CryEngine3... for free?

Am I reading this right?


Be Free
In August 2011 we will be launching a free CryENGINE SDK. If you want to use it for fun, like all our previous MOD SDKs it will be completely free of charge, to anyone who wants to play with it! You just register, download the SDK with a personalized license key and you’re good to go!

Be Creative
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.

Yep, you are reading this right.

native code access ftw! :wink:

Remains to see what they charge for commercial usage :wink:
Other than that, great news.

Wow… I am flipping blown away.

[Cluuuuuuuuuuunk] (Jaw dropping to floor)

Maybe Bercht over at Cycles could have a nice look into this? I know he isn’t allowed to use code, but he can atleast take a look or 2.
This is some truly awesome stuff, and what’s better, is that CryTek would never release the latest and greatest. Never. That means only one thing. There is a new engine on it’s way, and if CryEngine 3 is anything to go by, it is going to be. Awesome.

It only means that they feel threatened by the UDK. After all CryTek tries to make money licensing the Engine, not with extended techdemos like Crysis. I doubt they get on par with Crysis sales to make up for the enormous budget the development ate.
CryTek will not work on the CE3 until the specs for the nextgen consoles are out. Xbox720, Wiiii and PS4 :stuck_out_tongue:
Cevat Yerli took every opportunity to make clear that the time is here for the next gen consoles and that they want to develop for it and what features he expects them to have… :wink:

Awesome Sauce

I believe you will not be allowed to make anything commercial with this engine, but i could be wrong.