It is evident even with the most realistic car games that crashes have mainly been left off of the realism menu. Sure, hit a wall or another car and there will be some damage and crumpling, but it usually doesn't look like a genuine car crash. A start-up company called BeamNG is working to change that, developing a physics modification for the Cry Engine 3 to create wrecks that appear to be lifted from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash-test video.

They team has been at it for a while, and the latest multicore version shows off one- and two-car collisions that feature shattering glass and more realistic deformations. They're still at work on it and have promised more improvements, but the video below shows off just how real things are about to get in the world of video games. Well, once a game maker decides to use the Cry Engine 3 for a driving game, that is...



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      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Quick someone get this over to the GT5 people . . .
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why can't those bullies leave that poor white Civic alone.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've actually been waiting for game-over frame damage collisions in racing games.
      Wolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      If nothing else, a demolition derby game with physics like this could be a fun challenge.
      Cory Stansbury
      • 2 Years Ago
      Other than the lack of axle/wheel/suspension/tire destruction, that's freaking amazing.
      ICantDrive88
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is everything I always wanted! I've been begging for realistic car damage since NFS 2... Put this in GTA 5 and I may never leave my couch...
      Codeman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks real impressive. The only thing I can pick on is the suspension/damping on those models: they're way too "bouncey".
        Azazel
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Codeman
        Agreed. At times, it looked like the cars were made of rubber instead of metal with the way some of the bodies wiggled and twisted.
          gurragurra
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Azazel
          its because its i slowmotion! if you look at a car going 150kmh it looks something like this i promise!
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      This looks great. As an added bonus, if racing games have realism like this, then gamers are less likely to race for real on the street and will drive with more care. Can't be a bad thing
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      i hope GTA V adopts these features but better graphics
      Anand
      • 2 Years Ago
      They don't need to build an actual game around it. I'd pay a few bucks just for a glorified demo that lets me setup all sorts of improbable car crash scenarios and then hit "play".
      Phil B
      • 2 Years Ago
      I could play this for hours. Please, hurry up and release it as a standalone game....my wallet is waiting!
      MrWhopee
      • 2 Years Ago
      You know, the video was nothing but car crashes, but it was highly entertaining. We car guys don't need much to be entertained.
        Jim R
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MrWhopee
        You're right, we really don't. I thought it was pretty awesome. I'd buy that game.
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