Thursday, September 02, 2010

Crytek Adds Stereoscopic-3D Support And Tools To CryEngine 3!

Hey folks, Adam Loncar here again. It's extremely exciting that Crytek is releasing a new version of its state-of-the-art CryEngine 3!

Frankfurt, Germany – September 01, 2010

Crytek released version 3.2 of its CryENGINE 3 SDK today. This major upgrade includes full Stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) support for all supported platforms and with almost no performance impact or compromise on graphical quality. With the groundbreaking CryENGINE 3 Screen Space Re-Projection Stereo (SSRS) solution, developers are not required to write any code, or change any assets to take advantage of the S-3D technology. This solution renders in S-3D with minimal performance loss and zero quality impact. CryENGINE®3 Live Create™, which allows 100% real-time, simultaneous editing across all supported platforms, also runs in S-3D. It allows developers to make a single change in our CryENGINE®3 Sandbox™ editor and then immediately see and play the S-3D output on the target platform. Furthermore, CryENGINE 3 can output HD resolution S-3D movies from the renderer in real-time.

CryENGINE 3 supports all industry standard output formats – meaning there is no requirement for bespoke hardware or top of the range displays to benefit from S-3D in games. Specifically, CryENGINE 3 has multiplatform (Xbox 360™, PlayStation®3 and PC) native support for display technology including:

• HDMI 1.4 Stereo Standard

• Frame-compatible formats for Pre-HDMI 1.4 TVs

• Anaglyphic 3D

• Stereoscopic Projection

“In the past year, S-3D has been the most exciting technological development in the world of entertainment. Following the huge success of the movie Avatar, movie theatre companies and TV manufacturers have rushed to support this amazing new way to immerse their audience in their content. Record numbers of people returning to theatres have evidenced the appeal of S-3D for consumers. Now TV corporations, console platform owners and game publishers are looking for unique and compelling S-3D content to deliver to their customers. With CryENGINE 3 we offer a solution that is far superior to any other game development solution out there. Developers can easily evaluate the new version of CryENGINE 3 through our portal.” says Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development CryENGINE.

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment. It is based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and has additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK).

Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high-quality video games for next-generation consoles and PC, powered by their proprietary cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards) and Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards).

Crytek, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, CryENGINE, Sandbox and LiveCreate are registered trademarks or trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the USA, Germany and/or other countries.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This is truly going to AMAZE developers. Crysis 2 is out March 22, 2011 in North America!

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