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Crytek Will Offer A Subcription For Its CryEngine
Much like what Epic plans on doing with its Unreal Engine 4, Crytek has also announced that it will be offering a subscription model for its CryEngine. For just $10 USD a month, subscribers will have full access to all of the CryEngine’s development tools, including the geometry cache and image based lighting features shown that was shown off at GDC.
Unlike Epic’s model, which has a $19.99 subscription fee, Crytek’s program will be royalty-free. Epic will take a 5 percent royalty of gross revenue for every game made using Unreal Engine 4.
“When we announced the new CryEngine this was our first step towards creating an engine as a service. We are happy to announce now that the latest update of CryEngine will soon be available to all developers on a subscription basis,” said Crytek’s Director of Business Development, Carl Jones. “We are really excited to make CryEngine available to hundreds of thousands of developers working with Crytek to make awesome games.”
CryEngine will be available for use on all platforms, that’s including consoles such as Xbox One and PS4, and of course PC and Mac as well. The program will launch in May. The free CryEngine SDK model will still be available for non-commercial development.