This is what Uncharted 3 - and racing games - could look like in CryEngine 3

DSOGaming writes: "Ah, the power of CryEngine 3. You know though, it’s really funny. This bloody engine can push some of the most spectacular visuals we’ve seen, yet developers are not taking advantage of it. Guess Crytek is overcharging CE3′s license, otherwise we can’t find any reason at all for not using it. But anyway, modder ‘PianoPolish’ was utterly impressed by Naughty Dogs’ Uncharted and decided to create a map that was inspired by the game’s ‘Desert’ level."

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iamnsuperman1575d ago

Crytek has a habit on making things look pretty but not delivering on any other aspect on the game. I really do not rate them as a developer. This engine looks good but what about the other stuff. They are important too

dark-hollow1575d ago

That's why it's a good thing that other developers besides crytek can pay to use this already outstanding engine.

john21575d ago

I seriously don't know why they are not taking advantage of it. Is Crytek overcharging for it?

GameNameFame1575d ago

Ive seen very few games demo that were using Crytech engine.

It looks nothing like Crysis 3. IDK why... maybe its difficult to use...

Speaking of Uncharted... When is Uncharted 4 coming out????

They are now 2 team and been making a sequel since 2011.... Should be about time...

Why is there no news on theses devs? ND is 2 team. GG is 2-3 teams. Santa Monica is 2 teams... and there is MM.


dedicatedtogamers1575d ago

@ john2

It may not be an issue of overcharging for the engine (though that might be it, too).

The reason why - for instance - Unreal Engine is so widely used is because EPIC does such a fantastic job with creation tools and middleware. Plus, plenty of devs are already familiar with it.

In this day and age of "churn the game out, get it to stores, and sell it with marketing hype" what value is there in making a game with CryEngine when you can make a game with UE for less cost, less time, and you can simply bullshot the visuals prior to actual releaase?

abzdine1575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )

sorry but sand in U3 looks more realistic than this

man these pictures make me wanna give this amazing game another go!

Godmars2901575d ago

Missing iamnsuperman's point.

If Crytek can't do more than make pretty looking games with their own engine, how is anyone else do better with it?

andrewsqual1575d ago

@abzdine And that's not all. To keep the relevance to the article I have to say that snow in the CryEngine looks NOTHING like the snow physics in Uncharted 2 and The Last of Us. Even Resistance 2's water effects are more incredible than the Cryengine with water that actually reacts and turns into small waves when you move in it.
The Cryengine is one of the most overrated and underused engines of all time. The first Far Cry is the only good game Crytek ever made.
(I didn't looks at the video the article is talking bout because I got sick of these videos 5 years ago)

Autodidactdystopia1575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )


this is literally the only place on the internet that cant see that crytek is definitely talented..

I mean seriously guys why cant the godlike developers trump them.

they must suck because they are doing physics simulation on a level uncanny to the average dev?

I honestly don't get it guys, what in the hell is the deal with bashing crytek on this site?

They make things that are fantastically impossible to other devs... they make graphics that toast ea.

yet story, something that every fkn body can do and compete about you see as lacking..

What is my problem that I don't agree with you?

1 leader in gfx industry
2 no title released has failed to be a blockbuster
3 n4g takes things and skews the heck out of them saying things like "THEY MAKE GUUD GRAPX BUT GAMEPLY DURR DURR"

4 are you guys kidding?

seriously I have never seen such a sacramental ode to twisting what is actually in front of you to suit your sony aspirations EVER.

and I dislike consoles and love exclusives, I bought a ps3 for killzone 2-3 and gt 5 and and xbox for gow 2-3 and forza.

what the hell is wrong with you children. crytek is doing things that people simply CANNOT do as well as include supplementary story to rival shit like cod and ghost recon whats the problem?

does crytek have to rename themselves naughtydog to get some recognition.. or are all of you too young to see the advances in realtime graphics provided by them?

ND might have an edge in story but great stories have existed since times begone, great graphics on a "magic box" we call monitors have only been around for about 5 years and believe it or not crytek have taken the forefront of that battle, creating the most insane effects ever seen on a piece of silicon that you can own in your own damn house.

what is your deal? I ask again...

I mean .. every body loves a good story but I don't go to universal studios , or Disneyland or , knots berryfarm, to read a fckn novel I go there for the mind blowing effects and sound.
If I want a great story I funkin read one of the best books ever written or (lol play halflife) haha jk
or are you just not paying attention?

inveni01575d ago

We always get lots of screenshots from CryEngine, but rarely any decent video. I'd like to see a character running through this environment, leaving sand cascading away from his footprints. I'd like to see a character climbing around on the rocks, jumping from this one to that one. I want to see some great animations.

Scenery just doesn't do it for me. There's more to a game than scenery. The place needs to come alive.

Sarick1575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )

Graphics aren't everything that make a great game. Games are like books. You can put pretty pictures in them or have awesome covers for them but in reality it's the story and how entertaining they are that wins in the end. Everything else is just EYE CANDY.

I've seen some AWESOME looking game animations movies and soundtracks in games. These games look or awesome visually but play like horrible Battlefield Earth movies.

Just remember games that look or sound great don't always play great.

Muffins12231575d ago


Its not that hard to use compared to unreal engine and it is more expensive,i heard they charge you a million dollars to publish with the engine while unreal charges you $500,000.

bangshi1574d ago

This is a pointless article.

Who cares how it looks made in CryEngine 3, it wouldn't run on the PS3 like that so it is a moot point.

It isn't like ND would be incapable of making a game that looks as good as, if not better than these screenshots.

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Spurg1575d ago

''I really do not rate them as a developer. This engine looks good but what about the other stuff. They are important too.''

I thought Crysis games had pretty interesting gameplay. Choose the way you want to play in an FPS isn't very common I think they delivered but it wasn't appealing to you. And their setting are interesting too...a whole island for you to explore...again not a lot of fps games let you do that. So when it come to delivering...I think they do but not to your taste.

Crytek is going places games rarely go. Ryse is a nice example of that. Ryse may have gotten a lot a criticism from viewers but people who played it actually liked it saying how the combat is similar to the arkham series.

iamnsuperman1575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )

Everyone is different as I know some people like Crytek. I find their gameplay very boring and the locations (all be it look pretty) are equally as dull (I am talking about pre Ryse because information about that game is all over the place so I am waiting for it to be released to make a judgement on it). There hasn't been a game I can say i really liked by them

Truehellfire1575d ago

I liked the first Crysis and Warhead quite a bit. Gameplay was fun, graphics were good, and story wasn't half bad. Crysis 2 wasn't very fun, and 3 was just slightly better.

tubers1575d ago

Really loved Crysis 1.

You have no idea how many hours I enjoyed just dicking with the North Koreans on the 1st level.

I just loved grabbing them and staring at their constipated facial reactions. I also found it hilarious when they try to sniff me out and then I de-cloak, go maximum strength, punch their faces and watch them fly a few meters!

Pretty fucking novel when I played it several years ago.

I didn't feel as good when I played C2 and C3 :(

turgore1575d ago

Except that these are made by modders, and not Crytek. However, we have to give Crytek credit for creating an incredible engine.

levian1575d ago

I really like the looks of the shots of the desert. Its so bright and crisp! It looks similar to the setting of the new Metal Gear actually

Hellsvacancy1575d ago

Sorry for sounding stupid (it's only because I don't know) but could Crytek not loan or license out the CryEngine 3 so other (more creative) developers can make use it to make a game?

GuyThatPlaysGames1575d ago

Could would should. Nobody is ever happy

showtimefolks1575d ago

i recently bought crysis 3 and while the game looked great everything elser is a huge fail for me personally

guns felt weak
mediocre story and only 5 hours long

so crytek can deliver on graphics and nothing else

NBT911575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )

They made Far Cry and that was great, I enjoy the series (aware that Ubisoft developed 2 & 3).
But yeah Crysis, for all its visual flair is a boring game I think, it has some interesting ideas though.

I think it would be good to see what other things they can do. They are making Homefront 2 and (although the rest of the game was pretty average)I loved the online play modes in the first one, it was good how it focused on objectives, as you unlocked rewards / perks in game via points which you could get by either killing and / OR focusing on the objectives so that was neat. Looking forward to Homefront 2.

EDIT - I should mention I played Crysis on PS3, not PC. While the graphics are probably not as good, I still found it pretty average as games go.

starchild1575d ago

Oh please. I hate this trendy Crytek-hating bandwagon that sprouted up.

The Crysis games are all good games. I enjoy them a lot more than most military shooters and the like. They have great dynamic gameplay that I find to be a lot of fun.

The fact that Crytek creates industry-leading visuals and pushes graphics technology further than just about anybody should also earn them a little respect.

Just sad the way some of you act.

CBaoth1575d ago

+1 well said amigo. Even their worst game, C2, looked fantastic with Maldo's and Blackfire's mods running.

People have unrealistic expectations. They complained the gameplay was no longer open world. To that end I say no shit Sherlock, it's New York City, not an island in the South Pacific. What did ya want to do - enter ANY skyscraper with 10 thousand plus rendered office rooms and stare at old PCs on every floor? It's a videogame, not a Holodeck from Star Trek. The only valid criticism I ever entertained was the anemic AI and even found that, on the highest difficulty settings, was much improved in C3.

Crytek is a good developer. If their games were simply a function of a great engine, then I ask why does City Interactive's IP Sniper 2 look and play like shit?

jollygoodchap81575d ago

People like to hate on them that's for sure.

Unless Crytek is making an exclusive for their precious console then all of a sudden its "I can't wait! This game looks sick!!"

Flip flop

starchild1575d ago


I'd like to know what games you think are good...

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Funantic11575d ago

State of decay is a great game using the cryengine 3.

PockyKing1575d ago

Very buggy though. Just like Sniper Ghost Warrior 2. I think the Cryengine will really shine in the next-gen though.

Funantic11574d ago

They justed updated it. It's fine now.

KazHiraiFTW1575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )


Obviously you haven't played Crysis or Crysis Warhead, two of the best FPS's of all time designed for the PC exclusive Cryengine 2.

kevnb1575d ago

they made great games until they went multiplatform. Farcry and Crysis 1 were awesome.

Rhinoceros1575d ago

A voice of reason at a moment when everyone is screaming about spec superiority. Gameplay matters the most.

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fontell151575d ago

as Jacob implied I didnt even know that a student can make $6748 in four weeks on the computer. have you seen this web site

princejb1341575d ago

i think gameplay is more important than graphics
i have played many ugly looking games but because they were fun to play it never stopped me from playing for hours

Dagobert1574d ago

Crytek games are just tech demo's really.

keyz15791574d ago

I do like what Crytek brings to the table graphically but hopefully in the next gen cycle they will concentrate on gameplay as well and other aspects that make a game successful

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iCaruth1575d ago

It looks good but leave the car engines to the racing devs.

Pancit_Canton1575d ago

Looks horrible. It looks blocky,bland and dull looking. Naughty Dog 3.0 would blow Crytek's CryEngine 3 out of Uncharted territory.

isa_scout1575d ago

I agree, most people that talk smack about Uncharted's graphics fail to understand that Naughty Dog intentionally makes games that don't look photorealitsic. They make stylized graphics, and it adds to their charm. Nathan Drake would look weird if they were to try to make him look real. Naughty Dog makes the best graphics on consoles, and Crytek makes the best graphics on PC...
As far as gameplay,story,length, and support goes Crytek hasn't made anything amazing since Crysis 1. There is a hell of a lot more to games than just pretty graphics. My fav game this generation was Dragon Age Origins and the graphics for that game was horrible. Since when did graphics beat gameplay??? These young kids would have never made it on my Atari...Sad.

KazHiraiFTW1575d ago

uh I dunno dude I just finished playing The Last of Us, great game, but the graphics were atrocious. Ugly low res textures, blocky shadows, abysmal aliasing, flickering textures, and very rarely did the FPS get as high as 30, most of the time it was a 20-25 fps slideshow. I completely disagree with Naughty Dog making the best console graphics, Crytek does a much better job with Cryengine3 on weaker hardware (360)

jimbobwahey1575d ago

Uncharted 3 looks nicer than those CryEngine 3 screenshots, so I'm glad that Naughty Dog stick to their own engine :)

starchild1575d ago

No, it really doesn't.

I would love to see the world through the rose-tinted lenses of the Sony fanboy glasses.

_QQ_1575d ago

Just like The Last of Us is the "best looking game ever made".....

KUV19771575d ago

Cry-Engine is really nice but thse screens really look very weak and not at all like they could be in the engine. As far as those special screens go, the actual game looks way better. In most-cases it is artwork over pure tech.

ChickenOfTheCaveMan1575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )

I agree, I really really liked the visual on PS3 for Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3, but Uncharted still looks better than those and the simulation of Uncharted 3 in CryEngine3, sorry...

Beastradamus1575d ago

Naughty Dog use the HAVOK engine which is the same engine used in GTA 4 and many other games. Learn what you're talking about man.

Wintersun6161575d ago

HAVOK is just the physics engine, and yes while it is used in Uncharted 3, it's not the actual engine used to build the game because it's just a physics engine. Naughty Dog has their own engine for their games.

The irony.

Anonagrog1575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )

"Learn what you're talking about man".

It really doesn't take more than a minute on the net for any layperson to learn that Havok is a physics middleware, as Wintersun616 said, and that Naughty Dog use their own in-house proprietary engine.

Don't slam others when you, yourself, clearly have no understanding of software development and game development.

isa_scout1575d ago

Naughty Dog owns their own engine, not sure where you get your info from but the Havok engine is a physics engine not a graphics engine dude.

EdoubleD1575d ago

It's all about the art direction

AznGaara1575d ago

Yup. Believe it or not, the Uncharted series isn't as uber realistic as people make it out to be. There's a hint of stylization to their games. Same with TLOU, which is why I love the way their games look. Not so hyper realistic that it loses a sense of character.