Every Tuesday I like to take some time to focus on the hardworking and dedicated “YouTubers” within the gaming community.
Normally I like to pick a specific channel to cover, but I’m going to break away from the norm (again) and focus on some upcoming tech that caught my eye. This week features some pretty amazing footage of Crytek’s latest engine, CryEngine 3. This version of the engine features “100% dynamic real-time physics” which is a fancy way of saying that things will explode and break in a more realistic fashion. They’re calling it “soft-body” physics which, I’m guessing, will allow for objects in the game world to bend and break without just getting knocked around. Take a look at the footage after the jump.
I have to say it’s a pretty exciting time to be a gamer. Companies, like Crytek, are constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to gaming technology, and we’re the ones that get to reap the benefits. Even though some of this stuff seems subtle, considering how many things are digitally blown-up or destroyed each and every day, this technology is important. The term “graphics” used to describe how a game looked, but now it’s more about how a game behaves. As you can see from the video, this engine is all about behavior and how objects interact with each other. There’s one part where the pick-up truck drives alongside a wall in order to break off its mirror which hangs off the side before being knocked off completely. Like I said, subtle.