Fantasy Maps Made in CryEngine Are Eye-Popping

The sort of graphics possible with CryEngine 2 is stunning. While we've all seen what can be done with it from Crytek's games, but what about in the hands of a fantasy artist?

This is what's been done by "MadMaximus83" as he shows his work on his DeviantArt page.

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From the artist's description:

Greetings, i'd like to show you the first screenshots of my upcoming realtime fantasy game environment project (yeah... what a nice word... ^^). I used "CryEngine 2" to realize this fantasy scenario and hope to finish it very soon. The fantasy scene i created is just for portfolio purpose and there won't be a deathmatch map or something like that. This thing is not a mod, although the fps would be adequate for use in a video game. On my old "Intel Quadcore 6600" (using a "Ati Radeon HD 4870" graphic card) the map runs fine (System -> Win7 64 bit with high graphic specs ingame). The fps are between 13 and 26 frames. They would be even better if i spent more time on optimization, but since this project is just for visual demonstration i focussed more on design than on performance. All models have been created by me, except some of the original crysis plants & rocks and two small tree model packs, the "European Nature Set" by Michael Betke and the "Pine Tree Pack" by "Mr.Guybrush II" and "Orange_Duck". I used 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Photoshop for the models (and some other little tools) and the Sandbox2 editor (respectively the Crysis SDK) for the map itself. I will upload more screenshots and an ingame trailer within a few weeks. I will also post more information when it's done. Hope you'll like the first screens.

(via GamingBolt.)