Following Epic Games’ lead, Crytek has said it will have an indie dev-friendly licensing scheme for its fancy-pants game engine, CryEngine 3. The engine, which powers the upcoming Crysis 2 (which comes out next week, of course), will be licensed in such a way that it will be “extremely user-friendly.”
Let’s not forget that CryEngine 3 has been available gratis for educational institutions. It’s only when you want to start making money off the engine that you’ll have to start paying.
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