The CryENGINE 3 is one of those technologies teasing us from just around the corner—a view of what’s to come for next-generation game consoles (I’d deal with the authoritarian DRM for this).

France-based modder, choco, over at Polycount posted a project of floating terrain with mountains and grass-covered hills. A video of it, dubbed the Forbidden Lands Project, was posted to YouTube by wenda111278.

There are a few websites tacking the video as Skyrim running in CryENGINE 3, but it’s not. This is an original creation by choco, but it does show what Skyrim would probably look like if it were running in CryENGINE 3.

As far-off as it seems, game graphics like this probably aren’t far off. I still remember when the first Crysis game required the highest end computers out there to run properly. Heck, I remember when the cutscenes in Final Fantasy VII were some of the best graphics I’d ever seen. Things move faster than we’d think.

But for now, let’s all drool together at what’s to come:

And while we’re at it, also check out the Fort Highness project running in CryENGINE 3 by 3D artist, Vincent Mayeur:

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  1. Joshua Philipp

    This kind of reminds me of the guys talking about what can be done with voxels arranged like atoms. You can actually make some incredible stuff with software already out there – it’s just a matter of whether anyone could actually run it on a gaming system.


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