Monday, 25 April 2011

CryEngine to release level editor and SDK

While I've yet to find time to play Crysis 2, Crytek has now announced via an open letter to the modding community on that they will be launching a level editor for Crysis 2 (i.e. CryEngine 3) early in summer. This will allow modders to build new maps, items and more custom content for Crysis 2. As you may remember (and I did criticise them in this very blog for it I am afraid) the game shipped without one in late March.

Moreover, Crytek will in August 2011 launch a free CryEngine SDK (similar to the Epic Games' UDK it seems). This is a fantastic move which should get the tool great recognition and mileage and it is great to see the company behind one of the most impressive game engines around getting decisions like that right.

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