CryENGINE teaser shows gaming so real it'll bring you to tears

This latest video of CryENGINE 3.4.0 with revamped DirectX 11 support shows what kinds of eye candy we have to look forward to in Crysis 3. If you've played the original Crysis, you know that it's substantially better than real life, and Crysis 3 promises to utterly blow real life out of the hyper-realistic water.

Improvements to this version of CryENGINE (which is the foundation for games that don't exist yet like Crysis 3 and MechWarrior Online) include improved rendering of skin and eyes, better glass and water effects, fancier interaction between light and particles, and lots of other stuff that doesn't really sound all that impressive until you see it in action in the demo vid below.

Speaking of Crysis 3, Crysis 3 has just been officially announced:

Set in 2047, Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation's motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL's covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet's quest for retribution.

So, that sounds fun, and you get to use amazingly futuristic and alien weapons like, um, bows and arrows:


The game won't be released until 2013, but feel free to pre-order it today for $60. Meantime, see what's in store in the CryENGINE 3 demo video below.

Crysis 3 and CryENGINE 3.4.0, via Reddit

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