CryEngine3 goes 3D

CryEngine3 goes 3D

By Rob Crossley

March 2nd 2010 at 10:50AM

Stereoscopic 3D tech built into the newest edition of CryEngine; can be used for 360, PS3 and PC projects

Frankfurt-headquartered Crytek has integrated 3D technology into its newest platform, the CryEngine 3.

The independent game and tools company will be giving a presentation of its new hardware at this year’s GDC expo in San Francisco.

The firm states that, for the very first time, developers can use stereoscopic 3D tech built into the newest edition of the CryEngine.

“After the successful introduction of CryEngine3 at last year’s GDC, we are really excited to show the latest version of our all-in-one game development solution this year in stereoscopic 3D,” said Carl Jones, CryEngine’s director of global business development.

Crytek says that its latest development platform will allow developers to create 3D content on all three platforms it supports; PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

“There are basically no longer any limits to a designer’s creativity,” added Jones. “CryEngine3 features many innovations to accelerate development, cut production costs and ensure teams are able to maximise their own creativity without delays.”
 
The company is also set to showcase the engine’s new LiveCreate feature at GDC. LiveCreate allows developers to work with a single editor which, simultaneously, can be viewed and played in real-time on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.