Today Crytek released their new CryENGINE 3 all-in-one multiplatform development solution, now available for licensees along with a video of it in action below!
Press Release: Frankfurt a. M. (Germany), October 14th 2009 - Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is excited to announce that their latest all-in-one development solution CryENGINE 3 is now available for all developers.
CryENGINE 3 is the first game development platform for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, MMO, DX9/DX10 that also is truly Next-Gen-Ready - with scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms.
It provides the complete game engine to create AAA quality next generation games, and includes the redesigned CryENGINE 3 Sandbox? level editor, a production-proven, 3rd generation "What you see is what you play" (WYSIWYP) - tool designed by and for professional developers.
CryENGINE 3 also introduces CryENGINE 3 Live Create?. It allows developers to work with a single editor, but see and play the results in real-time on PC, PS3 and Xbox360, hooked up to a single dev PC.
The engine takes care of the conversion and optimization of assets in real-time; enables instant, cross-platform changes to any part of game creation and as a result materially increases the speed, quality and significantly reduces the risk of multiplatform development.
"With CryENGINE 3 we are releasing the best development solution available today and tomorrow. With its scalable graphics and computation it is next-gen ready and with new features like CryENGINE 3 Live Create the best choice for game developers and companies developing serious games applications alike. It is the only game engine solution that enables real-time development and can ensure teams are able to maximise their own creativity, save budget and create greater gaming experiences." said Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek.
"We're delighted to launch CryENGINE 3 and we look forward to seeing what developers achieve with our all-new technology. CryENGINE 3 isn't just about providing our trademark highest-quality graphics and our out of the box AI and physics for the first time on consoles - it also delivers real benefits to all disciplines in games development.
Programmers will create awesome new effects and gameplay; art, design and audio teams can play as they create with the fastest, entirely real-time WYSIWYP pipeline ever, materially reducing development time and risk - even producers, project managers and suits will love CryENGINE 3!
Of course, our international team of more than 20 dedicated support staff are available right now to help our licensees make the most of CryENGINE 3; at their studio or at one of our support centres around the world." added Carl Jones, Director of Business Development CryENGINE.
CryENGINE® is the underlying technology for Crytek's critically acclaimed games Far Cry, Crysis, Crysis Warhead and NC Soft's recently released MMORPG blockbuster AION. It has already been licensed to a number of major game companies around the globe, including several recent serious games training and simulation projects. CryENGINE®3 is the underlying technology for the highly anticipated Crysis®2.
The PC version is still much better then the console versions.
Well we still dont have a console version so I dont know what game you are comparing with because crysis is a pc exclusive for now. And the other thing is that the fight between pcs vs consoles is pretty old and everything has been said and done.
Basically console users like some features at the expense of some "loss" while they actually prefer the controller and the pc user always wants to be ahead of graphics and horsepower with its beloved mouse. Needless to say the pc gaming community has lost a lot of people to consoles during the last couple of years. But to each its own, be happy with your gaming experience.
Crytek just released it's cryengine 3 for free today (17/08/11) this version of the engine comes with an option to sync the engine to x360/ps3 maybe someone here will figure it out how to make it run on a cfw ps3