CryEngine 3 has potential. No, that’s not right. CryEngine 3 has HUGE potential and as you may already know, this potential will either be unlocked by the game’s modding community or by a truly next-generation game. Modder Salomo released a couple of days ago some screenshots of his latest maps that showcase – for the first time – some huge and realistic environments.
According to the modder, the mountains were created with GeoControl2, which adds a totally new dimension of creating virtual landscapes. The funny thing is that although these screenshots look quite simple and empty in content, they are as great looking as those before-after screenshots that were released when Crysis 1 was about to come out. It takes a real talent to create something like that, so kudos to Salomo.
Imagine now a game with even more detailed environments – of this size – and proper destructibility. A flight sim game would be perfect with this kind of maps. Oh boy, that would be great but it’s not gonna happen anytime soon. Well, at least not untill next-generation consoles come out. So for now, enjoy these screenshots!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."