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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A few screenshots of new project, temporary no name.

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Archipelago Coral Islands

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Alex626
Alex626

Join our CRYMOD.NET Community Modding Discord: >>> Discord.gg <<<

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Argoon
Argoon

Soldier of Fortune - Payback is not made on Cryengine 2 was made on CloakNT 3D, engine of Chaser!

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PAUZEjesse
PAUZEjesse

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

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G-Codez
G-Codez

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

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Indloon
Indloon

Still one of the best engines :)

Too bad that consoles ruined Cryengine 3 :(

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scopedknife
scopedknife

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

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McKane
McKane

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
scopedknife

it does beat frostbite 2.....

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ninjadoodle
ninjadoodle

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

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Jason187781
Jason187781

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

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