The new Far Cry engine? HELL YES!
Unless the U3 engine can simply do Far Cry-esque levels without batting an eye (and maybe it can, I really don't know), I have to wonder if that wouldn't have been a better choice. Oh man, the light filtering through the jungle canopy in the Crytech2 tech demo was so friggin' SWEEEET! First thing I said to my buddy as we watched it was "Turok, anyone?"
OTOH, I'm willing to bet they're going to go for more dinos-in-the-city crap, and are turned on by all the pretty pictures of torn-up urban areas.. And I do see a lot more distance-fogging in the U3 previews than you get in FC, so perhaps they felt the need to bring back the signature pea-soup atmosphere of the old games
Best thing they could do really would be to simply re-build the first game using Crytech2.. the franchise took a definite nosedive after Turok, and I really don't have any confidence that they'll turn that trend around, sadly.
Cranial Bore though: Best. Weapon. EVER.
GW: Tashen Boke [R/Me]; Rosti The Ninja [Mo/R]; Gort Grimley [W/Ne]
I'm not even angry. I'm being so sincere right now, even though you broke my heart and killed me.