Wednesday April 05, 2017

S.T.A.L.K.E.R Being Remade in CryEngine 3

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R series is one of my favorite single player FPS series of all time. Horror, gunplay, open ended, large maps, post-apocalyptic dystopia, beautiful. I am currently playing through the Lost Alpha mod , a version of the game that attempts to incorporate early alpha parts of the game that didn't make the final cut, from back when it was a much larger and more ambitious project.

It is still a great game, and plays well, but is starting to feel a bit dated, and the engine, while ahead of its time when launched, struggles with modern high resolutions and settings.

For this reason, these videos of an ongoing project to recreate S.T.A.L.K.E.R using Cryengine 3 got my immediate attention.

At this point it is unclear what the original source of these clips is, who is running the project, or if it is intended to actually have a public release. The video's are hosted on the Acieved with Cryengine YouTube Channel, and refer back to the Achieved with Cryengine Facebook Page which only contains a share of a Hungarian gaming news site, only linking back to the same YouTube videos, with no further explanation that I can tell using Google Translate.

One thing is for sure, this certainly is a gorgeous remake.