Crytek Plans Indie Dev-Friendly CryEngine Licensing Scheme

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.”

Crytek’s Avni Yerli told Develop that the barriers to entry will be “very low,” and that the competiton between engines (UE3, etc.) will be good for the industry as a whole.

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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