Crytek planning free-to-use CryEngine 3 for developers

Monday, 12th April 2010 19:50 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has revealed that the developer has plans to develop a free-to-use CryEngine 3 for developers, modders and more.

Already, Epic Games gives away its own free-to-use engine of Unreal Engine 3, while the same can also be said for California-based Unity and its Indie Platform. But Yerli says Crytek would like to join the party.

“We have a very vivid community of users and modders and content creators, and usually that’s a great way of unlocking the engine,” he told Develop.

“That being said, it’s not the same as what Epic or Unity are currently doing, but we are now pushing harder on this area. We did it before already [with CryEngine 2], but we haven’t pushed it that far yet.”

There’s more through the link. We spoke to Cevat Yerli last week at the reveal of Crytek’s latest game Crysis 2. Get the first part of the interview here, while the second part will go live at some point this week.



  1. AlmightyDogbert

    They will have to try hard to get more developers using their engine against unreal, so every little helps

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Probably won’t work. Its too expansive to develop with Cryengine.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DJ Deathstar

    Would be awesome if devs did start to use it as im pretty sick of mediocre developers using the Unreal engine and it always lookings the same with only the likes of Epic, Bioware etc able to pull off decent stuff with it

    #3 5 years ago
  4. S0meRand0mN00b

    omg this is gona be amazing for modders and community if crytek do this its probably gona have the same impact and the same communnity response as The Source engine got and thats is anything but a bad idea!!!!!!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. endgame

    kind of what Deathstar tried to say but without the spelling mistakes. :p

    #5 5 years ago
  6. xino

    if they allow this, then more developers will invest and buy Cryengine 3 and start using it for their games.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Neolucifer

    finally freed from the shackles of Epic’s middleware , if things are handled right

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Jeany

    if they allow this, then more developers will invest and buy Cryengine 3 and start using it for their games.
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    #8 5 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    Just imagine how freaking Great Mass Effect would look with CryEngine 3. Especially the facial animations … yami.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. rainer

    The have an uphill struggle to get people interested.

    Epics Unreal and Emergent’s Gamebyro engine are the only credible licensed game engines available for commercial development.

    Epic has offices in America, Europe and Asia dedicated to licensing and support of Unreal. Gamebyro has proven to be popular with some developers who have stuck with it over the years.

    Unless Crytek put a huge effort behind it they’ll go nowhere.

    #10 5 years ago
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    #11 5 years ago

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