. Add in destructible maps too.
Angels3785  +   1320d ago
LOL and people dare say HALO 4 is the best looking console game......this is a perfect example (among others) of an engine that looks better. The only thing is it would probably be a bit bad on the controls. I for some reason hate the slight sluggishness I feel while playing crysis 2.
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Convas  +   1320d ago
When you get a game with that level of visual fidelity running on consoles, give me a call.

Till then, Halo 4 it is.
Angels3785  +   1320d ago
I dont even need to around and you will see that halo 4 is running on the reach engine and MANY other engines push quite a bit more polygons than it (even with optimization). This is YOUR opinion....that doesn't make it fact. People were also saying that HALO reach had the best console graphics and were even comparing it to killzone 2....we all know how that turned out. I think that the art style may be more eye appealing, but that doesn't mean that the engine is capable of pushing more polygons and therefore looking better. I can give you a LARGE group of titles. Hitman absolution, crysis 2, GOW3, Gears of war3, Uncharted, Killzone3, Forza 4. ALL have better graphics and their engines push significantly more polys than reach's engine. Even if they improved the REACH engine up to 50% (which is a huge improvement) it still wouldnt push more polys than Cryengine engine let alone some of the others. FACTS are HALO has never been a graphics hasn't won a SINGLE best graphics award...while games like crysis 3, last of us, star wars etc are raking them in. If this is the best graphics on consoles dont you think it would be getting the same sort of reaction when people saw killzone 3 in action for the first time, or Crysis 2? Remember all the previews saying how great they looked and there were a ton of them across the board.....I haven't seen one preview praising its graphics as the best. I have however seen 2 previews where they praised it as the best looking 360 game and one as best looking halo game. Guarantee it wont win graphics awards at events or in any awards after its release like games like uncharted, killzone, crysis, battlefield. By the looks of your bubble count and your comment history.....I shouldnt even are a MASSIVE 360 fanboy and are holding onto anything you can grab against the ps3....guarantee you arent saying this just because you think it has good graphics, but you just want something to "one up" the ps3 and justify your "loyalty" to a console LOL good god....... What about far cry 3? Medal of honor warfighter, beyond two souls? I'm would NEVER deny that halo 4 is a technologically stunning game...its one of the best looking we have seen, but....nowhere near the best.
Notice how halo isnt here? You get the isnt in ANY.
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iamgoatman  +   1320d ago
My eyes! My beautiful eyes! That wall of text, it burns!
Angels3785  +   1320d ago
If you're gonna disagree show me proof to back up your claim.......there is none to even suggest that.
Arnon  +   1320d ago
Sorry, angels3785, but the image in the article is on a PC. NO game looks like that on consoles with that level of anti-aliasing, shader quality, and ambient occlusion. Especially when that image was captured at 1761x863.

If Halo 4 were to be made on the CryEngine 3 for consoles only, it wouldn't have this type of fidelity. However, for the time being, I believe Halo 4 is looking pretty damn good.

(And yeah, those are all native 720p)

Also, lol at your link having Black Ops 2 on there. I'd easily give graphical quality to Halo 4 over that.
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Angels3785  +   1320d ago

I agree Halo 4 is looking damn good, but that photo is the same as the cryengine image above, High aliasing, and editing, but at the same gameplay resolution. You know how easy it is to edit an image at a high resolution and then lower the resolution? look: It is also part of a cutscene in game which is prerendered. In the e3 microsoft press conference this scene was shown they it cut to black then went to gameplay. if this was an in game cutscene the scene would have shown, then it would have moved the view back to the character as seen in the uncharted games. The pic is a bullshot.....remember this? http://images1.wikia.nocook...
That was a picture of HALO 3 its also native 720p.....looks similar dont it? What people dont get is that game companies can show you ANYTHING they want with the proper wording. LIke killzone 2, gurilla showed 2 sets of gameplay that werent the final was a the infamous target trailer they claimed was in game...and another was the game running from a pc, but they could claim it was ps3 because it is a ps3 game. Epic, naughty dog bungie ALL use bullshots that dont look like the final game. I'm aware that no console game would look like that...thats why in my comment I said "This is a perfect example (among others) of an engine..." I was referencing the engine....not the photo. The link even says that black ops was a sarcastic addition and HALO 4 is easily better looking than that. PLus that was jjust one example of a gaming site NOT giving halo graphics awards. PM me is your wish to continue this. Main thing is if a developer says "in engine" it could be running on a pc using the engine or a development kit. If you were a PC gamer you would instantly get how easy it is to manipulate a game.....more so if you you could make damnation look lioke crysis if you upscaled everything got rid of the game world took a screen shot then showed it.
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Arnon  +   1320d ago
I am a PC gamer. The reach engine, which is partially used for Halo 4, incorporated an extreme amount of behind-the-scene's tricks to make the game look great. Very little aliasing was apparent throughout the entire campaign. I have no doubt the same can be said for Halo 4.
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indubitably  +   1319d ago
There are many different factors that play into how good a game looks. Yes the amount of polygons a game has is important but the way they apply textures, how they apply filters, and rendering methods all play a huge role as well; A collectively bigger role at that. Also that list has Black Ops 2, the author is obviously a COD fanboy and would never be caught dead putting halo on the list.
StreetsofRage  +   1320d ago

Paragraphs are your friend.
f789790  +   1319d ago
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Ravenous_Syn  +   1320d ago
I would rather see gameplay in the CryEngine 3 than a still image.
Donnywho  +   1320d ago
That looks really tasty and that comment or reply a few above me is Lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng, wow.
Bladesfist  +   1320d ago
Put specular shaders on everything!!!
Frankfurt  +   1320d ago
We don't need more games looking like Crysis. We need Halo to look like Halo - glossy, bulky, clean and colorful. It's the last FPS series with a unique, colorful, "blue skies" look. Halo 4 is the future of Halo art direction, not Crysis 3.
Magic_Spatula  +   1320d ago
In case people didn't know, there's a version of the CryEngine available for download (don't know if it's the current version), and it's free. Unless like with UDK (Unreal Dev Kit which is also free for download), you have to pay if you ever plan on releasing a game made with said engine.
h311rais3r  +   1320d ago
It looks good but it's not colorful enough. Or on 360 for that matter lol

No console will push those graphics. So it should title what halo 4 would look like in cryengine 3 on pc
nano88  +   1320d ago
It looks damn F#%^*+=G good
WitWolfy  +   1319d ago
If this was real id be like "SHUT UP, AND TAKE MY MONEY!"
WeskerChildReborned  +   1320d ago
Absolutely stunning.
Skate-AK  +   1320d ago
Hm I wonder why a DICE artist is using CryEngine 3 instead of Frostbite 2?
Elvis  +   1320d ago
My thoughts exactly.
BertlSenix   1319d ago | Trolling | show
arbitor365  +   1320d ago
its hard for me to fathom playing a game in those graphics that still doesn't have ironsights
Elvis  +   1320d ago
That link in the article redirected me to a website that has tits pictures, good article.
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taquito  +   1320d ago
new title, how halo 4 would look on pc

make halo 4 for pc please!

i mean i'll buy it for my 360....but i already know how thats gonna look
IQUITN4G  +   1320d ago
It's a bit assuming to think the Cryengine3 is so vastly superior as this article suggests. And anyway a Halo engine is designed to always deal with more ai and vehicles etc in a dynamic way than just about every other engine out there

Crysis 2 looks decidedly better in my opinion than other games regards to lighting aspects however and is an extremely impressive engine. They will both handle things differently with an emphasis more on sheer knock out visual brilliance than Halo's more demanding sandbox. In this case Halo 4 currently looks damn impressive considering and most people would agree is in no way bad looking at all- very good looking in fact
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leathers123  +   1320d ago
I just think they're covering up a 2142/3 remake with Halo logos and secretly showing us a screenshot

thats my opinion anyway
AO1JMM  +   1320d ago
Halo 4 already looks awesome. If I want Cryengine 3 I will play Crysis 2 or wait for 3 to come out.
annus  +   1320d ago
Today I learned how dumb a majority of people on this board are. Even IF Halo 4 was done on the CryEngine it wouldn't be ANYTHING like Crysis because it is an ENGINE.

Is Batman the same as Unreal Tournament? No, but they use the same engine so they must be the same right?!!!!!

And I just don't know what to say to people that think it will control the same as Crysis, do people understand how games work? The programmers MAKE it control like that, they don't just start out with a clone of some game and then switch the gun models to make their game, their is NO REASON that they couldn't make the controls smoother or even clunkier, go look at Killzone 2 to Killzone 3, same engine but completely different feel of control.

The engine is there basically for rendering purposes (lighting, shading, streaming, AA, and all the other crap). It is completely up to the Developers on how much they want to tweak their game from the default/basic set up of the engines.
RevXM  +   1319d ago
But way too much of overdramatized lighting effects for a game though.
Not quite as good as my idea of what next gen should look like, but stunning nonetheless.

Anyways great work by the artist.
Truly nailed the Halo look on the design side of things.
cedaridge  +   1319d ago
If u put a 240hz set with this Halo 4 it would look similar anyway Halo 4 is lookin sweeet!!! psn: cedaridge / xbl: cedar4Thunder
metroid32  +   1319d ago
Think Aliens wiiu thats what this looks like to me.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1315d ago
CE3 makes everything look so great.

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