Crytek: CryEngine 3 “the best engine” and “going everywhere”

Friday, 15th July 2011 02:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has flatly dismissed competitors, saying CryEngine 3 is the best engine available, will soon be available on every platform.

“CryEngine is the engine you consider when you think of next generation development,” Yerli told Develop.

“We are actually the only engine on the planet, including Unity and Epic, that is 100 percent real time. People underestimate what it means to be 100 percent real time.

“And from a gamer’s perspective, there are games that are developed with CryEngine that you just cannot develop with the Epic and Unity engines.

“When people want to object to hearing that, they will find out that CryEngine is the best engine.”

Although traditionally associated with the PC, CryEngine is “going everywhere”.

“We will support every platform that’s a major player in the industry of gaming,” Yerli promised, mentioning several opportunities.

Wii U
“Our support for the Wii U is definitely going to happen. We aren’t showing it but we’re pretty much running it already. Due to our relationship with Nintendo, we hope to get more access to it earlier.”

“Kinect is a major diver for future platforms as well, so Kinect support is important. Having basic Kinect support in the CryEngine is one thing, but I’m talking about really supporting it deeply. CryEngine is going to have deep support.”

Emerging platforms
“Then there are other efforts towards supporting mobile and tablets. We are showing behind closed dross some online and web-oriented technology. Mobile platforms and browser-based gaming are dominating the market and pushing the PC to new heights.”

PS Vita
“The PS Vita is an absolutely fantastic platform but it will have a hard time, and it might be too late. I love Sony, but the Vita is going to have a hard time against the next generation mobiles and all the tablets.”

Thanks, CVG.




  1. runbmp

    lol. Epic games is dead on the PC… They should just make iphone and mobile games if revenue is its only motivator.

    Let the indie devs take over and show what’s possible on PC.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    Unreal is very efficient for what it does which is open architecture unlike most engines where the architecture is pretty closed like unity, Crytek. So until these engine developers learn to have open architecture it is very unlikely that anyone will out do Epic with their engine.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. alterecho

    What about Frostbite engine 2.0?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight


    Uh its not released to anyone outside the studio nor do I believe they will license it. Dice will probably keep it for Battlefield and their games.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    @4, Not likely, most in house engines stay that way, you’ll be lucky to see it cross over to even another EA franchise.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight


    Thats what I said. Nothing I stated said otherwise.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    @6, I was agreeing with you, just didn’t write my sentence right..

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @7 Ah sorry about that.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. elisio

    @3 and @4
    isn’t Frostbite 2.0 also being used for Need For Speed: The run?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Maximum Payne

    @9 Yes it is and also Medal of Honor 2012 will use it

    #10 3 years ago
  11. endgame

    wait, so he’s comparing crytek’s engine with the unreal engine? pff! yeah, that’s some impressive competition u have there crytek. haha.

    oh and wth is unity? what games r using it?

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @9, yes, they are using it.
    they are going to use Frostbyte probably for their latest titles.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Maximum Payne

    @11 Unity is browser engine that is using in Interstellar Marines
    There is few level you can play for free

    #13 3 years ago
  14. endgame

    so they r comparing their brand new cryengine with a decade old engine and a browser engine. is Cevat trying to make a fool out of himself?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    Cryengine 3 is also old. It’s a 2005-2006 CE2 engine. The difference between CE2 and CE3 that it is console friendly.

    Core architecture is the same. So no, it’s not something new.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DSB

    Crytek aren’t owned by EA, although they are publicly traded, so I guess they could own a share.

    Either way, they aren’t about to use an engine on loan when they’re succesfully selling their own.

    @14 Actually he’s talking about a feature of the engine that isn’t in most other modern engines.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 use Cryengine 3.
    Looks good btw.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    @17, it looks surprisingly good, just because of the Crytek’s engine. In reality city Interactive can’t do nothing spectacular or at least good.

    give that engine for example… i don’t know… Maybe to Irrational Games and you can expect something so mind blowing that Sniper Ghost warrior will pale in comparison or to some talented studio i dunno..

    you can give that engine to anyone and games will look no matter how your team is talented fantastic. Not just visually impressive, but with the impressive gameplay-physic mechanics.

    also, shooting people with cryengine 2-3 is very satisfying.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DSB

    Nuff said.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Maximum Payne

    @18 Well just use Singularity and Bioshock.First use Unreal 3 and second use Unreal 2.5 and still look better.
    @19 Nobody said its ”bad engine” just its older now but again with mods still look on of best games similar like gta 4 with mods.
    And so far as Cryengine 3 probably have lot new features and optimizations.

    #20 3 years ago

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