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.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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