Crysis and Far Cry developer Crytech have launched their latest game engine, CryEngine 3 - opening the gates for prospective third party studios to license the powerful tech for their own nefarious purposes.
CryENGINE 3 is the first game development platform for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, MMO, DX9/DX10 that also is truly Next-Gen-Ready - with scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms. It provides the complete game engine to create AAA quality next generation games, and includes the redesigned CryENGINE 3 Sandbox™ level editor, a production-proven, 3rd generation “What you see is what you play” (WYSIWYP) - tool designed by and for professional developers.
Crytek are currently hard at work on Crysis 2 which will be CryEngine 3 powered. The list of games powered by CryEngine's previous tech, perhaps with the exception of NCSoft's AION is pretty underwhelming, but it looks like they're making a bigger push for third party licensing this time around. It will certainly be interesting to see what other studios adopt this one.
Check out the latest trailer for a look at CryEngine 3 in action