Crysis 2 may not have been the cutting-edge sequel many were expecting, but that’s surely set to change as Crytek are set to offer a new editor and a CryEngine SDK for fans to tinker with for absolutely free this August.
"Here at Crytek we value our community, and we love what you do with our engine. In recent times our focus has been heavily on the development of Crysis 2, however our modding community has been, and remains, very important to us," explained CEO and president of Crytek, Cevat Yerli.
"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!"
Crytek has launched Software Development Kits before, but CryEngine 3 is sure to attract a lot of attention when talented modders get unadulterated access to the shiny new technology, and they will be able to release their own fully fledged games based on their experiments.
"If you want to use it to make a game to launch commercially, we’d like to help you with that. If you want to take your product down a traditional commercial route, we will offer an innovative low cost licensing model if you want to release your game digitally."
It’s unclear whether CryEngine 3 could challenge Epic Games’ Unreal 3 engine for use in the games industry, but any competition between developers should lead to more innovation in the future.
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