According to industry sources, Crytek has signed a licensing deal with Amazon which helped the developer get through its recent financial crisis.
According to a report on Kotaku, Amazon has licensed Crytek’s CryEngine and paid something in the range of $50-$70 million. The exact number could not be identified.
Crytek has recently said that it had signed a “big” publishing deal that would enable it to continue on.
The sources say that Amazon is using CryEngine as a baseline to build its own engine on.
Amazon has showed interested in developing games on multiple occasions. The giant has already started a development studio and hired a number of industry veterans to work on projects that we’ve not yet seen anything come out of.