Crytek has announced it will be providing free access to its latest game engine, CryENGINE 3. Crytek’s CEO Cevat Yerli announced on crymod.com that Crytek will be rolling out a program providing a free download of its game customization and creation tools used to create its latest game, Crysis 2. In “early summer,” a Crysis 2 Editor will be available for download, which will allow modders to create custom content for the game such as new maps, items and more. Then later in August 2011, a full-on free download of the CryENGINE SDK (CryENGINE 3) will be available for non-commercial use. This will give experienced game developers, or those wanting to get into game development, access to the tools used to create a game like Crysis 2. Crytek noted that should developers want to launch a commercial game product using the CryENGINE SDK, they would provide help in arranging that with an “innovative low cost licensing model.”
Details from Crytek:
“We’ll be giving you access to the latest, greatest version of CryENGINE 3 – the same engine we use internally, the same engine we give to our licensees, the same engine that powers Crysis 2.
This will be a complete version of our engine, including C++ code access, our content exporters (including our LiveCreate real-time pipeline), shader code, game sample code from Crysis 2, script samples, new improved Flowgraph and a whole host of great asset examples, which will allow teams to build complete games from scratch for PC.”
For more details on the CryENGINE 3, visit crytek.com.
Source – crymod.com