Following the recent Crysis 2 DirectX 11 enhancements
, Crytek and EA have served up another great offering for PC gamers today, with the release of a comprehensive Mod SDK for their CryEngine 3 powered shooter.
The 1.3GB SDK package can now be found here on AusGamers
and offers the creative community the ability to create their own user maps and mods on the lush CryEngine 3 (currently only functional on 64 bit Windows operating systems).
Additionally -- in case you were wondering how anyone was going to test and play any of this community-created content when the dedicated servers to play them on have been restricted to select server commercial server providers -- they've also new "community dedicated server files" page, allowing any end user to run their own (presumably unranked) Crysis 2 servers. Grab those files here from AusGamers
The package also includes various tools, such as FMOD Designer, Poly Bump, plugins for Maya and 3ds Max and more! We’ve also included some sample assets to help you discover the possibilities with the Crysis 2 Editor package.
Crysis 2 is undoubtedly a great looking game (AusGamers 8.1/10) and with many popular shooters having all but abandoned mod-support and dedicated server solutions in recent years it's great to see at least one studio still offering the full package. Let's hope we see many more good things come from this once the modders get to work.