Crytek announced today that it has released the last version of the Cryengine for the year. The company has added some new features, fixed a host of bugs and extended further support for VR developers working with Oculus’s platform.
Cryengine 3.8.6 will be the final public release of the engine for the year, and Crytek seems to have focused most of its efforts on fixing known issues -- more than 80 of which have been corrected -- rather than on adding additional features. The release notes indicate that the latest version of Cryengine adds eight new features, including the Extrude Edge design tool and Crytek’s highlighted update, NoMaps, which Crytek said is a standalone tool for creating “high quality tangent-space normal maps in Cryengine.”
Cryengine 3.8.6 also marks the implementation of Oculus SKD 0.8 and Touch controller support into Crytek’s engine. The company noted that to make use of the new features, Oculus 0.8.0.1-beta Runtime for Windows is required, as are the GPU drivers that Oculus recommends for said release.
Crytek’s Cryengine 3.8.6 is available today to current license holders. Licenses are available for indie developers, AAA developers and education institutions.
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