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Submitted by Hitman0769 1497d ago | opinion piece

Army Sim Proves FPS Will Bring the Future of Virtual Reality

JI writes: "The US Army's new Combat Simulator is making waves in the simulation industry using Crytek's Crysis 2 video game engine. It also single handedly proves, in my opinion, that First Person Shooter and War Video Games are driving the advancement of Virtual Reality. Intelligent Decisions, Inc. designed this $57 Million project as a completely realistic combat simulator that put soldiers into realistic virtual surroundings with a virtual reality-style suit and "Photo Realism" graphics presumably beyond what has been seen before in the FPS genre." (Cryengine 3, Industry, Tech)

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Kreyg  +   1497d ago
We need the Holodeck from Star Trek. End of story!
Hitman0769  +   1497d ago
It's coming... This is another step closer.
Solid_Snake-  +   1497d ago
got arma 2 but will keep an eye on this.
morganfell  +   1497d ago
Except this story isn't exactly true. RTI tried to get the Army on board already on another project and the Army said no thanks and went with another sim. The size of that project dwarfs Dismounted Soldier.

Also Dismounted Soldier has been trying to get off the ground since 1998 and can't ever get out the door. This won't be any different. As well the use of Crysis is very limited since it can only render small terrain versus the Army/Marine choice which can endlessly stream terrain and has view distances over 40K. Pilots that want to fly their entire 3 hour infiltration route are screwed, large engagements are screwed, long distance water infiltrations are screwed, it currently doesn't support HLA/DIS and that's screwed.
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SpaceSquirrel  +   1497d ago
Very interesting. I can't wait to see the VR tech.
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CrzyFooL  +   1497d ago
Should use Frostbite 2!! Yeah, I said it, whut!!
CNXN  +   1497d ago
I was impressed but not really impressed... if that makes any sense
stealth500k  +   1497d ago
gameplay and art style>graphics
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