Activision shows off an array of incredible photo-realistic images from a new next-gen engine that is believed to power the next Call of Duty release for next-gen consoles.

At this year's Game Developer's Conference (GDC 2013), one of Activision's technical directors Jorge Jiminez unveiled a myriad of amazing new images that showcase the photo-realistic capabilities of their new next-gen engine.

The panel's images show the fruits of a year's worth of work, and as you can see each image features amazing realism that expose the engine's enhanced graphical capabilities with which Activision hopes to bring new emotional realism to their in-game characters.

The demo–like every other display of next-gen graphics–was shown using a PC with a GeForce GTX 680 graphics card running at 180 frames per second (fps). Additionally, Activision made no clear indication on which next-gen system (PS4 or Xbox 720) that the engine was for.

There has also been speculation that a new Call of Duty game is in the works for PlayStation 4, and this engine may in fact power the next line of Call of Duty titles for the next-gen age.

The dynamic realism that each image portrays is just an example of the engine's potential, and we will most likely see more instances of its usage at future events–such as E3 2013.

Via PlayStation Gang