We've seen a lot of impressive recent advancements in a variety of next generation videogame rendering engines, but graphics tech veterans Crytek want to remind us that despite their recent shift in focus from PC to consoles, they're still blazing trails in that area too. The Germany-based company has released their latest CryEngine tech demo video, and as always, it's a gratuitous piece of GPU porn.
The video shows off an array of the new effects that the developer has packed into CryEngine 3, all boasted as having been captured in real-time from the upcoming Crysis 3. For the technically minded, here's what's on offer: Real-time volumetric cloud shadows, pixel accurate displacement mapping, tessellated vegetation, composite 3D lense flares, procedural HDR flares and shapes, 3rd generation real-time global illumination, dynamic water volume caustics, real-time volumetric fog shadows, real-time area lights, unlimited particle FX lighting, integrated cloth & vegetation simulation, top secret tessellated toad tech.
That last point of note perhaps being the most impressive. If you're a fan of high-poly amphibians, hit up the trailer embedded below, or click here for the full 720p spread
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Crysis 3 is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in February 2013.