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BioShock Looks Gorgeous in CryEngine 3

You'll want a remastered BioShock after watching this.


A 3D artist that goes by the name Game time has created a beautiful homage to the first BioShock in Crytek's CryEngine 3.

The short scene, which you can watch in the video above, recreates the opening of the game, when the player first enters the underwater city of Rapture through a lighthouse in the middle of the ocean.

The first BioShock was released in 2007, and was created with a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 2.5. Needles to say, CryEngine 3, which was released in 2009 and is still used today to power games like Evolve and Star Citizen, gives BioShock a serious visual upgrade. Now that I've seen it, I kind of want a remastered BioShock.

"I loved working on this project, because it forced me to push myself further, having to learn Zbrush for the sculptures and becoming more involved with CryEngine's Trackview, Flowgraph and audio systems," Gametime said on the project's Art Station page. "I would like to further push this scene in the future by involving the player into the animations and extend the scene to Rapture itself."

You can find more high quality images of the scene here.

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