Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Crytek's CryEngine free SDK achieves a record number of downloads

According to the Develop magazine website Crytek's CryEngine free SDK has broken a new record; it has achieved more than 100,000 downloads in less than one week since being released (see my blog post from a few days ago). In fact, this number was achieved in just 5 days which is very impressive indeed. Competitors such as Epic Games' UDK achieved ~50,000 in roughly the same time span while the very popular Unity achieved ~20,000 in the first two weeks of its (free) release.

This is all according to company-released data and quite an important feat; it does remain however to see whether the CryEngine SDK can become as popular as the UDK over a longer period of time and also more used by communities other than game modders such as, for example, researchers.

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