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Crysis 2 Editor, CryENGINE SDK Coming Soon

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Hopeful Crysis 2 modders start you engines, as CryTek will release an editor and the CryENGINE SDK this summer.

Crytek CEO and president Cevat Yerli announced on the Crymod website that an editor for Crysis 2 will be released to modders this summer, allowing them to build new maps, items and more custom content for Crysis 2. Although no specific release date for the toolset was given, he went on to reveal that the studio also plans to release the free CryENGINE SDK this August.

"If you want to use it for fun, like all our previous MOD SDKs it will be completely free of charge, to anyone who wants to play with it," Yerli said in a public letter. "You just register, download the SDK with a personalized license key and you're good to go!"

He went on to say that CryTek was opening the doors to "the latest, greatest version of" CryENGINE 3, the same engine that powers Crysis 2 and licensed out to other developers.

"This will be a complete version of our engine, including C++ code access, our content exporters (including our LiveCreate real-time pipeline), shader code, game sample code from Crysis 2, script samples, new improved Flowgraph and a whole host of great asset examples, which will allow teams to build complete games from scratch for PC," he added.

Yerli said that CryTek will even help developers using the toolset for making commercialized games. "If you want to take your product down a traditional commercial route, we will offer an innovative low cost licensing model if you want to release your game digitally," he said. "If you're looking to use CryENGINE for non-gaming purposes, we'll have a per-seat business model for the engine - please enquire at mycryengine.com for further details."

Currently the Crymod website is down for software upgrades. However, a limited version is expected to go live today, April 29. CryTek has no idea when the full modding website will be back online.

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    Anonymous , April 22, 2011 6:53 PM
    Today, April 29th? Where did my whole last week go!?
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    darkchazz , April 22, 2011 6:58 PM
    Great news, waiting for the dx11 patch as well :) 
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    Mottamort , April 22, 2011 6:59 PM
    today isnt april 29 0_o
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    Anonymous , April 22, 2011 6:59 PM
    wpclokiToday, April 29th? Where did my whole last week go!?


    That's actually better. That's one less week of Crysis news I have to hear.
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    Parsian , April 22, 2011 7:06 PM
    Crymod's touch will restore CryEngine 3 as THE BEST looking game engine and benchmark.
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    bv90andy , April 22, 2011 7:10 PM
    Already finished, uninstalled and sold my copy. It was entertaining except the stupid AI which broke a couple of levels for, including the last one, where all the enemies would just jump at a wall.
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    hamthegreat , April 22, 2011 7:13 PM
    mottamorttoday isnt april 29 0_o


    Awesome we time traveled to my birthday, I'm 23 now. What do I get?
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    Anonymous , April 22, 2011 7:20 PM
    I like how they down rated wpcloki for being right. A little bit more proof reading bud. Accurate facts are good.
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    a_wal , April 22, 2011 7:21 PM
    Nice, maybe some individual can make crysis 2 not have the same dang graphics as crysis 1.
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    NuclearShadow , April 22, 2011 7:33 PM
    bv90andyAlready finished, uninstalled and sold my copy. It was entertaining except the stupid AI which broke a couple of levels for, including the last one, where all the enemies would just jump at a wall.


    The AI was horrible. The lack of any real end boss fight was also a huge disappointment. The cloak dedication upgrade was for four enemies... all extremely weak and at the end of the game... I didn't even get hit by them.
    It's almost like CryTek just sort of gave up slapped what they had together and released it.


    Quote:
    You just register, download the SDK with a personalized license key and you're good to go!


    Anyone else instantly think of Boxxy after reading this? Surely it can't just be me.
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    Trialsking , April 22, 2011 7:34 PM
    And if they ever release a DX11 version the modders will actually make the Crysis 2 look like it was supposed to.
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    rohitbaran , April 22, 2011 7:34 PM
    This seems a good move. It will be nice to see some games with Cryengine 3, which is visually superior to the ubiquitous UE3.
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    NightLight , April 22, 2011 7:37 PM
    hope somebody actually makes a good game with it!
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    memadmax , April 22, 2011 8:44 PM
    NICE, many sleepness nights ahead when this comes out...
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    joytech22 , April 22, 2011 11:35 PM
    Can't wait, I want to re-model the interior, exterior and the first 2Km radius from one of the Plaza's I live near(or some call them Malls in most other places.

    Then I'll feel fulfilled in some sense.
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    jerreece , April 22, 2011 11:42 PM
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    However, a limited version is expected to go live today, April 29.


    LOL! Dunno bout you, but my version of Windows shows me the date and time in the bottom right corner. :) 
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    jerreece , April 22, 2011 11:43 PM
    joytech22Can't wait, I want to re-model the interior, exterior and the first 2Km radius from one of the Plaza's I live near(or some call them Malls in most other places.Then I'll feel fulfilled in some sense.


    LOL Anyone reported you to the local police yet?? *concerned look* Scary...
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    joytech22 , April 23, 2011 4:25 AM
    jerreeceLOL Anyone reported you to the local police yet?? *concerned look* Scary...


    What? It's a project I need to carry out for one of my classes, modelling.
    I have no intentions on releasing it to the modding community, I never release any of my designs as it could endanger the general public.
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    JeanLuc , April 23, 2011 2:02 PM
    wpclokiToday, April 29th? Where did my whole last week go!?


    To be honest I'm not begging to think this is some kind of in-house joke with Toms Hardware when it comes to Kevin s articles as there's normally at least one glaring error and they never get picked upon, edited or changed.

    What I do find weird though is when I moan like this on the message boards I often find posts just like 'mysteriously' disappears a few hours latter yet the article in question is forever in a constant.
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    Gman450 , April 24, 2011 4:43 AM
    a patch is coming out as well I suppose, not the dx11 though.
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