Crytek has announced that within the past 12 months, over 250 universities around the globe signed up for the firm’s free CryEngine 3 educational license.
The universities use the engine for projects pertaining to a wide variety of disciplines ranging from architecture, art and design, computer science, film-making and physics.
“We are absolutely delighted by the huge interest that academics from all around the globe have shown in CryEngine 3,” said Carl Jones, Crytek’s director of global business development.
“It’s really an honor for us to be considered the first-choice technology for so many leading universities. We consider them as strong partners, both in developing great software and improving our engine; and are really interested in further expanding those relationships.”
The educational SDK is for educators who want to “ensure that their students gain experience with state-of-the-art game development and real-time 3D technology.”
“From its very first days, Crytek aimed to strongly support students and educators by sharing the CryEngine tools with universities,” added managing director Avni Yerli. “Thousands of students now have access to the same cutting-edge technology that the world’s best developers are using for their ongoing projects.
“With our CryEngine 3 educational SDK, we want to enable them to achieve their vision and create their very own innovation to become the next generation of developers.”
Crytek plans to released a non-commercial CryEngine 3 SDK to the public in August.