The CryEngine is Now Available on Steam
Crytek, not to be outdone by Epic’s UnrealEngine release, has released their CryEngine development suite on Steam. Buyers will be given full access to the package with no demand on royalties for the sale price of $9.90/month. That’s roughly half the price that you would pay Epic for the UnrealEngine.
“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,” Crytek’s business director Carl Jones explains.
Given the foothold that Valve’s Steam service has in the indie market, it seemed only logical to be offered there. Along with the lack of royalties and a low cost on its game engine. Crytek is sweetening the deal, with Wwise, an audio engine and integration tool.
“Used in AAA games across console, desktop and mobile platforms, Wwise provides a complete audio integration pipeline that we’ve deeply integrated into CryEngine,” says Crytek.
The CryEngine is currently available on Steam as a subscription service with your typical 1,3,6 month payment plans with monthly cost reductions on the 3 and 6 month options. You can find out more about Crytek’s “Engine-as-a-Service” program here.