Available to preview at GDC was the latest version of Crytek's CryEngine 3. It joins Epic's next generation tech, and Battlefield 3 on the list of 'stuff you should probably consider upgrading for. No sign of a game it's associated with just yet, but that funky looking trike suggests a military based shooter set sometime in the near future. Possibly with aliens.
The sublime 1999 adventure game Outcast never got an official sequel, so now it's getting an unofficial one. A group of its fans are making their own follow-up in the Crysis engine, which sounds unlikely until you see what they'd done so far. It's already beautiful - and playable. The version they released last month is just a technology demo, but it's free for anyone to play: it works with the Crysis Wars trial, which you can download here. Patch it, then grab the mod from Mod DB, and look at these pretty pictures while it downloads.