Fan recreates Shenmue in CryEngine 3 – This is what Shenmue would look like with a modern-day engine

Even though we’re currently preparing our weekly CryEngine 3 gallery, we felt the need to dedicate a whole post to this promising project. Modder ‘john1990’ wanted to see what Shenmue 3 would look like with today’s engines and decided to recreate Ryo Hazuki’s room in CryEngine 3. According to the modder, all models were created with blender and exported with cryblend, while textures created with GIMP 2.8. We currently don’t know whether the modder will recreate other locations, but here is hoping for something more than just a room. For comparison purposes, we’ve also included Hazuki’s room from the Dreamcast version of Shenmue. Enjoy the screenshots after the jump!


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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." Contact: Email