Crytek Announces CryEngine 5, Asks Developers to Pay What they Can

Crytek Announces CryEngine 5, Asks Developers to Pay What they Can

At a panel at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Crytek announced the coming of CryEngine 5, a new version of its middleware wit a focus on high performance, fidelity and virtual raelity.

On top of that, the company is switching away from the fixed subscription model used for CryEngine 4, and moving to a pay what you want system, asking developers to pay what they can to use the engine in their games.

Part of the money earned from the new business model will be reinvested in a developer’s fund, which will be initially financed by CryTek itself with a $1,000,000 investment.