CryENGINE 2 features many graphical, physical and animation technologies as well as many gameplay enhancements, some of which include:

  • Volumetric 3D Clouds
  • Real time Ambient Maps with dynamic lighting and no premade shadows
  • 3D Ocean Technology dynamically modifies the ocean surface based on wind and wave direction and creates moving shadows and highlights underwater
  • Depth of field to focus on certain objects while blurring out the edges and far away places
  • Vector Motion blur on both camera movement and individual objects
  • Dynamic Soft shadows with objects casting realistic shadows in real time
  • Realistic Facial Animation that can be captured from an actor's face
  • Subsurface scattering
  • Breakable Buildings allowing more tactical preplanning on the player's side
  • Breakable Vegetation (with possibly heavy foliage) enabling players and enemy AI to level entire forests as a tactical maneuver or other purposes
  • Advanced Rope Physics showcasing bendable vegetation responding to wind, rain or character movement and realistically interactive rope bridges
  • Component Vehicle Damage giving vehicles different destroyable parts, such as tires on jeeps or helicopter blades
  • HDR lighting
  • Fully interactive and destructible environments
  • Advanced particle system with fire or rain being affected by forces such as wind
  • Time of Day Lighting, with sunrise, and sunset effects ensuring realistic transition between daytime and nighttime
  • Lightbeams and Shafts when light intersects with solid or highly detailed geometry, and can generate "Godray" effects underwater
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping giving a greater sense of depth to a surface texture, realistically emphasizing the relief surface structure of objects
  • Long Range View Distance of up to 16km from ingame measurements
  • Parametric Skeletal Animation System
  • Procedural Motion Warping

As well as supporting Shader Model 2.0, 3.0 (DirectX 9) and 4.0 (DirectX 10), the engine will be multi-threaded to take advantage of SMP or hyper-threading capable systems. The game will also come in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Crytek claims that running the 64-bit version will give a performance increase of up to 10-15% per thread. Crytek does not intend to support any sort of Physics Processor such as the AGEIA PhysX. Instead, Crytek have developed their own proprietary physics system, called CryPhysics.

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About CryZone:NEYA-7 with 1 comment by ArcheTiger on Dec 16th, 2014

Hi, dear friends. Now, on the eve of the holidays, especially for you we have prepared a couple of videos, screens and even..... Oh stop. At this - until all.

Trailer NEYA-7 "Oblivion".

NEO (New Exclusion Zone) expanded, absorbing more and more lands. What can stop this process? That we must find our way from oblivion?

NEYA-7 "Oblivion". (RUS) - Indie DB

NEYA 7 - Opening (Trailer v.)

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PAUZEjesse Oct 3 2013, 7:41pm says:

other than it crashing whenever I save it's pretty freakin great

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G-Codez Sep 6 2012, 7:23am says:

pretty good but frostbite 1 is alot better thougth but its really good for its age really good

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Indloon Jul 11 2012, 2:58pm says:

Still one of the best engines :)

Too bad that consoles ruined Cryengine 3 :(

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scopedknife Feb 2 2012, 9:53pm says:

better than frostbite 2.... sad a 6 year old engine...

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McKane Oct 25 2011, 12:46pm says:

The Germans have got some amazing talent. But not sure about CryEngine 2 beating Frostbite 2 engine.

Maybe CryEngine 3?

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scopedknife Feb 2 2012, 9:50pm replied:

it does beat frostbite 2.....

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ninjadoodle Feb 2 2012, 10:32pm replied:

but tese guys only work on their graphics really frostbite is a different type of gaming overall

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Jason187781 Jun 11 2011, 4:24am says:

Amazing world design, Looks so fresh and colourfull. I like, I like alot :)

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Mladenius Apr 28 2011, 9:55pm says:

Can Elder Scrols 4 Oblivion be mixed with cry engine 2 for better graphic?

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Taharos May 11 2011, 6:03am replied:

Maybe... It would take a bit of modding and time, but you could use scripting from the Crysis SDK to improve Oblivion's APPEARANCE. Things like textures and models can easily be changed, the AI and such will stay the same.

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