This past weekend at GDC in San Francisco, both Epic Games (Gears of War) and Crytek (Crysis) premiered the next interations of their respective graphics engines, Unreal Engine 3 and CryEngine 3. The videos, which are embedded below, blew minds. It’s really hard to put into words how impressive these graphics engines are. Keep in mind, these videos are made up of completely possible in-game footage; these are not pre-rendered cinematics. Meaning, you could be playing games that look this good in the near future. Talk about impressive. The future… it’s happening right now!
To see these videos in all their true glory, fullscreen ’em and bump it up to HD quality. Enjoy!
Unreal Engine 3 [Courtesy of multiplayer.it]