Saturday, June 9, 2012

You Ain't Seen NOTHIN' Yet! Game Engines Face Off

Because of a running debate with members of various websites, I've posted the best of the top new game engine demos, so you ooh and ahh and decide which you think is the most impressive among them.

Unreal 4

Cryengine 3 (Crysis 3)

Glacier 2, the proprietary engine for EA's Hitman series

Frostbite 2 (Battlefield 3 and Need for Speed The Run)

And expect facial motion capture on this level to be incorporated soon:

Physics engines on this level of realism:

Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 - Teaser from Thiago Costa on Vimeo.

Faces as realistic as this:

And environments as realistic as this:

While this latter clip was pre-rendered (rather than a real-time in-game clip), computing power is growing at an incredible rate, so games with this level of realism should be here within just over a decade. Now, I'm just ready for them to be holographically projected around us in real-time, interactive, 3D multiplayer wireless-networked movie-game hybrids. Those might be another 40 years down the line. But they're coming.

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