Far Cry 2 Tech Demo Shows Real-Time Weather Effects

GDC may be over, but there’s still a few bits of information left to trickle out from the show. This video shot from the floor has a representative showing off some of the technology behind the upcoming Far Cry 2. It should come as no surprise that the people behind Crysis have some pretty impressive special effects behind their next title. The tech demo shows how the environment will constantly change realistically with the passage of time and the changing weather. They even have a system that allows for realistic tree growth, though that won’t be present in the final game. Now we just have to see if this game has the gameplay to back it up.

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xx-Thor-xx

On February 25, 2008 at 5:39 pm

lol i was raggin on this game a while ago for some reason or another.. i think im gonna actually have to buy even if it is just to look at graphics.. that was friggin cool

Norbit

On February 25, 2008 at 5:46 pm

I’m loving how weather is being better used in games. I was reading the other day about how GT5 will replicate the current real life weather conditions of circuits when you play on them so if its raining in London (highly likely) it will be raining in the London GT5 track.

Joelteon7

On February 25, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Other than in, say an RPG which are usually longer term, why would you want natural gree growth? I’m not saying that it’s bad, or that it’s not a technological achievement as I definitely think it’s cool, but is it actually needed? For this game?

Still very cool. I won’t be getting it of course because no doubt you’d need “some sort of PC from space” to play it.

Joelteon7

On February 25, 2008 at 6:42 pm

*tree for gree. Long day typing in front of the screen.

D3con

On February 25, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Farcry 2 isn’t related to Crytek, Crysis, or even the first Farcry (tech wise).

Ifartedonyourpillow

On February 25, 2008 at 9:01 pm

this game is gonna be so friggin awesome :grin:

Norbit

On February 26, 2008 at 3:14 am

D3con said: “Farcry 2 isn’t related to Crytek, Crysis, or even the first Farcry (tech wise).”

The Farcry 2 game engine ‘Dunia’ uses between 2-3% of the original CryEngine code according to Michiel Verheijdt, so they are related a bit.

Interweb Master

On February 26, 2008 at 8:39 am

colour me impressed.

EzyReg

On February 26, 2008 at 9:25 am

Pffft. Yet ANOTHER mindless shooter with “improved” special effects. Doesn’t anyone get tired of this? I’d go for good narrative over good graphics any day.

Jason

On February 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Special effects that involve weather patterns is a great concept and really brings pc games and console games to life. I agree you should have a good story to go along with the effects, but some of the best books describe fierce storms that really capture the moment and help bring the story to life! Video games should be created with a good story that considers all aspects of the environment.

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