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Crytek On The Future of Game Graphics

Crytek president Cevat Yerli got GDC Europe started with his keynote titled "The Future of Gaming Graphics." His presentation centered on the maturation of his company's CryEngine development tool, beginning with a history of CryEngine 1 and its signature game Far Cry. He admitted that they were "noobies" when the project began, but this, he said, worked in their favor; their lack of an established process let them start with a fresh approach. So they asked themselves, "What do we want to do and how should we do it?" Their answer involved breaking out of the "corridor paradigm" that ruled shooters at the time and focused on making games with a real sense of openness.

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Saaking3768d ago

PS3 is the future, today.

Kleptic3768d ago

I love these kinds of articles...hearing talented developers talk about the changes being made for game development, and how the new technology, both hardware and toolsets, come together is pretty cool....

I think it was Carmack that stated at the beginning of this generation how the console hardware was growing faster than what 'normal' developers were capable of harnessing...which was reflected in how basic early 360 and PS3 titles looked compared to now...

this generation has been really bizarre in that sense...as launch titles for the big consoles where relatively basic visually...just higher res for the most part...when this generation started, there was very little generational shock compared to something like SNES to PS1, or the PS1 to PS2...as even launch titles looked SO MUCH better from one platform to the next...but you look at late PS2 titles like GoW or SOTC compared to launch 360 titles, or launch PS3 titles...and there really wasn't that much of a step other than HD resolutions...

but the biggest evidence that this generation hardware wise is simply ahead of developers is looking at Killzone 2 compared to killzone 1...youtube videos of kz1 and kz2 back to back if you haven't...THAT is beyond impressive...and easily illustrates that this generation has BY FAR the biggest jump in gaming technology the industry has ever seen...but games like killzone 2, MGS4, and Uncharted 2 don't come around that often...and take a pile of cash and time...I hope by the end of this generation every title looks that good, as that is what we were kind of promised before the systems even launched...

can't wait to see how CryEngine 3 runs on the consoles...PC gaming is great, but consoles have come a long way over the past few years in terms of popularity for online gaming and feature sets...