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Crysis 2 Editor, CryENGINE SDK Coming Soon

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.

  • Today, April 29th? Where did my whole last week go!?
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  • darkchazz
    Great news, waiting for the dx11 patch as well :)
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  • Mottamort
    today isnt april 29 0_o
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  • 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
    Crymod's touch will restore CryEngine 3 as THE BEST looking game engine and benchmark.
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  • bv90andy
    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
    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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  • 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
    Nice, maybe some individual can make crysis 2 not have the same dang graphics as crysis 1.
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  • NuclearShadow
    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.


    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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