Video game crashes are about to get real…
Let’s be honest – while driving simulator video games are great fun, they do tend to lack a degree of realism when virtual physics overcome joystick dexterity and you’re sent spearing towards a wall or errant lamppost.
This is something the chaps at video game development house CryTek hope to address with their latest CryENGINE3 technology, which utilises all sorts of physics-rendering jiggery-pokery to create more realistic driving dynamics…and gut-wrenching crashes.
It’s still in a relative stage of infancy, so the pickup truck you see careering around the screen isn’t rendered. However, the usual Matchbox car body dynamics make way for bodywork being pinged around by wallowy truck suspension and the usual ricochet-off-everything-with-nary-a-scratch consequences of connecting with a piece of the scenery makes way for said pickup folding like a deckchair on impact.
From a side-swipe that leaves wing mirrors hanging by a thread to a failed ramping that leaves the truck looking like some sort of horrific vehicular origami, this new gaming engine could usher in the realism that has been lacking in many driving games.
Check out the video below