CRYENGINE is the first all-in-one development solution with truly scalable computation, multi-award winning graphics, state-of-the-art lighting, realistic physics, intuitive visual scripting, high fidelity audio, designer friendly AI, an efficient 3D stereoscopic solution across all platforms and much, more - straight out of the box.
Crytek's groundbreaking development technology is now more accessible than ever! For just 9.90 USD/EUR per month, developers everywhere can subscribe and gain total access to the industry-leading feature set of CRYENGINE, without ever having to pay licensing fees or royalties.
CRYENGINE is the first all-in-one development solution with truly scalable computation and benchmark graphics technologies. With CRYENGINE, developers are fully equipped to create standout game experiences, using the engine behind games like Ryse: Son of Rome and Crysis series.
The Famous CRYENGINE Sandbox editor is a production proven, third-generation real-time tool suite designed and built by AAA Developers. All development features of a CRYENGINE game can be produced, edited and played immediately with the “what you see is what you play” (WYSIWYP) system. The engine deals with the instant conversion and optimization of assets in real-time, enabling cross-platform changes to all elements of the game creation process. This increases the speed and quality of development, while significantly reducing the risk of creating multi-platform games.
Who is it for?
It is for anyone who wants to play and develop games with CRYENGINE. We feel that everyone should be able to achieve their vision by using CRYENGINE technology.
What can I get with my monthly subscription?
Getting in with our EaaS program has a number of benefits: first of all, you will always have access to the latest build of our CRYENGINE, and be the first to hear about any upcoming updates. You have instant access to all graphic features and tools, including the powerful renderer behind our Xbox One title Ryse: Son of Rome, C++ and Lua API interfaces along with a full game implementation written in C++, and demo levels and assets for different types of games.
You will also be granted access to all our Engine and Tools documentation, such as programming API references and multiple tutorials by our talented CRYENGINE professionals, as well as access to our CRYENGINE community, full of equally dedicated individuals to help you with any question or issue that might surface.
Is it really royalty free?
Yes, the monthly subscription fee is all you have to pay, there’s no royalty share required when you commercialize your game projects.
What version of CRYENGINE is on Steam?
The current version of CRYENGINE for launch on Steam is V3.6.2. By subscribing, you will continuously receive all the upcoming updates and new features of CRYENGINE.
Where can I find the Eula?
You can find the EULA (End User License Agreement) on our website
What is Wwise?
Wwise from Audiokinetic is the world-class audio engine and integration tool that we’ve chosen to include with CryEngine. Used in AAA games across console, desktop and mobile platforms, Wwise provides a complete audio integration pipeline that we’ve deeply integrated into CryEngine. You can learn more about Wwise here. Wwise ships with CryEngine in Evaluation mode, allowing for projects with under 200 sound files and for non-commercial use. You must upgrade to a commercial license to ship your game.
How do I upgrade my Wwise license?
There are two ways to upgrade your license of Wwise. If your project uses under 200 sound files, you can use the Wwise Free Limited Commercial License. You can start the process by creating an account at the Audiokinetic website, and then you can request your Limited Commercial License key by creating a project here. Be sure to fill out the form completely, as it will need to be approved.
The other method is for projects that go beyond the 200 sound file limit of the Limited Commercial License. For these, please contact Audiokinetic directly to request a full commercial trial or purchase a full commercial license. Licensing price details can be found here.
Is there a FAQ for other questions I might have?
You can find our FAQ for the CRYENGINE subscription on our website
What kind of features will I get with CRYENGINE?
You can find an overview of the engine's features on our website
What will happen to my project if I cancel my subscription?
Stopping the subscription means that CRYENGINE and its Tools are no longer available in your account.
Is there some Documentation for CRYENGINE to learn more?
You can take advantage of our extensive online documentation to help you learn how to get the most out of CRYENGINE.
If you are using CRYENGINE for the first time, the Getting Started with the SDK article will assist you with the first steps.
Additional instructions on how to set up 3ds Max, Maya and CryTif exporters can be found in the Installing Exporter Plugins section.
The Basic Engine Usage section contains fundamental information useful for everyone using CRYENGINE.
With other leading engines Unity and Unreal announcing VR, OpenGL and cross-platform support a while ago, CryENGINE is now keeping up with the pack with a big release of their own. Starting today, all subscribers to the engine have immediate access to these new features, which was covered in an official blog post.
Going hand in hand, a fully-featured OpenGL rendering implementation was added so Linux games can now be created in the engine (note. that you will still need Windows to use the Sandbox Editor).
Seems everyone is jumping on VR today (including us), and with Crytek announcing a VR title “Robinson: The Journey” at E3, Oculus Rift support is finally here. To help everyone get started they have included a small demonstration level, aptly titled the "VR_Demo". It showcases some information on how you can approach setting up your levels for VR, some of the implications and the immersive benefits of using VR.
There were plenty more changes which helps Crytek maintain it's rep as the most gorgeous reputation as prettiest engine, including: Voxel-based Volumetric Fog, POM Self-Shadowing, 8-weight GPU Vertex Skinning. What does our community think? Excited about all the VR stuff lately?
These are the 2016 VR games that we at VRDB think deserve a special mention in the run up to our VR of the Year Awards.
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