If not, it’s pretty damn close. Crysis has always been the benchmark for graphical perfection when it comes to PC gaming, and now with a new engine, they’re looking to top themselves to an even great degree.
This video is a short demo for the CryEngine 3 SDK 3.4.0, and shows that game graphics, if you have a good enough system, and getting dangerously close to complete and utter photorealism, almost entirely indistinguishable from reality. It will likely take quite a bit longer for these sort of graphics to reach consoles, but in another five years or so, I bet we’ll get there. And after that? Who knows. Once games become as real as reality, what makes a real, boring life worth living for some?