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US Army Dismounted Soldier Training System is the greatest game you’ll never play

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US Army Dismounted Soldier Training System is the greatest game you’ll never play

 

We first looked a the US Army’s Dismounted Soldier Training System back in May, but two new trailers have just been recruited onto the internet. Or something. It’s all powered by the CryEngine 3, which isn’t just a pretty games engine, but a complete environment simulator.

The first trailer, above, is billed as an in-game “cinematic”. It features all your usual manshoot elements, but it does look rather gorgeous. You need to remember that the engine’s rendering huge areas, too, rather than Battlefield 3 or CoD’s comparatively constrained maps.

 

The second trailer shows off the game’s technology, including firefighting, environments, and a groovy little convertible submarine thing with the top down. Did they really think that through? It’s astonishing just how real it all looks, especially when nightvision and forward-looking infrared sensors are activated.

Of course, this $57 million “game” is being developed especially for US Army training, so as much as we’d love to be able to play it, we won’t be able to. Unless we become US Army colonels. Career re-think begins right now.

 

 

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/12/21/us-army-dismounted-soldier-training-system-is-the-greatest-game-youll-never-play/

Edited by Malevolence

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I don't know, seems like an epic waste of money to me to pay soldiers to play as soldiers...

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seems like an epic waste of money to me to pay soldiers to play as soldiers...

Um... US military, remember? Spending money is what they do best.

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Oh snap this can do what Arma 2/VBS2 already does, but with smoother animations. Congratulations US Military and Realtime Immersion aka Crytek!

 

By the way the Dismounted Soldier Training System reverted back to using VBS2 again ages ago. Way to go Gaming Media!

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LMAO... You'll never see the Marines play with video game simulations...

Silly Army.

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Um... US military, remember? Spending money is what they do best.

Um... US military, remember? Spending money is what they do best.

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Since the US military spends about one-third of the entire world's military spending, you really can't even say any other country compares with the US' ability to spend money.

 

Granted, you could counter with military spending as a percent of gross national product, in which case the US military would come in 52nd place with many poorer African countries putting away upwards of 20% compared to America's 3%, but I don't think percentages of wealth are relevant in this context, as it is far easier for you to spend half your money than Carlos Slim or Bill Gates, yet that will not make you a bigger spender than them if they were to drop half of their wealth as well.

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