Mind-blowing CryEngine 3 tech demo simulates real-life urban development plans

"Video games are powerful and will revolutionise the way to understand urban or industrial projects."

French company Enodo may not be a video game studio, but its use of CryEngine 3 to develop virtual reality interactive 3D models for industrial proposals is nothing short of breathtaking and gives us a hint of what games will probably look like soon.

This 2:37 minute eye-melting tech demo shows off Enodo's craft at realising hypothetical offices, buildings and tram lines, among other projects. While Enodo isn't a game company, it is a fan of the medium and it noted on its YouTube page that its "one purpose" is "to show that the mechanisms governing the world of video games are powerful and will revolutionise the way to understand urban or industrial projects, their development, and their communication."

Sure these are just tech demos - which always look cooler than the real thing when it also has to support a complex game - but imagine a game with a simple set of mechanics like Gone Home being done with these sort of graphics. The mind reels.

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