Crytek has joined the race to make it’s engine more affordable to developers by offering CryEngine on Steam for 9.90 USD/EUR per month. The offer has no royalty fees attached to the deal unlike Epic Games’, Unreal Engine.
The engine and subscription is available exclusively through Steam – http://store.steampowered.com/app/220980/
Crytek’s Director of Business Development, Carl Jones, said: “We wanted to ensure that when we released CRYENGINE to subscribers, it would be in the best place to address today’s indie gamers and developers. Steam is the best place right now for developers to create their games, show them to a huge community and even release them directly to market – it fits our philosophy for Engine as a Service perfectly. Today’s announcement means we are adding the first complete game development engine to Steam, with access to enough source code to allow the creation of any kind of PC game. We’re also giving indie developers state-of-the-art tools that live within the same eco-system that they can choose to publish their games. By ruling out royalties we are aiming to make CRYENGINE the best choice for everyone, and hope its arrival on Steam will empower developers of all sizes to achieve their creative visions.”
Read the full press release here.