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CryEngine to offer subscription for $9.99/month

Crytek has also revealed that it will be offering a monthly subscription option for their CryEngine.


Unreal Engine isn't the only tool offering indie devs cheap monthly access. Following this morning's announcement, Crytek has also revealed that it will be offering a monthly subscription option for their CryEngine.

Beginning in May, indie developers will be able to access the full version of CryEngine for a monthly subscription fee of $9.90 per user. According to Crytek, it will be "royalty free," making it significantly cheaper than Epic's offering.

"We are really excited to make CryEngine available to hundreds of thousands of developers working with Crytek to make awesome games,” Crytek's Carl Jones said in the announcement.

CryEngine's free SDK will continue to be available for non-commercial development. However, developers wanting to take advantage of the newest features of CryEngine will need to subscribe. For a look at what the free SDK offers now, check out this new video from GDC:

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    March 19, 2014 3:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, CryEngine to offer subscription for $9.99/month.

    Crytek has also revealed that it will be offering a monthly subscription option for their CryEngine.

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      March 19, 2014 3:15 PM

      Did everyone hear rumblings from each other about this? Behind closed door deals? How'd they all end up doing this at the same time?

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        March 19, 2014 3:20 PM

        Just the market probably. Unity is really removing the need for the old game-turned-licensed engine model. Even Valve uses Unity for their VR experiments.

        So Crytek and Epic are slashing prices.

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        March 19, 2014 3:21 PM

        They are all competing with Unity and watching that money roll in.

        Also Autodesk has started doing this, so this is how it's done now.

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      March 19, 2014 3:18 PM

      *crickets* GG Epic I guess.

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        March 19, 2014 3:36 PM

        Unreal engine is still the more mature, feature-rich, and community supported engine from what I understand

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      March 19, 2014 3:25 PM

      Royalty free, nice.

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      March 19, 2014 3:41 PM

      That's wild, I've never messed around with Cry Engine but now I am going to check it out

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      March 19, 2014 6:22 PM

      Andrew, can you get clarification about whether the subscription service includes any source access? Epic's announcement is extremely compelling as they are offering full source access (minus platform specific code for Xbox One and PS4) . Unity has never (or at least not for the past couple of years) provided source access except in very specific, negotiated circumstances.

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      March 19, 2014 6:48 PM

      A major problem with this type of engine is that you need very highly detailed assets which are expensive to create.

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        March 20, 2014 2:59 AM

        Not a limitation of the engine per se. I'm sure you can import crappy assets into CE too if you wish.

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      March 19, 2014 6:58 PM

      fuck... Netflix sub or CryEngine sub... decisions, decisions....

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      March 19, 2014 11:15 PM

      name 1 really good amazing game that has been made with the CryEngine

      spoiler there's none. zero.

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        March 19, 2014 11:26 PM

        mechwarrior? crysis 1/warhead?

        thats it though

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          March 19, 2014 11:30 PM

          Living Legends was pretty good, yeah

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            March 19, 2014 11:55 PM

            Mechwarrior online no good?

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              March 20, 2014 2:54 AM

              not saying people who prefer it are wrong. people have different tastes. but mine say MWO didn't really do enough to deserve to come in where LL had created something awesome and completely eclipse it attention wise. I don't think it was as good

              but I will cop to really hating persistent unlocks, to take it with that grain of salt

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        March 19, 2014 11:31 PM

        Far Cry 3 is a customized fork of CryEngine.

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        March 19, 2014 11:44 PM

        Star citizen....wait.

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        March 20, 2014 1:54 AM

        That shacker's game lichdom uses it.

        Ryse: Son of Rome uses it.

        Evolve uses it which will hopefully be good but who knows.

        but pretty much i don't like anything that's used it.

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          March 20, 2014 2:16 AM

          "name one good game" and you name Ryse??

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            March 20, 2014 3:41 AM

            I thought he had liked it in the past but that was someone else. I think fry

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        March 20, 2014 1:56 AM

        Crysis 1

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        March 20, 2014 1:58 AM

        Far cry 1
        Far cry 3

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        March 20, 2014 2:29 AM

        I have to agree. Not one cryengine game was particularily fun (and sometimes even interesting) to me

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        March 20, 2014 2:51 AM

        FarCry and Crysis were both really good in their time.

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        March 20, 2014 3:10 AM

        Far Cry 1.

        That is all.

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        March 20, 2014 3:35 AM

        What does that even, I mean... Why does that... How does that... Why would that... I dunno

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        March 25, 2014 9:49 PM

        no offense, but you're fucking retarded.

        MechWarrior Online, MechWarrior Living Legends, Far Cry, Star Citizen [unreleased but if you think it's gonna suck you're smoking even more crack than I thought], Crysis 1 thru 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome

        Sit the fuck DOWN.