Last week marked the official release of the all too impressive CryENGINE 3. It already seems that CryTek’s new engine has piqued the interest of Changyou.com, who is a renown developer in the Chinese MMORPG market. Changyou.com is the first major Chinese developer to go with CryENGINE 3, and it will be interesting to see what kind of MMOs can be made using this new engine (even if we don’t know Chinese).
Another thing to ponder is if this will change the design of their MMOs, seeing as Changyou.com makes 2.5d style games. Wonder if they will stick with 2.5d or if they will just stay 2d. It would be a very cool thing to see changyou.com add some Z axis depth to the CryENGINE 3. Full Press Release after the break.
Frankfurt a. M. (Germany), Beijing (China), October 20th 2009 – Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is excited to announce that Changyou.com Limited (a member of SOHU group) is their first Chinese licensee for CryENGINE 3. Changyou.com Limited has updated its product plan and it will use Crytek’s latest all-in-one game development solution to bring great gaming experiences to their millions of customers.
“We’re excited about working together with the Changyou, China’s premier online brand, and we look forward to seeing what their teams create with our technology. We know Changyou’s developers can set a phenomenal benchmark with CryENGINE 3 for interactivity and graphical quality in games from China. As with all our licensing partners, we’ll be giving Changyou dedicated support to ensure that games built on CryENGINE 3 achieve the scale and quality that our engine uniquely allows.” added Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development for CryENGINE.
CryENGINE 3 is the first development platform for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, MMO, DX9/DX10 that also is truly Next-Gen-Ready – with scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms. It provides the complete game engine to create AAA quality next generation games, and includes the CryENGINE 3 Sandbox™ level editor, a production-proven, 3rd generation “What you see is what you play” (WYSIWYP) – tool designed by and for professional developers. CryENGINE 3 comes with significant new features specifically designed for console, online, MMO and Next-Gen game development.