Crysis is one of the most anticipated PC games of 2007 thanks to its state-of-the-art visuals as well as the track record of its developer, Germany's Crytek, the maker of 2004's excellent Far Cry. Now, three years after Far Cry, the company is preparing to deliver Crysis, a first-person shooter that will put you in the shoes of a Special Forces soldier battling an alien invasion on a remote Pacific island. The game's incredible graphics are powered by CryEngine 2, the company's proprietary game engine. Earlier this month, Crytek was at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to show off the engine and its tools to other developers. Crysis will ship sometime later this year.
In this Designer Diary Crytek's Harald Seeley talks about the many cool new technologies that will power Crysis and other games based on the new CryEngine 2 game engine.