Crysis 3 Tech Demo Features Amazing Visuals, Handsome Toad

by Jeff Cork on Aug 10, 2012 at 05:22 AM

Crytek has released a dual-purpose trailer that shows off Crysis 3, as well as its state-of-the-art CryEngine 3. The video breaks down some of the engine's highlights, including volumetric fog, advanced lighting, and one of the best-looking toads in all of gaming.

The video below is an impressive look at what modern PCs are capable of. Crytek has been saying that their CryEngine 3 is essentially next-gen tech today, though console players will clearly have to wait until the metaphorical tomorrow to get anything close to the demo's fidelity. For more info on CryEngine 3, check out Crytek's developer site.

Here's a look at what Crytek is calling out in the video:


  • Real-time volumetric cloud shadows
  • Displacement mapping
  • Tesselated vegetation
  • Lens flares
  • Procedural HDR flares and shapes
  • Real-time global illumination
  • Dynamic water volume caustics
  • Real-time volumetric fog shadows
  • Real-time area lights
  • Unlimited particle FX lighting
  • Integrated cloth and vegetation simulation


If the above features sound like a bunch of gibberish, here's one thing everyone can appreciate. CryEngine 3 is capable of producing the best-looking toad in the business via top-secret tessellated toad tech.