Crytek co-founder Anvi Yerli has said the firm plans to release a development kit for CryEngine.
Speaking with Develop, the firm wants to make it “extremely user-friendly,” for indie developers but at the same time, didn’t elaborate on the firm’s business model pertaining to the SDK.
“The barriers for entry will be very low, and perhaps [it will be distributed] for free”, said Yerli. Of course [a CryEngine SDK] will be compared to UDK and Unity and so on, but we think this sort of competition is very good for the community.”
As far as Crytek stepping into the mobile developers, Yerli said it “makes a lot of sense,” and the firm is “very interested”.
“We actually have some developers going towards mobile and online for web and browser games,” he said. “From our point of view, our technology is pretty far advanced and we want to see high-end content attached to our technology. Mobile and web projects, however, are still strategically very important to Crytek. The mobile platforms are enhancing very much from a technological perspective, and if you look at the mobile evolution from a hardware side it actually seems like modern console tech will be available on mobiles in just a couple of years from now.
“We have been slow in the mobile space, and slow in the browser space, but what we will deliver will be innovative.”