New CryENGINE 3 Demo Video Shows Why It’s The Best Games Engine Out There

Crytek have released their latest games engine (SDK), version 3.4 which is now available to download for free. Anyone can download & use the engine to create games, as long as they are for non-commercial game development. Among the main improvements are Character tessellation, Adaptive tessellation, Revamped DirectX 11 Tessellation, Multi-layer Navigation Mesh, Improved Skin Rendering and Eye Shader, Real Time Reflections (Advanced/Improved/Extended Glass Shader), Dynamic AI Navigation, Enhanced Glass Destruction and Filmic Tone Mapping (HDR)

On top of these key updates, version 3.4 of the free CryENGINE 3 SDK addresses a number of bugs from previous releases and gives developers access to further improvements that include:

  • Improved glass rendering
  • Geometric light beams
  • Point light shafts
  • Time of day based filmic HDR tone mapping
  • Curves and key tangents for time of day
  • User controlled per cascade shadow bias through time of day
  • Improved transitions between levels of detail
  • Volumetric fog features extended and improved
  • Improved distance cloud shading

Looking at the demo video below, you can see why CryEngine and now v3.4 is renowned as being the very best engine there is.

System Requirements [Developer]

  •  Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
  •  CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better (a multi-core processor is strongly recommended)
  •  Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  •  Video Card: nVidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512MB RAM or better (SM 3.0 minimum)

System Requirements [End User]

      End Users who only use the game launcher without Sandbox have lower system requirements.
  •  Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
  •  CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better (a multi-core processor is strongly recommended)
  •  Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  •  Video Card: nVidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512MB RAM or better (SM 3.0 minimum)

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